In our facility your training will take place in a safe, positive, and friendly environment that is supported by highly experienced instructors who are dedicated in guiding your every step.

We work patiently with our students so that they can reach even their most challenging personal goals. No student is over-exerted or under-challenged. At Phoenix Mixed Martial Arts classes are designed to provide personal attention and instruction to guide students throught their program, in a modern and comprehensive way of teaching.

 The School

Phoenix Mixed Martial Arts is an official branch of the world wide Magda Institute Association of California, the largest Jeet Kune Do - Kali - Buka Jalan Silat organization in the world. Also, Phoenix is the only school in the tri-state area to exclusively teach Buka Jalan Silat.


At Phoenix Mixed Martial Arts you will achieve great confidence, gain energy, increase self esteem, stamina and greatly improve your personal level of physical fitness that will help you live a healthier, happier life. You will enhance all motor skills such as hand eye coordination, balance, speed, timing, power, rhythm, and greatly increase your awareness.

Remember, we train for the streets, so the skills you learn in class today could save your life and/or the lives of your family and loved ones.

 Ages 5 to 75

Martial Arts can be learned by virtually anyone, unlike many other sports or exercise programs. Children from ages 5 up to adults up to 75, men, women and teens are all capable of benefitting from Martial Arts training. Our staff has over 75 years of experience in the Martial Arts. Our school is also the school of choice for many law enforcement agencies, such as the NYC Police Department, Nassau and Suffolk County Police officers, N.Y.S. Correctional officers, A.T.F. and the United States Military.

 Our Foundation


The Director and Head Instructor of Phoenix Mixed Martial Arts, Sifu Greg Pichardo has more than 30 years of martial arts experience. He is one of very few individuals in the world to be chosen to teach under the Magda Institute program.

Sifu Greg Pichardo has a background in Shotokan Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Wing Chun, French Savate, Western Boxing, Thai Boxing, Jeet Kune Do, Kali, and Silat. Also, Sifu Greg Pichardo has a direct teaching lineage to the legendary Bruce Lee, creator of Jeet Kune Do and has since 1989, taken instruction directly from Lee's original students.  Sifu Greg Pichardo was chosen as one of 200 people in the world to attend the first Jeet Kune Do international nucleus seminar that was held in 1997 in San Francisco. Sifu Greg Pichardo has been teaching in the Metropolitan area since 1990 and has successfully trained numerous individuals within the law enforcement community in the tri-state area as well as the United States Military.  In fact, Sifu Greg Pichardo was personally hired by the United States Navy to train their Navy Seal operatives for covert operations.

Over the last 30 years, Sifu Greg Pichardo and Phoenix Mixed Martial Arts have appeared in featured articles in numerous prestigious Martial Arts publications as well as televised Martial Arts events. In 2005, Sifu Greg Pichardo and Phoenix Mixed Martial Arts were chosen to be one of the eleven participating schools in the Great Grandmaster Aaron Banks 38th Annual Oriental World of Self Defense, the world's # 1 Martial Arts show.  In 2006, Sifu Greg Pichardo was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame for his lifetime dedication and achievements in the Arts. Sifu Greg Pichardo personally trained and continues to supervise all class instructors at Phoenix Mixed Martial Arts.

Cass Magda has been conducting seminars for over ten years in various cities in the US, Canada, Australia, England, Norway, Scotland, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden , Italy and Greece. First known throughout the world as one of Dan Inosanto's top JKD instuctors and having trained with many of the top Filipino and Indonesian instuctors such as Paul DeThouars, Herman Suwanda, Leo Giron, Steven Plinck, Magda has carefully built a solid reputation as an instuctor of high quality who presents excellent information at his seminars. He is dedicated to the education, preservation and presentation/promotion of authentic Indonesian and Filipino martial arts.
 Phoenix Staff

The Men and Women on staff at Phoenix Mixed Martial Arts are the prime example of the no-ego environment that is attached to training here. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable in training and in creating a family bond type of brotherhood/sisterhood that makes your path in Martial Arts much more enjoyable learning experience.

Dear Greg,
Many Thanks for speaking at the at the Wednesday Mothers’ Club Yesterday and for teaching the ladies some skills to defend themselves. Everyone truly enjoyed the lesson and the opportunity to practice some of the moves. Please extend our gratitude to Myron- his participation really brought the lessons to life!
Thanks again!! Warm regards.

Heather McClistock
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