Mixed Martial Arts in the Southeast of Mexico

Welcome to the world of mixed martial arts, a world filled with adrenaline, action, brutal trainings, blood, and one goal, to be the best and most complete fighter of the world.

We are here in Merida Yucatan watching the great movement that MMA has caused between communities. People with great diversity have participated in this sport in this beautiful city which is populated greatly by foreigners and internationals, which 80% are aware of the sport.

There are many academies in Merida Yucatan, but we are faced with a problem, we require academies that include MMA as a separate class. Now a days, academies presently established focus in teaching other special arts like Jiu-jitsu which means “soft art” and judo which means “the way” in between others like kickboxing and box, taekwondo and Muay Thai but few if any with the combination of them all, MMA.

In dojo Merida, MMA professor and active fighter, Javier Pat puts an effort in teaching the MMA art the most physical and technical manner possible. “We believe that martial arts is the fountain of youth. We help to dominate negative feelings, and we focus in internal growth without to mention the maturity that is acquired by practicing this sport in a very procreative and growing community.” 

We have students that range from ages 16 and up. We push these students to the limit with stretches, warm ups, physical training 3 days a week that range from 2 to 3 hours every day, activities of full contact, grappling, and then it’s one day a week of sparring or competitive showoff’s.

If you are interested in training this sport we invite you to come at 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to Dojo Merida with address: 15th Street, Plan de Ayala. The contact for the gym is 01 999 944 5301.|

The nature of this sport is meant to be passive, it’s up to every individual to throw in their own “spark” that explodes into emotion and adrenaline the limits of the sport are those the which you decide. This sport is not for any athlete, it’s only for high performance athletes with goals and hunger to fight and to have an unforgettable growing experience.


By John R. Ortega

Student of International Business Universidad Anahuac Mayab, Mérida, Yucatán




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