Welcome to IMS Academy
IMS Academy trains enthusiasts, children and champions in everything from Mixed Martial Arts to Kickboxing. Under former IFPA World Champion Brian Burns, IMS has become the premier Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing gym in Santa Cruz.
Men, women and children all build a martial arts practice and a richer life through fitness, fun, and a healthy lifestyle. All while building self confidence and security. The Academy is an ego-free environment staffed by highly qualified personnel, from certified fitness instructors to professional coaches and athletes. Come in for a FREE introductory week of training
IMS Academy is a legitimate Mixed Martial Arts school with instructors and students who have fought in sanctioned MMA events dating back to 1995. While some schools have chosen to cash in on MMA's new popularity without the proper experience or credentials, the IMS Academy teaches the true skill set that makes an Mixed Martial Arts practitioner. These include Muay Thai Kickboxing, Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, Sambo, and American Catch Wrestling.
The IMS team also takes pride in its children's, escrima, and Muay Thai programs. Those looking to enroll in a martial arts practice that is designed to empower and build confidence will find the encouragement needed to excel.