Since 2002, Central Combat Sports has delivered the best marital arts training and opportunities in the Windsor-Essex region. We specialize in Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Central Combat Sports is the Canadian home to team MMA Masters, which has produced some of the best fighters in the world. But we’re not just a gym for fighters. Most of our members are just ordinary people that are looking to get in great shape, make friends, and to learn how to defend themselves.
Certified Black Belt Coaches. World-Renowned MMA Masters Team. Premium Facilities. Family-friendly Environment.
Our facility includes 2000SQFT of mat space, multiple heavy bags, locker-room, private showers, free WIFI and free parking. We offer both Adult and Youth classes, as well privates lessons and workshops.
We specialize in turning ordinary people into extraordinary Martial Artists. Start your FREE WEEK trial today. No equipment or experience required.
We’ll teach your child how to stay safe from bullies and to live a healthy life. Our Youth Martial Arts classes build students that have self-confidence, self-control, and self-respect. We teach children how to work hard and to overcome challenges. Most importantly, our classes are really fun!
Our Adult classes will improve your health, boost your confidence, develop your coordination, and give you the skills to defend yourself. We offer classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, Boxing and Kickboxing. Our classes are perfect for both beginners and experienced martial artists.
Do you work afternoons, midnights or alternating shifts? Our daytime Mixed Martial Art classes are the perfect option for you. Our daytime classes will give you the flexibility to train when it is most convenient for you. These classes are ideal for beginners and experienced martial artists.
Head Coach Peter Zahran is the creator of Central Combat Sports and the man that established the sports of MMA and Submission Grappling in the Windsor-Essex region. Coach Peter is a Black Belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing and is the national representative of Daniel Valverde Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Coach Peter also holds an Honours Degree in International Relations and Development Studies from the University of Windsor, as well as a Bachelors Degree in Education. Outside of the gym, Coach Peter works as a High School Teacher and Education Consultant.
Coach Cedric Benn is a nationally certified boxing coach (NCI Advanced Coaching Diploma), mentored under legendary Canadian Olympic boxing coach, Charlie Stewart. Coach Cedric splits his time between Central Combat Sports and the Windsor Amateur Boxing Club where he trains Canada’s boxing elite, producing Olympic athletes and Provincial, National and World Champions. Coach Cedric is a former national competitor himself and can be seen regularly calling the action from ringside as a television and radio boxing commentator. Coach Cedric also works a Personal Trainer at Refine Fitness Studios.
Coach Ronny Carroll is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt that has traveled the world coaching, training and competing. Coach Ronny is a former Mixed Martial Arts Champion with an undefeated professional record, winning the Proving Ground MMA welterweight title in 2009. As the "elder statesmen" here at Central, Coach Ronny can be found on the mats daily where he shares his knowledge with our students during the morning classes. Coach Ronny also holds a Masters Degree in Education and has worked as a teacher abroad for nearly 15 years.
Coach Goran Arnaut is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, national grappling champion and undefeated MMA competitor. At 6'4" and 230lbs, Coach Goran is an imposing figure on the mats, but his martial arts style is far more influenced by his brain than his brawn. Coach Goran holds a Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Windsor and currently works as a Professional Engineer while outside of the gym.
Coach Tyler Briffa is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and multiple tournament champion with over 10 years of experience. Tyler's incredible strength is only outmatched by his technical ability. Coach Tyler is an exceptional Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and coach. Tyler holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Kinetics and Psychology from the University of Windsor. Outside of the gym, Tyler works as a Canadian Border Services Officer.
Coach Phil Zieba has a life time of martial arts experience, starting when he was just a child. Coach Phil is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-JItsu and a Black Belt in Taekwon-do. Coach Phil has competed in Taekwon-do, Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. Coach Phil's tireless work-ethic is the foundation of his martial arts style. Coach Phil also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and works as an automotive Engineer.
Coach Darrin D'Amore is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with over 8 years of experience. Coach Darrin has won multiple Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing matches. Overcoming brain surgery as a child, Coach Darrin is as resilient and enthusiastic as they come. Coach Darrin has wasted no opportunities to develop his skills and coaching sensibilities over the years while assisting Coach Pete and Coach Cedric during classes and competitions. Outside of the gym Coach Darrin is a Personal Support Worker for people that have disabilities.
Coach Manny Aujla is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with over 10 years of Martial Arts experience. Coach Manny is a multiple Jiu-Jitsu tournament medalist, with terrific wrestling and kickboxing ability. Coach Manny’s smart and patient coaching style has really benefitted our Youth students. Coach Manny holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the University of Windsor and currently works in the Security and Crisis support field.
No Registration Fees. No Association Fees. No Testing Fees. No Belt Fees.
No Large Upfront Payments. No Long Term Contracts.
Single Program Membership
Access to OPEN MAT plus ONE regularly scheduled program, either:
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