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Ronin Athletics has been a pioneer in the education and training of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in New York City since 2001.

Our spacious MMA gym NYC specializes in the introduction and development of individuals of all backgrounds, skill levels, and body types to the core facets of MMA: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Wrestling, Kickboxing / Muay Thai, and Submission Grappling.

Our MMA school’s focus is to provide a comfortable and friendly facility to allow the Athlete to develop their Martial Arts creativity and skill. Whether its competition, self-defense, or simply a more healthy and balanced mind and body, our MMA NYC based curriculum has been designed to provide the tools necessary for you to reach your individual goals.

We offer classes in the Fundamentals of Mixed Martial Arts as well as classes that focus exclusively on Gi and No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (Click here for more info on our BJJ NYC Program), Kickboxing / Muay Thai, Submission Grappling, and Wrestling. Also, we believe in the importance of free form practice and offer plenty of Open Mat training. Our MMA class schedule is set up so that even the busiest of New Yorkers can find time to train.

If you are looking for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) classes in New York City (NYC), Ronin Athletics is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, close to both Penn Station and Times Square. Contact us to receive a Free Introductory Class so you can experience firsthand the positive, unpretentious environment and expert level training our NYC MMA gym has to offer.

The ‘Clinch and Ground’ component of our program. Learn the use of positioning, leverage and submissions used in Mixed Martial Arts.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The ‘Stand-up’ component of our program. Learn evasion, defense and striking tactics used in Mixed Martial Arts.


Bringing together ‘Stand-up, Clinch and Ground’ into a cohesive program. To make you a complete Combat Athlete.

Mixed Martial Arts


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    ...serious yet unpretentious guidance to beginners...

    This [NYC MMA] training center offers serious yet unpretentious guidance to beginners who want to explore both the self-defense and fitness aspects of mixed martial arts.
    Shayna Courtney, TimeOut New York
  • Great people, great coaches, great environment!

    This place was my introduction to BJJ, and kickboxing. I only got a chance to train here for a brief time before moving out of state for work, but this place will always be close to my heart. Great people, great coaches, great environment.
    Chris Patterson
  • Fantastic gym!

    Fantastic gym. I've been training BJJ now for ~5 years and have been to many different gyms to take classes and train in both California and NYC. Ronin has both the best instruction, and most friendly atmosphere -- quite a unique combination.
    Jason Fotinatos
  • Hands down the best MMA gym in NYC.

    Awesome place with a great vibe. Hands down the best MMA gym in NYC. Once you do the trial class, you'll most definitely want to join. Love the people that train here and the instructors are articulate which makes it real easy to learn.
    Tommy Shek
  • Great instructors and a friendly atmosphere!

    Great facility with everything you need in a martial arts gym! Great instructors and a friendly atmosphere. Check them out!
    Gary Gjoni
  • Christian is a great friend and teacher!

    Christian is a great friend and teacher. I have had the honor to train under him for several years in JF/JKD, Kali and BJJ. All the best and continued success.
    Louis Antonio Arecibo