Devin and Peter Grappling

About the Instructor

Hello and thanks for swinging by! My name is Devin Turner, owner and head instructor at Midwest Martial Arts Academy. I am a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt under Ben Nguyen as well as a seasoned Thai boxing coach and competitor. With over 13 years of martial arts experience, my approach to teaching is both traditional and dynamic. I instruct both basic and advanced concepts, all centered around the same fundamental techniques. No matter the skill level of the students, there is something for everyone to learn and build from.

Before deciding to open up a martial arts gym, I was an MMA fighter and competed in the tri-state area in both MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. Having experience in the cage and on the mats allows me to teach techniques that work. Whether you’re looking to compete in either or both sports or you’re looking to feel more confident, I am here to help you with your goals.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. I'm always happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

“This ability to solve problems under stress is one of the most valuable things I think any human being can have.”

John Danaher


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