Welcome to GriffonRawl Combat Sports & Fitness
Our approach here at the GriffonRawl MMA Academy is simple, "If it doesn't work, we don't teach it". All of our programs are not only designed to benefit those who intend to compete, but are also designed to teach Self-Defense while getting you in shape. Mixed Martial Arts is currently one of the fastest growing sports in the world today! However, do not be fooled, the styles we teach have proven their effectiveness inside and outside of the ring time and time again. Competing is not a mandatory requirement for attending any of our classes. Competitions we currently compete in are Muay Thai, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, & MMA.
The GriffonRawl MMA Academy is located in Mentor, Ohio which is about a half an hour east of downtown Cleveland. We are one of the premier MMA Academy’s in the state of Ohio. We have a very large fight team which consists of over 30 active amateur fighters and currently 6 professionals and growing. We stay very active as a team and compete a minimum of at least once every month. Our gym is not just for fighters however and we welcome beginners who are just looking for a chance to train in the arts we teach to get in shape, learn to fight to be able to defend themselves, and or just want to have a lot of fun.
Our Academy is about 6,000 sq feet and is set broken into two sides. Side 1 has about a 1,000 square foot section of mats that we use for group training along with a row of 6 Thai Bags for our striking classes. We use side 1 for warm ups and more for the beginners. Side 1 also has our MMA store where you can get all of your training gear, apparel, etc to meet your needs. Side 2 is more for our fight team and advanced students seeing as it is where our Boxing Ring, and Cage is set up. We are the official cage of Ohio’s premier MMA organization the NAAFS and also rent our cage out to any local MMA promoters that may be interested. Side two also has some adjustable speed bags, heavy bags, and showers for use. If your looking to be the best come train with some of the best!