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Levi Vise-grip Sadr reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
5
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Pentagon MMA has a range of different programs unlike many other gyms. It is wonderful for those who want to get fit and it's serious enough for those who want to fight. They have an amazing kids program as well

Karen Yvonne Lucas reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
5
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There is no better place to train for your children or for you. Very Highly Recommended. Say hello when you visit !!

Katrina Combs reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
5
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I couldn't ask for a better fight home. This gym makes you feel like you are amongst friends and family. The staff are awesome, the coaches are awesome, and the atmosphere in the gym will give you that charge to put in that extra work!!

Leo Lainez reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
5
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Amazing place. The staff is beyond friendly and create a truly welcoming environment. At no point do you feel like an outsider. The training is top notch. Master Chon is a true professional and makes sure you're learning step by step. Walking into Pentagon MMA has been one of the best decisions of my life.

Michelle Welti reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
5
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Pentagon MMA is an excellent place to train! Vivek is an outstanding Muay Thai coach and their BJJ instructor, Sugi, is not only a BJJ Black belt but also a 2x Olympic Judoka. They are both friendly, welcoming, and great at what they do! If you are looking to start training in the Arlington area, this is definitely the place to go!

Cindy Ali reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
5
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I have seen, from far away, how Pentagon MMA has grown from its beginnings to what it has become today. Vivek, the owner, introduced me to Muay Thai a few years ago and ever since I can’t seem to stop. Vivek showed me the basics to this beautiful art, back then he would tell me about his dream of opening a gym where he could share his knowledge with everyone else. After a few years, I finally went to visit his accomplished dream, his own gym, I was truly impressed. Pentagon MMA is a true Muay Thai school, where people are learning how to perfect their moves. I haven’t yet seen anyone who is there to show off or to put anyone down, everyone is focused and is there to learn. Thank you Vivek for Muay Thai is now part of my life. Thank you Kru Chon for never letting me quit!

Natalie Wong reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
5
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I couldn't ask for a better place to train and call my second home! Pentagon MMA has hands down the best instructors. Master Chon and Master Vivek run an awesome Muay Thai program that keeps you fit and always learning more techniques. The gym has a "family vibe" atmosphere and everyone in the community is supportive of your fitness goals. I've already lost 20lbs thanks to PMMA's fight team, training, and encouragement. If you're looking to train with the best, you should definitely check out this gym.

MaryEllen Hickman reviewed Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts
5
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I highly recommend Pentagon MMA. I've been taking the women's kickboxing classes since November. Staff members are warm, welcoming, and immediately made me feel comfortable. I love the instructors (Belinda and Patti are particularly fantastic) and the challenging and supportive environment. If you're on the fence, try a free class or two. I think you'll love it.

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February Student Spotlight: Rich Brooks

There is no substitute for hard work!

— Rich Brooks via Pentagon MMA

Us: “What made you choose to join the Pentagon MMA family?”

Rich: “I found PMMA through my Physical Therapist, Dr. Shakya. I had never trained in martial arts before nor had I ever heard of Muay Thai. After seeing a few classes, I became interested and asked Dr. Shakya if I could try. As an expert in bio-mechanics, as well as a Muay Thai student, Dr. Shakya worked with me extensively on proper technique to minimize aggravating my bad back.”

Us: “What makes Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts special to you?”

Rich: “The atmosphere Master Vivek has created is awesome! Students are friendly and helpful and there’s no macho nonsense. Class is all about working together with your classmates so that everyone improves their skill level and fitness. Whether we plan to enter the ring or not, we are all treated like fighters by the instructors. Master Vivek and Master Chon are champion Muay Thai fighters and students can tell that our instructors are among the elite in the martial art.”

Us: “What have you taken away from your Martial Arts journey thus far?”

Rich: “Learning proper technique in Muay Thai is not easy! For me, Muay Thai is challenging and takes a great deal of dedication and a sincere interest to improve. Because of that, in class I am always awed when Master Vivek and Master Chon demonstrate proper technique – they make even challenging moves look so easy. It’s like training with Jedi Masters!”

Get to Know Rich

Birthday: July 21, 1961

Spirit animal:  A cat!

Favorite Food: Sushi

Profession: Federal bureaucrat

Dream travel destination:  It has to be Thailand!

Dream job when he was 5: Policeman, what else!

Advice for New Members: Keep showing up and seek guidance from more experienced students!