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Maria Vega reviewed Gracie PAC MMA
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My wife and I were looking for a friendly, family oriented MMA classes for our son (10) and daughter (12). They love martial arts and have been doing it for years, in an after school program (TKD). Well, after looking around, we joined Gracie PAC MMA. Let me tell you, this place is perfect. Their staff and coaches are incredible; friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and experience on everything MMA. Professor Cris Rodriguez is great with kids, amazing teacher. We are extremely happy with Gracie MMA, their staff is great, they are very organize and their curriculum (bjj, muay thai, kick boxing, etc....) has everything we were looking for. Great place for the entire family.

Tiffany Teal Montague Simmons reviewed Gracie PAC MMA
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Come train with the BEST! This is NOT your normal after school karate class. We were amazed at the amount of technique even the youngest students pick up after just a few classes. Coach Cris is awesome with the kids. She expects more then just good fighting from them. She stays involved with how they are doing in school and at home, giving her students the incentive to be the best at everything they do.

Dana Fields reviewed Gracie PAC MMA
5
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I have been looking for a great exercise program to get involved in and finally found it here. I have learned so much in the two months I have been here and can't wait to continue to get stronger. Love This place!! Coach Cris is the best at making me not want to give up.

DorothyandMark Winter reviewed Gracie PAC MMA
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PAC MMA is fitness for the whole family. Kids programs, adult classes and even the best woman's fitness and self defense around, this is the place to go. Make your family a part of the PAC family.

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Meet Your Extended Family…

What makes Gracie PAC so amazing is not only our wonderful members, but our Team who makes sure she runs like a well oiled machine.  I wanted to give some quick background of the mentors your child now has in their life.

Coach Darion is the Assistant Instructor to our Children and Teens Program. You have more than likely already gotten to know him as he heads our Introductory Lesson Process and has worked 1 on 1 with your child from the first day.  Coach Darion (who happens to be my awesome step-son 😉 started training in the Martial Arts when he was 15 years old.  At the time he never really enjoyed sports, was over-weight, had very little friends, and was very shy. Training in the Martial Arts has completely changed his life for the better. He has lost over 100 pounds, competes regularly, has completely come out of his shell, and now enjoys helping others accomplish their goals on and off the mat.

Coach David is the Head Instructor to our Children and Teens Program as well as the Assistant Instructor to our Adult Program. He began his Martial Arts Journey at the young age of 9 and has 10+ years of teaching experience. His positive energy can be felt from across the room and his ability to edu-tain our ninjas is incredible.

I began my Martial Arts Journey at age 8 and I knew from the first day I stepped on the mat on March 15, 1993 that I would one day own my own Martial Arts Academy. Gracie PAC is literally a life long dream come true and I am grateful everyday that I get to share my knowledge and passion to the youth of Tampa. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of South Florida in 2007 and have had the opportunity to bring my collegiate education to the mats. As the Master Instructor and Owner, it is my ultimate goal to help all of our students become the best version of themselves.

You might also see Coach Ariana and Coach Casey on the mat helping with our Kids Classes. They run our After School and Summer Camp Programs and fill in if one of our Coaches is out.

One of the best parts of our Team is their knowledge not only on the mat, but in the safety of our students.  All of our Team has gone through our extensive Instructor Training Certification Program, are CPR & First Aid Certified, and have passed Level 2 Background Screenings. So you can rest assured your child is in great company!

It really is a family here at Gracie PAC – and we look forward to getting to know more about your family as well.