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Mixed Martial Arts Classes

The Best environment for you and your child to learn real self-defense, personal development, or simply train and develop a passion for a new hobby.

We help improve your health, discipline, concentration, and self-confidence through Mixed Martial Arts!

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The key benefits of training martial arts at Ascension MMA Alpharetta:

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What our Students are saying about us:

Oss I'll be honest those guys are Amazing very respectful 🙏 my soon love them , and training with them !!
Glauco Lima
Glauco Lima
This place is definitely a five star. Staff are great they got lots of experience they are very friendly and patient walking you through your first MMA steps. I really enjoy every second I am working out at this gym.
Franklin Anderson
Franklin Anderson
Great people, great coaches!
Amazing instructors, my daughter learned so many skills since attended.
Natalie Blake
Natalie Blake
I started in January and it’s the best thing I’ve done this year. The coaches are incredibly informative and take time to ensure proper technique. They’re super motivating too and you can tell they all have a deep respect for teaching and the sport itself. The environment and community is amazing and everyone is so welcoming. They are beginner friendly and do well teaching foundations. The facility is kept clean and other members clean up after themselves. I would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a place to start!
Josh Britt
Josh Britt
Very nice facility with great instructors and flexible class schedules
Ascension is great for whichever reason you wish to train. Everyone is very humble and the staff make you feel welcome. Best MMA gym to choose.
John de la Hoz
John de la Hoz
Best Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) school around! I've been to many different self defense and MMA schools and this one is the best for many reasons - Instructors are amazing, facility is new and clean, students are friendly and helpful and location is ideal! Before you sign your child up for karate or Taekwando, be sure to visit Ascension first because they will get real life self defense, structure and encouragement and life building instructions at Ascension MMA.
Sean B
Sean B
Great coaches! Great people in general! Very family friendly environment! Great choice for aspiring fighters or if you're just trying to get in shape! Great MMA Gym!

Ascension MMA Alpharetta takes pride in having the best professionals and qualified programs in Forsyth County!

Meet our team of Instructors:

Freddy Assuncao

Owner & CEO

Born in Brazil,
Professor Freddy is the head coach at AMMA Alpharetta. He is the Titan FC MMA World Champion (2016) while having an impressive 10 pro fight win streak with wins over many legendary fighters.

Professor now focus on competing in BJJ and coaching his members in many disciplines he’s mastered it over a lifetime of Martial Arts training and professional fights that includes: Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling, Capoeira & MMA.

Some of his accomplishments includes:
Titan Fc MMA world champion
Pro MMA record 10-2
Muay Thai pro record 2-1
Amateur Muay thai record 3-0 
2nd degree Jiu-Jitsu black belt 
IBJJF Dallas open Blk belt 2nd No GI &3rd Gi
IBJJF Atlanta open black belt 3rd place
AJP tour GA champion GI and No GI
Adcc florida state champ 
New breed GA state champ 
Capoeira Instructor (10+ years) 
10+ years experience in coaching Ammy and professional fighters including 20+ appearances in the UFC as a coach.

Professor Freddy is one of the Legendary “Assuncao brothers “ a family well known and respected in the MMA world.


Born In Brazil, Professora Fernanda Assuncao is a Judo Black belt & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt. She brings 18 years of experience in martial arts, 6 of which as a veteran of the Brazil National Judo Team CBJ (Brazilian judo federation). Some of her tittles include Pan American Champion, two-time South American Champion, 5th ranked European competitor, 12 x state champ and many more. Professora Fernanda is also the wife of professor Freddy. With this leadership pair and the combination of her experience of competing in JUDO at a high level for so many years, it brings even more authenticity to the level of our gym like no other MMA gym around.


Josh Baildon is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt who has been a member of Ascension MMA Alpharetta for over 10 years. He’s 2 boys also train BJJ at our gym. Josh coaches our Group 1 kids, Beginner's BJJ courses, and Kickboxing. Like Professor Cody and Seth, Coach josh and family are long time personal friends of Professor Freddy. 


Professor Cody has been a long-time member of Ascension MMA. Since receiving his Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Ascension MMA, Cody has been an important tool of our program in developing our curriculum and new student program. Cody now lives in Commerce, GA but still manages to come back to his home gym on a weekly basis. 


Seth is a long time member of Ascension MMA Alpharetta along with his entire family. He started as a white belt 12 years ago training under Professor Freddy Assuncao. Seth now is a Black belt in BJJ and still attends weekly classes with his wonderful wife Lynnsey and his 3 boys.  When not in the gym, Seth enjoys the outdoors, fishing and riding dirt bikes with the kids.


Coach Hutch is an accomplished CrossFit athlete and coach. He is a regular at the gym and enjoys our early morning Jiu-Jitsu classes led by Coach JR Holly. Hutch is a certified coach runs our weight training program


Professor Shmuel is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt started BJJ in 2011 in Israel. He then moved to Atlanta in 2017 and continued training until making the move to Ascension MMA Alpharetta in June 2021. Shmuel likes to travel with the family and weight training when his not training BJJ. ​

MADI MARIE Receptionist

Madi briefly train BJJ at 10 years of age with Professor Freddy back in 2010, Although she took some time off. She started training BJJ again at Ascension MMA Alpharetta in Dec 2022 and she loves every minute of it. You will also find her behind the front desk, always smiling ready to serve you in the best way.

J.R Holly Coach

Coach JR started practicing Jiu Jitsu in 2008, he moved to Alpharetta in 2015, where he first began training at Ascension. JR’s career eventually took him down into Atlanta where he continued to train BJJ regularly. After a couple of years J.R , finally moved Ascension MMA. J.R. currently coaches the morning class at Ascension Alpharetta and has a true passion for sharing knowledge and time with others.