Knuckleup Fitness is an alternative fitness club that combines traditional gym services such as fitness kickboxing and indoor cycling with mixed martial arts classes. Our location in Sandy Springs, Georgia, offers classes in Kickboxing, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Personal Training.
Our Martial Arts programs are world class, headed by Master Ricardo Murgel, the BJJ team has been ranked top 10 in the nation for 5 years running and our MMA team has an 80% win percentage. Master Murgel is an 8th degree Coral Belt (Black Belt) graduated under 3 Grand Masters, GM João Alberto Barreto, GM Alvaro Barreto and GM Flavio Behring, the first Master to be given this honor. Master Murgel is the highest ranking BJJ practitioner in the region, is a POST Certified Law Enforcement Instructor with countless Weapons, Fire Arms, and Defensive Tactics Certifications. Master Murgel teaches FULL time at KnuckleUp Fitness with over 11 classes a week being personally taught by Master Murgel. While being almost as close to the source as possible, Master Murgel is not stuck in the past and his Jiu Jitsu is ever evolving as is ours. Other notable BJJ instructors are Professor Jim Abrille (Black belt under Kazeka Muniz) and Professor Steve Mitchell (Black Belt under both Kazeka Muniz and Ranieri Paiva), with 3 Black Belts on staff you can’t beat the level of instruction at KnuckleUp Fitness.
Not to be left out, KnuckleUp Fitness has great stand up programs as well. The KnuckleUp Muay Thai team currently holds over half a dozen World Titles and our Boxing program has won multiple Golden Gloves and other boxing titles.
We also have both Kids Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs. Our Kids Jiu Jitsu program is at the very top of the National Rankings with many of our Kids ranked in the top 5 nationally. If you want to bully proof your child, teach them self-defense, discipline or just get them in shape, then you can’t go wrong at KnuckleUp Fitness.
Take a moment to explore our world and discover why so many Atlanta residents choose Knuckleup Fitness to achieve their fitness goals. With 4 Metro Atlanta locations and a one week FREE pass, get ready to Knuckleup.
Please check our website for our other locations in Metro Atlanta, and our location in North Carolina!