Harris County Mixed Martial Arts
Voted "Best MMA Studio" in the city by the Houston Press, Urban Jungle's Mixed Martial Arts Program in Houston, focuses on five main components: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai Kickboxing, boxing and wrestling, creating a flow that lets the student experience the full benefit derived from each individual art. We are only minutes away from Houston Heights, so come by and see what all the hype is about.
Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, is also referred to as cage fighting or ultimate fighting. MMA is a full contact combat sport that commonly uses a wide variety of fighting styles and skills to be used in competition. The rules for MMA allow for stand-up skills and striking as well as grappling or ground game.
Martial arts are all built on ranges - you have a kicking range, a boxing range, a range for the clinch, knee and elbow striking ranges, a ground range; at Urban Jungle, we train all of those ranges to teach the student how to seamlessly move from one range to another, creating a well rounded and balanced training regimen.
Anyone from a beginner to a professional can come in and benefit from this program. The class is structured to allow students to develop and refine ground fighting, stand-up striking, boxing, wrestling and takedowns, in order to defend themselves from any range. True mastery of these arts comes from discipline, mat time and dedication to the sport, coupled with the kind of world-class instruction and training found at Urban Jungle.
This class is perfect for anyone wanting to learn and experience MMA, and is proven to be highly effective in relieving stress and battling high levels of aggression. Open mat classes are scheduled on the weekends, allowing students the freedom to work on individual skills. All instruction is led by Tony Torres-Aponte, a BJJ Royce Gracie black belt and former Pro Thai Boxer.
Since MMA practitioner’s range from beginner all the way to professional status we meet everyone’s needs by splitting the class. Advanced practitioners work in the cage with the head instructor while beginner’s work on the mat with another instructor so that everyone is progressing at their pace.
Schedule a free introductory class.
We offer a free week of training, call in advance to schedule your first class or simply arrive 15 minutes before class to participate in your first session. Prices may be obtained on your first visit as we have several options to choose from.
Parking is available across the street along 7th street. We also have bike rack with complimentary locks if needed.
No experience is necessary. Everyday gear includes: UJSD t-shirt, board shorts, hand wraps, MMA gloves, 16 oz boxing gloves, a mouthpiece and a cup. Long hair must be restrained. No jewelry. All nails must be clipped and kempt, hands and feet. Classes are done with bare feet.