“The instructors exhibit a very high degree of professionalism. They approach both beginner and advanced classes with the same level of enthusiasm and concern.”
- Peter Wilkes
Heart Surgeon, Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts (OAMA) has developed its Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) program with techniques proven in the ring. We combine the technical ground game of Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with our hard hitting stand-up and very successful Muay Thai program. We also focus strongly on wrestling and conditioning to create a well rounded MMA fighter. Be it amateur or professional, there is a place for everyone in our MMA program.
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Our program has three unique classes:
1. MMA Technique
In this class you will learn the fundamental techniques needed as the building blocks to become well rounded in MMA, including striking, wrestling, submissions and escapes. All training will be conducted in a safe, team-oriented environment.
2. MMA Fitness
In this class you will be practicing the techniques you have learned in MMA Technique and putting them to use in a cardio intensive environment. Everything taught in MMA Fitness has two main objectives: to help improve your technique while being in a high stress situation and to increase your overall fitness level.
3. MMA Sparring
Once a student has become proficient in both the MMA Technique and MMA Fitness programs they are eligible to enrol in the MMA Sparring class, providing they have been recommended by their head instructor. This class will be a high intensity workout requiring an equal level of dedication and discipline from qualified students. This advanced class will prepare students physically and mentally for when that cage door closes!
OAMA has developed top notch local talent in MMA. Successful fighters such as Freedom Fight light weight champ Mark “Boots” Holst and up and comer Remi “Bam Bam” Morvan are just some of the athletes you'll be training with.
Our Academy motto is “Training Like a Team, Fighting like a Family”. We believe in training anyone willing to learn. Although ages and skill level vary in every class, respect for one another and their individual goals are paramount at OAMA. Come and be a part of the strongest MMA team in Ottawa!