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Kian Lanam
One of my favorite gyms for sure. Zack Hicks is a great instructor!
Nate James
I've been training BJJ here since moving to Nashville 3 years ago and love the place. It's awesome that they have a full gym, plus BJJ, wrestling, judo, MMA, etc., all in one place. I've been training under BT (Bryan Tidwell) since I joined the gym and I learn something new every class I make because his coaching style is solid. He gives great instruction that is easy to follow for beginners, while still highlighting all the small details that can make a technique way more effective for more advanced students.
Khurshid Ismoilov
BT is one of the best jujitsu coach I ever know…πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Kelly Cofield
The gym is incredibly welcoming! I mostly participate in the fitness classes and always get a good sweat. Our morning coach, Austin Tucker, is fantastic. He pushes you and is also fun. It's a great community. 
Gavin Goralnick
Austin is such a good dude!! If you’re in Nashville and you’re looking for a CrossFit style workout that is constantly changing and challenging you then give his classes a shot! He is extremely helpful to those just starting out while also keeping it fun for the more experienced people. Also check out his intro to MMA and boxing classes as well. Solid group!!
David Lashley
Great coaches, an energetic gym atmosphere, and a helpful front desk, Highly recommended!!!
Richie Martinez
What a gym. Very clean, excellent classes, and wonderful coaches. YOU HAVE TO GO TO RONNIE’S CLASSES! He’ll get you right. πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Katrina Owens
My son been going here for a month now the trainer Shaun is awesome he is great with kids and his patience is on point. Overall I would totally recommend this place. The front desk staff is amazing also. But Shaun rocks πŸ˜ƒ your kid would be a champion with his training.
Chirayu Marathe
Have been going to this gym for 2 months and can’t recommend it enough! Fantastic facility with a ton of equipment, super friendly staff and amazing coaches! Especially recommend Coach Shawn for BJJ, he does a great job of breaking down techniques and providing guidance. Would also recommend Coach Ronnie for Muay Thai, his classes are always very educational and so much fun! 
Micah Smith
I came in knowing nothing about BJJ. Plain and simple. After the hour-long beginner lesson was finished, I was convinced that there was no better place to receive high-quality instruction and learn both the fun and the discipline of BJJ than at Nashville MMA. Coach Shawn was both thorough and encouraging, clearly caring about every one of his students while still pushing them further and showing interest in their development. This was an incredible experience and the reason I will be coming back.
Sam White
Coach Shawn does a wonderful job of breaking BJJ techniques down into easy to learn parts. He then brings everything together and gives great feedback on how you can improve. I highly recommend Nashville MMA to anyone looking for a home gym.
Drew Davenport
I have been working out here for several years. Great gym with great people. The Iron Pile class coached by Coach Austin is the best class they offer. Coach Austin does a great job of designing the work outs to be challenging but also manageable regardless of your fitness level.
Garrett Bowen
Had a fantastic time on my introduction tour and class. Staff was very knowledgeable and the facility is astounding. You can tell that the coaches are experts and have the ability to coach not only the beginners but experts as well. I look forward to the experience of growing with Nashville MMA.
Daniel Mancini
Been training for about 6 months, taking MMA classes with Coach Mike and the occasional No-Gi BJJ class. It's been a great experience - I learn something new each day and always leave feeling better than when I arrived. Great facilities, too, and all-around friendly people. Highly recommend!
Mark β€œMarky 4 Fingers” Laws
Best in the state
Brandon Hendricks

Best MMA gym in the area. Really appreciate that they have morning and afternoon classes in addition to the night ones.

Damien Horne

Love all the coaches and the staff here! Super helpful and attentive! I’m enjoying learning and training!

Joel Gage

Great place to learn and train! I have been working with Coach Mike for over a year and a half now and it has been a great experience. He is an encyclopedia of multiple disciplines and a skilled teacher. Highly recommend!

Kim Diehl

I've been going to Nashville MMA Training Camp since 2020 and I love it! Not only is it a great place to meet cool people but the workouts are killer!!! I truly have seen a huge change and have gotten so much stronger since working out here. Austin and Tim are truly the BEST trainers!!

Rosy Argueta

I’ve been going for a few months and I am hooked. The facility is top notch but it is the coaches and the energy in each class that keep me coming. Coach Tim and Coach Austin push me everyday to be better and get stronger. So glad I found this place!!!

Leal Legacy

Out of a family of 5 (soon to be 6) 3 of us train at Nashville MMA, and couldn’t be happier or more proud to be a part of the gym’s community. There is no doubt that within a few years, our whole family will be training there.

The coaches are deeply skilled, deeply knowledgeable, deeply passionate, deeply patient, and are engaged with both veterans and beginners alike. We’ll be a Nashville MMA family for years to come.

Aadonis Kauterman

It is a great environment with different classes all day. From boxing to judo. Great place to turn yourself into an animal! But also learning proper techniques. I have learned so much in just this 1 month that I been here and I look forward to what I can learn and possible opportunities in the future with this gym!

Bobby Martin

This is hands down the best gym and gym atmosphere in Nashville. Feels like I’m training in college again! Already recommended to some friends and they signed up instantly.. loving it here!

Dante Reyna

One stop shop for everything MMA. Coach Tra'vell brings his unique class of Muay Thai and fighting into the class. You really get a sense of the years of experiences the coaches have. Have been training for about a year now and can definitely say I don't see myself training anywhere else anytime soon.

Blair Adams

Nashville MMA is hands the best Mixed Martial Arts gym in the city. The Coaches are elite (many are professional fighters or grapplers) and the facilities are state of the art.


Nashville mma is the spot for if you wanna learn real self defense or even compete. Coach Travell helped me feel more welcomed, and is a very good teacher. As a result, I wanna compete too.

Jay Terry

Don't bother going to any of the other MMA studios in the city. If you want to become an elite level fighter with trainers that will tailor their teaching to your specific needs, Nashville MMA is the only place to go. Ask for Coach Tra' vell specifically

Brayden Walker

Coach Travell is a top notch instructor with a real passion for Muay Thai. Coach T knows his stuff and is always available for questions after class. The staff and students are all very nice and welcoming. I was hooked after my first class. Definitely try it out !


Just finished my first free class and now I'm hooked. Already getting a member and putting time in my schedule for classes.

Chase Dalton

This facility is awesome. Coach Tra’vell’s Muay Thai classes are informative and fun, and the BJJ classes are top notch. Definitely recommend.

Jason Giger

I’ve been working out and training at Nashville MMA for almost 9 months and really love it. It can be an intense gym, but that is what you want in a gym! My experience has been that there is a place for every level of fitness and ability. My wife and two kids also joined a few months after I did. The kids love the jujitsu and boxing classes. Coach Travell is my personal favorite, both his Muay Thai and Cardio Kickboxing classes are intense and well worth it. I am a teacher myself, so I can spot when someone shares their craft out of a certain level of passion and expertise. Coach Travell has the kind of heart and intensity that is contagious and makes you want to work hard and keep coming back. I plan to be at Nashville MMA for awhile. Great place.

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Carson Wright

I had my first experience in an MMA gym this week. With it being my first time, naturally I was intimidated before walking through the door. However, after being greeted by the staff / coaches they made it feel like I had been training there for years. Very personable and welcoming to everyone. Coach T was a great, I have the utmost respect for him as a fighter and teacher. He made the class challenging yet understood that most of us are beginners and adapted to our skill level. I will definitely be going back.

Steven Modlin

My son has been in martial arts since he was 6, he is now 15. We have been all over map to train. This is hands down one of the best gyms we have been in!!! Very knowledgeable coaching staff with a proven track record. If you are looking for a gym, this is the place to be

Derek Bryan

This is the premier MMA facility in the SE!! Great instructors with decades of expertise in every facet of the game! The kids program is incredible. I call it home

Amanda Benjamin

Nashville MMA is like a second home! So many awesome people and that have each others' backs, having higher ranked belts and amazing teachers, we learn a lot even in bigger classes. 10/10 highly recommend. Plus we have some of the highest ranked fighters on the state!

Lily Martinez

I love going to the gym and learning more about ju jitsu and boxing! The coaches are great! I always have fun learning and meeting new people. I’ve learned so much over years training there and feel very confident.

Yabetz Cohen-Peretz

If you're a fighter or just looking for a great work out...... you must check out Nashville Mixed Martial Arts Academy.

Dean Braden

Having moved a lot these last years for work purposes I’ve visited and enrolled in many martial arts gyms and I can say with out doubt that Nashville MMA is among the best for Jujitsu, Muay Thai and self defense. In combining the arts, the MMA training at Nashville MMA is unmatched anywhere! My experience at Nashville MMA has been excellent!

Pete Blackwell

Great gym to train at and Iv been around the u.s. in many different ones.  This is one of the top places to train.

Mike Wargo

Joining this gym was a fantastic decision. I lost 15 lbs. in two months and while it's exhausting, it's worth it. I find myself looking forward to going to the kickboxing class, which I've never experienced with any other exercise routine. The instructors push you to your limit but aren't dicks about it, which, if you're out of shape (like me), you won't get discouraged. If you've got the time and the dedication, it's definitely a rewarding experience

Jared Riley

Fantastic people. Out of town affiliate, down for training. Professor Hammonds is a beast and the world knows it. If you are looking to sharpen your skills, look no further, this is the place to be.

Taylor Hood

Game changer. Folks are amazing. Great staff. Been a member for a couple years and can’t imagine working out or training anywhere else.

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Saburo H

Great instructor, students, and facility. The instructor and all students welcomed one time walk-in guy like me. (Because just passing by the town on the way to AZ from NC.)

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Logan W

Best coaches best athletes and best people to be around period they all work hard and push each other everyday to become better

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James W

Top notch instructors and nothing but grueling hard work. Definitely recommend this place if you want to put in the hard work.

Bigg N

My family, my brothers and sisters, a bunch great people work and train at NMMA! I've been there since 100 Oaks Mall 10 years ago and would recommend this gym to anyone !

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Kristin H

Super friendly and welcoming vibe... awesome place! :) looking forward to coming back when I'm in town...

Nick Britt

The difference between this gym and the other gyms that want to be this gym is experience. Actual competitors teaching classes. Come in acting like a badass and you might leave with a broken arm, but if you ditch your ego, they are the coolest cats in town.

Carlos Stinson

I once struggled inside since leaving the military after my service of 4 Operation Iraqi Freedom campaigns of my 7 years in service as airborne special operations /global response task force. By becoming part of Nashville MMA East/ Team Shawn Hammonds, I was given a new meaning to my life. This is the place where I can come to feel welcomed and not judged based on my service-connected disability. I love the diversity in this organization, the friendliest, excellent staff and top of the line instructors. With new hope in my life, I truly don’t see myself going anywhere else as to be focused on my future investment with this sport organization in becoming BJJ competitor, physical fitness, instructor, or even possible a referee. I would like to encourage any military and Veterans in being part of this great organization.

Joseph Kelley

NashvilleMMA is an great place with great people. I can train for my own enjoyment while the next person might be a pro fighter! Everyone is supportive of one another, and that's what's so cool.

Randall Phillips

Nashville MMA is the best place around to train. Everyone there is welcoming, friendly and top notch, all lead by one of the best BJJ competitors and professors there is: Shawn Hammonds. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed!

Steven Coble

This is the best gym around. The best coaches and team mates. Very family oriented, and a great place for children to learn how to defend themselves. So if u want the best we are the best.

Amanda Wollum

I have both of my boys in the Black Belt Club at Nashville MMA - it has been the best thing ever for them. They fight with each other less, and have gained so much skill. Bravo!

Joshua Daniel

I have been here one day so far and already it feels I have found a new family it's a great environment to learn.

Zack Murphy

Excellent facility for all thing MMA. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. They can train people of all skill levels, ages, and backgrounds. Great BJJ, Muay Thai, Tactical Defense, MMA classes!

Derek Bryan

Nashville MMA is my second home. I will eternally be grateful for the journey they have shared with me.

Ryan De Burgh

I had an absolute blast in my first lesson and cannot wait for more. Real teachers with real passion for teaching these arts.

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