About Clarion MMA

Clarion MMA is a Martial Arts Academy located in Clarion, Pennsylvania.  The goal of Clarion MMA is to unite those of us in the Clarion area looking to further our fitness or martial arts education with some of the most knowledgeable trainers in the area.  We are currently looking for new members.  With over 20 classes each week our schedule is sure to have something you are looking for.  Whether you are interested in competing in Mixed Martial Arts, Karate or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments or are just looking for a great workout, we can help.  We offer a variety of martial arts and fitness classes.  Regardless of your age or skill level we are sure to have something for you!

Remember, everybody’s first class is FREE!



One time class – $10 per class

1 class per week – $30/month

2 classes a week – $40/month

Unlimited classes- only $50 per month

Class Descriptions:

Kid-Jitsu  (ages 5 – 12)- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and self defense tailored for youth.  We

teach takedowns, throws, grappling and submissions, but there is no punching or kicking

taught in this class.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  (BJJ) – BJJ is a form of submission grappling.  There are two types,

with and without a gi (uniform).  In  both types we train to engage an opponent, take them

down to the floor and move into a position where we are able to force them to submit, or

“tap out”.


Kickboxing – A martial art from that uses punches, kicks, knees

and elbows while standing or clinched with an opponent.  Kickboxing classes are perfect

whether you just want an aerobic workout or if you want to learn how to be a competitive



Taijutsu (7 and up) – Shin Go Ju Ryu Tai Jutsu is a martial art that employs unarmed

combat that includes throws and strikes, as well as sword techniques, stick and staff

techniques, throwing weapons, stealth and more.  Taijutsu classes are perfect for those

who are looking for the discipline, respect and honor of the traditional martial arts.


Karate  (ages 8 and Up) –  Punches, kicks, and self defense techniques taught in a

traditional martial arts style.  This form of karate, Shotokan Karate, is divided into

three parts: kihon (basics), kata (forms or patterns of moves), and kumite (sparring).


Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) – To be an MMA fighter you need to do more than learn how

to strike and how to grapple, you need to know how to combine the different arts

effectively.  In a regular Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class you won’t necessarily learn how to submit

someone that is punching you, or learn how to stand up from grappling because they

aren’t standard skills in BJJ.  In a kickboxing class you won’t learn how to kick or punch

with the thought that your opponent may try to take you down to the ground, that’s not

part of kickboxing.  MMA classes are for students that want to learn how to combine the

different arts and become a well-rounded fighter.   Our MMA 101 class requires no

experience or prior knowledge.


Judo  – is a martial art and combat sport where the goal is to throw, trip or otherwise take

your opponent to the ground and then immobilize or submit them.  We teach a variety of

throws and take downs as well as the proper ways to fall and land when being taken down.


Private Classes – Privates give you a chance to work on what you need work on.  This could

be overall fitness, a particular martial art, a certain technique or preparing for an upcoming event.

These are subject to instructor availability and cost $25 per hour, 5 for $100.

08 academy IMG_8409 IMG_8411


Click to enlarge

Interested in finding out more?
Enter your name and email and we will get in touch.

Ninja Birthday Parties

karate-birthday-party-4We offer a selection of Martial Arts themed birthday parties!

We can do all of the work and planning and supply a great party for up to 25 kids!

Just choose your theme, choose the package that fits your needs, and let us know how many kids will be there.  Leave the hard part to us!





black and red

Black and Red Ninja

tmnt party

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

ninja girl party

Pink and Purple Ninja

  •   All parties include cutting the cake with a real sword!
  • Parties include games and martial arts lessons.
  • The birthday child is the assistant instructor for the day!
  • Add an optional Ninja Obstacle Course for no charge.
  • Live Turtles are available to visit any party for no charge.
  • Plates, napkins, cups,  & plastic ware supplied for all parties
  • Standard parties are 90 minutes.




A – The Works

$199 – includes up to 10 children for no extra charge.

Includes: Invitations, Pinata, Goody Boxes for each guest, Pizza (because ninjas love pizza!), Soft Drinks and Water, Snacks, Cake, 45 minutes of lessons and games, then 45 minutes for food/presents.

Bonus – Includes a Free Uniform and Month of Classes for the Birthday Child!

*includes 10 children, add $10 for each additional child.

B – The Little Ninja Package

$99 – includes up to 10 children for no extra charge.

Includes:  Decorations 10, 45 minutes of lessons and games, then 45 minutes for food/presents.

Bonus – Includes a Free Uniform and Month of Classes for the Birthday Child!

*includes 10 children, add $5 for each additional child.



Inflatable Swords – $10 for 10, $1 each additional


Pinata (filled) $25 Included in The Works

cupcake stand

Cake or Cupcakes $25 Included in The Works


Uniforms & One Month of Unlimited Classes $80 Value – Included with every party

chinese food boxGoody Boxes $5 each (minimum 5)
Filled with a random assortment of items
Included for each guest in The Works

goodie bag

Contact us to book your party today!

Call or text – 814.221.0806

email – info@clarionmma.com

stop by – 15726 Rte 322 Clarion

Gift Certificates

We have printed gift certificate, framed and ready to wrap! You can purchase one for 1 month, 3 months or a year unlimited! ($50, $125, $450) Stop into the Academy or contact us at info@clarionmma.com today!


Clarion MMA
15726 Route 322
Clarion, PA 16214
P : (814) 221-0806
Contact :



Our regular instructors (click on the name for more information):

Leo LeFay – Clarion MMA Organizer, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kidjitsu, Army Combatives, MMA 101

Hillary LeFay – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Lead Instructor of our Womens Programs

John Miller – Karate, Tai Chi, and youth Judo instructor

Tim Quaill – Judo Instructor

Sensei Eric – Taijutsu instructor

Mike LeFay – Assistant instructor

Haven LeFay – Youth instructor

Corey Swartz – Assistant instructor


Clarion MMA Biggest Loser Challenge

Thebiggest_loser_logo new year is here, and with a new year comes a new you! Time to make those New Year’s resolutions a reality! Clarion MMA will be hosting a Biggest Loser challenge through January and February!

We are giving away cash prizes (minimum of 10 participants required) It’s like getting paid to lose weight.

Throughout Jan. & Feb. Contestants are invited to join our Kickboxing classes (for FREE) every Sunday from 4:00PM to 5:00PM. This would normally be $30 per month, but it is included in your contest entry as our way of helping you reach your goals. This is also a great way to work up a sweat before your weigh-in!

Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in the fun! You do not need to be a member of Clarion MMA to be in this event. A $50 entrance fee gets you a spot in the competition, then, you will be assigned to a team where you will compete against the opposing team in fun classes and events that will be sure to boost confidence, build friendships, and serve as a positive and motivational experience that will empower you to make life changes that will benefit not only you, but your loved ones as wellregister_online_button