Since 2002, Central Combat Sports has delivered cutting-edge training and opportunities for individuals in the sports of Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Central Combat Sports is the Canadian home to team MMA Masters, which has produced some of the best fighters in the world. But we’re not just a gym for fighters. Most of our members are just ordinary people that are here getting in the best shape of their lives, making friends, and learning how to defend themselves.
Certified Black Belt Coaches. World-Renowned MMA Masters Team. Premium Facilities. Family-friendly Environment.
Our facility includes 2000SQFT of mat space, an Octagon-shaped training cage, multiple heavy bags, locker-room, private showers, free WIFI and free parking. We offer both Adult and Youth classes, as well privates lessons and workshops.
Come and see what has made us one of the top martial arts schools in the country!
We specialize in taking ordinary people and turning them into extraordinary Martial Artists. Start your FREE WEEK trial today. No experience required.
We’ll give your child the tools to stay safe from bullies and to live a healthy life. We build students that have self-confidence, self-control, and self-respect. We teach children (ages 7-12) how to stay positive and overcome challenges. Most importantly, our classes are really fun!
Ladies, sometimes you need to just hit something! Why not have fun, burn calories, eliminate stress and tone your body all at the same time? Our classes will improve your health, boost your confidence and coordination, and teach you the sport of boxing.
Do you work afternoons, midnights or alternating shifts? Our daytime Mixed Martial Arts classes are the perfect option for you. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a modern combat sport that blends together standup, clinch and ground fighting techniques.
Make Friends. Learn Self-Defense. Get in Shape.
Head Coach Peter Zahran is the creator of Central Combat Sports and the man that established the sports of MMA and Submission Grappling in the Windsor-Essex region. Coach Peter is a Black Belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing and is the national representative of Daniel Valverde Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Coach Peter also holds an Honours Degree in International Relations and Development Studies from the University of Windsor, as well as a Bachelors Degree in Education. Outside of the gym, Coach Peter works as a High School Teacher and Education Consultant.
Coach Cedric Benn is a nationally certified boxing coach (NCI Advanced Coaching Diploma), mentored under legendary Canadian Olympic boxing coach, Charlie Stewart. Coach Cedric splits his time between Central Combat Sports and the Windsor Amateur Boxing Club where he trains Canada’s boxing elite, producing Olympic athletes and Provincial, National and World Champions. Coach Cedric is a former national competitor himself and can be seen regularly calling the action from ringside as a television and radio boxing commentator. Coach Cedric also works a Personal Trainer at Refine Fitness Studios.
Coach Ronny Carroll is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt that has traveled the world coaching, training and competing. Coach Ronny is a former Mixed Martial Arts Champion with an undefeated professional record, winning the Proving Ground MMA welterweight title in 2009. As the "elder statesmen" here at Central, Coach Ronny can be found on the mats daily where he shares his knowledge with our students during the morning classes. Coach Ronny also holds a Masters Degree in Education and has worked as a teacher abroad for nearly 15 years.
Coach Goran Arnaut is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, national grappling champion and undefeated MMA competitor. At 6'4" and 230lbs, Coach Goran is an imposing figure on the mats, but his martial arts style is far more influenced by his brain than his brawn. Coach Goran holds a Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Windsor and currently works as a Professional Engineer while outside of the gym.
Coach Tyler Briffa is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and multiple tournament champion with over 10 years of experience. Tyler's incredible strength is only outmatched by his technical ability. Coach Tyler is an exceptional Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and coach. Tyler holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Kinetics and Psychology from the University of Windsor. Outside of the gym, Tyler works as a Canadian Border Services Officer.
Coach Phil Zieba has a life time of martial arts experience, starting when he was just a child. Coach Phil is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-JItsu and a Black Belt in Taekwon-do. Coach Phil has competed in Taekwon-do, Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. Coach Phil's tireless work-ethic is the foundation of his martial arts style. Coach Phil also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and works as an automotive Engineer.
Coach Chris Heedo is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has competed in Kicboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. Coach Chris is a headstrong and hard-nosed martial artist with 10 years of experience. Coach Chis transformed his body through his training and lost close to 100lbs. Outside of the gym, Coach Chris is a landscaper and avid horticulturalist.
Coach Darrin D'Amore is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with over 8 years of experience. Coach Darrin has won multiple Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing matches. Overcoming brain surgery as a child, Coach Darrin is as resilient and enthusiastic as they come. Coach Darrin has wasted no opportunities to develop his skills and coaching sensibilities over the years while assisting Coach Pete and Coach Cedric during classes and competitions. Outside of the gym Coach Darrin is a Personal Support Worker for people that have disabilities.
Coach Manny Aujla is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with over 10 years of Martial Arts experience. Coach Manny is a multiple Jiu-Jitsu tournament medalist, with terrific wrestling and kickboxing ability. Coach Manny’s smart and patient coaching style has really benefitted our Youth students. Coach Manny holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the University of Windsor and currently works in the Security and Crisis support field.
Affordable rates. Convenient options.
Single Program Membership
Access to OPEN MAT plus ONE regularly scheduled program, either:
Take advantage of our no obligation, FREE WEEK of training. No experience or equipment are required to start. Take the first step towards getting in the best physical and mental shape of your life by messaging us today!