• Diva Takes the Win, Survives scare.

    Andre “the diva” Tieva walked out into a hostile environment for his main event fight September 14th against Wisconsin’s Matt Gaffney. Gaffney the former WI state champion in wrestling, had many family, friends, and students of his wrestling program there to cheer him on. And in the process give Tieva an earful. Both fighters came out throwing… [More]

    Diva Takes the Win, Survives scare.
  • Coach’s Corner: The Black Belt Way of Life

    Last month we had the pleasure of hosting Professor Pedro Sauer here at The Academy for an all day seminar. Jiu jitsu students from all over the state came to learn from Professor Sauer. Among those students were students from The Academy that had the opportunity to test for their next belt rank. These are… [More]

    Coach’s Corner: The Black Belt Way of Life
  • September MMA round up

    September was a busy month for The Academy MMA team. Lots of fantasy football line ups and fall jacket shopping trips took place…But in all seriousness many Fighters took to the cage over the last 4 weeks. Sept. 14th had Andre “Diva” Tieva take a main event victory in La Crescent, MN while Muay Thai Ace Andrew… [More]

    September MMA round up
  • Coaches Corner: Training During The Holidays

    Hey Team! It’s getting to be that time of year again! The holidays are notorious for knocking people off their routine. The combination of your schedule filling up with family gathering and being surrounded by copious amounts of turkey, pumpkin pie, and stuffing, it may seem hard to find the time or motivation to come… [More]

    Coaches Corner: Training During The Holidays

Coaches Corner


Coaches Corner: The Character of Integrity

Integrity is a slowly disappearing quality in people today. Personal standards of truth and honesty are crumbling in a world … [Read More]

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Fight Spotlight

Dan Moret wins via Submission

Team Academy Summer Fight/Competition Results

It was a jam packed summer for the competitors of Team Academy! The endless hours of training shone through, and in both … [Read More]

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Student Spotlight


Bellator begins its 10th season February 28th on spike TV. The main draw for this card will be former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. former Bellator 205lb champion Christian M’pumbu, but this night also kicks off the promotions featherweight tournament where The Academy’s perennial knock out artist Mike “The Marine” Richman looks to be […]


2 weeks ago the Co-main event of Driller promotions’ Epic fight night was dealt a major blow. Nick Compton, who was taking on (4-0) Codie Kahler at 155lbs, suffered an ankle injury while training. Originally the plan was to reschedule the match up for February or March. But then the plot thickened. MN ranked #1 […]




Phil Hawes a New member of The Academy fight team, as of last weekend is 4-0 as an Amateur. He normally fights at 185 lbs. but went on to win Driller promotions HWT title. 1. Where are you from? “I’m originally from Little Ferry ,New Jersey a small suburb in North Jersey..” 2.What is your background […]

Clarence Jordan with a nice head kick.

Clarence has made the Move to Minnesota to train at The Academy, here’s a little bit about him. 1. Where are you from? Waterloo Iowa (same town as wrestling legend Dan Gable) 2. What is your background in athletics/ MMA experience? I wrestled in high school and college , then I started training for MMA my Junior […]


        In March, four new purple belts and ten new blue belts were welcomed to Team Academy. We are extremely proud to have students who are so dedicated to their training. These students have been training tirelessly for many months, some even years. The road to becoming a black belt is not […]

huerta huntley

Jason Huntley did what very few 2-0 amatuer fighters would do given the chance he was given late friday night on march 15th. Ressurection Fighting alliance needed a substitute at 135 pounds to fight Carlos Huerta a 6-0 local prospect from a gym in the Denver area. When Jeremy Bjornberg, a local matchmaker, promoter, and well known manager of […]

Kickboxing Minneapolis

This month we’d like to welcome Coach Jack Wu as one  of The Academy’s newest instructors. Coach Jack has been training as one of our most dedicated students along with his wife, Betty. Over the course of this past year and a half, he has greatly improved his skills in muay thai, completed The Academy […]