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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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APRIL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: KATIE MILLER

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

— Bruce Lee

Katie Miller

This month we are proud to honor Katie Miller, Pentagon MMA member since 2015, in our April Student Spotlight! Having had no Martial Arts experience before joining, Katie has quickly become one of our fiercest warriors! She just placed 3rd at the DC IBJJF Open! When she is not working or training, Katie is either reading and drinking a glass of wine or out catching dinner with friends. Take some time to get to know Katie and watch out because she will try to pass your guard!

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

Katie: “It’s pristine. I live in the neighborhood. I love that there is a genuinely international presence.”

Us: “Has your Mixed Martial Arts training helped you in your career?”

Katie: “Jiu Jitsu specifically has helped me in street scuffles. The experience of knowing what it feels like to be hit, how quickly the body tires in a panic, and the moves that my body resorts to when I’m caught off guard are invaluable to me and could be of value to others as well.”

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

Katie: “I love my routine of a hard training session in the evening, going home and eating dinner, and sleeping like a baby. It’s almost a ritual at this point.”

Us: “What is a hidden talent you have that might surprise us?”

Katie: “I drink black coffee all day, even in the evening.”

Us: “What have you taken away from your Martial Arts journey thus far and what advice would you give to new members?”

Katie: “You can learn something from everybody, even someone who just started. The way you approach training and your attitude is just as important as the physical part of training. For new members, embrace humility. You’re going to get humbled. It’s part of the process.”


Get to Know Katie

Profession: Detective

Birthday: November 13, 1989

Dream job when she was 5: Paleontologist

What inspired her to compete: Master Sugi

Spirit Animal: Tiger. It’s tattooed on my thigh.

Favorite Food: Anything spicy and American BBQ!

Dream travel destination: Greece is on my bucket list!

Song that instantly makes her happy: Guns N Roses – “Sweet Child O Mine”

Favorite BJJ technique: Arm bar. A classic you can catch from so many positions.