the R1 Training Center is L.A.'s original MMA Gym, established in 2000, by former World Cup Freestyle Wrestling Champion, Rico Chiapparelli. Rico is no stranger to MMA as he was the world-renowned manager and trainer of the now defunct RAW Team with its stable of international super stars, including former U.F.C., PRIDE, W.F.A. and I.F.L. champion athletes Randy Couture, Frank Trigg, Vladimir Matyushenko, Tom Erikson, Matt Lindland, Dan Henderson, among others... R1 began as a place for combat athletes of all styles and forms to come together and exchange knowledge in a safe yet very challeging atmosphere.

R1's reputation among MMA insiders began to grow, athletes from various martial backrounds began to frequent the gym for training camps and extended stay periods. Many of the world's finest combat artists have worked in the same ring and on the very mats that our R1 members use everyday. In fact, the black and gold wrestling mats at R1 are actually the old competition mats from the famed University of Iowa Wrestling team.

Today R1 is open to all from complete beginners, who have never done any type of combat art to advanced competitors who want to raise the level of their game. When in L.A.many MMA super stars frequent our facility to get workout in or a little 'fine tuning' from our world class instructors.

At R1, we believe that "all forms are fluent ..."; therefore our name. Utilizing this philosophy, we help you to get beyond the self so mind, body and spirit harmonize as one to create the optimal performance state.

The R1 Gym, located in Inglewood, CA is best known as a Mecca for champion Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters and combat artists who travel from all over the globe to train with our members and staff. Established in 2000, R1, formerly known as R.A.W. is one of Americas original MMA training centers and a Los Angeles institution.

As one of the world's premiere MMA schools, R1 offers curriculum in MMA, Submission Wrestling, Boxing, Muay Thai and Women's Threat Manegment, along with Strength, Conditioning & Performance Training. With our storied history of producing champions, comprehensive course schedule, flexible class times and convenient location, R1, is available to ALL who seek a Way through the combat arts.

Our mission is to empower R1 members, improve their quality of life and performance in all areas through our rigorous, scientific, and holistic method of combat art training.
We believe that our 7,500 square feet training center provides a clean, safe, fun and fully supportive enviornment for our members to thrive while enjoying the benefits of the combat arts.

Please feel free stop by or call us at 310.322.5552. To set an appointment or for additional information please email us here.


11001 S Prairie Ave, Inglewood, CA 90303

Follow us
  • English
  • No comments yet.
  • Add a review