Results from the Smoker Fights at Crazy 88 on June 12th, 2017

While most people were out and about enjoying time at the beach, we here at Ivey League preferred to spend time battling it out inside a boxing ring, with our friends from sister school, Crazy 88 MMA, in Elkridge.

We sent some up and coming fighters to take part in what’s called a “Smoker” event, … Read More...

Ivey League News and Upcoming Events for September 2016

September like always is a busy month for us here at Ivey League. Lot’s of new students checking out the different types of classes offered as well as current students competing in various things like grappling tournaments, Boxing and MMA Fights and so on.

Let’s start with news from the first 16 days of September.


Check Out Our New Boxing Classes on Tuesday/Thursday Nightss

We’re excited to announce the addition of Boxing classes to our weekly schedule here at Ivey League MMA.

These classes are being taught by professional Boxer and trainer Nick Kisner and go from 6:45-7:45pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Students who’re also looking to get some light sparring in are more then welcome to stick … Read More...

The Differences Between Dutch & Thai Style Muay Thai Kickboxing

One of my beginner level students came up to me the other night after class and asked me about the style of Kickboxing we use/teach here at Ivey League MMA.

He wanted to know if it was more of the “Thai” style or was it more “Dutch” and so on.

That got me thinking, this …

Danny Ives Equipment Reviews – Boxing Gloves 2014

Are you looking to get a new pair of Boxing Gloves but aren’t sure what to get? Or maybe you want to make sure what you buy is good quality? Sweet, I wrote this blog just for someone like you!

Read on for the most honest reviews you’ll find anywhere on the internet about Boxing Read More...

Trying to Reinvent The Wheel – Good or Bad?

Should you try to reinvent The Wheel? That is, take the techniques you’re learning in martial arts class and add your own spin on them.

I wanted to write about this today because I keep seeing more and more students skipping past the fundamental techniques of MMA and trying to invent their own new techniques.… Read More...

Muay Thai Kickboxing Seminar at Ivey League on September 13th!

We’ve got some exciting news for all striking enthusiasts in the Annapolis Area. On September 13th we’ll be hosting a seminar with world renowned Muay Thai Kickboxing Coach Kru Jose Villarisco!

Kru Jose has a very tight schedule and he was kind enough to make time to come in and conduct one of his amazing … Read More...

Muay Thai Kickboxing Seminar on Saturday July 19th

Next Saturday, July 19th, Ivey League MMA will be hosting a great Muay Thai Kickboxing Seminar w/ Coach Ryan Bassard. **You do not have to be advanced or super skilled to take this seminar*** Beginners welcome!
This seminar will be super beginner friendly. That means you can be a complete beginner and you’ll be totally

How Does Boxing Training Fit Into The Overall MMA Puzzle?

Let’s take a closer look at the style of Boxing and how it fits into your Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training. If you watch MMA events like the UFC then there’s a good chance you’ve seen fighters with a lot of Boxing training.

In fact, I’d be willing to bet that 90% of the pros … Read More...

Are You Trying To Reinvent The Wheel?

Are You Always Looking For New Ways To Reinvent The Wheel?

Today I wanted to talk about folks who always try to come up with their own new techniques. I always say that these are the folks looking to reinvent the wheel. More often then not, this is done to a fault.

I’m all for