Miletich has created one of the finest training systems in the
Fighting Systems (MFS) was founded in 1997 by Pat Miletich, who
was born and raised in the small town of Bettendorf, Iowa. Pat
has a long history in sports and martial arts training. His credentials
include all-state in wrestling and football, blackbelts in Karate
and Jiu-Jitsu, a U.S. Muay-Thai kickboxing title, undefeated in
professional boxing, and is a 5x Mixed Martial Arts world champion.
Given the knowledge of these different types of martial arts and
athletic endeavors he has pursued, Mr. Miletich has been able
to formulate a martial arts training system that enables students
of all levels to enjoy the benefits of his years of training.
Whether it’s a 5 year old student, a housewife, a business man,
or a person that wants to become a world champion we offer something
Pat Miletich has trained more world champions than any other trainer
in the world and takes great pride in getting a fighter to the
pinnacle of mixed martial arts. However, most people do not know
that 90% of the people under MFS have no intention of ever stepping
in the ring and fighting.
Our Miletich Fighting Systems instructors understand that everyone
has the desire to get in great shape, learn how to defend themselves,
and at the same time avoid injury. Our workouts have a proven
safety record that will enable students to train in a safe, fun,
and controlled class setting.
We offer classes for almost every age! There are basic kickboxing,
jiu-jitsu, and judo classes for adults. We also have kickboxing,
judo, and wrestling for children. The type of kickboxing offered
at MFS is Muay-Thai. Muay-Thai kickboxing is one of the most devastating
striking arts. The class will teach a combination of boxing skills,
elbows, kicks, and knees. Techniques learned during our kickboxing
classes are usually preformed on various pads. “Thai pads” are
great for combinations utilizing punches, elbows, knees, and kicks
while more square “suitcase pads” are excellent for kicking drills.
Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling art that was perfected by martial artists
to defend against bigger opponents. Jiu-jitsu uses submission
holds such as chokes and joint locks to render an opponent helpless
and is an excellent art to know for self-defense. Pat has combined
elements from jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and sambo for a very well
rounded ground fighting system.
We urge our child students to attend the Dynamo judo program at
our school instead of jiu-jitsu. Students in judo learn submission
around the age of 13, but are taught a large amount of ground
fighting and positioning prior to the submissions. Judo is a modern
combat sport that is best known for its spectacular throwing techniques.
Judo also uses some submissions similar to jiu-jitsu but its main
difference is their use of a Judo-Gi. A Gi is a heavy cotton uniform
worn by students and utilized for securing grips and holds on
opponents. The use of a Gi translates great into gripping a shirt
or jacket for self defense outside of training. While classes
vary from location to location, all instructors are thoroughly
trained at the head Miletich Training Center in Iowa. Please contact
individual schools for specific question about classes and general
info regarding their school.
Contact for questions about MFS Training Association:
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facility where you train and the date is not current, you are
not training at a liscensed MFS facility. We expect high standards
at our training association schools, and this certificate is proof
that the facility you train is meeting those standards. Signed,