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  • Disciple Birthday Outing!!!

    Happy Birthday To Our Own Josh Francis!!!
    To celebrate the team went and played painball out at Hogback Mountain. Stay tuned for our next Paintball team outing!
  • Interested In Judo?

    Come In on a Tuesday Or Thurday to Try a class for Yourself!
  • ``When I came to Disciple MMA Academy I had a mixed martial arts record of 1-1. Since then I've risen to 7-2 winning 4 title belts in that time.

    Also for Brazilian jiujitsu I've won over 20 medals. Disciple MMA is the best martial arts gym I've ever had the honor to be apart of.
    They have great coaches who care about you inside and out the gym. We're not just a team, we're a family.`` -James ``Netflix`` Neville

    Little Experience? No Experience? Its no problem, contact us today about getting your training started!
    Contact us for a free trial!
  • Think you have what it takes to learn the hardest sport in the world?

    Come in and try our Muay Thai Program!
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Student Spotlight: Paolo Garcia

Although relatively new to the family, everyone knew Paolo was going to fit in perfect when he walked through our doors. Training for the better part of 6-months, he fought through a knee injury and the moment his doctor cleared him he was back training with us. And as a sign of a true teammate, even while he was medically unable to train himself, he was still involved in the gym. Whether it be holding pads, helping coach, or even providing a friendly joke or two when needed. We are all very proud of Paolo and cant wait to see what he does next.

Coach Spotlight: Jon Hughes

Always bounding with energy, and his reggae playlist while training Jon Hughes really is something special. Training with Coach Scott Howard for the better part of 8 years, Jon has quickly became one of Disciple MMA’s best and brightest. Always giving his teammates lifting or nutritional advice Jon is a major asset to our team. And even a bigger part of our family, anyone who knows Jon knows that he would bend over backwards in support of any of his teammates. Whether they are taking class for the first time, or a long time veteran of the program. Although we don’t have a “Team Captain”, you can ask anyone and they would agree, Jon Hughes definitely fits the role.


Disciple MMA Academy welcomes you, whether you’re interested in competing at an elite level of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), training to Lose Weight and promote Self Confidence, for Self Defense, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Muay Thai, or fighting in MMA as an Amateur or Professional Martial Artist!


The training facility is home to many professional Muay Thai, Boxing and MMA competitors. If you’re looking to compete at a high level, this is the place to take your career to the next level. Disciple MMA professionals have fought on platforms including Bellator, UFC, WSOF and Shogun. Disciple Muay Thai professionals have fought on and won titles in AMTL, Lion Fights, and Glory.

Disciple MMA offers a family-friendly environment

and promotes high-level training in a safe and fun atmosphere – come visit us today, and sign up for a free introductory class or private lesson!

Daily schedule
04:30pm - 05:30pm

Tae Kwon Do - Kids

  • Master Sim
  • Easy
05:30pm - 06:30pm

Tae Kwon Do - Kids

  • Master Sim
  • Easy
06:00pm - 07:00pm

No Gi Submission Wrestling

  • Neil Johnson
  • Normal
06:30pm - 07:30pm

Tae Kwon Do - Adults

  • Master Sim
  • Easy
07:00pm - 09:00pm

Muay Thai

  • Paul Sitcharing
  • Hard

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No matter what your experience, fitness level, age or gender, Disciple MMA Academy has a program to fit anyone at any level with proven results. Our staff is ready to help you achieve your goals, whether in fitness, self-defense, weight control, or competition training.

If you are interested in training with us, please stop by or contact us for more information!

Hours for: April 19
6:00PM 9:00PM

Feel free to stop by and try a class, or inquire about current Disciple MMA class promotions!

"I came in for the open mat, it was awesome.”

Tristan Bonds

"Competitive gym, teaches respect, puts you to work. Work out is great even if you choose not to compete, instructors are great. Great gym to go to."

Brandon Barnes

“This is a great environment to train in."

Jesse Appleton

"Mahmoud found Disciple on his own, and I’m glad he did because this place is like a family. He’s very passionate about Muay Thai and I think even at 10 years old, he’s done a great job in choosing you.”

Mahmoud’s Father, Muhammad Beddawi

Tried the classes, really love the training, highly recommend Disciple MMA to anybody. Disciple has a great beginners class in Muay Thai with great instruction. Would like to continue upon my return from deployment.

Gary Beaver

Disciple MMA Academy offers Northern VA a great training environment! Our programs are taught by highly experienced instructors who make instruction easy and fun to learn, while still being challenging and exciting.

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