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Clarion MMA is a Martial Arts Academy located in Clarion,
Pennsylvania. The goal of Clarion MMA is to unite those of
us in the Clarion area looking to further our fitness or
martial arts education with some of the most knowledgeable
trainers in the area.
We are currently looking for new members. Our seven day
a week schedule is sure to have something you are looking
Whether you are interested in competing in Mixed Martial Arts, Karate or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
tournaments or are just looking for a great workout, we can help. We offer a variety of
martial arts and fitness classes. Regardless of your age or skill level we are sure to have
something for you!
Remember, everybody's first class is FREE!
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On August 10th the American Grappling Challenge hosted a grappling tournament in
Copley, Ohio. Over 175 grapplers hit the mat to test their skills. Clarion MMA made
the trip with 20 competitors. Joining the competitors was a cheering section of friends
and family. It was both a fun and rewarding day.
Out of Clarion MMA's 20 competitors, 14 brought home medals. However, even more
important than the medals were the lessons learned. Every single person learned a
lesson or two about their sport, about determination and about what they need to do
to improve themselves for the future.
Not every athlete is a fighter, but every fighter should be an athlete. Cross-training can
be one of the most important aspects of mixed martial arts.
This year a group of ran in the first ever Bobcat 5k in Clarion. Special congrats to both
Rachel White and Mike LeFay for each earning bronze in their divisions.
Cross-training refers to an athlete
training in sports other than the one
that athlete competes in with a goal
of improving overall performance.
For example, a number of us at
Clarion MMA train for and compete in
running races. We are not running
with the goal of being great runners,
but instead we are using the running
to help us do better on the mat.
Three of our youth went the entire day
without losing a single match,
congratulations to Jayden, Kat, and Mikey.
Jayden - Double Gold
Mikey - Double Gold
Kat - Double Gold
Rilee - Double Silver
Rachel - Double Silver
Felicia - Double Bronze
John - Double Silver
Emily - Bronze Gi, Silver no-gi
Jesse - Bronze no-gi, Silver gi
Haven - Bronze gi
Ciera - Double Bronze
Carly- Bronze gi
Morgan - Silver no-gi
Khalid - Silver no-gi, Bronze gi
At the end of June a group of us traveled to
Windsor, Ontario in Canada to attend a
seminar and compete in the JJM Canadian
Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament. It was a
good event with tough competitors.
Jean Jacques Machado deemed it time to put
an orange belt on Haven and did so.
While I appreciate getting my hand raised and
earning medals, at this event especially I think
the losses were the most important part of the
day. I know for sure that both Hillary and I
returned to Clarion with a new focus, fire and
Haven – gold gi, bronze no-gi
Mikey – a pair of silver medals
Hillary – a pair of silver medals
Leo – a pair of bronze
Jen – silver gi, bronze no-gi
Garrett – three silvers (he competed in
both of his regular divisions and then
jumped weight classes in no-gi to earn
a third silver)
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