For the MMA practitioner, wrestling bridges the gap between stand-up and ground fighting styles. Learn how to shoot in and take down your opponent, and learn how to defend his or her takedown attempts.
Jon Manley first developed a taste for grappling as a wrestler his in senior year of high school. At age 18, he started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial arts. Jon fought his way onto TUF Season 16, making it all the way to the Semi-Finals. His tenacity earned him Submission of the Season.
Jon is a UFC veteran and trains students of all skill levels in both sport and practical martial arts. Located temporarily at the Williamstown Youth Center (COVID, right?), Jon Manley MMA offers kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, and cardio-kickboxing classes mornings and nights throughout the week. Everyone is welcome here.
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The undisputed king of ground fighting styles, BJJ is a staple for any well rounded martial artist. Known as the "gentle art", jiu-jitsu is unique among fighting systems because it's relatively gentle to train but also devastatingly effecting in both the octagon and in self defense scenarios. Both gi and no-gi styles taught.
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Mixed martial arts (MMA) incorporates elements of many, many effective fighting systems. Learn elements of western boxing, karate, kung fu, jiu jitsu, Muay Thai, and others. Here you'll find everything you need to find your range, learn your timing, and throw like a pro.
Come train in a relaxed, friendly environment that's open to everyone! Whether you are interested in the sport of MMA, the game of Jiu Jitsu, or are just searching for the workout of lifetime, look no further than Jon Manley MMA in the heart of Williamstown. Join our ragtag group of hippie misfits and head coach Jon Manley will personally work with you to develop a training style that suits your own goals, or just have fun and get a great workout a few days a week. Check our schedule and come visit us anytime.
"Peace, love, and martial arts."
Williamstown Youth Center
66 School Street
Williamstown, MA 01267