Welcome to Fight Academy Santa Clarita

Since 1995, Fight Academy is a School of Martial Arts that offers a complete and structured martial arts experience using World Class Instruction in the arts of Chun Kuk Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts.


After 30 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training, with the endorsement of Professor Jean Jacques Machado, Professor David Dunn promoted Grandmaster Chuck Norris to 3rd Degree Black Belt. This was the first black belt promotion held under the direction of the United Fighting Arts Federation Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program (UFAF BJJ) in which David Dunn is the Chief Instructor

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Professor David Dunn - SFVC Invitational Black Belt Superfight

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What We Do

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About Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete.

Modern mixed martial arts competition emerged in American popular culture in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Originally organized with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors of various arts were pitted against one another with minimal rules for safety.

In the following decade, MMA promoters adopted many additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport. Following these changes, the sport has seen increased popularity with pay per view reach rivaling boxing and professional wrestling.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
About Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It is a derivative of early 20th century Kodokan Judo, which was itself then a recently-developed system (founded in 1882), based on multiple schools (or Ryu) of Japanese jujutsu.

It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique; most notably, by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat them. BJJ can be trained for self defense, sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Sparring (commonly referred to as 'rolling') and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition.

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About Judo

Judo, meaning "gentle way", is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budo) and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw one's opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one's opponent with a grappling manoeuvre, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking the elbow or by executing a choke. Strikes and thrusts (by hands and feet) — as well as weapons defences — are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori).

Ultimately, the philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for almost all modern Japanese martial arts that developed from "traditional" schools (koryu). In addition, the worldwide spread of judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots such as Sambo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Practitioners of judo are called judoka.

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Muay Thai Kickboxing
Muay Thai Kickboxing

The word muay derives from the Sanskrit mavya and Thai comes from the word Tai. Muay Thai is referred to as the "Art of Eight Limbs" or the "Science Of Eight Limbs" because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight "points of contact", as opposed to "two points" (fists) in Western boxing and "four points" (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts. A practitioner of Muay Thai is known as a nak muay.

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Collegiate Wrestling
About Wrestling

Collegiate wrestling is the style of amateur wrestling practiced at the college and university level in the United States. Collegiate wrestling is sometimes known as folkstyle wrestling because by and large, it is the style that emerged out of the folk wrestling styles practiced in the early history of the United States. This style, with some slight modifications, is also practiced at the high school and middle school levels, and also among younger participants, where it is known as scholastic wrestling. All of the terms are used to distinguish collegiate wrestling from the styles of wrestling practiced in other parts of the world, and from those of the Olympic Games: Freestyle wrestling and Greco-Roman wrestling.

Collegiate wrestling, like its international counterpart, freestyle wrestling, has its greatest origins in catch-as-catch-can wrestling and, in both styles, the ultimate goal is to pin your opponent to the mat, which results in an immediate win. Collegiate and freestyle wrestling, unlike Greco-Roman, also both allow the use of the wrestler's or his opponent's legs in offense and defense. Yet collegiate wrestling has had so many influences from the wide variety of folk wrestling styles brought into the country that it has become distinctly American.

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Chun Kuk Do (Santa Clarita)
About Chun Kuk Do

Chun Kuk Do is a hybrid martial art founded and first taught by Chuck Norris. Norris started to develop the style in the 1970s and, after using a number of names for his developing style, the current name was adopted in 1990. The phrase "Chun Kuk Do" is loosely translated as "Universal Way" - more literal translations from the Korean are "the way of 1000 lands" or "the way of many lands." This art evolved from Chuck Norris' original training in Tang Soo Do, a Korean hard style striking martial art. This development has included the evolution and integration of Tang Soo Do with elements of Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Shotokan and many other martial arts. In some areas, the style was initially marketed as "Chuck Norris-style Tang Soo Do".

Each summer Chun Kuk Do and its governing organization the United Fighting Arts Federation (UFAF) hold a convention and Chun Kuk Do world championship tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Training in the martial arts leads to noticeable results in the areas of: self-confidence, concentration, channeling of aggression, enhancing assertiveness and discipline. We at Fight Academy invite you to join us for a train. Our goal: Workout hard and produce results while having a good time.

We challenge you to participate in a free class and feel for yourself the results of participating in a well-structured martial arts program.