301 Saw Mill River Rd, Yonkers, NY 10701
Jungle Gym Martial Arts
If you are going join a martial arts school, you need to come train at Animals MMA! This is where my whole family trains. My children are here with me on the mats and they love it. The coaches are all knowledgeable and willing to help you no matter what your goals, skills or abilities. The people here are one big family and some of the finest people that I have met in my life. Come and join us!
You can train for free no strings attached for 35 days.
Animals MMA is the first experience I've ever had at an MMA gym, and it is exactly what I needed in my life. It's not about standing on a boring tread mill, it's about taking classes that push you beyond what you think your limits are. I can do so much more than I ever thought I could thanks to Master Sam, all of the teachers, and fellow students. Everyone has treated me like family since the moment I walked through the door. I love every class. Every person there takes the time to teach every move properly and with patience. It's the kick start I needed to get back in shape, and with a variety of classes to choose from it was easy to find what I wanted and needed to do.
I've placed in 3 tournaments and won gold in my first 6 months of being here.
It's for all ages from children to adults! I'm 37 years old, it's never too late you are never too old!
Don't have the time?! There are also women and men here who have families and full time jobs who are able to find the time to train thanks to the assortment of classes and class times.
In order to survive in a "Jungle", you need to be an ANIMAL. Animals MMA of Yonkers will help you survive the Jungles of gyms currently offering MMA, as well as the jungles of stress, laziness, and fear in your life. Animals MMA of Yonkers is just one of the most well-rounded Mixed Martial Arts Gyms in the State of New York, plain and simple, as well as the most accepting. They produce champions, as well as promote the growth of the average gym roller. They realize that not every person that walks through the door is going to be a UFC fighter, or ever wants to. They are not looking to make you something you're not, they will not apply a one-fits all philosophy to Mixed Martial Arts. Every student is different, and they recognize that, and are willing to work with anyone who has the dedication to walk through their door.
They offer wrestling, Muay Thai, boxing, and of course, "gi" and non-gi jiujitsu. It's really up to you, and they support your personal goals, not knock them. You may be just looking to lose weight, which is fine, no judgement; you may be looking to just compete in tournaments, again, fine, no judgement; you may be looking to defend yourself or your family on the streets, absolutely no judgement here ever!
This is more family than school, more friendly than forma; no masters here, no bullsh*t rituals, no false codes. Just honesty. Just support. Just decency.
So, get off your a**, stop reading this, and start training with an awesome group of guys, because yesterday you said tomorrow, tomorrow you'll say someday. Start your MMA journey already, the Animal way.
As a student at Animals MMA i can atest to the excellent training and overall family atmosphere there. It is my home away from home. Animals MMA offers a vast array of fighting styles including, but not limited to, BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU, WRESTLING, BOXING and MUAY THAI. All taught by coaches who have enjoyed great success in their respective fields of expertise. Coach Marji, who owns the school, is a down to earth caring person. and the school itself refelcts that. There is a no judgement policy at this school that will allow you to attain your own personal goals at your own pace, not feeling pressured by the cult or gang mentality that other martial art schools sometimes adapt, where it is the masters way or the highway. All in all i would recommend this school to family and friends alike and any one else who wants to tap in to their inner ANIMAL.
Animals MMA is in a league all of its own. I have been a student of the school for a little over a year and can say without a shadow of a doubt that training at this school is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve dropped over 20 pounds, and increased my strength as well as my endurance to new levels.
The best part about this school is the environment. There are lots of places that preach family atmosphere. Here, it’s not simply an “atmosphere” it’s a way of life. From day one you belong. The dedication to one another that every single student (and instructor) has is unbelievable. There is ZERO ego here, everyone wants to help everyone else get better. In a conditioning class its cheering each other on to get that last set of an exercise finished (it’s an everyday thing to see someone that’s already finished jump back in and do it again just to help motivate their teammate.) When you’re rolling, its breaking down the move you got caught in and then going through the way to get out of it. Bottom line - Shihan Sam Marji runs a top notch organization that prepares you for any goal you have. Whether you want to begin learning BJJ, wrestling, boxing, Muay Thai, or continue on what you already know, Animals MMA has classes for all levels - Kids, Adults, Women’s (Ladies, Fighting Foxes is an awesome woman’s program you should DEFINITELY check out). I couldn’t imagine training anywhere else.
MMA, Brazilian jiu jitsu, boxing, kick boxing, muay thai, wrestling, Judo, all women's classes, Animals MMA is where it's at. Classes run 7 days a week am/pm so it will fit into anybody's busy schedule. Classes are passionately by experts who love their art and are willing to share it with each student. Great place!