BlackMat MMA  is an official 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization  teaching Mixed

Martial Arts-MMA to boys and girls, young adults and to help “at risk ” and 

“under-privileged”  kids in the city of Whittier, California, and the surrounding  

cities. BMMMA was founded in 2003 to provide boys and girls and young adults

a safe haven;  a place where they

could feel safe, be respected,

and be treated with dignity and

honesty. A place where they 

can grow as martial artists, but

most importantly as human

beings. At Black Mat they learn

the discipline to make changes in  their young lives that will help them achieve

their goals starting with graduation from middle school then high school and the

importance of higher education.

Each child or youth is able to train five times a week. Upon arrivaleach student

is welcomed with a hug by trainers and fellow students. They are taught the

skills of Boxing,  Judo, Submission Wrestling , Kickboxing, Wrestling  &  Self

Defense. Through training they are taught humility, patience, self control,and

awareness before self defense.The kids are also taught love, acceptance,

compassion and respect for one another. After training the kids have an

opportunity to discuss any issues that may be of concern in their lives.

New kids may be paired with a mentor, usually another student who has been

attending BMMMA for a year or longer.

The students participate in competitions

throughout Southern California. They

also participate in community service

by sharing their testimonies to  “at risk

kids”  in the Vida program ran by the

Los Angeles Sheriffs Dept. Over the last 

9 years Black Mat has served over 800 kids who have stayed in school, out of

trouble and have graduated. Many are currently serving in the Armed


Staff is available to all students and parents for mentoring, support

and tutoring 24 hours  a day,  7 days a week

Send Donations to 12300 East Washington Blvd, Suite T
Whittier , Ca 90606

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