Ann Arbor Mixed Martial Arts is the most complete MMA training facility in the Ann Arbor Area. Whether you are looking to get in shape or start a new hobby we have programs to fit your needs. Please visit our website at www.annarbormartialarts.com to learn about our "Web Only Specials." We offer kids, teen and adult classes in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts. We offer a complete training experience.
Master Andy DeJesus III has been training in the martial arts for over 30 years. He is a 5th Dan Black Belt Master in Tae Kwon Do, a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with the Machado Brothers under Ryan Fiorenzi, a Brown Belt in Modern Arnis (Filipino stick and knife defense). He has been fortunate enough to train with the best instructors in the world. His father Master Angel DeJesus, is a 7th Dan Black Belt and started Andy in Tae Kwon Do at the age of six. Andy currently is continuing the work of his fathers instructor Grand Master James B.C. Yu as the owner and head instructor of B.C. Yu Martial Arts Center. His Arnis Professor is Chuck Guass, one of only seven students in the world to earn the rank of Master of Tappi Tappi under Remy Pressas. Andy started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu back when the only black belts were in California or Brazil. His current Jiu Jitsu professor is Ryan Fiorenzi, the first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt in Michigan. He has also trained in classes or seminars with all of the Machado Brothers (Carlos, Roger, Rigan, Jean Jacques, and John) Royce and Relson Gracie, Rico Chiparelli, John Donahue, Paulo Guillobel, former UFC Champions Ricco Rodriguez and Pat Millitech, Chris Hauter, Tyrone Gooden, Jamel McCurry and other notable grapplers.
Danny began his journey into combat sports in Summer of 2005. He has studied multiple disciplines but most predominantly Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing. Danny has competed extensively in sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission wrestling tournaments amassing 5 state grappling competition titles in both gi and no-gi divisions. He is currently a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt. Most recently Danny has been traveling frequently to Milwaukee, WI to excel under the tutelage of legendary kickboxer and World Champion Duke Roufus of Roufusport Martial Arts Academy. Duke promoted Danny to purple belt in the Roufusport Kickboxing Belt Level Program. Danny has spent multiple training camps with such notable athletes as current WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, Pat Barry, Danny Downes, Eric Koch, and Red Schafer. Danny made his amateur MMA debut in March 2006. He grew his amateur fight record to 10-5, including a featherweight title before making his pro debut in April 2010 as a bantamweight. At a perfect 2-0 professional record Danny has submitted both opponents in impressive fashion. Danny truly believes in building a well rounded program to extend the most effective curriculum possible to his students. Danny is active in the local Michigan MMA circuit as a referee and judge for area events.
Notable titles & Accomplishments:
5 time Michigan State Gi & No Gi Grappling Champion
XCC Featherweight Champion
Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt
Roufusport Kickboxing Purple Belt
6159 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103