OUR HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY
Bellingham MMA was established in 2010 by Charlie Pearson, Landon Showalter and Jeremy Saunders. Bellingham MMA was created to foster and grow local fighters and athletic talent.
In 2016, Coach Hunter a long time student and one of their original fighters bought the gym with his partner, Lara. They continue to grow and develop the gym into what it is today. We believe anyone can and should learn martial arts and everyone is welcome as long as they treat everyone in the gym with kindness and respect
PRINCIPLES OF OUR COMMUNITY
HUNTER IS A PROFESSIONAL MMA AND KICKBOXING FIGHTER WITH OVER 35 FIGHTS. COACH HUNTER CURRENTLY COMPETES ON THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCENE IN JIU JITSU AND MMA. HE HAS BEEN TRAINING AND COMPETING SINCE 2003.
HE IS A BROWN BELT IN JIU JITSU UNDER LANDON SHOWALTER THROUGH NSBJJ AND ZENITH BJJ. HE IS A NAGA CHAMPION AND WSS SERIES CHAMPION. HE HAS COMPETED AT IBJJF NOGI WORLDS, COMBAT JIUJITSU WORLDS, FINISHERS, CFFC, FIGHT2WIN, GSUBX AND MANY MORE!
OWNER AND HEAD COACH
LARA IS THE CO-OWNER OF BMMA, MANAGES OUR APP, WEBSITE, AND MARKETING. SHE ALSO RUNS AN UP AND COMING GRAPPLING PROMOTION CALLED BATTLE GRAPPLING. SHE HAS BEEN TRAINING IN JIU JITSU FOR 4 YEARS AND EARNED HER BLUE BELT IN SEPTEMBER 2021! SHE HAS COMPETED AND WON SILVER AT NAGA IN 2019. SHE TEACHES WOMEN'S GRAPPLING AND FUNDALMENTALS IN THE GI.
OWNER , MATCH MAKER AND GRAPPLING INSTRUCTOR
THOMAS HAS BEEN TRAINING 5 YEARS UNDER COACH HUNTER. HE IS A BLUE BELT IN BJJ AND IS CURRENTLY 5-2 IN KICKBOXING AND 1-1 IN MMA. HE IS THE CURRENT WAR HEAVYWEIGHT KICKBOXING CHAMPION.
CODY HAS BEEN TRAINING 3 YEARS AND IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF OUR FIGHT TEAM. HE HAS FOUGHT IN BOXING, MUAY THAI AND PANKRATION. HE HOLDS A BLUE BELT IN BJJ. HE TEACHES GRAPPLING FUNDAMENTALS AND BOXING.
GRAPPLING AND BOXING COACH
CALEB HAS BEEN TRAINING SINCE HE WAS A YOUNG MAN IN WRESTLING. HE HAS COMPETED IN WRESTLING, MMA, KICKBOXING AND IS A VERY TALENTED GRAPPLER. HE HOLDS A BLUE BELT IN BJJ. HE TEACHES FOLKSTYLE GRAPPLING.
HEINO AND ALEX HAVE BEEN TRAINING IN MARTIAL ARTS FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND THEY ARE CURRENTLY IN TRAINING TO BE INSTRUCTORS!
HEINO AND ALEX
INSTRUCTORS IN TRAINING