Mixed Martial Arts         

Who Else Wants to Train in Mixed Martial Arts?

Get in Shape, Have Fun, and

Learn Self Defense

The Connors Mixed Martial Arts Academy is now accepting new members for its Mixed Martial Arts Program. If you've ever wanted to train in MMA, this is Your chance!

Are you an Ultimate Fighting Championship fan? Our MMA class combines striking, takedowns, and grappling training for a complete self-defense and conditioning workout. You'll train in a safe, technical environment learning techniques from all phases of the sport.

The majority of our students train for fun and fulfillment, but we do train an outstanding MMA Team. Here are some of our team:


Tyler King, Heavyweight - Professional Record 7-1.

Maine State Super Heavyweight Champion

Number One Ranked Heavyweight Pro in the Northeast by http://www.northeastmma.net/latest-2011-mma-rankings


"I have to say I feel my bjj has skyrocketed since I started training under you."

"hey John,

I have to say I feel my bjj has skyrocketed since I started training under you...I have noticed a big difference in my skillset and have definetely been able to address some of the holes in my game...I have recommended you to many people so I hope I can get them in there...I appreciate you tailoring some of the training so I can get ready for this fight. Just wanted to say thanks.

see ya tonight!"

- Chris Snow, MMA fighter


Mixed Martial Arts training not only provides you with excellent self-defense skills, it also will also get you in the BEST SHAPE of your life.

"Your detailed and experience instruction has helped me attain my short term goals more quickly than expected."

"Hey John-

Just wanted to Thank You for all your help. At the age of 38, after years of power lifting and bodybuilding, I developed a load of lower body injuries that prevented me from doing conventional cardio ie: biking running etc. But I found that BJJ and MMA have allowed me to experience the best cardio workouts of my life. Your training offers a great mind/body connection in the sense that it challenges you mentally as well as physically. Your detailed and experience instruction has helped me attain my short term goals more quickly than expected. The team atmosphere that you have created at Connors Martial Arts makes everyone proud of each others success'.

Thanks John, see ya on the mat!"

Todd Miner
Wrentham, MA

Todd Miner and Ultimate Fighting Championship VET Gabriel Gonzaga


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UFC Veteran Joe Lauzon with the boys at a recent NAGA tournament


Ninja Rua Stops in and Rolls with Everyone at Connors MMA - Thanks, Ninja!

Cesar Barros, John Connors, Murilo Ninja Rua, Steve Whittier, Ken Jenkins



Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and Top UFC Contender Kenny "Kenflo" Florian
awards Ken Jenkins his well-earned promotion. Great job, Ken!



What Can You Expect When You Walk into our Academy?

We are a mixed martial arts gym located near Boston.

Well, after you park in our parking lot and come on in, you'll walk into a space that looks much "nicer" than you would have expected. Our space was originally built out for an upscale yoga studio and we were left with a really clean beautiful facility.

You'll most likely be greeted by me, John Connors, owner and head instructor of Connors Mixed Martial Arts Academy.

I'll give you a quick tour of the place and you'll probably take note of our wide open training area outfitted with top-of-the-line Zebra mats. These are Olympic caliber judo mats that protect you from falls and give you an overall excellent training surface.

I'll then introduce you individually to our other students and you'll be impressed with how friendly and welcoming everybody is.

Our classes begin with a brief warm-up of ten to fifteen minutes of exercises specifically designed to prepare your body for grappling and MMA.  No jumping jacks or gym class push-ups, these movements warm up your spine and core and also teach you the movements used in MMA.

Then you'll be paired up with one of our student-instructors who'll make sure that you have a safe, positive, learning experience. We then spend about 20 minutes going over techniques and principles. You'll practice them with your student-instructor partner while I go around the class making sure everyone is getting the material.

Then we have "randori" or sparring. We usually spar for 4 five-minute rounds. You'll spar with student-instructors and with me. We'll make sure that you have fun, learn, and stay safe during sparring.

You'll get a terrific workout during the sparring sessions. There's nothing like it. Everyone goes at their own pace, though. If you need to take a break at any time, you can feel free to do so. There's no pressure to do more than you're prepared for.

After randori, we stretch as a group for about ten minutes and cool down.

The class ends with all the students shaking hands and thanking each other for the training. There's no bowing to a teacher, but there's a real sense of mutual respect and collegiality.

One other thing, I tell my students that they can come late or leave early. Some training is better than no training at all. We all have hectic schedules these days and we here to accommodate you.

One of the big benefits of training in our MMA classes is that you train "live". No choreographed attacks and defenses, so you can find out if your techniques really "work".

Imagine yourself after six months of consistent live training. You start your sparring session with an opponent who is bigger and stronger than you, but with the techniques you've mastered you can sweep him and submit him. And you do it relatively effortlessly. You're not exhausted, in fact, you feel invigorated - like you've just had a great workout.

And here's the thing: your bigger and stronger opponent was resisting 100%! And you still submitted him. That's a great feeling. Competent. Confident. Self Assured.


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