Adult Martial Arts Programs
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:
Also known as the "Gentle Art" because one of the main focuses of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ is that, with the right techniques, a small, weaker person can defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant. Over 90% of all street fights finish on the ground. Therefore ground-fighting skills are very important when it comes to self-defense. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at WNY Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness of Buffalo, NY teaches participants techniques and positions with precise accuracy—so not only will you learn proper self-defense, but you’ll also master ground-grappling, counters, escapes and take-downs and finishing techniques.
Wrestling is the premiere art for dictating where a fight will happen. You want to settle the fight on the ground? Wrestling provides the tools to get it there. Prefer the stand up game? Learn to wrestle defensively to combat your opponents attempts to take you down. Our Submission Wrestling program at WNY MMA & Fitness in Buffalo NY takes the traditional wrestling game and adds a potent mixture of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Russian Sambo techniques to ensure once in the grappling range, we will have plenty of weapons at our disposal.
A formidable striking art that can be seen as the Yin to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Wrestling's Yang. What grappling arts lacks n striking, WNY MMA & Fitness of Buffalo NY's Boxing and Kickboxing program more than makes up for. Whether you are looking for a perfect full body workout, self defense or a competitive career, our American Kickboxing program will surely fit your needs. Learn the technically correct way to throw devastating punches and kicks to be able to properly defend yourself and attack anyone in the stand up range of fighting.
Muay Thai Kickboxing:
Muay Thai is a martial art with its origin set deep in the history of
Thailand. It is referred to as the ‘Art of the Eight Limbs’ or the
‘Science of Eight Limbs,’ making use of different punches, kicks, elbows
and knee strikes on ‘eight points of contact,’ as opposed to ‘two
points’ in boxing and ‘four points’ in other martial arts such as
kickboxing. A practitioner of the Muay Thai is called a nuk muay, with
Western practitioners sometimes called Nak Muay Farang, which means
The sport of boxing originated when two individual engaged in a fight using only their fists. While hand to hand combat has been witnessed throughout time, it is believed that the Greeks were the first to formalize the sport during the Olympic Games in 688 BC. The sport increased in popularity during the Roman era when boxers began to wear leather bands around their fists for protection. As the sport progressed, bouts became more organized, and the rules and regulations started to come into play. Thus, forming the sport we know today as "Boxing".
Mixed Martial Arts:
The term Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA as most have come to known it, simply means the combining of multiple martial arts into one system that encompasses all ranges of combat. Thanks to Royce Gracie and the early UFC's, the martial arts world learned that in order to truly be a well rounded fighter you needed to cross train in striking and grappling arts. WNY MMA & Fitness of Buffalo, NY teaches each art individually and then combines them in our MMA classes to get a realistic understanding of what a true "fight" is. Our 20' cage, years of experience in the fight game and well organized MMA Fight Team is idealistic for training for anyone in Buffalo NY who has competition aspirations.
Women's Only Fitness:
Bottom line: you will not find a more exciting women's only fitness program in all of Buffalo, NY. A perfect combination of Cardio Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Weight Resistance Training, Cardiovascular Exercise and Aerobics, this total body workout improves strength, flexibility, coordination and balance- all while providing a unique fitness regimen that is both fun and challenging. But don't worry; our classes are designed for all fitness levels, so if you are just starting out you can take it slower and work at your own pace. With the proper motivation from our staff and the other girls in class, we'll have you in the best shape of your life in no time!
You won’t find a more intense coed fitness class in Buffalo than at WNY
Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness. A combination of kickboxing, martial
arts, weight resistance training, cardiovascular exercises and aerobics,
this total body workout improves strength, flexibility, coordination
and balance—all while providing a unique fitness regimen that is both
fun and challenging.
A dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez during the 1990s.
Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba's choreography incorporates hip hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included.
Approximately 14 million people take weekly Zumba classes in over 140,000 locations across more than 150 countries.
The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of the union occurring between the mind, body and spirit. Many people think that yoga is just stretching. But while stretching is
certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body
through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through
the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific
Women's Only Weight Training:
Weight training is a type of strength training that uses weights for
resistance. Weight training provides a stress to the muscles that causes
them to adapt and get stronger, similar to the way aerobic conditioning
strengthens your heart. Weight training can be performed with free
weights, such as barbells and dumbbells, or by using weight machines.
Kids Martial Arts Programs
Kids Mixed Martial Arts & Bullyproofing:
WNY Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness of Buffalo NY offers a challenging and fun Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) program for children ages 6-12 years old. Instilling the techniques and values that the martial arts teach is easily one of the greatest things you can ever do for a child. Aside from the vast physical benefits of training, our MMA & Bullyproofing program offers an extremely friendly, safe and fun environment that will provide your child with self confidence, discipline and help build character traits that every child needs in order to build confidence, solve problems, set goals and succeed in life. The program also addresses all areas of combat should an altercation occur as your child will be trained in; Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing.
"I originally started just as a way to get in shape. 2
years later and I've lost 20 lbs, met a bunch of really cool people and
l LOVE coming here! It's a great place to train, a great place to get
in shape and if you are interested in fighting it is absolutely the best
place to come in Western New York"
-Erin "Rigga" Morris (Kickboxing Competitor)
"I've been training for about 4 years. It's a great
place to lose weight and achieve your goals. If you're wondering if you
should come in, just get off your couch and come check us out."
-Dan Donahue (BJJ Competitor)
"I really like it, it's a lot of fun! It's a fantastic
workout and I've been going to all the classes that I can possibly go
to. I like that it's a great variety. I highly recommend it to
-Catherine "Cat" Vargas (Member - Combat Athlete Elite Program)
"I've been to plenty of gyms. This is the best place I've been to and plan on staying here a long time"
-Anthony "Bubba" Norton (MMA Fighter)
"What can I tell you guys? This is the best team in the Western New York area. Come train with us!"
-Bayo "Bacon" Torres (BJJ Competitor/Aspiring MMA Fighter)
"I've been here for about 2 months. Just in Buffalo for
school and I found this place. It's been GREAT! Lots of great work
outs. Unfortunately, I'm not going to be here much longer because I'm
really going to miss this place."
-Yomi Marcus (Member - Women's Only Fitness)
"Best Martial Arts Gym in Buffalo! I have an undefeated
kickboxing record thanks to the amazing coaches here. I really like the
large training facility, the cleanliness. We have have showers. It's
all around just a great place. We've got nice people that will make you
feel at home here."
-Dan "DJ Roundhouse" Dorfman (Kickboxing Competitor)
"I've been with Western New York MMA since about 2008. I
have to tell you; If you're interested in a really great place to
train, high quality people, lots of training partners and a real easy
atmosphere, then you want to come down here. It's been a real pleasure
working with these guys. They know what they're doing. You'd be happy
to come here."
-Dan Michlinski (Member - Combat Athlete Elite Program)
"I've been training at WNY MMA for about 3 years. Great group of guys, great gym, I love training here. Come train with us!"
-Doug Lanphere (BJJ Competitor)