Disciple MMA Academy offers Northern Virginia a great training environment. Our programs are taught by highly experienced instructors who make the instruction easy to learn and fun, while still being exciting and challenging. We provide comprehensive martial arts training in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Boxing, Submission Wrestling, Judo, and World Pro Tae Kwon Do (for kids & adults).

Disciple MMA Academy offers a competition proven blend of the world’s most effective martial arts styles, resulting in a well-rounded program of self defense, physical fitness, and personal well being. We strive to develop the next generation of martial artists and athletes through hard work, discipline, team work, and positive reinforcement. These proven techniques and training are guaranteed to get you in the best shape of your life while learning functional self defense and gaining personal well being.

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

We also offer Strength/Conditioning and endurance training with a highly qualified staff. These courses cover dynamic warm-ups, core, plyometrics, speed development, strength, metabolic conditioning, and stretching, as well as post-rehabilitation.

  • 5,000 sq ft training center which includes full cage and boxing ring.

  • Beyond Strength Performance strength and conditioning facility is also in house

  • Co-Founded by Ultimate Fighter Season 14 fighter Dustin “The Disciple” Pague

  • Family Friendly Environment

  • Competitive Pricing Options to find the membership that’s best for you


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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu curriculum is developed by Coach David ``Fluffy`` Reeves. Whether you are looking to train for recreation or competition, our team will welcome you! We teach a comprehensive grappling system, incorporating elements of conditioning, along with techniques that span other martial arts such as Judo, Sambo, and Wrestling. Our competition-tested curriculum ensures that you will develop skills for self-defense, recreational sparring, and competition.

Muay Thai

Disciple MMA prides our Muay Thai program on battle-tested curriculum, based on traditional Thai culture and training. Our Lotus Thai Boxing professional and amateur fighters offer elite, unparalleled training in the Northern Virginia area. Lotus Thai Boxing’s Program has launched many fighters into high level promotions, including Lion Fights and Glory. Lead by Ajarn Scott Howard, Kru Paul Sitcharing and “The White Lotus” Himself, Carlos Lopez. LTB’s program has spread to multiple schools in Annandale, Winchester, Cincinnati, OH, and Martinsburg, WV.


Disciple Judo is a registered Judo club, and incorporates tradition and multi-faceted training to develop a comprehensive judo curriculum. Our black belt instructors incorporate a mix of multiple styles to address stand up and ground techniques. Our students range from children to professional adults. Crash pads and elevated mats ensure a safe training environment for all.

Mixed Martial Arts

Disciple MMA was co-founded by Dustin ``Disciple`` Pague, professional UFC bantamweight fighter. Our professional MMA fighters teach the MMA class, and have paved the way for our amateur fighters and recreational students. Entrance into our Mixed Martial Arts program is for advanced students who have a comprehensive background in Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Boxing. If your goal is to become enter the ring with a comprehensive team ensuring you are poised for success, Disciple MMA is the place for you!

Private Sessions are available by registering with one of our professional coaches. Whether you would like like to train exclusively with private sessions, or would like to supplement your training, private sessions are an excellent choice in boosting your progress!

Disciple MMA is more than just a gym or “dojo”. We are a family. You can be sure to be addressed on a first-name basis, and assessed on your individual abilities and goals. Many of our most dedicated students are in the academy daily, and are more than willing to lend a helping hand, even on off hours.

Our individually selected Ambassadors of various disciplines will personally oversee your integration into the academy, aiding and addressing any questions or concerns you may have.

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Hours for: March 29

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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