On December 22, 2011 the UFC celebrated the grand opening of its fourth UFC Gym in Torrance, CA. The day’s events included tours of the amazing facilities and great demonstrations of Judo, Muay Thai, MMA, Kids MMA, Zumba, Capoeira, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. BJJ Legends got the chance to spend a few moments with UFC Gym’s head of Jiu-Jitsu, Tinguinha. Check out the interview and pictures from the event. Stop by the gym and check it out… you won’t be disappointed! A special thanks to Christina Pitkin and Wendell Paulding for showing me around. Make sure you ask for them if you're interested in joining... They'll take good care of you!
UFC Gym Corona held a workshop for the members of their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and No-Gi classes. The Corona classes are taught by Instructors Thomas Kenney and Kenric Toliver. The UFC Gym Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu curriculum is overseen by Head Instructor Mauricio Tinguinha.
Black belts in attendance at the workshop were Mauricio Tinguinha, Thomas Kenney, Kris Shaw, Joe Camacho, Kenric Toliver, Rene Salazar and Brandon Bender. Over sixty students attended this Saturday workshop; white, blue, purple and brown belts of all ages.
The UFC Gym is located off the 91 Freeway on the McKinley st exit in Corona California.
First off its big, its really big. Its 48,000sqft. There's a larger than life 32.5ft octagon. The Jiu-Jitsu/No-Gi mats are at least 2000sqft and the kids mats are even biger, around 3000sqft. There are 85 Cardio machines, 35 spin bikes, and 40 muay thai bags. Theres a large free weigh area. They have TRX and a Jungle Gym class were you can climb all different sorts of things. Get your cross train on with around 40 Kettlebells and tires ranging from 100 pound up to 350 pounds.