Since 2001, the Freestyle Fighting Academy (FFA) has been teaching Mixed Martial Arts in south Florida.
Whether you are looking to learn self defense, get in better shape, have fun, or even become a fighter – we have a program for you!
FFA was founded by head instructors Marcos and David Avellan. Each has trained in the martial arts for over 24 years, having competed all across the world in various combat disciplines.
Marcos was the 2005 ADCC US Trials champion, and has won many national grappling tournaments. He is also an undefeated MMA fighter, and coach to undefeated TitanFC Champion Jason “the Specimen” Soares.
David has a decorated career in submission grappling, winning a bronze medal in the prestigious ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships. His biggest contribution to the MMA world was creating the world famous Kimura Trap System, a powerful submission system used in all over the MMA and BJJ world.
Together, the Avellan brothers have helped coach many MMA stars, such as Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, Kimbo Slice, Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres, Miguel Baeza, Charles McCarthy, Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis, Michael Chandler, Brandon Vera, Tom Lawlor and many more.