Welcome to IMS Academy

IMS Academy trains everyone from children to champions in a safe and ego free enviornment. Under former IFPA World Champion Brian Burns, IMS has become the premier Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing gym in Santa Cruz and the greater Monterey Bay area.

Build a richer and more secure life through fitness, fun, and a healthy lifestyle. The Academy is staffed by highly qualified personnel, from certified fitness instructors to professional coaches and athletes with a minimum of ten years each. 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, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Russian Sambo, and American Catch Wrestling.