About Us

Virginia Beach Mixed Martial Arts

We are one of the fastest growing MMA and Muay Thai Kickboxing schools in the entire Hampton Roads area.  Our Academy is owned and operated by our Head Instructor Kru Jose Villarisco.  With the assistance of several staff members and assistant instructors we offer a friendly environment where everyone feels comfortable.  We offer classes for beginners, advanced students, and those at the competition level.  Kru Jose’, has trained and worked with several professional athletes, coaches and UFC fighters, including: Brandon Vera, Rob Kamon, Dominique Cruz, Master Toddy, Mike Easton, Phil Davis, Mushin Corbrey, JT Torres and countless others.

All of our instructors have received intensive training and specialize in the martial art areas in which they teach. Our Kids instructor, CJ Huguley went through training specifically geared towards children.  In addition to the specialized training each instructor has received all of them actively compete at the highest levels or have done so in the past.  We are very proud of our instructors and are fortunate enough to have 3 World Muay Thai Kickboxing Champions who teach at our facility.

We offer Martial Arts classes in:

Muay Thai Kickboxing

Mixed Martial Arts

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Women’s Fitness Bootcamp

Children’s Martial Arts

Kempo Karate for kids

Filipino Weaponry (Arnis)

Chi-Lin Kungfu

Meet Our Team

Kru Jose Villarisco (Head Instructor & Owner)

Rickey Lawerence (Muay Thai Kickboxing Instructor & School Manager)

Charles Huguley

David Collins

William Varner

Zoe Masters

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