If you are a parent, a martial art enthusiast, someone looking to focus on health, or if your family is looking to grow and train together, Cor Fitness MMA is perfect for you. We offer classes that range from Cardio Boot Camps, Muay Thai and Dutch Kick Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. We offer a wide range of activities for adults, youth, and the MMA enthusiast.

We have noticed that today’s youth are becoming more reliant on technology, video games and social media. The days of “going outside to play” are no longer the norm. Our goal is to offer a community based facility where we can bring the heart of physical activity back to our youth.

Cor Fitness MMA is ranked one of Charlotte’s best Mixed Martial Art, and Fitness Academies. We are a locally owned business that competes against National Brands. We have found out niche’ in the market and continue to grow and influence our members in a positive manner. There are many success stories from members losing over 30 lbs, to members who had a desire to fight MMA, and have now done so. We ask that you come and check us out and make 2019 the year you grow.

There are hundreds of Martial Art schools to chose from in the Charlotte proper market, we are so grateful to be voted as one of the best. Take a look.

Our Facility and Team

Our center is one of the largest fitness and MMA facilities in the Charlotte Metro area. A 9000 square foot facility that has dedicated 3500 square feet for mat space, a separate area for boot camps and fitness, and a relaxing area for parents and care takers.


Tony is passionate about health, fitness and martial arts. He is a long time multi-sport athlete that has played on a variety of levels. He knew long ago that he wanted to share his passion for health and wellness while encouraging others to accomplish their personal goals. He knows that everyone is fighting something, and is dedicated to hearing his members goals, and assisting them in accomplishing what they desire. He is the lead fitness instructor and one of the lead kick boxing instructors. Tony has competed and won in a variety of martial art competitions.


Paulo is a fourth degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt whom has competed and won as international competitor, he holds a pan american world champion and many other championship honors. He has many decades of instructing BJJ. Ultimately, he has dedicated his entire adult life to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Since he started training at the early age of 16, “Mushu” (as he is known in the International BJJ community) has trained under the sport’s greatest practitioners.


Juan has been performing martial arts from a young age. He is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate, has many years experience in Boxing, and Kickboxing. Juan has owned his own Dojo and loves to teach what he is most passionate about. He is currently an active Professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter.


Professor Scott has been training in martial arts for over 22 years. For the last 16 years he has dedicated all of his training to the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where he has earned the rank of Black Belt. Over the years, Scott has competed and won in many local and regional tournaments.


Daniel Beaupre is an energetic, knowledgeable personal trainer with 8+ years of experience. He has the ability to motivate and inspire clients regardless of physical fitness level and abilities. He has a passion for designing programs that improve fitness and increase all muscle functionality resulting in increased speed, strength, and agility. Daniel has a proven track record of helping clients achieve fitness goals through customized exercise instruction.

As a trainer the best experience you will enjoy is when you see that smile and excitement that comes over a client’s face when they accomplish something they thought was impossible to achieve.


Alexis is an active MMA fighter and Fitness Enthusiast. She is a long time Athlete and has a passion for sharing her knowledge with others. In her spare time she is a pastry chef and likes to bake and make pastries for her friends and family. Don’t let her desire for sweets fool you, when she is training or teaching, she is one of the hardest workers in the gym. She loves to push and motivate others to attain their goals.


Nicole first started training MMA when she was 26 years old. After a year into practicing MMA Nicole met a new coach who challenged her into putting on a gi and training with more of a focus on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, (she is currently a brown belt). Nicole is currently a professional MMA fighter, and is known for her relentless striking in the cage. Nicole has recently began to focus more on competing and teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and has had much success, including a bronze medal at World Masters. One of her passions is introducing new people to martial arts and seeing their face light up when they begin to understand the mechanics of what they are learning.



Cor Fitness MMA After School Martial Art Program is designed to protect your kids from violence and temptation while having fun at the same time. From the moment they leave school until they are picked up by their parents they will learn moral principles, etiquette, structure, the importance of teamwork, and self confidence.

For More Information on our After School Program please click this link

Cor Fitness MMA After School Program


We will offer a variety of Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness classes. Do not worry if it is your first class, or if you are advanced there will be something for every level.


All of our fitness classes will push you to your limits. If you are looking for a challenging workout that burns 800 calories per 1 hour session, this is for you. Classes will include: “Kick-Kamp, Cardio Kickboxing, Cross-Training, Fit-Jit and many more. Take advantage of the kids classes and work out while your kids are being instructed and taught the Cor Fundaments.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

With lineage stemming back for decades, BJJ was created to teach leverage and advantage points for self-defense. The origin of BJJ was created by the Gracie family by combing tactics from Judo and Japanese Jiu-jitsu. Today, with years of practice and modernization Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the fastest growing martial arts in the world. We are proud to be affiliated with Checkmat BJJ (www.checkmatbjj.com) . We are also very proud to be a certified and accredited International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) school and the North American Grappling Association (NAGA).


Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from Karate and Muay Thai. Kickboxing is an imperative element of current Mixed Martial Arts. There are many lineages and histories of kickboxing that spread over a variety of countries.

We are proud to have recently partnered with and Roufusport Kickboxing/MMA. The Roufus name is well known through generations of dominance in many styles of Martial Arts, with emphasis on Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Boxing.

Roufusport Mixed Martial Arts Academy is run by partners Duke Roufus, Scott Joffe and former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. They serve as the guiding influence for our Roufusport Kickboxing and MMA classes. Duke Roufus, a 4-Time Heavyweight World Champion Kickboxer now considered one of the world’s top MMA trainers, is head coach of the Roufusport competition team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is one of the most recognizable striking coaches in North America. Roufusport is currently home of many UFC Fighters including Tyrone Woodley UFC Welterweight Champion, Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder, and many others.



A traditional martial that dates back to nearly 700 BC. Learn the fundamentals of modern day boxing by working on foot placement and movement, defensive techniques and the core striking techniques.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

What is MMA – MMA is combining a variety of martial arts into one universal combat system. For example, a martial artist may have been raised learning one foundational martial art, i.e. Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kenpo Karate, Brazilian JiuJitsu, Boxing, Wrestling etc. Although this person may have a strength in one particular martial art, combining the martial arts makes it more tricky for a practitioner to defend. In saying that, competitors that take the time to widen their arsenal of martial arts and becomes more capable of transitioning from a striking martial art to a grappling or ground based martial art. Thus making the person a mixed martial artist. MMA is also one of fastest growing competitive sports in the world.

What MMA is NOT – MMA is not the same as the UFC. The UFC is a promotion that warrants the use of Mixed Martial Arts – kind of like saying the NFL is not football. MMA collectively is a self-defense system, however it is not a stand alone martial art.

Children’s Karate

Sensei Juan is a student of Cecil Peoples founder of Peoples Kenpo Karate. Cecil Peoples Karate, in Van Nuys, California, he has taught thousands of students and has awarded more than 50 black belt degrees at various levels in the past decade. Karate employs a belt ranking system, similar to those of BJJ and Judo. Karate is a Japanese martial art whose physical aspects seek the development of defensive and counterattacking body movements.

Partner Services

We have partnered with other local martial artists and fitness experts to expand our offerings. In addition to our Mixed Martial Arts, we also offer the following

DXF Training

DXF Training specializes in Group Fitness and Personal Training. Cor Fitness MMA partnered with DXF on the premise to help grow our health and wellness awareness and impact in the Mint Hill, Matthews communities. Tony Boncore, owner of Cor Fitness MMA stated that he saw a tremendous opportunity to leverage Daniels expertise along with expanding both offerings to both locations as an opportunity that can only better the experience for all of the members currently involved, and all future members as well.

Indian Land Mixed Martial Arts

Cor Fitness MMA is proud to be affiliated and a partner school to Indian Land Mixed Martial Arts, located in Indian Land South Carolina. This allows both schools to sharpen their skills while sharing technique and locations. Cor Fitness MMA is alsoresponsible for running the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program within ILMMA.

Taboada System (Balintawak Arnis Cuentada)

A Filipino combat & weapons training under Grandmaster Bobby Taboada. Tom Cohen is a direct student. Escrima (interchangeable with Arnis and Kali) is a weapons form, applicable to multiple weapons and empty hand techniques. You will train power, speed and reflex, flexibility, head movement, counters and defenses. We start with one stick. Grandmaster Taboada’s system is especially known for its timing, devastating power, and explosiveness. Any age, experience or fitness level welcome.

Daito Aikijujutsu

A classical school of Jujutsu that developed subtle and almost imperceptibly small versions of larger, power based techniques. Aiki teaches stance, body coordination, and unified movement to complete the defensive techniques. It is based upon using the opponent’s force, balance, weight distribution to effectively lock the spine, making it nearly impossible to complete an attack, launch a counter attack, etc. Modern Aikido and many jujitsu schools share a technical basis stemming from Daitoryu. While it’s not for offense, and it’s techniques take time to master, it is highly effective.

Cor Fitness MMA Rules

Gym Rules:

  1. No shoes allowed on the mats. Barefoot only. Please have on gym appropriate footwear when NOT on the mats. Closed toe shoes must be worn when using fitness equipment and anytime entering the restrooms.
  2. No chewing gum on the mats or while taking classes or private lessons.
  3. Personal hygiene maintenance is a must. Please come to class clean with toe and finger nails trimmed etc.
  4. Minors under the age of 16 are not allowed to use weight equipment without parental or instructor supervision.
  5. Please show up to each class 10 minutes early – classes will begin promptly. It is required that students arrive with the necessary equipment and appropriate training attire required. Loaner gear is only available for new students on a limited basis.
  6. Please refrain from using vulgar or offensive language in gym.
  7. Use of excessive force outside of the gym is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. If you are found using excessive force that is NOT deemed self defense, your membership will be terminated immediately.
  8. Bullying and/or unnecessarily aggressive behavior at the gym will NOT be tolerated.
  9. Have respect for the gym, your instructor and for your fellow students.
  10. Do NOT be disruptive during class. No talking while the trainer is giving instruction and do not leave class without first being excused by the instructor.
  11. Students must be approved by instructor in order to take advanced classes.
  12. Have fun!

Sparring Rules:

  1. No sparring or grappling is permitted unless under the supervision of a Cor Fitness MMA instructor.
  2. All participants sparring must be in good health and do not have any communicable diseases, including common colds, cold sores, open cuts or wounds, viruses etcetera.
  3. Any athlete that has had head trauma/concussion must be cleared in writing by their physician in order to participate in any sparring or one on one practice sessions.
  4. Males must wear protective groin cups and females must wear protective bra cups when sparring.
  5. Mouth pieces must be individually fitted and worn during sparring and drilling.
  6. Boxing gloves shall be at least 12 ounces or more for each member.
  7. It is recommended by Cor Fitness that all members who participate in sparring wear hand wraps to protect their hands.
  8. Head gear, shin guards with foot padding, boxing gloves, mouthpieces and groin protection are mandatory for sparring.
  9. Students shall not wear contact lenses or glasses during sparring.
  10. Only light contact is permitted during sparring. Hard contact is not permitted.
  11. No one is allowed to enter Cor Fitness MMA under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Any member or guest that is observed under the influence will be asked to exit the facility.
  12. Hair shall be worn in such a way as to not interfere with vision.
  13. Report all injuries to the instructor immediately.
  14. Do not participate in any classes if you have a known injury. You and/or your parent signed a liability waiver, you are only hurting yourself more. Let your injury heal fully before returning to class or instruction.

All members and guests of Cor Fitness MMA will be required to agree and sign a Release of Liability. Click here to review the “Cor Fitness MMA Waiver”.


Don’t be shy – if you are a martial art expert and want to share what you have learned, or if you are a beginner and want to have fun, burn calories and learn a martial art let us know! Visit us in person, or send us a note. We are looking forward to meeting you.


Cor Fitness MMA is located at 9229 Lawyers Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227


(704) 526-0878



Hours of Operation

Sunday: 9AM – 12 Noon
Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM – 12 Noon
Monday – Friday: 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9am – 3:00 PM

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