• Coaches Corner: The Mental Edge

    Developing yourself to your potential in the martial arts, or athletics is the sum total of many physical attributes, techniques, and training methods. The deciding factor in reaching your potential primarily revolves around one factor– “mental attitude.” This is often the missing piece in many people’s lives, even highly talented athletes and martial artists. As… [More]

    Coaches Corner: The Mental Edge
  • Fighter Spotlight: Troy “Trouble” Jones Jr. 2015 IMFA Royal World Cup Champion

    Team Academy fighter left for Bangkok Thailand to compete in the IMFA Royal World Cup as part of Team US on August 12th – & he returned a CHAMPION!  After winning the TBA Sanctioning 2015 Class-A title & still being undefeated, he was selected to represent the US in Thailand. To get to the gold medal match… [More]

    Fighter Spotlight: Troy “Trouble” Jones Jr. 2015 IMFA Royal World Cup Champion
  • The Heart of The Athletic Experience: CONDITIONING

      Conditioning is by far one of the most important attributes that a martial artist can possess. The most proficient martial artists spend a lot of time training. No athlete has ever become an expert without investing time and energy. Unfortunately, in most martial arts schools the most important element of the martial arts is… [More]

    The Heart of The Athletic Experience: CONDITIONING
  • Team Academy Winter Fight/Competition Results

    Another great season of competition brought with it both adversity and triumph. We’re so proud of all our Team Academy competitors that continue to push themselves and grow as martial artists in victory and in defeat! Here is a quick summary of this winter’s results: MMA Results RFA 24 (3/6/15) Ben “Silver” Smith captured the… [More]

    Team Academy Winter Fight/Competition Results

Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner: Never been horse that can’t be rode, Never been a cowboy can’t be throwed

Bottom line, you are going to have good days and bad.  We have all had times when everything is going great and times when we … [Read More]

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Fight Spotlight

Fighter Spotlight: Troy “Trouble” Jones Jr. 2015 IMFA Royal World Cup Champion

Team Academy fighter left for Bangkok Thailand to compete in the IMFA Royal World Cup as part of Team US on August 12th - … [Read More]

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Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Jason Gulden

Jason grew up in circle pines and, like many people experienced bullying and street fights. These early experiences help build a desire to learn self-defense. When he joined the Academy, he was searching for real life self-defense and fighting techniques. What he got was not only a working knowledge of self defense but also tremendous […]

Student Spotlight: Jeremy Allinger

Jeremy began training in 2013 at the request of his doctor.  His goals were to get in shape and lose weight. To date he has lost over 70lbs by training in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!  In addition, he has found that the martial arts training has helped develop self-confidence and problem solving skills. […]

February 2015 Muay Thai Testing

Another month of training, another month of testing. It was a great night of Muay Thai for our Combat Athlete students and we are so proud of all those that continue to push themselves and consistently put their skills to the test at the end of each month! As a benchmark of sorts, testing is […]

Academy fighters in Bellator’s 10th season

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 […]

The Juice is Loose

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 […]

Video: Flyweight Mark Sainci Joins the squad

 

Meet: Phil Hawes

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 […]

Meet: Clarence Jordan

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 […]