Though you may not have heard of them yet, Infinite Mixed Martial Arts Academy (IMMAA) in Loveland, Colo., is quickly becoming one of the region’s premier facilities with an expanding roster of top, young talent.
An affiliate school under Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Master Toddy Muay Thai, Chief Instructor Adam Martinez looks to develop his students into well-rounded athletes with an emphasis on making sure nobody feels like they’re lost in the shuffle.
“We definitely pay attention to all the details and are very personal with every individual that walks in the door, whether you’re a professional or just starting out,” Martinez told MMAInsider. “We strive to make sure all our students are well prepared and have a strategy for anything they step into.
“We try to magnify the strengths of the individual and we really want to make sure that every moment that you’re putting time in, you’re making it count. It’s goal oriented training, where you’re really going to have a direction and have a place that’s going to take you there in a positive way.”
It’s this attention to detail that has helped Infinite not only develop some unknown talent into rising prospects, but has also attracted more well-established fighters such as “Ultimate Fighter 5″ cast member Noah Thomas and former Arizona standout Jamie Schmidt to the team; both of whom will be participating in this Saturday’s Ring of Fire event in Broomfield, Colo.
“He won’t stop coming after you,” said Martinez of Schmidt. “He’s real slick in his jiu-jitsu, has great stand-up and is a fast learner and a natural athlete that does really well against whatever he’s faced up against.”
Joining Thomas and Schmidt on the card is one of Infinite’s most promising up and coming fighters, JJ Mondragon, who Adam describes as, “A very competitive fighter, very exciting and he goes for the finish.”
With some solid established talent leading the way and promising prospects in the pipeline, it may not be long until IMMAA becomes one of the sport’s next standout training facilities and teams.
“We definitely work hard at our gym, have fun and we don’t hate on anyone else,” stated Martinez. “In our gym, if there’s one thing we understand it’s that martial arts is a big family and we have a lot of respect for everyone out there.
“We enjoy the fact we that we get to do something we love. Whether it’s boxing, jiu-jitsu or MMA, it’s a joy for us to do what we do.”