NorthShore Mixed Martial Arts Academy, Building Champions from the Ground up since 2008. Our mission is to help our members develop physically and mentally through the highest quality martial arts and fitness instruction. We seek to improve the lives of as many individuals as possible by creating a comfortable learning environment, not limited to any specific body type or gender. We strive to encourage individuals to lead healthier lifestyles, and to assist them in reaching their goals. Discover your full potential through martial arts and fitness training.
Our kid’s martial arts programs provide fundamental training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling, using grappling as a primary base. Our kids can display the skills they learn in training by choosing to compete in local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments, USA wrestling free and folk style tournaments as well as Greco Roman and submission grappling tournaments. The curriculum’s primary objective is to teach students valuable life skills through the discipline of mixed martial arts. Kids focus on self-development, utilizing the mantra “from our weakness shall come our strength”. Students are motivated to learn and be challenged to continually progress in rank. This core philosophy promotes an excellent work ethic resulting in the development of goal setting habits and leadership skills.
Our adult programs are designed to successfully integrate all different skill levels into the program. The curriculum is structured so each individual can learn at their own pace, according to their personal goals. The primary focus is learning the fundamentals, improving fitness levels and having a good time in the process. All classes have a strong strength and conditioning component. The NSMMA curriculum is unique, in that specific skills, techniques and fitness benchmarks are outlined for the student to follow and measure their progress at their own pace.
Owner Joe DeRobbio has been teaching, training and competing in martial arts for over 30 years. Joe’s diverse business and coaching experience in personal self-development, business leadership, wrestling, MMA, boxing and fitness gives him the ability to connect with people of all skill levels.
Joe is the founder of Combat Games MMA promotion company and one of the lead educators for Washington State Combat Athletic Department. Joe has 15 years professional referee experience and 10 years’ experience promoting professional mixed martial arts events. Joe has spent decades learning and training with some of the world’s best fighters and corner-men. Whether you want to compete, or just learn how to live healthy, Joe has the knowledge, staff, and facility to assist you in your goals.
Joe’s diverse coaching experience gives him the ability to connect with people of any age, gender, and skill level. His passion is coaching kids in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling, with the belief that the grappling arts are a great platform to teach life skills, self-discipline and a good work ethic.
Whether you want to compete, or just learn how to live healthy, Joe has the knowledge, staff, and facility to assist you in your goal.
Malia has a connection with kids and strives to be a role model for them. Malia has also worked as our manager for years and knows the Academy well. She is a friendly face and is willing to answer any questions you may have. She looks forward to forming a relationship with many of the faces she sees in the academy as she is often the person who will greet you.