Teixeira MMA & Fitness LLC, formerly known as Glover Teixeira MMA Training Center, originally opened its doors in Danbury in 2014. Teixeira MMA & Fitness is owned and operated by professional MMA fighter Glover Teixeira & his wife Ingrid.  

Glover is originally from Sobrália, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is ranked in the top ten in the world in the Light Heavyweight division of the UFC. He has also competed in the WEC, Impact FC, PFC, and Shooto. He currently holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Hawaiian Kempo, a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu and is Level I CrossFit Certified.  Glover has been fighting professionally since 2002. 'Glover on Wikipedia'

Teixeira MMA & Fitness offers a friendly community atmosphere with a competitive touch.  We are unique because our instructors are professional athletes. We deliver a comprehensive mixed martial arts program that combines: Hawaiian Kempo, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Submission Wrestling, Conditioning, HIIT & Circuit Training, for a blend of the best fitness training. ​Teixeira MMA & Fitness is a gym for EVERYONE! Mixed Martial Arts, fitness gym, personal training, fight team, community - all in one! Men, women, children, beginners, & seasoned athletes benefit from our training that delivers unique fitness and competitive mixed martial arts programs.

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This youth mma class is for children ages 7 to 16.  Students will be earning belts at different levels as they learn the elements of Hawaiian Kempo.  This includes self defense, self discipline and respect. Students will do a variety of bag work combined with cardio and strength training drills and techniques.  The kids have a fun and exciting workout while getting in shape and working toward their black belt.


In this class, students will learn all the elements of Hawaiian Kempo. Students earn belts at different levels based on their knowledge of the curriculum.  The techniques you will learn include boxing, grappling, wrestling and Jiu Jitsu.  This class incorporates technique with conditioning in order for students to progress toward their Black Belt.  This is a great class for anyone who is serious and who is looking to gain more knowledge in Mixed Martial Arts.  Whether your looking to be a fighter or just train like one, then this class is for you!!

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is the fastest growing sport in the world. This class incorporates MMA into a high energy fitness class and is taught by professional fighters. This class will teach you the same cardio & strength techniques that our own fighters use to get in to world class fighting shape. Students will work on a variety of bag work combined with cardio & strength training drills and techniques. MMA Fitness is one of the most efficient and effective workouts for getting you in top physical condition. All skill levels are welcome.

A high energy fitness focused class taught by professional fighters. This class will help you maximize your calorie burn and sculpt your body while boosting your endurance and helping you gain confidence. Whether you want to lose weight, get fit, or simply want to burn the day's stress away this is the class for you! Techniques include punching, kicking, bag work and circuit training. The variety in each class will keep you motivated. All skill levels are welcome! We make burning calories and getting fit fun for everyone!!

Why not train with real fighters/professional athletes? 
Train with some of the best in the industry. 
​We currently have fighters competing in the UFC, LFA, Bellator, M-1 Global and PFL MMA.
Our Fight Team is by invitation only.
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​​​Individual Sessions are available upon request.
Click our "Instructors" tab to learn more about our professionals who offer Individual Sessions.
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​Seminars are available upon request.
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Do you need gloves or wraps? No problem. We have gloves and wraps available for purchase. 


Please respect the gym, your instructors & each other.

Arrive on time & sign in at the desk upon arrival.

Shoes are NOT allowed on the mats at anytime.

Have sneakers to wear while using the equipment.

To prevent injury, no jewelry should be worn while training.

Food, gum, & misc drinks are prohibited; however water is allowed & encouraged.

Discard your empty plastic water bottles into the designated recycle bins.

Throw away all garbage & don't leave used tape on the floor, on the mats or on equipment.

Always put away borrowed gloves, pads & other gym equipment when done using them.

Don't leave your personal items, wraps, pads, gloves or valuables laying around.

​We are not responsible for lost or stolen items and/or equipment.

Please do not leave young children (who are not taking a class) unattended.

Be courteous & encourage each other - training isn't always easy & we don't judge anyone here.

Support each other, but leave the technique up to the instructors - they are professionals.

Consistency is king, the more you train, the more you'll love it and payoff is tenfold.

What you learn here, is not to be used on the streets, keep it on the mats.

Leave all egos at the door - MMA will humble you, no matter how good you are!


Occasionally, we might need to close the gym for a day due to inclement weather, a major holiday or an upcoming fight that we may need to attend. We post all closings on our social media as necessary, so please follow our social media to stay informed of any closings.


At our facility you might spot a film crew or a familiar face in the world of Mixed Martial Arts, this is perfectly normal. Many fighters train here, work here and visit our facility. Occasionally film crews come here to record & interview the fighters to provide footage for commercials, videos, shows or upcoming pre-fight promotions.

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​We not only offer belt programs, but we offer fitness programs for adults and children as well. 
Going into a gym can be intimidating for some people, but at Teixeira MMA & Fitness, our environment is supportive of all skill levels. Professional Athletes teach and workout alongside those looking to get started in adopting a healthy lifestyle. Get inspired by the professional athletes teaching your class. We celebrate fitness and the accomplishments of our members, together. 

Aside from the Professional Athletes, Teixeira MMA & Fitness is rooted in the community with multiple generations of family members exercising together. Dads and sons, mothers and daughters, dads and daughters... It’s great to see health & wellness shared across generations with us. We welcome YOU to be a part of our fitness family too!

​​We're easily accessible from all towns in Fairfield County & Litchfield County in Connecticut; including towns like Danbury, Brookfield, Bethel, Newtown, New Milford, Roxbury, Bridgewater, Southbury, Ridgefield, Redding, Monroe, & New Fairfield. We’re very close to the New York state line as well.

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About Hawaiian Kempo
Hawaiian Kempo (a.k.a. Kajukenbo) blends kenpo, karate, judo, jiu-jitsu, boxing and wrestling. The system was developed by John Hackleman, founder & owner of The Pit Martial Arts in Arroyo Grande, CA where he teaches fighters to apply Hawaiian Kempo in the ring.  The Pit places a heavy emphasis on The Pit's specialty strength and conditioning program. In order to add more time for a fitness-oriented curriculum aimed at producing well-conditioned athletes, training katas were eliminated from the original KaJuKenBo formula.  Practicality and usability are emphasized in the areas of striking and grappling.  Bag training is emphasized both standing and on the ground. It is a no holds barred fighting system of offensive and defensive methods, putting equal emphasis on striking with hands and feet, immobilization and controlling the opponent, as well as projections & takedowns.  Glover is a 5th degree Black Belt under John.

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