209 16th Ave NE Calgary, Alberta T2E-1J9

Tel: 587-998-5578

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday: 6:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm to 2:30pm


    Do I need to be fit to join?

    Absolutely not MMA University caters to people of all fitness levels. Doesn?t matter if you have never thrown a punch or kick in your life! In fact, 95% of our members never competed. Whether it is to learn the art of self-defense, lose 10 pounds, get into the best shape of your life or perhaps one day step into the ring or cage and compete, your goals are more than achievable through the programs we offer at MMA University . Our programs are specifically designed to maximize your chances of achieving whatever you set out to do in the least amount of time.

    Do I need experience to start?

    Not at all. Even the most elite professionals were once new to the sport! We have classes for everyone if you have two feet and a heart beat, MMA University is perfect for you. The most important thing is for you to start today and to gain all the wonderful benefits of martial arts. Don?t put it off any longer!

    Can I take private 1-on-1 Private lessons?

    Yes, we offer 1-on-1 lessons. Historically, you can learn up to 400% faster through private 1-on-1 lessons. For more information, please speak to a MMA University staff member. We are always here to help you achieve your goals.

    What are the benefits of Martial Arts?

    • Lose weight and burn body fat
    • Burn up to 1,000 calories in just one hour
    • Get into the best shape of your life
    • Learn the art of self-defense for real world encounters
    • Inherit more confidence and courage
    • Develop mental strength, discipline, and focus
    • Release stress and boost your energy levels
    • Make new lifelong friends
    • These are just some of the benefits of training at Empower Training & Fitness

    What are the classes like?

    All of our classes are designed to maximize your learning and fitness while still having fun. Of course, all of our classes are authentic and taught by competition proven and knowledgeable, experienced instructors who have a passion for martial arts. We believe that fun is the magical ingredient to help you learn the art and get you into the best shape of your life. Our instructors at MMA University are high energy, passionate and knowledgeable students of the game. You will never be forced to do anything that you do not want to do. We understand that everyone has a different level of fitness and some members may be more advance than others. For example, if you do not want to spar, you will never be forced to do so. Of course, if you love to spar and are very interested in doing so, you will have the opportunity to spar under the strict supervision of our instructors. Our classes are high energy, full of adrenaline, and packed with high octane fun. Our goal is for you to grow as an individual by pushing your limits, as long as you are honest with yourself and give your 100% what more can we ask for!

    What equipment do I need?

    Every program at MMA University has different requirements in terms of equipment. The MMA University staff will be more than happy to help you get geared up and started.

    Can I try a class before I sign up as a member?

    Absolutely! In fact, we encourage you to take advantage of our free trial classes. You should definitely test-drive the full MMA University experience before committing to becoming a part of our diverse family. We are confident that you will love it. To book your Complimentary Intro Classes, please call us now at 587-350-6628 or fill out a free trial form on the website and someone will contact you right away. Bring a shirt, shorts, water bottle and a positive attitude and one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to get you started on your free trail class. All we ask is you leave your ego at the door. Here at MMA University, we have zero tolerance for any attitude, ?gym heroes? or ?tough guys?!

    What about women?

    Yes, of course! Women are more than welcome at MMA University. For women, learning the art of self-defense can be a life-changing experience because it gives them with confidence, knowledge, and determination. It is an amazing feeling to know that you can defend yourself safely and it doesn?t hurt that you will burn fat, build, tone and condition your muscles like never before. Ditch the boring gym routine and come get into the best shape of your life!

    What about children?

    At MMA University our goal is to change the lives of Calgary?s youth! We teach martial arts so that your children can inherit invaluable life-skills such as confidence, self-defense, mental strength, discipline, focus, teamwork, and much, much more. Our goal is to help your child reach his/her full potential in life and to sculpt them into becoming the best little ninjas they can be! We have a very strong focus on ?bully-proofing? your children so that they do not become victims at school. Bullying is very harmful to a child?s self-esteem and can rob a child of his/her future dreams. At MMA University, we have a zero tolerance philosophy against bullies. Bully-proof your child today! Give your child the gift of martial arts! Watch them develop into little ninjas!

    How can I get more information on Alavanca?

    To watch video clips of our classes, instructors, techniques and helpful tips you can go and subscribe to the official MMA University Youtube Channel. You can also join the official MMA University Facebook page, Twitter & Instagram accounts to stay in touch with what is happening at the academy. For tips, articles, techniques, workouts and cool news, you can also check out our blog.