Student Reviews

Ciesnolevicz-Mike-TUF9-2 I highly recommend Danny Ives as a coach. He has played a very significant role in my growth as a Mixed Martial Artist and was my first real Jiu Jitsu/MMA instructor.

Throughout my time in the UFC and IFL I’ve used many principles and techniques he taught me, which included me being awarded two submission of the night honors in the IFL as well as two IFL World Team titles.

I won my UFC debut by submission also, and alot of it goes back to my time spent studying under Danny in the past. To this day I still give Danny phone calls when I have technique questions. I owe alot to him as an instructor and friend.

Mike Ciesnolevicz
Former UFC fighter
2x IFL World Team Championship Member-Silverbacks
Black Belt in Miletich Fighting Systems under MMA Legend Pat Miletich

Ivey League’s Boot Camp workouts are like a breath of fresh air. Each class is challenging but at the same time fun and encouraging. She changes up each workout so you get to work different areas of your body, it helps to keep me motivated.

The whole staff tend to stay very in tune with the group, and keeps a close eye on everyone to ensure they’re properly performing the exercise and understand the workouts.

I know it helped me learn good workout techniques during the class. Oh and even though these are group classes I always felt that the personal attention I receive makes it feel more like I’d hired a personal trainer then taken a group class.

Thank you Ivey League for everything!

Melissa Ellis
Severna Park, MD
Accountant and full time mother of two

The Women’s Bootcamp classes you’ve lead reminded me my mind is really the only thing stopping me from exceeding my perceived physical limitations, and it’s my choice to give up or give it my all.Our small group of women has felt like a team since day one, which has been an abundance of support and encouragement. There’s definite comfort in knowing we’re all in the same boat, and also sense of wanting to make sure I’m doing my share of rowing!

I’ve enjoyed the variety of work outs and always appreciated the choices you’ve offered (i.e.: weights, modified movements) to help me meet my individual goals.

I also think it’s fantastic you’ve expanded on classes by explaining how we can do circuits at home using regular household items.

These classes have provided an opportunity to teach my children (and myself) the importance of taking care of and challenging oneself. They have also been a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to hear what you have planned for the future!

Thank you again!

Emily Boyce, School Teacher
From Annapolis, Maryland

bridget Boot Camp at Ivey League MMA is like a breath of fresh air. Each class is very challenging. Our coach changes up class to work different areas of your body, it helps to keep you motivated. She pushes you harder and harder each class. Just when you think you can’t do another rep, she gives you a reason to keep going. She also is in tune with the group, she keeps a close eye to ensure you are properly performing the exercise so as to not injure yourself. It helped me take away good techniques from the class, the personal attention is appreciated I felt like I had a personal trainer.

Thank you!

Bridget Avila, Mother of 3
From Arnold, Md

Danny Ives is the man! If you’re looking for high-level martial arts training, then look no further than Ivey Legue MMA!

Mike Easton

amy I’m feelin’ the burn tonight!! And it feels good – I can’t wait to get in shape and have more energy, and when you are sore from working out, there’s another bonus – it’s a physical reminder to stop and think about what you’re eating.Thanks for changing your life to help others, Coach. You are helping me and others live longer for their kids and for themselves, and have fun in the process.

Just like you say, you’ve gotta start somewhere, & I’m going for better health, & a strong body. With your help, I feel like I can get there.

By the way, I really enjoy your Kickboxing instruction!

Amy Dvorak, Computer Engineer
From Cape St Clair, MD

lauraBoot camp and kick boxing was a bit intimidating for me but when I heard that it was strictly for women, I gave it a shot.Now that I am two weeks into this, I have more energy, am feeling better about myself and am more determined to become healthier and become the athlete I used to be!

Ivey League women’s boot camp and kick boxing is the reason why!!!

Laura Coe, Teacher and Soccer Coach
From Pasadena, MD

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Sophie Collins
20:04 16 May 18
Master Danny and Ms. T. are phenomenal. All the coaches have been nothing but good to me and atheists atmosphere is magnificent.read more
Sam Moore
Sam Moore
22:21 09 Mar 18
I've been training at Ivey League for several months and so far I'm really happy. My health has improved due to being active and my confidence has improved as well. Thank you to Danny Ives and the great coaching staff .read more
Marta Savage
Marta Savage
00:52 29 Dec 17
Can't say enough good things about Ivey League MMA. My daughter has been a student here for almost exactly a year and absolutely loves it - and we love how it has helped her. She is more focused, confident, coordinated, and, of course, way stronger and learning great skills. The coaches are all extremely good with kids and good at teaching, keeping things fun and high-energy but also disciplined. Everyone here is professional, welcoming, inclusive, and friendly, and they really are like family. The summer camp is amazing, too.read more
Amy Bates
Amy Bates
23:43 15 Dec 17
Though only in the area for a short two week period, Ivey League ensured I had the greatest possible experience at their gym. Not only was I given a free trial with t-shirt, they truly dedicated time and expertise to me as a student. Coach Joe and Sebastian were both professional, knowledgeable, and of the highest quality and standard I would expect from an MMA training facility. I finished every 1-hr kickboxing lesson wanting to keep working and learning, and I left wishing I still lived in Maryland. Thanks again to the staff and coaches at Ivey League, and I hope I can return one day!read more
John Laffin
John Laffin
02:03 07 Oct 17
This gym is outstanding. With a dedicated professional staff that cover the fundamentals and advanced elements of ground fighting, striking, athleticism, and discipline you are sure to have a rewarding experience at Ivey league. No exaggeration- this gym changed my life and I spend every second I can there. I highly recommend it.read more
Andy Grahn
Andy Grahn
16:03 08 Sep 17
***OUTSTANDING!!!*** Whether you want to learn self defense, get in shape or try a new hobby. Ivey League MMA is the place! The kids program is very good for kids of all ages. Danny Ives coaching is patient, fun, and disciplined. There are separate class rooms for different types of classes. All in all you won't be disappointed checking them out. read more