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In the past few years, mixed martial arts or MMA has gone from a niche sport to a widespread industry that is now featured on major networks and arenas across the globe. With that in mind, the MMA industry offers more job opportunities than ever, even in challenging economic times. The first step to finding a career in mixed martial arts is earning a certification, which can be done online through the Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association (MMACA) at

The MMACA certification teaches fans, fighters, coaches and other fitness pros to train top-level athletes and fitness enthusiasts interested in learning more about mixed martial arts. The self-paced online certification combines cutting-edge education in MMA with business skills and strategies.

Even in a tough economy, the sport and industry of mixed martial arts has continued to explode across the globe, making it the ideal career for fitness and MMA lovers, said Dr. John Spencer Ellis, founder of the Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association. This unique online certification gives you the chance to learn at your own pace, learn how to run a successful MMA business and get the education you need to succeed in the industry today all from some of the leading mixed martial arts experts.

The MMACA faculty includes:

Strength and conditioning expert Doug Balzarini, best known for serving as conditioning coach for Team Cruz on FXs The Ultimate Fighter Live. He is also owner of DB Strength and strength coach for the Alliance MMA Fight Team at the Alliance Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Yuri Boiarsky, who focuses on Krav Maga, military combat training and street defense, has nearly three decades of training and teaching experience across the globe. Trained in Israel, he has taught the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as well as civilians and Israeli law enforcement personnel.

Juliano Prado is head coach for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, grappling and wrestling at Total MMA. He was a National Coach in 2007 for the FILA World Championships in Anatayla, Turkey, where the United States took all the gold medals in an unprecedented win for any World Championships to date.

Many other experts in fitness, sport psychology, nutrition, rehabilitation, personal training, Olympic lifting, strong man lifting, kettlebells and much more.

The Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association was developed to bridge the gap between fitness training, sports conditioning science, MMA training methods, and direct application from the ring, octagon, mat or cage. The training concepts and methods are also easily applied to the fitness enthusiast interested in an intense and effective mixed martial arts workout.

Anyone interested in a mixed martial arts certification can learn more at


The Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association (MMACA) was developed to bridge the gap between sports conditioning science, MMA training methods and direct application from the ring, octagon, mat or cage. The MMA Conditioning Association is the MMA certification division of the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), a leader in innovative solutions for fitness, nutrition and wellness professionals, as well as club owners since 1992. The MMACA and its staff of educators, exercise physiologists, dietitians, biomechanists, strength coaches, sports psychologists, physical therapists, massage therapists, kinesiologists and business professionals have joined with the world’s top boxers, wrestlers, BJJ fighters, Muay Thai fighters, American kickboxers, MMA fighters and coaches to develop a comprehensive MMA conditioning program. For more information about mixed martial arts fitness training, coaching and certification, please visit

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