Benjamin described the move as “a dream come true.”
Young trains several MMA-level fighters, including some who have become professional names, including Bruce Boiyington and Ryan Sanders.
“Now we have a home that represents their talent, and that makes me very happy,” said Young.
The gym offers several types of training, but both Young and Benjamin wanted people to know that fitness opportunities are available for the entire family, not only those looking to make a name for themselves in a fighting a cage or Jiu Jitsu mat. Young has an MMA fitness class that takes some of the moves and maneuvers you would see in the cage and applies them to personal fitness instead of fighting.
“There is something for everyone,” said Young. “It’s no different than going to the gym, but here you can learn some MMA moves. The sport is just exploding.”
He hopes to be offering some MMA classes geared towards kids soon, and Benjamin already has a Gracie Bara Jiu Jitsu class that caters to children.
“It’s a dream come true to have a place to call home,” said Benjamin. “I hope to help the community and get people in shape. It’s a good start.”