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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Mar 02

Business Now- Modern American Mixed Martial Arts

Posted on March 2, 2018 at 10:06 AM by Communications Department

Modern American Mixed Martial Arts (MAMMA) is owned and operated by Newport News natives Nick and Julia White.  They started the business in 2001 and moved to its current location at 14346 Warwick Blvd. Suite 456 at the DW Center in Denbigh in 2017. MAMMA first opened with one employee and has now expanded to a staff of 15. The 5,000 square-foot facility features 14 punching bags, a full size boxing ring, and exercise equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, and free weights. 
3-2 MMAThe business is the oldest mixed martial arts (MMA) school in the Hampton Roads area and focuses on creating a team and family environment.  Classes are offered in MMA foundational techniques such as submission grappling, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jui Jitsu. With scalable classes designed for beginners up to advanced levels, MAMMA also offers a women’s bootcamp program that incorporates MMA techniques to help participants lose weight, build strength and get in better shape. Modern American MMA also offers an anti-bullying after school and summer youth programs. Youth programs teach self-defense, teamwork, respect and discipline. 

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