If you’ve always wanted to try martial arts, but didn’t know how or where to get started, Ivey League MMA was created especially for you.
Especially if you’ve been searching for the best way to learn mixed martial arts (MMA) like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, or Submission Wrestling and Grappling, this is your one-stop academy… even if you have no prior experience.
If you’re a fighter in the Annapolis area who’s looking to take your game to the next level with instruction from world-class champions and are tired of wannabe gyms that claim they have MMA, but really are just repackaging their same ol’ tired Karate classes, Ivey League MMA is your only real choice.
And, finally, if you’re simply looking for an exciting new way to get the best workout of your life with the coolest classes and friendliest and most knowledgeable instructors anywhere, look no further than Ivey League MMA.
Each of our classes is custom designed to make sure you get the personal instruction you need to thrive. From beginners and basics to our Advanced Combat Gold classes and world-class Competition Team, everybody at Ivey League MMA is treated as equals.
It’s time to take a look at our most popular classes…
We Have MMA Classes For Everybody
No Experience Expected Or Required
No matter your skill level, experience or ability, we have a class that’s just right for you.
Since we offer a variety of different types of classes in four unique levels, you can quickly transform yourself from total newbie to experienced fighter faster than you ever imagined possible.
Our main classes include:
Mixed Martial Arts Fundamentals 1o1. Learn the basics of striking, takedowns, and ground fighting…
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals 101. Discover the art of this dynamite discipline with or without the classic Gi...Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ, is a ground fighting style that focuses on joint locks and choke holds to subdue your opponent and also teaches you to stay in the most optimal positions for top-notch self defense.
Muay Thai Kickboxing Fundamentals 101. Learn the timeless secrets of this intensely satisfying and effective martial art…
With Muay Thai Kickboxing, you will learn to use your whole body to strike like a weapon. It includes punches just like you would see in Boxing, but takes it up a notch with punishing kicks, knees and elbows that give you a truly complete style of standup.
Kids Martial Arts Classes. Would you like your child to be more disciplined? Or maybe you want them to be able to defend against a bully? Let our amazing staff take your child from afraid to fearless!
MMA Conditioning Class. Watch as you experience a dramatic improvement in your overall physical endurance, cardiovascular health, and muscle strength…
Open Gym. With new expanded late-night hours, you are welcome to take advantage of everything the gym has to offer at your own pace outside of class…
In all of our classes, you’ll be treated to the unparalleled Ivey League style of hand-to-hand combat.
Our distinctive style takes the fundamentals of BJJ and Muay Thai and combines it with the leg locks of Sombo, the throws of Judo, and the takedowns of Wrestling to make you an unstoppable force.
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In and out of the ring, our one-of-a-kind training systems have been proven time and time again to be the most effective available.
Plus, with four levels of classes…
You Have A Choice
Pick The Perfect Way To Train
To make sure you have everything you need to succeed, we have a series of different training levels and age groups to match your current experience, ability and physical fitness.
Our main levels are:
BASICS.Our basics classes are just right for new and novice students. You’ll learn the fundamentals of mixed martial arts, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Submission Wrestling.
We’ve designed these classes to give you a fantastic workout and help you grow your skill set in a challenging, but supportive environment. Great also for students who want to brush up on the essentials of great MMA technique.
MIXED.Our mixed classes are our most popular offering. No matter what your current skill level, you’ll train with fellow students of all levels from beginner to intermediate to advanced.
Every class offers you an awesome opportunity to learn from more advanced students and to help teach beginners. You’ll quickly discover that the feeling of being part of the Ivey League MMA family is unsurpassed. This is teamwork and support at its very best.
KIDS. Our kids classes are for developed for children between the ages of 5 and 14. You’ll quickly discover that your kids have a passion for mixed martial arts.
The discipline, respect and inner strength that learning MMA can offer their growing minds and bodies is a totally unique and powerfulgift you can give your kids.
ADVANCED COMBAT GOLD/Platinum. Our advanced “invitation only” Combat Gold and Platinum classes are exclusively designed for students who compete in BJJ, Muay Thai or MMA. This is where the muscle meets the mat and students will learn the most explosive and effective techniques during live sparring sessions.
Our advancedhardcore classes push you mentally and physically to the extreme. Our goal is to help you become the most dominant fighter possible (keep reading to learn more about our MMA Fighter Development Programs).
As you can quickly see, we have a class and a level that’s perfect for every man, woman, or child … and, of course, you!
At Ivey League MMA, we’ve worked hard to make sure every class delivers the personalized experience you need to get in great shape while treating yourself to the fulfillment that only mixed martial arts can bring.
And, wow, you’re not going to believe what you’re going to be able to do a few short classes from now…
Yes, You’re Going To Be Doing All *THIS* Very Soon…
When you join us for one of the best MMA classes in Annapolis, you’re going to discover a whole new you.
Whether you’re looking to learn self defense, equip yourself with beginner fight skills, get a great workout, or rock it out like those powerhouses in the UFC, we can teach you how to turn your body into a fine-tuned all-natural fighting machine.
Take a look at just a handful of the things you’re going to learn in your first few classes:
Discover how to throw brutal body-smashing knees and elbows…
Uncover the cutting-edge techniques for dominating standup and striking…
Learn the best grappling, clinching and submission wrestling skills to get your ground and pound on…
Develop knockout power with solid kicks, throws and secret MMA submission weapons…
(And, don’t worry, you’ll learn it all in the safest gym in all of Annapolis. Our punching bags make great stand-ins, especially if you’re having a stressful week)
At Ivey League MMA, you’ll work with our instructors in a supportive class setting that teaches you the essentials of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Wrestling.
Even if you’re just starting out, you’ll quickly experience a huge boost in your abilities and fitness levels. That’s what MMA can do for you.
And, if you’re already a seasoned fighter, you’re going to benefit from world-class instruction that cannot be matched. Your skill set and “bag of fighting tricks” is going to skyrocket. Before you know it, you’ll be able to go toe-to-toe with any competitor.
But, I’m Not The Fighting Type,
Could MMA Really Be For Me?
If you’ve never done martial arts before, you might be thinking, “Can I really do all that stuff?” or “I’m not sure I’ve got what it takes…” or “You probably have to be really tough, right?”
The reality is:
1.You absolutely can (and will) do all that and much more…
2.All it takes is the desire to learn a fun new way to get in shape and master timeless martial arts skills in a rewarding and respectful environment…
3.If kids can do this, you can do this, too…
From the very first time you set foot in your new gym, you’re going to experience something unlike you ever have before.
That’s because there’s a natural high that comes from practicing MMA in a first-class gym with instructors who are have trained at the highest levels all around the world.
We take care of you every step of the way. That means you get to enjoy a daily blast of nonstop adrenaline with every class.
Don’t worry – it’s natural to feel a little overwhelmed, but go with your gut here and to help...
Announcing Our Beginner’s Only Course
White Belt Basics Program
We’re proud to announce the ultimate MMA program for the true beginner. Regardless of your physical condition or level of experience, our White Belt Basics Program is designed to take you by the hand and open the world of MMA to you in the most satisfying way ever.
In this comprehensive and fun two- to three-month class, you will be learning an organized curriculum that balances striking, takedowns, and ground grappling.
Each class has been designed to work at a pace you can fully absorb and appreciate as a beginner. In no time at all, you’ll be mastering skills that you once thought were impossible.
Contact us today to find out if the White Belt Basics Program is right for you.
Whether you’re just looking for something to compliment your normal workout routine, or are in search of serious MMA training you need to bust through to the next level, Ivey League MMA is the solution you’ve been wanting all along.
Creating a one-of-a-kind experience for you is our passion.
And, it begins and ends with our world-class coaches, so why don’t you take a moment to…
Meet Your Instructors
At Ivey League MMA, our mission is simple: Give you the best mixed martial arts experience possible, period.
To help skyrocket your success, we offer people of all ages and abilities an unmatched world-class facility conveniently located in the heart of Annapolis, flexible training hours seven days a week, and state-of-art equipment.
But, it’s our outstanding instructors that make Ivey League MMA a step above the rest.
Our instructors are some of the most highly-decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Wrestling champions.
But, their #1 passion is simply getting on the mat with you and teaching you one-on-one how to you reach all of your goals.
Whether you’re looking for a new and exciting way to lose those stubborn pounds and inches and get in the best shape of your life or you want to be totally transformed into a competitive and devastating MMA fighting machine, our instructors are here to serve you.
At Ivey League MMA, you’ll always feel welcome and supported by every one of our instructors. That’s because we are a martial arts team and a family. That means we make it our business to take care of you from the second you walk in our doors. It’s just what we do.
Let’s meet your coaches…
Head Instructor & Coach
Danny Ives is a world-renowned Mixed Martial Arts coach, competitor and martial arts expert. He’s a Pan-American Games Champion, multiple times NAGA champion, and many times Superfight champion. He holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Lloyd Irvin and has many years of Boxing, Thai Boxing, wrestling, and Judo experience.
Coach Ives has worked with the very best fighters and teams all over the world including The Gracie Academy, Team Renzo Gracie, Miltich Fighting Systems, Brazilian Top team, Augie's Boxing Club, Rob Kaman, Lehigh, Iowa and Bloomsburg Universities for his wrestling and takedown skills.
Coach Ives takes great pride in training everyday people and making them into great champions. Whether your goals are in the cage or in life, Coach Ives can help set you up for success.
Muay Thai Coach
After training in Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Kempo, and Kendo, Jason Farrell found his true calling in Muay Thai in 2006 while training along side Danny Ives in South Maryland.
Coach Farrell loves teaching his students how to master Muay Thai striking techniques so that you can accomplish maximum damage with minimal strength.
Coach Farrell comes from a long family of teachers and is passionately dedicated to helping others reach their goals – whether you want to get in better shape or become a world-class striker, Coach Farrell is here to help.
Teens and Fitness Boot Camp Coach
Teresa Ives became involved in martial arts in 2007 after being introduced to the sport during a trip to Japan. Soon after, she moved to Maryland and began training at Ivey League MMA.
She’s competed and won in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and No Gi Grappling.
Together with her husband, Coach Ives, Miss Teresa trains and coaches the Teens Program at Ivey League MMA. She knows that martial arts education for your children offers much more than the typical afterschool activity because your child learns about self-discipline, respect, how to work toward personal goals, and how to have fun while exercising.
Ivey League MMA is the ONLY authentic full fledge mixed martial arts training program in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
But, when it comes to telling you about our instructors, you don’t have to take our word for how good they are.
At Ivey League MMA, we teach genuine Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Self-Defense.
If you’re looking for a top-rate MMA gym, it’s very important that you find a program that includes all three of the major mixed martial arts disciplines:
1. Striking (e.g., Muay Thai kickboxing)
2.Takedowns (e.g., wrestling)
3.Ground Grappling (e.g., Brazilian jiu-jitsu)
If you’re considering another MMA school, be sure to ask if they offer all three disciplines.
If they do not, it’s best you continue looking for a well-rounded program that offers you the comprehensive training you need to succeed in every aspect of the sport.
At Ivey League MMA, we teach all three styles of fighting: BJJ, Muay Thai kickboxing, and Wrestling.
We have developed a rigorous, step-by-step curriculum that reduces each of the three systems into their fundamental building blocks. We then specialize in teaching you how to put them together in the best way possible, so you can truly be the most complete martial artist.
Have you been looking for a true mixed martial arts program and discovered that most of them are completely one-dimensional or just repackaged Karate?
Do you want to learn how to totally devastate your competition?
Are you ready to take the next step toward making your dream of becoming an MMA fighter a reality?
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to hit the next level and make it big on the local, national and even international arena?
If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions, it’s time to Ivey League MMA competition-tested instructors with the highest level of knowledge and experience give you the fight support you really need.
If the thought of letting our instructor help you turn the volume way up on your fight skills brings a smile to your face, Ivey League MMA is your place.
If the idea of grounding and pounding, grappling, striking and kicking in the octagon, ring or cage gets your heart beating fast, then Ivey League wants you now.
But, don’t worry – if going toe-to-toe with another isn’t your idea of fun, Ivey League MMA is also perfect for anybody looking to turbocharge their normal workouts…
Working Out Never Felt So Good!
If you’re new to mixed martial arts, you’re in for a big surprise.
In your very first class, you’re going to discover that MMA skills are not only super fun to learn, but they’re a fantastic way to get in amazing shape.
Our classes will give you the best workouts you’ve ever had … and you’ll have a blast every minute of every class!
It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, a man or a woman, in or out of shape, if you commit to our MMA program, you will see real results, really fast.
What kind of fitness results can you expect?
Get ripped with strong muscles…
Learn how to use your arms, legs, back and core for optimum power…
Enjoy improved flexibility…
Watch those stubborn pounds, inches and “soft spots” melt away…
Benefit from dramatically improved cardio and endurance…
Whether you’re a man or woman, you’re going to quickly discover a new sexier, leaner and stronger body is waiting to be unleashed inside of you.
That’s because MMA offers you the best in full-body exercise. It’s strength training, stretching, cardio and all-over fitness all wrapped into one.
Get started taking advantage of this incredible way to fast track your health and wellbeing…
If you’ve always wanted to try mixed martial arts, but didn’t like the idea of getting hit in the face, we feel your pain.
Many MMA schools think the only way to teach their students how to fight is to put on boxing gloves and swing for the fences. Not only is this counter-productive and dangerous, but it also hinders the learning process and usually results in unnecessary injuries.
At Ivey League MMA, most of our students have families and jobs and can’t afford to leave the gym with black eyes.
Our grappling and sparring instruction is always conducted with utmost control and – most importantly – only when your instructor determines you are truly ready.
At that time, you will only be sparring with your instructor or an advanced student, so that you can get comfortable.
The idea is to train smart and have fun.
Only our amateur and professional fighters do hard sparring to prepare themselves for the conditions inside the cage.
At Ivey League MMA, your safety is always our number one concern AND turning you into the best fighter we can, of course...
Hear What Our Students Are Saying…
If you want to experience these same kind of results and take it to the next level, it’s time for you to…
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At Ivey League MMA, we know that beginning anything new can feel pretty dang tough.
Especially if you haven’t worked out in a while (or ever) or you’re nervous about what a Mixed Martial Arts gym really is, it’s easy to find reasons to put off getting started, right?
That’s why we’re so happy to offer you our exclusive30-Day No Risk “You Get Blown Away or You Don’t Pay” Free Trial.
We’re making it almost too easy for you to get in the best shape of your life.
Take a full 30 days to experience everything Ivey League MMA offers you:
Rock out our Mixed Martial Arts basics class to learn stand up, takedowns, and ground fighting…
Discover the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu basics with or without the classic Gi…
Get your sweat on with our highly acclaimed MMA Conditioning class where you’ll pump up your physical endurance, cardiovascular health, and muscle strength…
Learn the timeless secrets of Muay Thai Kickboxing basics…
Or, just come in during Open Gym (new expanded late-night hours) to train at your own speed…
Once you experience the Ivey League Difference firsthand for yourself, we know you’ll be hooked. But, to wipe away any fears of getting started, we’re giving the first month 100% free.
If you’ve ever struggled with sticking to an exercise program or aren’t quite sure MMA is for you, this is your chance to train with the best instructors anywhere in the Annapolis area with ZERO risk.
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What are you waiting for? This truly is one time where you have nothing to lose (except those stubborn pounds and inches) and everything to gain – including a brand new you.
Don’t worry – there is no catch. There’s no fine print to read. Nothing to sign or buy. After 30 days, if you’re not totally hooked, we’ll be sad to see you go, but will wish you well … and you haven’t lost a single penny.
Can You Say Even More For FREE, FREE, FREE?
When you make the smart decision to check out Ivey League MMA for yourself, you’re going to be instantly rewarded with even more fun, free stuff.
That’s right – as part of your 30-day free trial, you’ll score some amazing bonuses … for free, including:
Your very own one-of-a-kind Ivey League MMA t-shirt
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Introductory Private Lesson
You’ll get the chance of a lifetime to train one-on-one in a private session with one of our world-class instructors. You’re going to discover that getting the personalized attention you deserve is always our top priority. [Value $100]
Enjoy the benefits of a 45-minute custom consultation and strategy session. We’ll work with you to tailor a fitness and training program that is perfect for all of your goals.
Whether you want to master a fighting discipline, lose those annoying extra pounds and inches, get your pump on, or just have fun with new ways of working out, we are here to help.
See, if you don’t succeed, we don’t succeed. So, we work directly with you from the very first day to make sure you are on the right path to tackle every one of your health, fitness and/or fighting dreams.
And, we do it all for you for FREE for the first 30 days!
Plus, if that weren’t enough, you’re also protected by our rock-solid…
60-Day Ironclad Money Back Guarantee
Everybody here at Ivey League MMA wants to see you succeed.
We want you to reach all of your fitness and fighting goals.
We’re happy when you’re happy.
So, we doing something you just won’t find anywhere else. We offer aNo Questions Asked 60-Day Money Back Guarantee.
Here’s how it works…
If after sixty days at Ivey League MMA, you aren’t experiencing the incredible results or satisfaction you expected – even if because you didn’t work out as much as you could have – just let us know and we’ll return every last cent of your money back to you.
If you’re not fully content, we haven’t done our job and we wouldn’t feel right keeping your money.
It’s simple: We believe in our program.
We know that are distinctive MMA training style and one-of-a-kind curriculum is the best of the best. And, we know that once you step foot in our gym, you’ll never look back.
You see, our students travel from all around the world to train with us and people all over Annapolis come to get the best workout of their lives … every day!
So, we know we’re doing great things here at Ivey League MMA and we can’t wait for you to experience them firsthand.
However, if you discover it’s not for you, we want to do right by you and are happy to return your membership dues. Sound fair?
Got Questions? We’re Here To Make Going MMA As Easy As 1, 2, 3
At Ivey League MMA, we pride ourselves on superior customer service.
We are here to serve you. Without you, we don’t exist. We “get” that and take it as our privilege, honor and responsibility to give you the best service possible at all times.
Unlike other gyms that leave you high and dry after they’ve taken your money, we strive to provide you with ongoing opportunities to make your experience here the absolute best it can be.
We consider every one of our students to be part of our extended family.
For starters, we’re here to answer any questions you may have about MMA, our programs and classes, or our current offerings.
Additionally, since all our instructors are trained athletes, we would be happy to consult with you regarding your health and ability to participate in any of our training programs.
If you have questions that haven’t been answered here on the site, please feel free to contact us by email or phone and we’ll be glad to help you.
Our mission is to always treat you with the utmost respect you expect and deserve.
Thank you for your trust in us. We won’t let you down.
With that said, there’s just one question left to ask yourself…
Are You Ready To Rumble?
The Time To Act Is Now…
It’s time to make the decision:
No more delays…
No more putting it off until Monday…
No more finding excuses…
No more wasting time and money with boring gym memberships or crazy equipment that you don’t ever use…
It’s time to let Ivey League MMA help you exceed ALL of your weight loss, health, fitness and fighting goals.
Our instructors are waiting to work one-on-one with you. They’re ready to teach you everything you need to know to master MMA in a fun, ego-free environment.
It’s time for you to discover how fantastic it feels to sweat it out in an MMA training session.
From learning the basics of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Wrestling to establishing yourself as a world-class advanced MMA specialist – we do it all here at Ivey League MMA … and we do it all for YOU!
Make the smart choice for your health and wellbeing right now.
Click that link, make that call or come on by and let’s get you started on the adventure of lifetime today!