Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), also referred as “Cage Fighting”, is the “mixing” of various techniques from different martial arts systems (including but not limited to Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) to be effective at all ranges of unarmed combat.  Although the techniques and training methods for this class are taken from the cage, by the cage, and for the cage you don’t need to be a fighter to train like one.  This is a non-rank class - the only belts that exist in MMA are earned in the cage and/or ring!  Our fight team is currently 8-0 in the cage for all fights under the Darkwolfmma banner.

Head Instructor:
David Lohsen - Black Belt under Cesar Gracie Black Belt Sensei Eric Shingu
                            3rd Degree Black Belt - Okinawan GoJu Ryu
                            1st Degree Black Belt – Tae Kwon Do

                             14+ years experience MMA corner/trainer pro & amateur fighters

Assistant Instructor:
Melissa Lohsen - Brown Belt, Simply put Melissa is one of the top women's instructors in the area.  2017 Master Worlds  Master 3 Super Heavy Brown Belt Champion and  Master 3 Brown belt Absolute Champion.  Currently ranked IBJJF #2 Master 3 female brown belt in the world
Christian Lohsen – Brown Belt, DarkwolfMMA Team Captain, FHSAA State Wrestling 3rd Place 2013, COPA/New Breed Advanced No-Gi Competitor, Breakthrough MMA 155lb champion, Real Cage Fighting 155lb champion, Rival Fight League Fighter , 3rd place at IBJJF No Gi World Championships. Professional MMA Fighter with a record of 6-1.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is widely considered to be one of the most effective martial arts for self defense as well as one of the original foundations of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).  Through the use of body positioning, leverage, and joint/pain manipulation an individual is able to overcome nearly any physical limitation (i.e. size, speed, strength, etc…) to defeat an opponent.  BJJ is able to provide effective skills for real life self defense, competition, and health/fitness.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great way to exercise your mind/body AND gain invaluable life skills that can be used to enhance your everyday life.

DarkwolfMMA is a family school that truly begins with family.  The Lohsen family has over 50 years of combined experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and over 65 years as martial artists – as both practitioners and competitors, not to mention having one of the best women’s instructors around.  Our head instructor David Lohsen is currently the only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt teaching in  West Vousia.

Head Instructor:
David Lohsen - Black Belt under Cesar Gracie Black Belt Sensei Eric Shingu

Assistant Instructor:
Melissa Lohsen - Brown Belt
Christian Lohsen – Brown Belt