History Of CMMA

who we are

One of Los Angeles’ leading Martial arts training centers

Established in 2014, California MMA and Fitness has become one of Los Angeles’ leading Martial arts training centers. Building champions on and off the mats. Our all-new 8,000 square foot headquarters facility is centered in Gardena, CA between the 405 and 110 Freeway off Rosecrans Ave. We specialize in Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA, Kids MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Yoga, Self Defense and home to the Zero to Fight certification program. 

CMMA is Owned and operated by Jiu-Jitsu and MMA World Champion Chad George.

Chad has brought in elite coaches from the industry to help him instruct at the academy. The team at CMMA has developed extensive tried and tested curriculums to give all of our academy students a complete education in the systems we teach.

Our vision at CMMA is to push you to achieve new mental and physical limits, while helping you to reach your full potential. We will also help you develop a set of values only found in martial arts- self-respect, respect for others, self-defense, discipline, confidence, and responsibility.

There are many benefits to Martial Arts training. Martial Arts is a discipline that will stimulate you on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. It will increase your strength, stamina, and flexibility as well as boost self-esteem and self-control. Whether you’re looking to compete, get in shape, or learn self-defense, we have a class that fits your needs. Come join our family of friends, athletes, and fighters! Check our class schedule to see what programs are currently being offered. Here at CMMA, our focus is on YOU.



Chad is a Blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a veteran MMA fighter with over 26 professional fights, 15 year active career and a pioneer of the bantamweight division. When Chad first started fighting he had to travel outside the country to fight as it was not legal yet in California. In 2005 Chad fought on the very first sanctioned MMA event in Santa Monica. Since then, Chad has fought for some of the most prestigious organizations such as WEC (now the UFC), Bellator and has battled against the toughest opposition in the world. The popular documentary “Occupation: Fighter” was filmed about Chad’s life in the sport and achieved world-wide recognition and awards on netflix and itunes. Still available now.

In 2017 Chad become the very first ever Combat Jiu Jitsu World Champion. A tournament in which 8 of the best blackbelts were selected to compete in a single night. Chad Submitted all of his opponents. With Chad’s passion for teaching and a drive to give back, he retired from fighting in 2019.
Chad’s dream was to open a gym that he could share his knowledge with the average person and fighters alike in a family atmosphere where anyone can train and be apart of a positive and motivating family. In 2014, this is how California Mixed Martial Arts was born.

“This Gym is where its at if you want to learn all about mixed martial arts! I've seen the team from this gym compete multiple times and they always take the win! The instructors are informative, patient and over all awesome. Its a positive environment and all around good vibe being there, plus you get to meet the Famous Chad "Savage" George! Omg! 10/10 definitely recommend for all to check out!”

Monica R.

“Whether you're looking to train mma to fight, learn self defense, or just get a good workout CMMA is the place to be. All of the coaches are amazing and you'll leave every class exhausted but will have gained some excellent skills. This place is like a second home for me. I've been coming to CMMA for over a year and everyone here is super supportive. As a beginner in jiu-jitsu the coaches and my teammates were all patient and were more than happy to explain concepts and moves until I got it right. Chad, the owner, has created a positive environment for everyone from beginners to professionals to learn how to fight.”

Megana T.

"I have trained at multiple gyms over the years, and cmma is by far the best gym I have trained at! Chad is an amazing coach who is a master of what he teaches. Easily the best gym in Los Angeles! With the help of the dedicated staff Chad has put together, I'm more confident than ever in being able to achieve my goal of becoming a pro mma fighter. My sister, who has been training at the Gracie academy in Torrance for five years, has just started cross training here and already feels challenged in new areas of her training. Would 10/10 recommend anyone who wants to train in any area of mma to come here!"

Juan V.