VALHALLA ​Martial Arts

Santa Barbara's elite mixed martial arts training and fitness center

Mixed Martial Arts

Classified as a full contact combat sport that incorporates striking and grappling while standing or on the ground. MMA combines techniques from combat sports and martial arts into an effective and efficient system.

Krav Maga

​​​Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and its extreme efficiency.  

The original concept of Krav Maga was to take the most simple and practical techniques of other fighting styles and make them rapidly teachable.​

Krav Maga adopts strikes - as per karate, and boxing,
Take-downs and throws - per judo, and wrestling
Ground work - per judo and wrestling

As there is no universal authority on the system, students may find that different schools advocate different approaches

Rising Phoenix Kung-fu

​There are lots of different forms of Kung-fu and the style taught and developed at Valhalla is known as Rising Phoenix.

Rising Phoenix Kung-fu specializes in the most effective attacks and defenses from all martial arts taught at Valhalla while still keeping
 a traditional base and aspects of Kung-fu.

Competition and Sport MMA

Coach Mac Donald's experience as a professional fighter is a indispensable resource as he helps guide and shape aspiring MMA athletes.

MMA at Valhalla structures its approach to those warriors who are looking to go into competition on the local, regional, or national circuit. 

Valhalla was built around the idea of offering a one stop shop to address the needs of the next generation of up and coming fighters.

Valhalla has an onsite MMA cage, complete strength and conditioning equipment, and well rounded grappling and striking partners to train with.