Since 2002, Central Combat Sports has delivered the best marital arts training in the Windsor-Essex region. We specialize in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing and Boxing training.
Central Combat Sports is the Canadian home of 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 ordinary people that are looking to get in great shape, make friends, and learn how to defend themselves.
Certified Black Belt Coaches. World-Renowned MMA Masters Team. Family-friendly Environment. Premium Facilities. One Week Satisfaction Guarantee.
Our facility includes 2000 sq.ft. of mat space, multiple heavy bags, strength and conditioning equipment, locker room, private showers, high speed internet, smart screens and speakers, and on-site parking. We offer both Youth and Adult classes, as well private lessons and workshops.
We maintain the highest cleaning standards. Our facility is cleaned and sanitized before and after every training session. Our programs have been modified to be in compliance with local and provincial Covid-19 safety regulations.
We specialize in turning ordinary people into extraordinary martial artists. Contact us today!
Our Youth Martial Arts classes concentrate on the arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and Kickboxing. This is a program for focused and mature students only. Our classes build real martial arts skills, but also foster critical thinking and emotional control. Our classes produce students with a strong work ethic and rock solid self-confidence. If you want only the best for your children, then this is the program for you.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling art that focuses on takedowns, positional controls, escapes and submission holds. BJJ can be practiced with or without the traditional uniform (Gi vs Nogi). Our BJJ 101 classes focus on core concepts and fundamental techniques. Classes are structured in a way to maximize learning in a safe and controlled environment. Our regular Gi and Nogi classes are for more experienced students.
Our Boxing and Kickboxing classes typically involve a functional warm-up, technical instruction, partner drills, bag work, and optional sparring. Boxing emphasizes punches, head movement and footwork, while Kickboxing further employs kicks, knees and elbow strikes. Our striking classes are practical for both beginners and advanced students, and are a fun and exciting way to boost your overall health.
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 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 in the government and law enforcement field.
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 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 works with 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 Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Windsor and currently works in the Security and Crisis support field.
No Association Fees. No Testing Fees. No Belt Fees.
No Large Upfront Payments. No Annual Contracts.
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