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MMA Training For the Real World 702-269-6700

EXCEL DEFENSE STUDIOS is an all around fitness and training facility where you and your family can learn and master several martial arts, self defense, and fitness training programs. All of our programs are taught at our new 5,500 square foot studio located approximately 1 mile east of the US 95 Freeway in Northwest Las Vegas at the southeast corner of Craig Road and Jones Boulevard.

Excel Defense Studios was created primarily for law enforcement, military, security personnel, business professionals and their families, but membership is open to the public. Self defense training and fitness is something the entire family can enjoy. While a child attends a martial arts class and dad takes a self defense class, mom can work out in the cardio, strength, or boxing areas – It’s a studio designed for serious training but with the family in mind. The studio features a full line of brand new Precor cardio machines and LifeFitness and Hammer Strength weight training equipment, a 1,200 square foot martial arts mat area, a boxing area, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and a 300 square foot MMA training cage.

We have brought together the best instructors in the valley, with real world experience. There are over 50 classes offered per week in mixed martial arts classes for men, women, and children. Private fitness and martial arts training is available from our top professionals.


    We are excited to announce that starting January 20, 2013 Excel is officially an affiliate of the Robert Drysdale Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association. Robert Drysdale is a highly decorated and accomplished Jiu Jitsu practitioner and professor whose instruction is revered across the globe.

    Beginning in the early 1990s, jiu-jitsu began receiving notoriety worldwide and Brazil was quickly becoming the Mecca of jiu-jitsu. Robert returned to Brazil in 2000 to dedicate himself entirely to training, and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Over the years he has trained continually, initially with Maromba Club and eventually team Brasa Jiu-Jitsu Club in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    While training and competing for Brasa Club he received his Black Belt in 2004 from the famed Leo Vieira. He has competed and taught in various countries around the world, including Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark, Estonia, Poland, France, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand; while teaching and hosting seminars in cities across the United States. Most recently he became the 2007 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Open Division ADCC, submitting Marcelo Garcia.

    In early 2008, he returned to the USA where he is currently training with former UFC Champion, Randy Couture and former Pride Champion Wanderlei Silva.

    Robert Drysdale was introduced on Countdown to UFC 101 as the BJJ coach of former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin. He was also selected as a coach on TUF season 8 for team Mir.

    Robert has a long list of accomplishments and recognitions including:

  • 1st place in the Abu-Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships Open Division (ADCC)
  • 3rd place in the Abu-Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships 99kg Division (ADCC)
  • 2nd place in the BJJ World Championships (IBJJF/CBJJ)
  • 3rd place in the BJJ World Championships Open Division (IBJJF/CB)
  • 3x times BJJ World Champion (IBJJF/CBJJ)
  • 1st place Black Belt World Championships (CBJJO)
  • 2x National Brazilian National Champion (IBJJF/CBJJ)
  • 1st place in the Brazilian National Championship open division (IBJJF/CBJJ)
  • 3rd place World Championship (IBJJf/CBJJ)
  • 1st place in the Scandinavian open
  • 1st place in the Scandinavian open absolute division

    • Best MMA Facility in Town – Enjoy our 5000 square feet air conditioned training facility with top of the line strength and cardio training equipment, a boxing center, and huge MMA mat area. And you won’t find a cleaner gym in town either!
    • Environment - Excel Defense Studios has a diverse group of members that are like family. We provide a non-intimidating training environment that welcomes all ages from children to active adults, all abilities from beginners to pro fighters and every fitness level.
    • Motivation – We motivate our members to achieve more each time they train which helps our members attain EXCELerated training and quicker, more noticeable results.
    • Self Defense Training for the Real World – Don’t rely on your instincts to protect you. A skilled fighter is one who relies on consistent training and practice in specialized defense techniques where, regardless of strength, size or numbers you will have the confidence and skills to survive a violent attack.
    • Value – Members can take an unlimited number of classes each month in all different disciplines of mixed martial arts – it’s a lot cheaper than personal training and a lot more fun too!
    • Instructors – We have the best team of instructors in town. Many of our instructors are law enforcement or former military personnel with real world fighting and self defense training experience.
    • Variety – We offer over 50 classes per week in multiple martial arts disciplines such as boxing, kickboxing, Judo, Jiu Jitsu (Gi and No Gi), and CrossFit. Combine all your training under one roof.
    • Best Jiu Jitsu instruction in Las Vegas with Robert Drysdale Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Train and compete with the Drysdale Team, one of the most highly respected and ranked competitive Jiu Jitsu teams in the country.