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 – $7 per class

1 class per week – $25/month

2 classes a week – $35/month

Unlimited classes- only $45 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, 6 for $100.

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No Classes in the afternoon, Friday April 14th (Good Friday), yes to 11 am jiu jitsu

No Classes Easter Sunday

No Kickboxing or Women’s Jiu Jitsu on April 23rd (we will be at a tournament)

No classes April 30th (we’ll see you at the Drysdale seminar instead!)

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Robert Drysdale Seminars April 29th & 30th 2017

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Summer Camps 2017





Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Camp

Monday June 19- Friday June 23


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This week will be filled with everything Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We will talk about the history
and theory behind the art, plus dive into hands-on lessons and training.  This is
suitable for anyone with an understanding of the basics.


Mythbusters Camp

Monday July 17 – Friday July 21

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Chemistry, physics, fires and small explosions, what more could any kid want?  This fun and educational camp will introduce hands-on experiments that are sure to spark the curiosity of the campers.  Ages 9 and up.

Gaming Camp

Monday July 31 – Friday August 4

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This camp will be focused on being social, not physical.  Card games, board games and of course video games.  We will discuss game design, game mechanics and theory.  Led by Leo, who has worked as a game designer and professional video gamer, we will play and make games all day long.  Ages 9 and up.

*Please note, due to the extra expense of running this camp there is a $20 technology fee added to the price of registration.



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