About Marin MMA

Marin Mixed Martial Arts (MarinMMA) was founded by Mikyo Riggs in 2006. Mikyo Riggs is a professional martial artist and a highly prominent figure in the Mixed Martial Arts community. He started his career in martial arts over two decades ago and holds black belts in multiple styles, including Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Mikyo has trained with world renowned Martial artists and some of today’s top professional fighters. His extensive training, combined with his education in Psychology, is what shaped the foundation of MarinMMA.

Marin Mixed Martial Arts specializes in practical self defense training and it incorporates all of the styles that are used in professional Mixed Martial ArtsBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, American boxing, and wrestling. MarinMMA has molded these styles into one complete Martial Art which allows our students to understand both ground fighting as well as stand up fighting. This combination of Martial Arts styles has become the most complete and effective self-defense known today.

Unlike other typical Martial Arts studios, Marin MMA’s commitment is to be a leader in the evolution of Martial Arts and to instruct our students on all the modern Martial Arts techniques. In fact, “100% Technique” is one of our core values. We believe that learning to master Martial Arts is not always about strength or speed, but ultimately about practice, discipline, focusing and having faith in the technique….it works.

MarinMMA makes high level, advanced and professional training accessible to everyone, no matter what your skill level or past experience. We believe that Martial Arts is a system of self improvement that can help in the studio as well as in everyday life. We want our students to have fun, be challenged and rewarded, and to do so in a safe environment.

“What we learn on the mat, we carry into our everyday lives” – Mikyo Riggs