Mixed Martial Arts

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What is Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)?

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a combat sport in which contestants are permitted to use the fighting techniques of multiple martial arts such as: Wrestling, Boxing, Muay Thai, BJJ, Judo, etc. This is the sport being showcased on UFC.

MMA Level 1 takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is our beginner MMA class. Start here to learn the basic fundamentals you’ll need to survive a night in our Level 2 class!

MMA Level 2 is for experienced fighters looking to take a fight, or are already in fight camp. Known more as a sparring day, the speed and intensity is turned up for more realistic training. Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays.

MMA Comp. Team  talk to Coach Manny about making your MMA debut and what you need to do to prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime!

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Class Features

  • CategoryMartial Arts
  • Duration1.5 Hours
  • Students25+
  • TimeAfternoon/ Evening

How does MMA benefit me?

Meet Justin! An amateur MMA Fighter representing Team Independent! With a record of 3-3, Justin is in love with Mixed Martial Arts. He perfectly embodies what it means to be a fighter. More than that, the fighter lifestyle perfectly embodies him. With big dreams of going pro, his drive to be the absolute best is unmatched. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gives anyone the ability to defend themselves and earns them the confidence to walk with their chin high. Join us on the mats for Free Trial and experience for yourself how one sport can change your life! 

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Make Your Amateur Debut

Train With Professional & Amateur Fighters

Learn Self-Defense & Competition Techniques

Build Camaraderie With Like Minded Individuals

Permanently Change Your Lifestyle

What do I learn in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) class?

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Grappling in MMA is different than grappling in wrestling or BJJ. The rule sets are different so a fighter must always be aware of different possibilites from different martial arts. 

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MMA is a hybrid of all fighting disciplines which means you get to some pretty unorhodox striking. Discover your style by training with Coach Manny and our other amateur/ pro fighters! 

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Cage Work

The only sport in the world where you can fight against a cage wall. This changes the game entirely. Cage work is almost it’s own sport entirely! From takedowns, to striking, knees or eblows, the cage always comes in to play! 

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MMA Level 2 Is For Student With Experience ONLY!

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Train With Highly Skilled Fighters

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Come Prepared With A Water Bottle - No Loose Clothes or Jewlery!

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Free Amenities For ALL Students - Shower, Lockers, Sauna

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Discounts For LEO's, First Responders, or Military

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class Schedule


MMA Level 2 – 8:00PM


MMA Level 1 – 6:30PM


MMA Level 2 – 8:00PM


MMA Level 1 – 6:30PM


No MMA Class


No MMA Class


Closed – Optional Open Mat

This schedule is in regard to MMA classes ONLY!

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Train with hobbiests, amateurs, and pros!   Team Independent is a second home. See what others in our community are saying! 

I was pretty hesitant about learning jiu jitsu because I thought the atmosphere may be intimidating but I’m glad I pulled the trigger and went to Independent. Everyone in the class is very humble and welcoming. Its definitely a fun place to learn jiu jitsu and learn some stuff about yourself. I recommend everyone try it.

Buck Lewallen


The 11:00 AM Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class is great. Fantastic instruction and a great group of guys to roll with. Everybody tries to help one another and watches out for each others safety. I am 56 years old and able to train hard without getting hurt with these guys.

Tommy Barrett

Gym Trainee

Elite martial arts gym! Brazilian Jiujitsu black belt and head coach, Chris Ruiz, is not only an incredible BJJ athlete and coach but an amazing person. He’s highly proficient in his art, kind, compassionate, sincere, and constantly positive. He’s one of the best men I know. I emphatically recommend this gym for anyone who wants to change their life, fitness, and be a part of a close family who support each other.

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235 McDonough Pkwy,

McDonough, GA 30253


(678) 432-9005

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I came to Independent 3 years ago needing to make a change. I was 167 lbs and not happy. I started off in the cardio classes and lost 20 plus lbs. in my first couple months. Then another 20 lbs after doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Not only did I lose the weight, but I also found confidence, and friendships that have truly become family. This gym is unlike any other!

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Crystal Arrington


I have been training jiu jitsu here for a few years. Awesome facility, staff and teammates. I get the best workouts and keeps me motivated and in shape. I would recommend this place to anyone I know.

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Abraham Gray


Chris and Team were the best, super welcoming and great training partners and instructors. Couldn’t ask for a better home from home. Quality instruction and passionate coaches. Great representatives of the #teamtraven. Tough training, fun atmosphere and encouraging leaders make the best schools. Appreciate everything again !!!! If your in town check them out!

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