Updated March 14, 2022 Given the significant decline in COVID cases in our area and updated CDC guidance on mask wearing, effective immediately, face masks/coverings are now optional for all students and staff, regardless of age or vaccination status. We have also made a few changes to our COVID-19 positive case notification procedures. Moving forward, […]
Please note that registration is now open for CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY. Registration will be open to the public on February 1, 2022! With themed weeks and a ton of exciting activities and adventures, your child will have a blast, learn and grow, and meet new friends under the care of our incredible youth programs team. […]
Updated January 12, 2022 Given the sudden surge in COVID cases, we wanted to take a minute to let you know of our notification procedures moving forward. When we are notified of a COVID positive case among our students, we will notify (via email) students who were in a class with that individual within the […]
In light of the new CDC guidance and lifting of Virginia COVID-related restrictions that are expected to take effect May 28, we are updating our COVID-related protocols and procedures effective Tuesday, June 1, 2021. COVID PROTOCOLS Masks will no longer be required for students who are fully vaccinated (at least two weeks have passed after […]
The people’s choice is in: Arlington Magazine readers selected Pentagon MMA for the “Best Martial Arts Instruction” award! Founded by Kru Vivek Nakarmi, a professional martial artist, and his wife, Diana Nakarmi, Pentagon MMA opened in 2012. For almost two decades, they have focused on serving their community both inside and outside the dojo. More […]
From football to soccer to archery and table tennis, each day of Spring Camp will feature a different sport from around the world! Your child will have a blast, meet new friends, learn and grow under the care of our amazing youth program team. Our Martial Arts Spring Camp reaches capacity very quickly, so be […]
Summer Camp registration is in full swing! With 10 themed weeks and a ton of exciting activities and adventures, your child will have a blast, learn and grow, and meet new friends under the care of our incredible youth programs team. Camp weeks reach capacity quickly, so be sure to register today! For more details […]
Dear Parents, We are so excited to officially welcome your family for another year of our awesome Camp! Our team has been working hard to get our academy ready for your child, from expanding our outdoor training space to installing touch-free sanitizers throughout to deep cleaning and marking squares on mats. But first, a few […]
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release June 4, 2020 Contact: Michael W. Swisher Adult Outreach and Engagement Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families Department of Human Services, Child and Family Services Division 2100 Washington Blvd, 3rd Floor Arlington, VA 22204 703-228-1671 [email protected] Arlington, VA – The Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families is […]
Dear Parents, We are so excited to officially welcome your family for summer camp starting on Monday, June 22! Our team has been working hard to get our academy ready for your child, from expanding our outdoor training space to installing touch-free sanitizers throughout to deep cleaning and marking squares on mats. But first, a […]
Pentagon MMA Re-Opening Plan and General Guidelines – Virginia’s Phase 2 Dear Pentagon MMA Community, The start of Phase 2 for Northern Virginia is on Friday, and we are so excited to officially welcome you all back for in-person classes on Monday, June 15! Our team has been working hard to get our facility ready […]
*** Updated 10:00 pm on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020*** We are really excited about the positive feedback we have been receiving on the live classes and will have a set class schedule for you all starting on Monday next week. This week, we are testing out attendance at various times during the day, so please […]
We kicked off the month with a friendly in-house grappling tournament for each age group in our Warrior Kids program. Congratulations to the following for an amazing display of courage, technique and sportsmanship! Little Warriors 1st – Matthew 2nd – Harry 3rd – Mackenzie Little Warriors (Advanced) 1st – Kolton 2nd – Leif 3rd – Harrison […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2019 PENTAGON MIXED MARTIAL ARTS IS AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS MARK OF EXCELLENCE Arlington, VA (8/6/19) – In recognition of its unwavering dedication to quality martial arts instruction and community involvement, Pentagon MMA was recognized with the Mark of Excellence Award from Century Martial Arts, a highly regarded industry organization. Pentagon MMA was […]
We are big in the belief that strength has no gender. Our female student/fighters work just as hard, if not harder, as our male students/fighters. And that’s why we’re so excited to announce even more opportunity for our ladies to train, work on their skills, and to get to know each other. Starting February 3, […]
Did you join us this past weekend for our Holiday Extravaganza? We hope you did. It was another amazing time. We’re so thankful we got to see so many of our friends and family. So many students, past and present. For us, this is what the holidays are all about. Thank you for joining us.
Each year we like to bring the whole PMMA family (new and old) together before the end of the year, to hang out and enjoy each other’s company, and give thanks for all the amazing things we have together before everyone takes off for the holidays. We hope to see you there…with your favorite dish. […]
Behind the scenes, Kru Vivek Nakarmi has been working hard to make connections in the international mixed martial arts world — and all that work paid off last month when he received a call inviting him to compete in a Muay Thai fight in Thailand. It was a moment he had been waiting for, but […]
Master Sugi brings home a Gold in open class and Silver in his weight class at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation New York Open! Well done Master Sugi! A huge congrats to Kelsi, who placed 3rd in her division with only 4 months of training under her belt. Lots of great things to come for […]
Kru Vivek speaks at Arlington Science Focus School about bullying, drugs, and making the right choices.
Coach Sugi sweeps the UAEJJF New York Pro tournament with double golds in weight and open divisions! Congrats Coach! Train. Fight. Win. Repeat.® Visit our Facebook page to see video of his matches.
A huge congratulations to our BJJ Coach, now Professor, Isaac July, Jr., who received his Black Belt this weekend from Master Leo Dalla! The road to Black Belt is a long and challenging one, and his hard work, dedication, discipline, and love of the sport are an inspiration to everyone around him. We are so proud […]
We are excited to announce that there is a new class on the schedule! Starting this Sunday, November 2, we will be offering Sunday morning Yoga classes at 10:30am, taught by MamaChakra! Yoga classes are open to current students only and are included in your membership. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to round […]
A huge congrats to our very own Kru Vivek Nakarmi, who brought home the TCB 135lb Champion Belt this weekend! This is a really special win for us for a number of reasons, but it would not have been possible without the entire Pentagon MMA community, including students, staff, and extended family. The show of […]
It was a very long day, but our BJJ team rocked it. They gave it their all and came home with 3 golds, 2 silvers, and a bronze. We are so proud of them! Special thanks to Coach Isaac for his guidance and leadership. Jeff Engle: double Golds in Gi absolute and cruiserweight blue belt. […]
A huge congratulations to Cisco, who earned every bit of that blue belt he just got! He has been focused and disciplined in training, working up to winning gold in his white belt Gi division at the most recent CopaNova BJJ tournament. We are so proud of him! No substitute for hard work.
Our Gurkha Warrior Boot Camp participants had a blast Monday bright and early at 6am for the free trial session! Lots of sweating, fun, and smiles. We are doing it again this Friday at 6am! To join us for the free class, call us at 703-512-1000 or email us at [email protected] today to reserve your […]
A huge congrats to Chris Maski and Jonathan Shiery for their blue belt promotions and Chris Heinrich for his new purple belt! The Pentagon MMA/Big Big Brothers Competition Team is growing stronger every day through hard work and dedication. Please be sure to congratulate these guys when you see them on the mats! Check out […]
It was a busy weekend for Pentagon MMA! A huge congrats to our US Grappling competitors who represented Pentagon MMA/Big Brothers in Richmond this past Saturday! Quang and Cisco both had strong performances, and Jonathan brought home double golds. We are very proud of our team, every day pushing harder and getting better and stronger, […]
Congratulations to Coach Bao “King” Khong and Matt Kovacic on their Muay Thai title wins this weekend at Conflict 28. It was truly a great night for Pentagon MMA. These guys trained day in and day out with discipline and no complaints, then fought their hearts out in the ring. Matt defeated his opponent by […]
Very proud of our BJJ team this past weekend at the IBJJF New York Open! Some medaled and some didn’t, but it was a great learning experience for all. Time to get back on the mats and regroup! Elisa took second place in her white belt division, and Jeff Engle got 3rd place in his […]
After a very long weekend, the Pentagon MMA team came home with 3 WKA North American champions (Bao, Matt, and Gonzalo) and a silver medalist (Krissy). We are so proud of our fighters and humbled by all the Pentagon MMA family members who came out to support our fighters despite all the chaos and long […]
Kru Vivek and our Warrior Kids were featured on the AP News, USA Today, and several other news outlets! We are so proud of our kids and how far they have come, and now they get to see themselves on national news. Check it out! The story focuses on concerns surrounding brain injury and kids’ […]
A huge congratulations to Pentagon MMA’s newest (and first) BJJ blue belts, Sean Hailey and Matthew Fabac! Hard work pays off, and these guys earned every bit of that blue belt. Proud to have them as teammates! Many thanks to Master Leo Dalla Bjj and Coach Isaac July Jr for their guidance and leadership. We […]
We are so proud of the way our BJJ Team represented Pentagon MMA at Master Leo Dalla Bjj’s Big Brothers In-House Tournament this past weekend! It was a great opportunity for our students to put their skills to the test in a friendly environment, some competing for the first time. A huge thanks to Master […]
Congratulations to Coach Isaac July, Jr. for sweeping the IBJJF European Opens and bringing home double golds in the Masters Brown Belt Heavyweight and Open divisions! There is no substitute for hard work. We are honored and privileged to call you our Coach and look forward to having you back!
So proud of all our students who trained hard and geared up for the Copa Nova BJJ Tournament on January 18, 2014, some of them competing for the first time. Everyone came away with a medal or two (or three)! Here is the Copa Nova medal count for Team Pentagon MMA/Big Brothers: Sean Hailey – […]
After taking double golds at No Gi Worlds last year, we are excited to announce that our BJJ Instructor Coach Isaac is heading to the European Opens on January 23-26, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal! Can’t wait to see him in action again!
Worried about keeping your kids busy during Winter Break? Check out our fun, educational, and action-packed Winter Camp! Register before December 16 to take advantage of the promotional rate below. Click here for a printable version of this flyer: Pentagon MMA Kids’ Winter Camp
We are excited to announce that we will be offering Foundation Sparring classes starting Wednesday, December 18 at 7:45pm! We will start with once a week classes and add on more as interest grows. Please note that you must be a Muay Thai Level 2 student (or higher) to be able to participate in Foundation […]
Coach Isaac July, Jr. bulldozes through his opponents at this year’s No Gi World Championship in California on November 3, taking double golds! He went undefeated and submitted all of his opponents with elbow press submissions and a rear naked choke. Congrats Coach! We are all incredibly proud of you and honored to be training […]
Over the summer we were so lucky to have Kru Mau with us as he helped Kru Vivek prepare for his return to the ring. Being the good friend that he is, Kru Vivek returned the favor as he headed over to Thailand to corner Kru Mau for his fight at the famous Rajadamnern Stadium […]
Awesome work today for the Pentagon MMA/Big Brothers BJJ team at the Copa Nova tournament! 8 golds, 2 silver, and 4 bronze as a team. So proud of the team and the hard work they put in! Here is the break down on the medal count: Isaac July: 3 gold(2 shared) brown belt/ no-gi adv […]
What a weekend for Pentagon MMA! We had four fighters competing in this event, and they all ROCKED it. Bao Khong brings home the title belt with a TKO in the 5th round, Matt Kovacic brings home another title belt by unanimous decision, Krissy Howard wins her fight by TKO in the second round, and […]
We are excited to announce the opening of our After School Program, which includes transportation and martial arts classes every day! CLICK HERE for more details. We have very limited spaces available, so get your children started today! Classes start September 3, 2013.
We are so proud of these ladies! Nancy Tran and Jen Gaines trained their hearts out and came home with the wins. They are great examples of dedication and hard work. You can do anything you set your mind on! Special thanks to their coaches Kru Vivek Nakarmi, Kru Mauricio Calvo, Kru Brooks C. Miller, […]
Another huge congrats to our amazing group of new Yellow Belt kids! We are very proud of Pentagon MMA’s very first group of Warrior Kids Yellow Belts. They had a tough test in a mat room without air conditioning and garage doors open in warm weather, and they all made it through. It is exciting […]
Congratulations to our third group of Muay Thai Level 2 students! These 14 awesome people took the test in a mat room without a/c, garage doors open, and 85 degree weather. They toughed it out and made it through. We are so proud of them and the hard work they have put in. They earned […]
The Pentagon MMA team had a blast this weekend demonstrating the art of Muay Thai at the Fiesta Asia Street Fair in Washington, DC. Despite the gloomy weather, we had an awesome audience and the rain held up. Our 20-minute demo started with the traditional Wai Kru, performed by professional Muay Thai fighter Mauricio Calvo, […]
We are very excited to announce that we are bringing two professional Muay Thai fighters from Costa Rica who trained and fought in Thailand for over two years. Marcela “Baitong Sumalee” Soto is a professional female Muay Thai fighter with a record of 30-9-2. She is a Gold Medalist in the South American Championship League […]
Congratulations to Lucas and Dean, the two very first red belts from our Warrior Kids program! We are so proud of their dedication, maturity, confidence, character, and kindness towards others. They are a great example of awesome human beings!
A huge congrats to our BJJ coach Isaac July, Jr., who went 8-0 undefeated with six submissions in one day at today’s Copa Nova championships!!! He is an awesome example of dedication and hard work. We are all proud of him. And thanks to everyone who came out to support him!
We are proud to announce that one of our Fight Team members, Giuseppe Carfagno, has won the WKA North American Tournament’s novice division in his weight class of 198 lbs and above! Advancing through to Finals, he won his first bout by knocking out his opponent in the first 30 seconds of Round 1. He […]
We are excited to announce our very first set of Level 2 Muay Thai students! Congrats to everyone for your hard work and dedication to training. You all rocked the test! Here are the pics of our new Level 2 students from both testing sessions:
Wondering what to get for the special people in your life this holiday season? We are excited to announce that you can now purchase Pentagon MMA gift certificates either at our Pro Shop or online! They can be applied towards any product or service available at Pentagon MMA, including personal training sessions, gear, and membership […]
We are so proud of our fighters’ performances at TCB Fights this past weekend! Gonzalo Acha won by decision, Bao Khong won by TKO, and Krissy Howard lost on decision but pulled off a great debut performance! Please be sure to congratulate them when you see them. They trained very hard for this event and […]
We are excited to announce that our world class Warrior Kids’ program is launching October 15! Check out the Warrior Kids’ Program page for more details. Take advantage of our early sign-up deals, or have your child try out a FREE class first!
NOW HIRING Women’s Fitness Kickboxing instructors! Looking for dynamic, reliable, positive, and friendly instructors with experience in teaching Kickboxing bag circuit group classes and a strong sense of integrity. Looking for availability for evening classes and early morning classes. Please send resumes by email to [email protected]
September 29 was a great day for Pentagon MMA! Bao Khong, our Muay Thai instructor, wins his Warrior’s Cup fight with a unanimous decision, and our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor, Isaac July, Jr. takes home double golds at Pan Ams!!! Can’t wait to see them compete again soon!
SCHEDULE UPDATE: Evening classes will not be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The 6:00am Muay Thai All Levels class will be held per the schedule. Also, we will be holding a special LUNCHTIME Muay Thai All Levels class on July 4 from Noon to 1:00pm. FRIENDS AND FAMILY BBQ: Don’t miss out on our […]
Come show your support for our Fight Team warrior, Gonzalo Acha, on July 14, 2012 in Winchester, Virginia! They will be trained and cornered by Vivek Nakarmi, our Head Instructor, and Brooks Miller, our Fight Team Manager. Here are the details: Venue Location: 221 Commonwealth Ct, Winchester, VA (approximately 1.5 hour drive from Pentagon MMA) […]