Tryouts

Enter the Octagon of Opportunity: Unleash Your Potential at Jackson Wink MMA Tryouts!

Who Tryouts Are For

Unless you are a Pro fighter with an established record, there will be tryouts in order to be accepted for the Amateur MMA Program membership (For local fighters). If you were accepted to stay in the facility and coming from out of state, or country, you don’t have to go through tryout. Fighter tryouts at Jackson Wink MMA Academy are a rigorous and demanding process that is designed to evaluate a fighter’s skills, physical fitness, and mental toughness.

When We Hold Tryouts

The tryouts are typically held several times a year, and they attract fighters from all over the world who are looking to train at one of the best MMA gyms in the business. Tryouts are led head coaches Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn, along with a team of experienced trainers and coaches.

What To Expect

During tryouts, fighters are put through a series of grueling physical and mental tests to evaluate their overall fitness, endurance, and ability to perform under pressure. The tryouts typically begin with a series of physical tests, including endurance runs, strength and conditioning exercises, and sparring sessions. These tests are designed to evaluate a fighter’s physical abilities and determine if they have the strength and stamina required to compete at a high level in the sport of MMA.

What We Evaluate

After the initial physical tests are completed, fighters are evaluated on their technical skills, including striking, grappling, and submission techniques. They are also evaluated on their ability to learn and adapt to new techniques and strategies. Throughout the tryouts, fighters are closely monitored by the coaches and trainers at Jackson Wink MMA Academy, who provide feedback and guidance to help them improve their skills and overcome any weaknesses.

Post-Tryout Evaluation

At the end of the tryouts, the coaches and trainers at Jackson Wink MMA Academy carefully evaluate each fighter’s performance and determine who will be offered a spot on the team. Fighters who are selected are given the opportunity to train alongside some of the top MMA fighters in the world and receive coaching from some of the most experienced trainers and coaches in the sport.

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Train With The Best.

When training at Jackson Wink MMA Academy you are constantly surrounded by professional athletes and world-class coaches. The Academy attracts top-level fighters from around the world, which means that there is always someone to train with who can push you to your limits and help you improve.

Why We're Special

Jackson Wink MMA Academy is considered one of the best mixed martial arts (MMA) training facilities in the world. Head coaches Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn have trained and cornered some of the top fighters in the sport, including Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre, and Holly Holm, among others.

Our Facility

Our main training location in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a 30,000 square facility equipped with everything a fighter needs to train and prepare for a fight. Our gym includes a full-size octagon, lots of heavy bags, wrestling mats, a strength and conditioning area, cardio area, pro shop, and more.