Welcome Hiro

Welcome Hiro

Jan, 2019

Fumihiro, who goes by ‘Hiro’ started his martial arts journey at 15 years old in Sendai Japan and at the young age of 17 he began his journey as a professional fighter. Hiro has over 25 years of training experience and a total of 22 professional fights including 5 knockouts.

Hiro is a perfect fit for Steel MMA’s philosophy of blending the arts of Kickboxing and Muay Thai into a hybrid form for the new age of striking in America. Rooted in his philosophy of technique and mentality he is well suited in teaching both the Beginner and the Professional athlete alike.

New Class schedule

New Class schedule

August, 2017

We are both constantly looking for ways to improve our class program and excited to announce a set of new classes over the next few weeks. You can learn more about upcoming classes on our Facebook page.

For up to date schedule information check out our class schedule or click the Read More button below.

Tetsuya Yamato Seminar

Tetsuya Yamato Seminar

May, 2017

Tetsuya Yamato's Fighting Seminar Friday, May 19th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM:

  • 2015 Lion Fight Super Lightweight Championship
  • 2014 WBC World Super Lightweight Championship
  • 2012 WBC Muaythai International Super Light weight Championship
  • 2012 WBC Muay Thai Japan Super Light Weight Championship
  • 2010 K-1 WORLD MAX 2010 Tournament champion
  • 2009 WBC Muay Thai Lightweight champion
  • 2009 WMC Lightweight champion
  • 2008 (NJKF) Lightweight champion

New Kids Classes

New Kids Classes

October, 2016

Our Kids program is growing! Highlights:

  • Jiu Jitsu Tuesday and Thursday at 4:15 PM
  • Muay Thai Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4:15 PM

Kids Jiu Jitsu class integrates technique based games, general strength & conditioning and practical self-defense. Students will learn many of the same principles and positions taught in our adult classes as they progress through the program.

New Schedule

New Schedule

August 29, 2016

Our program continues to grow every month! Here some of the highlights from our new schedule:

  • New 6:30 AM Cardio Kickboxing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with coach Marvin.
  • New Muay Thai Beginners class at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • More Power Boxing classes in the evening with coach Carl
  • Our evening classes are growing! We've added one more coach to our Muay Thai (all levels) and Muay Thai Intermediate
  • Yoga will new begin at 9:00 AM on Saturdays and we have added a Power Boxing class at 10:00 AM
  • Steel Fit and Combat Fit are now Strength and Conditioning. Muay Thai Fundamentals is now Muay Thai (all levels)

Kids classes

New kid's classes ages 4-7

June 27, 2016

Our program is growing! We now offer kids classes for ages 4-7 on Monday and Wednesday at 4:10 PM.

The kids Muay Thai class introduces students to the art of Muay Thai in a way that increases focus discipline, physical and mental strength as well as both their fine and gross motor skills. Students will progress through our Muay Thai band system as they develop as young martial artists.

Class goals: improve movement and coordination, learn self-discipline, build confidence and respect for instructors and peers.

Curriculum: overview of both offensive and defensive techniques, beginner to intermediate technique progression, regular band testing.

Stop by and try out a free class with coach Marvin and coach Mike.

Schedule Update

Class Schedule Update

June 10, 2016

Steel MMA is almost ready! While we wait a few more days, make sure to check out our schedule at We will be offering 39 classes a week as we begin to grow our programs. Here are just a few things you’ll find:

Morning classes! Our gym will be open for 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM classes Monday through Friday

Saturday mornings start with Yoga with Becca at 10:00 AM. Fighters and non-fighters come in and balance your mind and body.

Introducing 1.5 hour classes for Muay Thai Fundamentals and Intermediate Classes. More class time means more time to learn and grow.

We are also introducing our new Combat Fit class. For all the fighters and soon to be fighters, this class will make sure to challenge you and prepare you for competition.

New to Muay Thai? We will be offering Orientation class Saturday morning with coach Carl and coach Mike. Meet the owners and get your questions answered.

See you all soon!

Songkran Festival

Songkran (Thai New Year) Festival May 1st!

April 24, 2016

We're excited to announce that Steel MMA will have its first event this coming Sunday, May 1st at the Songkran Festival in Escondido. coach Erik and Carl have been asked to put on a demonstration of techniques, padwork and some light exhibition style sparring to celebrate the new year and entertain the crowd (which we always enjoy doing). Please come out to support the team and enjoy the celebration! Check out the link below for more information.

Location: 139 West 11th Ave, Escondido CA 92025

Time: Demonstration begins at 1pm / Festival is 10am-5pm

Bring: Your awesome self

Admission: FREE!