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Proving Grounds Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts In Shelby Township

We are excited to announce that we are open!

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Our Philosophy

Proving Grounds is Macomb County's premier modern martial arts academy.  Our 6,000 square foot facility offers an experience unrivalled by any other gym in the area.  We strive to create an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of age, gender, or experience level.

​Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai are the basis of our offerings at Proving Grounds, while we blend these schools together in our MMA program.  Whether you are a person who is looking to compete at a high level, someone who is looking for a new hobby,  looking to find a structured activity for your child, or even just looking for an engaging way to get in shape, we have classes for you!

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Welcome to the Proving Grounds

Where we offer Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Wrestling, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Shelby township and anyone near Sterling Heights, Clinton Township, Utica, Chesterfield Township, and Macomb Township.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ was made popular in the 90’s when the first UFC event was held to determine what is the most effective martial art. BJJ became the standout winner. BJJ is a martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. Jiu Jitsu  teaches that a smaller person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger opponent by using leverage and proper technique (mostly by applying joint locks and chokeholds). Our Students train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for a variety of reasons. Some train for self-defense, some for sport grappling, some for MMA fighting, or just a fun way to get into shape. We offer kids and adult classes taught by our dedicated Black Belt instructors.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA):
Mixed Martial Arts, commonly known as MMA, is a style that puts all of the skills that we teach put into one class. You will learn all the important MMA strikes, submissions, and takedowns. You will learn transitions from stand up striking to takedowns to groundwork. Most do this class for the killer workout. Our amateur and professional competitors do this class to train to fight.

Muay Thai Kick Boxing:
Muay Thai is a martial art and combat sport that uses stand-up striking with various clinching techniques. This discipline focuses on utilizing the art of eight limbs. Kick Boxing focuses on the combined use of fists, elbows, knees and shins.

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Contact Us

Feel free to contact us with any questions or special requests.

46825 Hayes Rd. Shelby Township, Michigan 48315 United States


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