Mixed Martial Arts

Our fighters are successful in the cage, and we have enjoyed a 85% winning percentage in our fights. This is due in large part to what we do in class. With a firm grasp of ground fighting techniques, coupled with the chance to learn Muay Thai and Kickboxing three times a week, our fighters are well rounded, and are not surprised at all by what they see in the cage. If you are interested in joining our fight team, you must first demonstrate dedication to the training that is involved, then be willing to work on your weak areas. This training includes BJJ five days a week, striking twice a week, conditioning every day, and sparring a minimum of twice a week. Sparring is a chance to bring all of your disciplines together, develop your strengths and work on your weaknesses. Bottom line is, if it were easy, everyone would do it. And if you want to get there faster you need to take advantage of our open mat training.

Team GAMMA stands for Greenville Academy Mixed Martial Arts. We have been Training Champions in Mixed Martial Arts for 14 years, and was the first to bring Mixed Martial Arts and Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to Eastern North Carolina.

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a combat sport in which a wide variety of fighting techniques are used, including striking and grappling.

Modern mixed martial arts emerged in 1993 with the Ultimate Fighting Championships, based on the concept of pitting different fighting styles against each other in competition with minimal rules, in an attempt to determine which system would be more effective in a real, unregulated combat situation. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, MMA competitions implemented additional rules for the safety of the athletes and to promote acceptance of the sport, while maintaining as much of the original no-holds-barred concept as possible. Since these changes, MMA has grown rapidly, to the point of setting pay-per-view records.

The history of the modern sport can be traced to the Gracie family’s vale tudo (“anything goes”) martial arts tournaments in Brazil starting in the 1920s. MMA gained international exposure and widespread publicity in the US in 1993, when Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Royce Gracie dominated the Ultimate Fighting Championship, sparking a revolution in the martial arts, while in Japan in 1997 the continued interest in the sport resulted in the creation of the PRIDE Fighting Championships.
Warning Pick your Mixed Martial Arts Academy Wisely?
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events have exploded in popularity. The MMA sport is the fastest growing sport in the world. More viewers tuned in to the reality TV series “The Ultimate Fighter” than the American League Baseball playoffs.

With Popularity of Events like UFC and Bellator Fight Master on Spike TV and The Ultimate Fighter on FX Sports. Everyone is excited about Mixed Martial Arts.

We were training MMA fighters before anyone else in Greenville and Eastern North Carolina. We have been here for over 14 years, we are always training 8-10 fighters to fight in MMA events at any given time. A good MMA team will win more then 50% of their Fights we have a 85% win ratio in the cage. We have Successful Pro Fighters and Many Titles under our fighters.
The North Carolina Boxing Commission, who sanctions MMA matches in NC, on more then one occasion turned down promoters request for our fighters to fight other local fighters citing our fighters were just too experienced. And they worried over the safety of the other fighters. We do most of our fighting in VA where we can train under professional rules. Using Knees and Elbows making the change over to a professional fighter easier.