Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy in the City of Philadelphia


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John Disimone is currently the head coach of the judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes. With over 20 years of Martial Arts experience, John holds the rank of 6th degree black belt in both Kodokan Judo and Tomiki Aikido, as well as a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is a Senior Maxbells instructor and Co-Creator of the MKC Maxbells Training System. His extensive experience in all these fields has also enabled him to help coach our athletes active in Mixed Martial Arts. Call now to set up your free private lesson and for more info on Philadelphia’s original Mixed Martial Arts Academy.


Maggie Bertonazzi is an Assistant Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor at Maxercise Mixed Martial Arts Academy. Currently a brown belt in BJJ, she dedicates herself to training seven days a week, pushing herself both as a competitor and as an instructor. Maggie has won several regional, national and international titles including Grapplers Quest, Naga, and most notably the silver medal at the IBJJF’s Mudial Worlds. At Maxercise, Maggie’s contributions in class have aided several aspiring fighters, helping to build fellow champions from the ground up. Call for more info regarding personal training sessions with Maggie or to learn about Maxercise’s Philadelphia Jiu Jitsu program.


Isaac Rivera has dedicated over half of his life to practicing and teaching the martial arts. Already a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Isaac started down his grappling path with Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and currently holds the rank purple belt. Isaac has been competing in BJJ since 2005 and has medalled in some of the sport’s most prestigious tournaments. To further enhance his grappling skills, Isaac has also spent time studying judo and submission wrestling. Rivera is the head of Philly Karate, a children’s martial arts program that has served the Philadelphia area for nearly two decades! Call today to learn more about our kid’s karate in Philadelphia.


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Arjarn Josef Pearson is currently the head Muay Thai instructor at Maxercise MMA Academy. Arjarn Josef is the founder the Payak Muay Thai system; a proficient curriculum, ensuring a solid foundation in the martial art. This Muay Thai program at Maxercise is suitable both for the beginner, as well as the seasoned fighter. Contact us to schedule your FREE lesson

Sharon Bonewicz is a certified MKC instructor. As a personal trainer, Sharon has a wide variety of expertise spanning from rehabilitative work to elite athletic training and conditioning. In addition Sharon is an accomplished martial artist, holding the rank of Black Belt in BJJ and Brown Belt in Judo. Call now for more info on personal training in Philadelphia!

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