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Our MMA Academy follows the Tenants of the Martial Arts:

Modesty, Courtesy, Self-control, and a Positive Attitude

And your training is taught in a safe, controlled environment.

Our students have and show a respectful attitude for themselves and others.

Impact Martial Arts Instructors are great role-models, and lead by example.

They stress the positive qualities of Perseverance, Goal-setting, respect for others, and Self-discipline.

At IMPACT MMA you will learn the best in stand up fighting and striking skills, along with effective takedowns, control, and submissions from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Austin, Texas.

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MMA Classes at Impact Mrtial Arts

Impact Martial Arts

9501 Menchaca Rd.

Austin, TX 78748


If you live in Austin, South Austin, Menchaca, Oak Hill, Dripping Springs, Circle C, and Buda, TX – we have students like you who train with us!

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is not only exploding in popularity as a worldwide sport, MMA is a great workout regimen that you'll find both rewarding and effective!

It's true.

At our South Austin MMA Gym, you'll learn an effective and exciting MMA Curriculum that consists of multiple styles:

In addition, you will learn effective Krav Maga and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu self-defense skills.

"My girlfriend and I checked out several MMA Gyms in Austin, and IMPACT is the MMA gym that stood out to us. The Instructors explain things well, and are really good teachers. I'm surprised that I have learned so much so fast. The Instructors are also humble and fun, more so than some places. Highly recommended!"  

-Angel Salazar & Regina Gonzales

Impact MMA Gym - Austin

Impact students learn learn from Kick Boxing Trainers at the right challenge and pace that is correct for them.

Our Austin MMA classes are taught an accelerated MMA Training System that includes a winning combination of Thai Kickboxing, Karate, Krav Maga Self-defense, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu, and Boxing.

As students becomes more advanced, they'll learn valuable Self-defense skills, like how to disarm an attacker wielding a knife, a club, and even defend themselves from multiple opponents.

Teens are under a lot of pressure, with school work and all their activities. This is the one activity that helps them now, and in the future, in all areas of their lives.

IMPACT MMA gym in Austin is fun with a lot of great people, and at the same time, you'll learn valuable life-skills including Self-discipline, improved Focus, and a Respectful attitude to others.

And what's most impressive to many of our students is the new Confidence they gain!

"Looking for an MMA gym in Austin that I really liked, I checked out several in South Austin and picked Impact. The Instructors make the classes self-paced, and it's rewarding that I'm improving every workout! I highly recommend Impact MMA!

-James Harkins

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Whether you watch UFC fights or have heard about the famous fighter “Conor McGregor” in the news or on social media, it doesn’t matter, we are here to tell you exactly what Mixed Martial Arts (or MMA) is about. MMA is a fairly common word with an audience of 300+ million fans across the globe, it is one of the fastest-growing combat sport that involves striking, punching, and using various holds and throws to strike down a competitor to the floor. In a Mixed Martial Arts for beginners class, techniques of attack and defense are taught, including a variety of punches, kicks, chokes, takedowns, and joint-locks to help gain control over an opponent. This game of thrill and sport continues until one of the contenders is knocked-out, submitted, or is declared over by the referee or doctor.


Choosing a form of martial art that aligns with your goals and personal needs can be overwhelming. Many kinds of Martial Arts may leave you wondering whether to choose one discipline over the next. Obviously, the sport itself is not for the light-hearted or those who aren’t looking for an adrenaline rush. Martial Arts is designed to push your limits and it’s typically great for developing physical stamina. To be able to select which form of martial arts is right for you, you need to consider the three core areas that make up all of Mixed Martial Arts fighting.One form involves stand-up fighting where you fight with your hands, feet, elbows, and knees. Boxing, Muay Thai, Karate, and Taekwondo are examples of stand-up fighting.The second involves clinch techniques where opponents grapple one another to get leverage, such as in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu.The last and final is on the ground, which is commonly witnessed in wrestling. As a beginner, Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling could be your priority to learn as you begin to gain more strength and form.


Deciding to get into shape may be one of the best things you can do for your health. A physical regimen that involves strength training and conditioning not only reduces chronic disease but also improves your balance and coordination. If you’re unsure where to begin, consider joining MMA for beginners. As a new hobby, it is one of the most rewarding and exciting things to do.In this guide, we set you up on everything that you need to know before starting MMA training.

MMA Benefits

There are several benefits to learning MMA that you may not know before you undertake training. It’s an outlet for you to release your frustration. Rather than be violent in any other circumstance, fighting gives you the chance to challenge yourself with a competitive spirit physically. It also allows little room for stress to creep in. Consider also the fact that you will meet people from several backgrounds but all with the shared love to excel in MMA.