Youngstown MMA

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Were Baaaack!!!

October 27th, 2013

After a lil vacation…well more like a hiatus, the collective brain here at YoungstownMMA.com, have decided to take another stab at making this one of the premier websites to follow and check for your hopefully daily MMA news, products, clothing, equip….well you get the picture! We are in the process of lining up some interviews, gyms, and just all around bad asses to talk to, and catch on video. Yes we are YoungstownMMA.com, but don’t let that fool ya! We’ll be going to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, obviously Youngstown and everywhere we feel is somewhere we need to be! Hell we might even dabble into a podcast! I know, I know, this is one gigantic run-on sentence, but this is a site for fighters, developed by a boxer, and narrated by a guy who deals with fighters! All bets are off, no holds are barred, you want real, you got it!

If you have an opinion about a fighter, we want to hear it.

If you have an opinion about a gym, we want to voice to for you.

If you know a poser, and feel he needs outed, lets get it done!

If your looking for a gym, and you’re a “free agent” or an “independent fighter, we’ll help you find a home.

Stay tuned, bookmark this bad boy. We’re coming!

Campbell Martial Arts

March 13th, 2013

In an old brick building, up on a hill. Located just outside the Soup City, Campbell Ohio sits what I personally consider a hidden gem in the mixed martial arts world. Campbell Martial Arts, is like that one girlfriend/boyfriend you dated years ago, decided to end it, then you see her/him years later and shes/hes developed into an amazing piece of work. Newly appointed Shihan, Andrew Boehlke started Campbell Martial Arts 9 years in the basement of St. Lucy’s Church.

With just a hand full of guys, and now has parlayed that into a gym that has 2 current mixed martial arts champions, 1 former champion, and 4 black belts in charge or daily teachings. Aside from day to day training and operations, Andy is prepping for his last hoorah in his original love affair, of Karate. In July Andy will give it one last go, in hopes of capturing a world title in Orlando at the US Open World Karate Championships. A 16 year karate career, over 80 full contact fights, 6 years of wrestling, and dabbles in some jui-jitsu, Andy is a well qualified teacher/trainer/mentor to the kids and adults that he encounters on a daily basis. And I almost forgot about him being a licensed USA Boxing Coach as well.

Talking to Andy, I`ve asked the question, Whats the current state and future have in store for CMA? His response, “in the future, were gonna train more champions, and continue to grow”……hes obviously short with media, hes notoriously humble for his accomplishments. Now were gonna talk about Team CMA MMA, 7 years ago, the love for mixed martial arts blossomed. Starting the MMA program, Andy found that applying his strongest suit, Shotokan Karate, was like a match made in heaven. In 7 years, Team CMA has successfully stayed as one of the Elite gyms in the tri-county area, possibly in Northeast Ohio. (I`ll have my people check on that) With people driving from, Greenville PA, Salem OH, Sharon/Hermitage PA, hes obviously doing something right! With daily attendance hovering anywhere from 10-25 guys nightly, classes are big, rooms are small. Sounds congested and chaotic right? But its not, with 3 to 4 instructors aside from Andy, there is alot of 1 on 1 learning. With kids classes in karate and wrestling and adult classes in Karate, Jui-Jitsu, Wrestling, Striking, there is always something going on! He`s (Andy) has never settled for par for his guys, bringing in the areas best in Boxing, Jitsu, Judo, Karate. With a resident pro boxer Darnell Boone, and a world class Boxing coach in Sammy Calderon. Jiu-Jitsu is held down by Tom Scala, Shotokan Karate is taught by Shihan Andy, and black belts John Moran, Michael “Taco” Cardona, and Davis Oracio Jr. With seminars by Jason Dent, Donny Walker, Mark Coleman, Wes Sims, Andrew Law and some others, you can see that’s these guys are top notch in their respective crafts.

Now here`s what i love about the place, EVERYONE HAS NO EGO! Champions train with 1st day guys. If there is something someone doesn’t understand or cant quite nail down, I personally have seen no less the 6 guys stop to help. That in itself is an amazing quality, taught and instilled in everyone who walks thru the famed double doors under the huge Campbell Martial Arts sign. As you read this article, you might say “wait Mr. Frohman, your sounding super biased” i`d honestly tell you, you’re right. Its a blue collar gym, with blue collar people. A tireless work ethic, combined with a heart the big as the state of Ohio, how can you not root for these guys, this gym? You have seen these guys, you know, that fight show you went to, you see the sea of Black and Red, the “tunnel”, the chants… Many guys who fight there tell me its such a rush to know that when the announcer calls your name, you hear the chants, your walked to the cage with 30 of your closest brothers, the last thing you see before the cage is closed, the first thing you see when you walk out, is your team, your family! Now with all that being said, if your thinking about whats the prices? The schedule? I got ya covered!

***Coaches/Instructors***
Shihan Andrew Boehlke
John Moran
Mike Cardona
Davis Oracio Jr.
Tom Scala- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Levi Hively- Wrestling Coach
Sam Calderon- Boxing Coach/ Founder of United City Boxing Club

Monday 7pm to 9pm
Tuesday 5pm to 9pm
Wednesday 7pm to 9m
Thursday 5pm to 9pm
Friday 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 11am to 1pm
Sunday 12pm to 2pm

**Pricing**
Unlimited Classes: $65 a Month
3 to 6 Days a Week: $55 a Month
1 to 3 Days a Week: $50 a Month

*Daily Mat Fee: $15 a Session*
**Private Instructions are available at the rate of $30 and Hour**
***Kids Karate Classes: $45 a Month***

www.facebook.com/fightCMA

New Gym! Valiant MMA and Fitness

August 11th, 2012

Ladies and Gentleman, we here at YoungstownMMA are pleased to feature Valiant MMA and Fitness as our very first GYM write up. Valiant is located at 222 W.Market St in good ol Warren, Ohio. (inside the famed Gordon’s American Martial Arts) Head Instructor/El Capitan Seth Carrino says “It’s a newly created and developing Mixed Martial Arts business”. Valiant is dedicated to is current and future students and members, Carrino sites that it’s quickly growing and the also have picked up a few sponsors along the way! The Brothers Regime (which I can only assume is a biker club) and Clothing magnet in the MMA world, Intimidation Clothing! VMMA teaches all concepts of Mixed martial arts. Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, and last but not least, good ol wrasslin! P.s Seth is also a certified personal trainer, personal training sessions ARE available at VMMA Fitness. Only thing is, it comes on a first come first serve basis! PT times are as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 9am, 10am, 4pm, and 5pm.

Training Schedule is:
Monday: MMA training 11a-12:30p
Kickboxing 6-7pm
MMA training 7-8:30pm

Wednesday: MMA training 11am-12:30pm
Kickboxing 6-7pm
MMA training 7-8:30pm

Friday: MMA Training 11am-12:30pm
Kickboxing 6-7pm
MMA Training 7-8:30pm

Saturday: Kickboxing: 1pm-2pm
MMA Open Mats: 2-4pm

Pricing is:
MMA $50 a month
Kickboxing $30 a month
Both $70 a Month

You Can contact Mr. Carrino at 330-980-2830

Also they have an MMA team, Team Valiant and the compete in mixed martial arts cage fights, Jiu Jitsu tournaments and Boxing Shows.

** Team Valiant MMA member Dan Sutcliff is set for war on August 25th in Cleveland, Ohio**

July 28th Update From Team C.M.A

July 13th, 2012

Hey Family, just recieved this email from Team C.M.A head honcho, Andy Boehlke.

July 28th 2012 the Pain Train makes a stop in our backyard. 397 Tenney Ave, doors at 6pm. In between the fences we will have our brothers, Ray “Bringin Da” Payne, “Relentless” Corey Breckner, Cheney “Mad Dog” Mattarrese, Mike “The Freak” Marshall, John “Fine Wine” Whitten, “Smokin” Joe Bannon, Davis “The Pitbull” Oracio, Matt “The Tower” Pisa, and last but not least fighting for the 205 lb title Anthony “The Punisher” Policastro. Gonna be a huge night for TEAM C.M.A. make sure your wear the black and red, if you don’t have proper swag you can purchase from any team member or the day of the fights at our vendor table! Shirts $20, Stickers $5, Towels $7, Livestrong bands $3, Boxing Glove Keychains $5…Your on the Train, or your on the Tracks! WAR C.M.A….

**Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum**

Campbell Martial Arts

February 18th, 2012

Campbell Martial Arts

If you you’ve been looking for a great place to workout you’ve found it. Whether you are looking for a great place to learn martial arts, have your kids develop a positive mental attitude and discipline or for an intense workout to get into shape or even preparation to enter the ring, Campbell Martial Arts is the right school for you. Stop by and visit one of our classes or call for details @ (330) 774-4733.

Campbell Martial Arts Youngstown Oh

Campbell Martial Arts Youngstown Oh