UFC GYM Clearwater – BJJ, MMA & Muay Thai / Personal Fitness / S&C

Benny is the Head Coach of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai training at the esteemed UFC GYM located on US 19 in Clearwater, FL.  These classes allow the gym members to engage in an atmosphere where they can train and learn in the same fashion as the fighters do but without the pressure of competing.

For the active fighters and those interested in fighting and competing, Coach Benny provides professional level coaching and nearly 30  years of experience as both a fighter and coach to help his athletes prepare for competition.  The fight team represents in MMA, kickboxing, and grappling competitions.

For athletes and gym members looking to take their fitness standards to the next level, Coach Benny is available for Personal Fitness Training as well as Strength & Conditioning Training.  See the Fitness page for certification details.

In 2022, Benny became a World Champion Coach when his student won the Rize FC World light heavyweight MMA championship.

TAMPA COMBAT & PURSUIT of FITNESS (Personal Training and Mobile Fitness)

One of Benny’s most proud achievements is Tampa Combat.  Benny founded Tampa Combat in 2003 and it was one of Tampa Bay’s first true and pioneering MMA gyms offering wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, and boxing classes.  Since 2003 Tampa Combat has flourished into a respected brand of amateur and professional fighters who compete in grappling tournaments, kickboxing events, and MMA events.  It was also a thriving gym for enthusiasts and non-competitors alike who just enjoy the training element without the pressure of having to fight or compete.

In 2015 Benny took on a re-branding of the gym and added the name PURSUIT of FITNESS (POF) to better appeal to the local fitness enthusiasts and athletes.  With this re-branding, Benny also moved out of the real estate location and is now focused on providing personal training sessions on location at the convenience of his clientele.

Training offered:

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Muay Thai
  • Kickboxing
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Kids Kickboxing / Karate
  • Pro Athlete Training
  • Youth Athletic Performance
  • Fitness Kickboxing (KickFit)
  • Personal Training / Private Lessons


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