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The Mixed Martial Arts Academy

With world-class instruction & over 12,000sqft of training space, our aim is to be the dominant martial arts academy in the Delaware County.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Sports
  • Location Drexel Hill, Upper Darby, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2011
  • Employees 4

Company Summary

The MMA Academy will be a combat-sports institute designed to establish thorough-bred martial artists, via instruction in: Technique, Terminology, History, Philosophy, Customs, and then gradually increasing their physical-training as students grow & advance in rank; thereby grooming knowledgable, successful athletes. This program covers the 3 Stages of hand-to-hand combat (Striking, Take-Down, and Grappling) via Taekwondo, Muay Thai, & Jiu-Jitsu.


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    Marcos Duarte

    Marcos began Karate at age 3, under Grand-Master Young K. Kwon. At 11 he earned his first Black Belt, and at 25 earned the prestigious "Kukkiwon" Black Belt in Taekwondo, under 2x U.S. Nat'l Team member, Master Bobby Leach. Marcos has been a 6x Regional, 2x Collegiate, & a Nat'l Champion in Olympic Taekwondo. He fought at National Team-Trials in '08, and was Penn State's M.V.P. in '11; establishing the highest win % for a Big10 school in History.

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    Alex Quintella
    Head Coach

    Alex Quintella is a former (10-0) Vale-Tudo Champion from Brazil.
    He earned his first Black Belt in Karate, under Master Machida, and in that time, served as coach to the UFC Light Heavy-Weight Champion Lyoto Machida. Alex later earned his second Black Belt, in Jiu-Jitsu, under the legendary Ricardo DeLaRiva, and has since won numerous titles in the competitive circuit.

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    Scott Brady
    Chief Instructor

    Scott is a Regional & Nationally ranked Taekwondo Champion, under 2x U.S. National Team member, Master Bobby Leach. Scott has a Black Belt in Karate, and is also a recipient of the prestigious "Kukkiwon" Black Belt in Taekwondo.
    Currently, Scott trains in Jiu-Jitsu as Brown Belt with Team Balance, a Gracie School, and is nearing his 3rd Black Belt in the Martial Arts.

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    The Mixed Martial Arts Academy

    "To produce outstanding Martial Artists, through a conventional development program which fosters Confidence, Competitiveness, & Camaraderie, en route to Black Belt excellence.
    Here, we provide you with seasoned instructors, and an avenue toward achieving your Fitness, & Fighting goals, at a rate thats Affordable, and Fair, for all..."