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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for Self Defense

This is a class for eveyone, not just professional athletes!

This class teaches a blend of Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, BJJ, and Judo.   Unlike a lot of other programs, we don't just throw you to the wolves and wish you best of luck.  Instead, we teach using the framework of the Nemean Fight System, which applies  a structured development of principles and tactics to guarantee you a much faster development.   


This class will teach you to be a well rounded, effective fighter, in all the key areas of martial arts including striking, takedowns, clinches, working against a vertical barrier (the cage), and fighting on the ground.  

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We do at least 20 minutes of live sparring every class.  Our sparring is light contact (Full speed and 40% power) and high intensity.  It is designed for the playful experimentation and application of technique, not beating each other's faces in.  

There are a 2 key differences between this class and a standard MMA program.  

  • We provide the same elite level instruction to everyone, not just professional fighters.

  • The emphasis of this class is self defense rather than sport.  We teach both No Gi And Gi techniques, as well as weapon defense, multiple opponents, and other scenario based training

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Greg Koval has trained in martial arts since 1990 when he began training at Kim's Taekwondo with his father Bruce Koval.  

​In September of 2012, Coach Greg opened Koval Taekwondo to teach old school power Taekwondo with educated cross training for self defense.  This was the foundation for what was later to become Devil Dog Martial Arts, which is the culmination of developed systems and training practices that were established under the Koval Taekwondo program. 


Greg Koval is a 6th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor in Taekwondo under Grand Master Moo H Kim..  Greg Koval is also a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Pablo Castro.  In addition, Coach Greg has spent decades cross training Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, MCMAP, Hapkido, and Judo. 

Class Instructor - Head Coach Greg Koval

Other Class Information

Physical Prerequisite:  None
Physical Challenge Level:  Starts at a 3, Builds to a 5 as you progress
Equipment Requirements:  Water Bottle and a mouth guard.  You can borrow gear till you get your own, but you must eventually get Boxing Gloves, Cloth Gloves, and Shin Protectors.  A Helmet is also encouraged
Uniform Requirement:  Gi (provided by DDMA) 
Ages:  13+
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