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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, and MMA Training in Pasadena, CA.


Modern Martial Arts and Fitness is a martial arts academy located in Pasadena, CA. We specialize in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Our coaching staff is dedicated to helping you reach your goals, whether those goals are to improve your level of health and fitness, acquire self-defense skills, practice cutting-edge martial arts techniques, or even compete in combat sports. Our hope is that our modern vision of a martial arts and fitness gym has a positive impact on your life as you work toward your physical, mental, and spiritual goals.

Group classes and private lessons are offered for adults of all genders in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). If you are in the Pasadena area, contact us to book your free class today!

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YELP Reviews

We drive about 30 minutes to come to Modern Martial Arts and Fitness for their Youth BJJ class. We have come both during the weekdays and for their Saturday class in the morning. The instructors are professional, knowledgeable and kind. Classes are structured toward students wherever they are in the learning process. My daughter Juliet (age 9) always has so much fun in classes. If you're looking for a great place for either yourself or your children to learn martial arts, THIS is the place!

Amanda S.

I came to the Saturday MMA class and this was my very first time training in any kind of art. Justen and his team are so incredibly welcoming and made sure I felt respected and welcome! I highly recommend this gym for all levels and it was great to workout with some experienced athletes.

Micheal M.

From the moment I walked in the studio, I instantly felt part of the team. The studio is perfect size with beautiful white mats. I've taken BJJ classes taught by Justen and Roy who are both great instructors! Justen's classes are all about the submissions while Roy's teaches the escapes! They also have Muay Thai classes too that I'm going to start taking soon! I'm so happy I started training with the Modern Martial Arts family!

Maggie M.

Great place to train! Very knowledgeable instructors. Members are friendly and supportive. They offer muay thai, jiu jitsu, mma, and wrestling.

Steph Y.

The first time my son and I met coach Justen Hamilton he made us feel welcome. A very cool person always smiling but he knows his craft and a very technical instructor. We like the way he clearly breaks down the techniques. They offer Jiu-jitsu, wrestling, Muay Thai and MMA in one place which is awesome. The facility is very clean with the white mats and white walls (I watched them clean the mats after class). I like the fact that it's a family business, owned and operated by Justen and his wife Cherie. I also follow the MMA scene in Asia and Savanna, a pro fighter of ONE FC who's currently undefeated, teaches there. Overall, a very good place to train for competition or just for fitness, or just dropping in if you happen to be in the area for a business trip or vacation.

Art T.

Had an amazing time training with these guys this morning. Just happened to be in Pasadena and dropped in and these guys couldn't have been more welcoming. Coach Justen in extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about the art. All my training partners were very enthusiastic and couldn't have been nicer. Can't wait for my next opportunity to roll here.

Mark B.