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TNT Mixed Martial Arts Training Center is conveniently located in Phoenix, Arizona just south of Pinnacle Peak Road off of 19th Avenue at 1518 W. Knudsen Drive.
We offer a variety of mixed martial arts classes for men, women and children in a positive, non-threatening atmosphere. Our Academy has instruction in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Thai Boxing and Fitness all taught by certified instructors.
All of our students come to our facility with their own personal fitness goals. We have aspiring MMA fighters and athletes looking to push their game to the next level. There are parents who send their kids to us to learn self- defense to help bully proof their children and building their self esteem while encouraging a healthy life style through fitness. We have cardio enthusiasts who are looking for a big change and improved results from the traditional gym setting and students who have never set foot in a gym before. Whether you are a beginner or professional athlete you will be in the proper environment to achieve your goals.
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Why TNT MMA?
There are many reasons that TNT Mixed Martial Arts is one of the premier training centers in Arizona. We've listed a few for each class:
Our BJJ and MMA classes are taught by Professor Scott Tannenbaum, a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under world renowned competitor and instructor Rigan Machado (8th degree black belt). Scott also holds a 3rd degree black belt in Aikido and a 1st degree in Japanese Jiu-Jitsu.
Our students have the opportunity to be promoted and recognized under four Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu governing associations. NAFBJJ (North American Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), WBJJO (World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Organization, Rigan Machado Association, and IBJJF(International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation).
We teach No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This means our classes are taught without the gi/kimono so the focus is more on realistic self-defense and Mixed Martial Arts and less on Sport Jiu-Jitsu. With the evolution of BJJ over the past several years along with the rise in popularity of MMA the No Gi aspect has grown tremendously with practitioners realizing that in modern society MMA fighters and potential attackers on the street will not be wearing a Gi, so relying on the multiple grips and submissions that are only possible with a heavy jacket can be very detrimental when faced with a real life attack.
Professor Scott's lineage and background permits us the ability to promote students in both Gi and No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Students have the opportunity to learn all aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu including: Submissions, Judo, Wrestling, standing escapes and weapon defense.
Our classes are supervised by a black belt instructor. All assistant instructors are a rank of blue belt or higher.
All classes have a minimum of 3-5 instructors so each child gets extra attention and has excellent supervision for safety.
Children are taught all aspects of MMA and self-defense including: Striking, Submissions, Judo, Wrestling, Thai boxing and standing escapes.
All students train with each other in a safe manner so they get used to training with kids of all ages, sizes and experience. This helps your child to learn to adapt to all challenges.
Students rank will be based on 4 criteria and not on time. Your child will have to earn their rank and in doing so will grow not only as a Martial Artist but also on a personal level as well.
Wil Beech has more than 25 years of Martial Arts experience/ 17 years as an instructor. He is a Level 1 certified instructor by the World Muay Thai Council. This is the highest level certification for Muay Thai instructors in the World. Only a handful of Americans have acheived this honor.
Coach Wil has trained extensively in Thailand and Brazil with World Champions.
Our instructor has trained and cornered UFC fighters and MFC Champion. He is ranked as one of the top Escimadors in the United States. Placed top 3 in major tournaments like WEKAF Western Regional Championships and ESKOA Eskrima Coalition.
Our Muay Thai classes offer opportunities to spar in every class.
Each class has two qualified instructors (Melissa Crick and Lee Accountius) have more than 15 years combined experience as fitness trainers. That means more one on one attention to ensure proper technique.
Both instructors are certified trainers under N.A.F.B.J.J.
Our Head instructor (Melissa Crick) has Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. She is also a Fairtex trained Muay Thai Instructor.
Instructors are both ranked as blue belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They both have trained and competed with several 1st place and top 3 finishes in National Grappling tournaments.
Our instructors consult students on training regimen and diet to help each student reach their individual goals.
Regardless of ability, size, strength, gender or skill you find support, encouragement and personalized attention to attain your goals safely and effectively and never have more fun doing it! We offer a FREE trial class so you can get a good feel for what we are about and what separates the TNT Mixed Martial Arts Training Center from the others. You will never find another Academy with a better combination of instruction, camaraderie with more positive atmosphere. On top of this we offer the most affordable membership rates in Arizona. Come down and try us out.