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Anthony

28 August 2019

This place is great and has a bunch of classes. I go for krav maga and I'm learning pretty fast. The instructors are well taught, friendly and i have alot of fun as well.i have no complaints. I would definately recommend. More...

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Irma Rodriguez

22 August 2019

Our family came to Commando Krav Maga after going to a place in my neighborhood for a few years. My children wanted to learn standing defense and were loosing interest at our local place, who only offered jui jitsu. We are so pleased with our decision. What I love most about coming to Commando Krav Maga is the feeling of community there. Coach Lewis (kid's coach) is such a great instructor for these kids. He is sooo patient but he makes them work! It doesn't matter how many kids are in the class, he manages to keep the kids captivated. I don't know how but he manages to give all kids individual time. The kids genuinely love coming to class. They make friends and are learning so much about defense, discipline, teamwork and fitness! The owner, Mr. Diamond is kind and understanding and genuinely cares about my kids and makes sure his establishment is meeting our needs. His family program was a great investment and I see myself being a part of this community for years to come. If you are thinking about joining or signing up your kids, you won't be disappointed! More...

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Albert Cataldi

9 August 2019

Friendly welcoming atmosphere. The instructors are dedicated to your well-being and care about your progress. I love the camaraderie and the team spirit. If you work hard and are serious about the classes you do see results. Many thanks to the staff and my fellow workout partners. More...

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Coleman Blue

29 July 2019

I just became a member of Master Diamond’s Commando Krav Maga Academy and look forward to learning various types of self defense this institution has to offer. Mr. Diamond is a very kind and pleasant man to be around as well as his staff. Being under his leadership I know I will nothing but the best. Thanks.Ron More...

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Sam Rumaker

29 July 2019

Just started there a few weeks ago with my friend who i can’t speak for. doing Krav Maga and i can’t complain it’s been exactly what i was looking for it’s professional, clean and safe which i feel are important the whole staff gives you what you give them and i think joe runs a tight ship if i had to nit pick the only complaint would be if the boxing class or bjj runs over you run over at the end so if you have something to do but it’s not much of a runover and i appreciate getting my extra 10-15 minutes pricing is reasonable and that’s it 10-10 recommend Sam

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D2SToday Latest

29 June 2019

I’m truly enjoying the classes, the instructors are very supportive and you will work hard. I feel the difference even after 2 days. I cannot wait to see my results!

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Yaeli Leiner

26 April 2019

Highly recommend Diamond MMA and CKM ! Joe and all of the instructors are incredibly patient, competent, and professional. I can already see improvements a few weeks in and look forward to the results months from now. (This review coming from someone who couldn't even do a pushup properly a couple of weeks ago.) The gym is very welcoming but also challenging; I really appreciate how positive the environment is, the variety of classes available, and the talented staff. More...

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Chener Zhang

27 March 2019

It is very nice place to have workout and practice boxing. The instructor are very nice and explain detailly. Strong recommend!

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Daniel Rodgers

25 February 2019

Diamond Mixed Martial arts is exactly that "Mixed" and it is one of the very best Martial Arts Training Centers in the SouthEast PA region. I am going on two years at the gym with encouraging, passionate, and very knowledgeable instructors. I got my Black Belt in Aikido several years ago at another school and wanted to add more mix to my capabilities. I started out with Commando Krav Maga (CKM) and I am proud to say that in the last several months I have achieved the Rank of Level 4. Shortly after starting CKM training I added Muay Thai to improve defense, punching, kicks, elbows and knee strikes. Lastly this past year I have also added Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) for grappling, takedowns and ground fighting. By now you are thinking I am training for the UFC but I am doing it for me and my own passions and fitness levels. Maybe more of a surprise is that I am in my 60s but yet feel like I am 30 again. I want to complete my review with one more statement: I am having the time of my life training at Diamond Mixed Martial Arts and I have made many good friends who are 1/3 to 1/2 my age and who accept me for who I am. Thanks Professor Joe Diamond and all the staff of Lewis, Tony and Chris!!! More...

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Jonathan Rhodfald

25 February 2019

What an awesome gym. Absolutely love the place. Its spacious, has great equipment, is clean and the instructors are top notch and friendly. Fellow students are all good people and this place had me feeling at home very quickly. Being new to Philly and still a Muay Thai novice, I've tried most Muay Thai gyms in Philly and this is by far my favourite. I've trained here for about 3 weeks and wish I could continue.Now to the bad part. The pricing structure. I wont mention prices because I'm not sure they want it advertised...but it is definitely expensive, unless you pay upfront or sign a 12 month contract (in which case it still is expensive). I guess this has its positives. It maintains a certain type of dedicated clientele and it goes to keeping a really well managed gym in order...problem is, I really don't want to be tied into a contract. I also just don't have huge lump sum closer to the $1k mark lying around to pay upfront for gym. I would love to be a member of this gym but I cant sign contracts. I don't have any contracts except for my lease so I don't see why my gym needs to tie me down. I'll look around and try Body Arts Gym, maybe go back to Stay Fly Muay Thai too*Note (Stay Fly is awesome but it feels like most people there are pro fighters so a little intimidating to newer fighters)Overall, Daddis is really good More...

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Hind AIT KADDOUR

27 November 2018

For someone who is totally New to the martial arts, since my first day I felt confident and I enjoyed every minute, especially that everyone was very helpful and so patient with a beginner✌

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Marjorie Solomon

27 November 2018

Started with a 6 week fitness challenge and stayed for more! Joe, Tony and the team are excellent. With their help, I've hit every goal.

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JoAnna Billings

27 November 2018

I just started my training in the 6 week boot camp and i can't say enough how much I love it!!! They include great nutrition meal plans, and small size classes for great individual time with the trainers. Although I have some conditions and previous injuries, they know how to work with and around that to help me, yet keep me from hurting myself. I am over 40 and they help everyone, they have classes and instruction for all ages. I am thrilled with my progress already and I've only just begun. I cannot wait to see my results after 6 weeks!! More...

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Albert Becerra

28 October 2018

The gym have many motivated individuals that'll help you reach your goals as long you are willing to put in the work. I hope they start putting morning classes for everyday of the week as well as new other classes that will help improve ones fitness and martial arts. Also some more heavier weights do seem like a perk for those who are trying to get jack as well. perhaps a dumbell rack would be convenient. Otherwise the gym is much better then going to any other standard gym. More...

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Nia F

29 August 2018

Excellent classes,well trained staff and large studio. Only 4 stars because they need better street/door signage and branding.

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Alex Tran

29 August 2018

Theres different classes for either tournaments or self defense. Recommened going here.

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Bobby McGuire

29 August 2018

the most positive instructors ever and the best teachers ever. I’ve only been doing Krav Maga for a little more than a month and I’ve learned so much from them.

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Jarrod Stewart

29 August 2018

Great instructors, great classes, great workout

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Luke Bernardi

29 August 2018

I cannot recommend this gym enough. In my first three months I went from 240 pounds to 205 pounds. Training Martial Arts has given me a confidence that I never had before. Stick with the classes and you will surprise yourself. The instructors are super dedicated and you get a lot of personal instruction even in the group classes. I am thankful for Professor Joe Diamond and the staff. More...

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Daniel Rodgers

29 August 2018

I started working in the city back on July 1st of this year. I have been wanting to learn Krav Maga for several years and found Joe's school. I started the Krav Maga classes and have learned a tremendous amount in 6 months and have enjoyed all the instructors and their expertise. In addition I decided to take advantage of the Muay Thai classes and found it to not only be of the highest caliber but I lost 12 lbs and have have gotten stronger, faster and much more flexible. My friends have told me that I walk with extreme confidence and have a peace that radiates from me. Thanks Joe!! More...

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29 August 2018

Is Joe Diamond one of the best Mix Martial Arts Academy in Philadelphia PA? Yes it is! I have been training Muay Thai and Jui Jitsu for about two months and I am planning to keep coming for a long time. What I like the most about coming here besides the different payment plans (weekly, 3 months, 6 months and one year) is the quality of the classes, the instructors' knowledge and all the new friends that I have been making in a short period of time. If you are going to pursue learning self defense, losing weight, making new friends or just getting a good workout (Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Jui Jitsu and Bootcamp) ... you will find a place right here! More...

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bri elzebub

29 August 2018

A wonderful family environment! From kids martial arts to adult kickboxing, boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Krav Maga. The 6 week challenge is such a life changing work out. I would recommend this to anyone! More...

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Marcus Gonzalez

29 August 2018

Passed my level 1 CKM test the other day and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the quality instruction. You’ll learn skills on day one that could save your life. Highly recommend for timid folk looking to improve themselves. More...

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Ed McDuffie

13 August 2018

My name is Edward McDuffie.I started my journey on 3/12/18 to get my self fit and healthy. I was tired of the extra weight holding me back in life , sports and generally everything. Since I started with Joe and his team my transformation has been amazing. I lost 26lbs and I'm still going. It was never easy and several epson salt soaks later I wouldn't want it any other way.the people and trainers are all excellent they push you to your limit then ask for more, not because they want to see you fail, it's because they KNOW you can do it. I'll be staying here and I'll continue to become the best me I know I can be. PICS coming soon More...

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Magda Gerou-Ferriani

29 August 2017

I have joined the gym at the beginning of the year after moving in USA from Europe. I have been training in Krav Maga for a few months before moving and I knew I wanted to keep up with it. Joe and the rest of the team have been absolutely amazing and joining the gym was the best decision for me. The work out and techniques were beyond my expectations. I feel comfortable and confident with the acquired skills and I enjoy very much my time in the gym in general. There are lovely people, hard training and lots of laughs which makes it the ideal way to end my day. I can definitely say its one of the highlights of my week! If you are thinking about joining, don't think anymore just DO IT and you will not regret it! More...

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david Girardot

29 August 2017

I have been active and worked out all my life. After a while you get bored with the same old same old. Lifting weights, maybe some group aerobics classes. But this is something different. Not only does it train your body (really hard) but also your mind requiring you to focus mentally on what you are doing.I started out with the boot camp and after about 2 months moved up and started Muay Thai and Krav Maga (BJJ is next!!) The instructors are all great and very helpful. Their credentials are impressive and they are definitely experts in the field of marital arts, but they never talk down to you or make you feel out of place. No matter your experience level they will work with you one on one to help you with your weaknesses and develop them into strengths. On top of that, the fellow members are all good people. Always helping each other out and making the experience great.At the end of the day, you will work HARD, lose weight, tone up, develop yourself both physically and mentally, and have a great time doing it. If you are going to work out, you might as well actually LEARN something that can be beneficial to you like how to defend yourself if you need to. Diamond MMA is the best place I found to do that. More...

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philly pig

29 August 2017

I've been coming here for years i just passed my level 3 test in CKM. The trainers are awesome the people are awesome. Its beginner friendly they arent out to show off or hurt u and they always keep it real. I love this place.

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Jose Fishburn

29 August 2017

I have joined Krav Maga in 2016 and have done the get fit challenge which is really effective in burning fat and shaping body definition. The gym also has three techniques Krav Maga (my favorite), Muay Thai, and Jiu Jitsu. Its effective gym is training to counter offensive moves and defense stances. Its over all a positive environment where partners will help assist you in training and pass tests. I have enjoyed my experiences here and will continue to participate in the gym in this course of the year and next. More...

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KaDiedra Crawford

29 August 2017

I've been coming to the boot camp classes since September 2016 and since I have lost 52lbs through hard work, dedication, and the proper eating habits. Joe, Chris, and Tony are awesome instructors and will have you sweating the entire workout. You'll get what you put in. More...

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Janice Poleon

29 August 2017

Tonight I've entered my 4th week of my 6 week Krav Maga Get Fit Challenge at Diamond MMA. This has been the best and most challenging workout I have ever had. Three nights a week of intense kick my butt training. I'm feeling stronger everyday and I'm starting to see a difference in how my clothes fit. I've had my husband hide the scale from me until the challenge is done. I've decided to add an extra 6 weeks to complete a 12 week challenge. Titus is an amazing coach and I look forward to training with him each night! I highly recommend this place! Totally worth the time and money! :-) More...

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Julio Landero

29 August 2017

Very good and easy way to learn self defense training is hard but you learn lots skills if you want to get in shape faster come by and you will love the results of your hard work

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Anthony Perrella II

29 August 2017

I started working out at Diamond gym 11/16, mainly to lose weight and develop my fighting skills. So far after 5 months I've lost about 20lbs, am much more skilled as a fighter and able to defend myself and others if need be, and more confident if such a situation should arise. Joe and all the trainers are friendly and very helpful, and will challenge you to do your best. Great for Krav Maga, Ju-Jitsu, and Muay Thai kick-boxing. More...

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jared lange

29 August 2016

Diamond MMA is a very positive place to learn a variety of fighting styles. The instructors make sure your technique is on point and that everyone is using safe sparring practices. I take Muay Thai and Krav Maga and each time I go, I learn new techniques and polish the ones I already know. There's always time for one-on-one coaching, it seems. I never have trouble getting questions answered. I have never left feeling like I haven't gained something by going. I have never had a higher level student not willing to show me a myriad of things that I didn't previously know. Everyone here is so damn nice. I honestly don't understand how this place could ever receive a negative review!It is obvious that Joe, himself, is a true life-long student of the arts and is willing to continue learning fighting styles with which he is less familiar. He invited me to join him to a seminar where we learned some FMA under Leo Gaje Jr. Joe teaches that a stagnant fighting style will quickly get crushed. Therefore, he is open to incorporating the new into what already exists.I deeply respect both Joe Diamond and each of his instructors. As long as I am living in Philly, I'll be a student here. More...

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Omari

29 August 2016

First and foremost I would like to thank God 4 guiding me and allowing me to follow my dreams of being an MMA fighter and even more to train at Joe Diamond's gym. This is hands down the best gym for me. I've Been to one other gym and it was rough and tough and don't get me wrong I value and treasure all the tough love that I experienced after breaking my ribs I healed for 13 weeks and went back to My Road to mma fully healed and I started attending Joe's gym which is my second gym and since the first day I've been going consecutively 5 days a week and only want to keep going.  . I have been coming here for about seven weeks and have now lost 25 pounds , I've gained lots of confidence, skill, technique, strategies and game plans. My stamina is physically and mentally improving, The actual head master of the gym does the workouts with his students and is a coach mostly everyday. The staff and fellow fighters are truly like family it is an honor and a privilege to be apart of this gym. Everyone helps everyone and whatever you need to train is available if you haven't got everything yet. This Is a major part of me leaving my first gym because I couldn't afford to buy all of my equipment at one time while paying the monthly fees and safety is very important in this sport and at Diamond MMA we are learning from people who genuinely love the sport and aren't in it for business reasons. They're even kid friendly and have a lot of programs for kids. I recommend this gym to any one , any age, who wants to be a fighter, needs to lost weight, or needs a hobby. I can't wait to get my first fight so that I can give all the glory to God, my family and this gym. You can follow me on Instagram and see my progress and journey @GodFamilyMMA. More...

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Jessica Pierre

29 August 2016

Great gym for anyone serious about training in mixed martial arts

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Daniel Da Silva Fogaca

29 August 2016

Amazing instructors, and facility.I fell that Comando Krav Maga was one of the best things I have ever did. I totally recommend this gym.

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David Clemmens

29 August 2016

I trained with Joe back in 97 98 99.. Training with him in the past brings back nothing but good memories... Joe's been around along time and has a wealth of knowledge... Take a second and watch his mma fight at 50 yrs old against a much larger and younger opponent! 5 stars... Dave Clemmens BJJ Black Belt. More...

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madmoneymobe

29 August 2016

Before coming to Diamonds mixed martial arts I study another style at another school for two months I came down to his class and I learn more in two hours at diamonds mix martial arts then I learned at the other school in two months One of the most friendliest atmospheres I've ever been in.The instructors are very knowledgeable and always willing to help you learn. I would highly recommend this school. More...

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Dennis Stoika

29 August 2016

One of the few, very best, reality based self-defense, "Commando Krav Maga" schools in the country teaching defenses against guns, knives, striking, and standing and ground survival as well as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Check out Joe Diamonds now! - United States CKM National Director Dennis Stoika More...

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Mike Price

29 August 2016

I've been a student at Diamond MMA for 6 months. I've been taking the commando Krav Maga. It's FUN. I've lost 26 pounds since I began. Not only from the workout but once I began to see a difference, it made me change my eating habits. You start seeing lines in your legs , arms ect, and it motivates you to want to go right back to class. I just passed my level 1 Krav test. Now that I'm starting level 2, I'm even more amped to go as often as possible. I moved out of Phila and still drive to this school because the instructors are all excellent. Very knowledgeable and will give you all the time you need . Be it a question, technique or additional training, everyone on the staff is eager to help all their students progress. And it's great when you see yourself getting better . It happens quickly too. More...

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Anthony Corvino

29 August 2016

This gym has been a blessing upon my life. Professor Joe Diamond and instructors Titus, Lewis, Sam, Mike, Muhammad, Tim, Angola, Maxwell and Chris have always made me feel welcome. The atmosphere in this gym is absolutely genuine and real. These guys will go above and beyond for you to see you progress. There is always new forms of martial arts being introduced in this gym that will transform your life and respect for fighters all over the world. More...

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Robert Cracolici

29 August 2015

Nothing but positive feedback here! Everyone is friendly and the instruction is great. I've learned so much in my short time training here. I've met so many great people and had so much fun learning muay thai. Signing up and starting to train here was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I'd highly recommend Diamond MMA to anyone looking to learn, get in great shape, and have a lot of fun. More...

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Adam Pietras

29 August 2015

I signed up for the Krav Maga class here with no prior experience and have enjoyed every minute of it. The instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful. The other students are also great. There's no attitudes, no nonsense, the place is a great positive environment to train at. I recommend this place and class to any who wants to learn to defend themselves.One of the best decisions I've ever made. More...

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Kenneth Moore

29 August 2014

I Joined Diamonds Mixed Martial Arts in August, after checking out their website and coming in for a free Commando Krav Maga class. Right after the first class I talked with Joe Diamond personally in his office and we talked a little bit of my history and that I was looking for. He listened assured me that they could help me reach my goals. The main reason I said yes only after 1 class was due to my conversation with Joe and because of the skilled and encouraging instructors. After four months of coming to train 3-5 times a week I lost over 40 pounds and passed CKM student Levels 1 and 2. I am looking forward to the next weeks, months, and years, as I learn, grow, and succeed in CKM and other disciplines. So I’d encourage anyone and everyone come in and train with us. You will not regret it. More...

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Sylvia S.

29 August 2013

Highly Recommended! My son (5 1/2) just joined this school and he can not get enough of it. Professionally structured, well organized lessons and Super qualified instructors make you feel as a part of the team right away. We love this school!

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Bill Ong

29 August 2013

I started training at ACMMA about a year and a half ago. I really learned and gained a lot of martial arts experiance from training here. The members here are very welcoming and teach you a lot. It is a great work out for getting in shape. The instructors help you step by step through all the proper techniques. My favorite part about training here is the sparring. Not a lot of martial arts academys allow this much sparring experiance. In my opinion, you can't really learn how to use your skills without actully practiceing with a real person. More...

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Stanley Moelius

29 August 2013

I would recommend acmma to anyone.I been training with Joe for almost 20 years I injoy most that I can cross train in all different arts that he has.And with being able to cross train has made me a better fighter.With all the training I was able to have over the years has giving me the chance to become a instructor at the gym.The krov maga has became my new favorite art.with working in a bar it comes in hand a lot.Best school around. More...

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Anna Martin

29 August 2013

After taking my son to kids MMA a Joe Diamond's school I realized that this was the kind of workout I needed for me too. My son loved his class and I knew I would love it too. I've been coming to this school since last October. I decided to join to lose weight, but I have done more than lose weight. I feel strong I take Krav Maga, were I have learned things that didn't even cross my mind, how to defend myself from different types of weapon and non weapon attacks. I knew I wanted to take Muay Thai, kicking and punching is a great workout. I love it! With those two classes I lost 17 pounds in the first three months. After that I added Jiu Jitsu, and I have lost another 8 pounds. And do I feel strong now? Yesss! This is the longest I have commited to any workout. I love it every single day. I have control over my food choices. I have the mental clarity and strenght I needed to make the right decisions. Since I started I decided to sing up for my first marathon, a 7k (4.3 miles) that at first It took me walking and jogging 90 minutes. Now I can jog the whole 4.3 miles in 66 minutes. I feel like an athlete. I am amazed not only of my weight loss but how much may cardio has improved. 25 pounds down and about 40 more to go. Thanks to Joe, Tony, Chris and all trainers that put their time and effort to help me be where I am. More...

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Christopher Steinle

29 August 2013

I have been training with Joe Diamond and his instructors for the better part of a year now. I am extremely satified with the training I have recieved for Commando Krav Maga. I am prepared for the many situations the streets may have instore. The instructors here are qualified in what they do and go out of the way to make sure their students are able to defend themselves. Ify ou have an interest in self-defense or the Martial Arts in general, I highly reccomend Joe Diamonds MMA school. More...

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New Channel

29 August 2013

From taking classes at Krav Maga Elite, I have noticed a great change in my levels of focus, endurance and stamina. Fighting techniques like Muay Thai and Krav Maga teach you how to act without thinking, and most importantly, how to drop the ego. When you train in a dojo, two things are being asked of you: Release your ego and never give up. If you give up, you have already lost and who wants that? However, if you do lose, you come back stronger than ever when you never give up! The mindset that training in a dojo has given me has carried over into all other aspects of life. I believe life is a fight, and training in these classes will help you carry this philosophy over into all areas of life. No task is too tough to handle, and procrastination is now something of the past. In order to make something happen, you have to act in the current moment. If you are being attacked, you have no choice but to act in the present moment to help you survive. If you see something in life that needs fixing, you now have the confidence and strength to know that you can get through it. It especially helps to know that you have survived a 45 minute in a Muay Thai class doing 500 kicks, conditioning sprints and giving it all you have in such a short amount of time. Taking classes at Krav Maga Elite has given me the physical knowledge to help propel myself through any venture I come across. More...

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Jon Silva

29 August 2013

I came to Diamond's MMA a few weeks back and it was a great experience. I wanted to do extra training with Joe Diamond and his instructors. I stayed for the Krav Maga and Jiu-Jitsu classes and got to learn many new techniques. Everyone was very friendly. It is a great facility in Philadelphia and I would definitely recommend it to everyone! Joe Diamond's is the best place to learn martial arts. More...

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Thomas Orgeron

29 August 2012

Solid training with a schedule that fits mine (work full time in the suburbs). Started with Muay Thai and BJJ have added Krav Maga to be well rounded in my training. I've learned a lot in my time training and enjoy the facility as well. More...

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William Scally

29 August 2012

The instructors are great and the students are competitive at a high level and have a good attitude. I got my blue belt training here, and I've done well against students with similar experience levels at other schools. I've also done extraordinarily well against larger opponents. The techniques really work, and the instructors at this school are great at explaining them. They have the experience to know the nuances of the techniques, what often goes wrong, and the possible counters, and they are very good at teaching their students to account for all of those things. More...

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Tim Ragusa

29 August 2012

i have trained with Joe for many years learning a solid foundation for brazilian juijitsu and he has always provided a comfortable place to learn the martial arts with excellent training partners. Having the studio inside one of the best gyms in the city makes for optimum training for people looking to compete in martial arts. More...

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Jason Fiedler

29 August 2012

Great school. Joe and other instructors are highly skilled and professional. Krav Maga classes are an excellent workout and also build self confidence. Would recommend this school to anyone looking to learn any martial art. More...

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Brad Rubens

29 August 2012

I've been studying Krav Maga with Instructor Diamond and the experience has been positive in every respect. The classes provide a lot of information in a detailed but understandable way. The space at the City Fitness Gym is comfortable. Perhaps the best compliment is I look forward to every class. More...

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