Spotlight : Alliance AZO MMA
Our MMA program started in 2008 from a few fighters who decided to respond to an ad for MMA Fighter tryouts at Southside Dojo (our original home). With a background in Muay Thai (Brian Skjold) and Judo (Ron Blake) we created a tryout process and selected our first group of people who “wanted to be a fighter.”
Our original stable of fighters included Johnny “The Jackhammer” Walker, Lance “Naptime” Thiele, David “Kube” Kubacki, Tanya “The Tantrum” Lohr, Chris “The Lion Killer” Flach, Tommy “The Axe” Mac, THE Clay Belka, Brian “Fear the Beard” Skjold, Dave “The Equation” Havice and Adam Posthuma, Rachael “The Load Gun” Smith, then adding Bobby “The Novice” Morrison and Matt “The Nightmare” Stringham. New up and coming fighters including Zach Mendham, Antonio Ruiz, and Branden Nunn are leading our next generation of fighters.
Our philosophy was simple. Work hard and work as a team created not only successful fighters, but also a great environment for our athletes to be successful. Today we have the same philosophy, and our head instructors Johnny Walker and Matt Stringham are building a new stable of fighters and they want you!!!
Are you interested? Contact us.