Core Combat Sports is a Martial Arts Training Center located in Loves Park, Illinois. Core Combat Sports is owned and operated by local Rockford residents just like you, that care about the community in which they live and work. We’ve trained everyone from police officers to lawyers and doctors to mothers and fathers to professional Mixed Martial Arts fighters. There are many reasons why individuals choose to train in Martial Arts.
Our goal is to provide an environment where all people—of any background, experience & fitness level—can learn and train in the combat sports that comprise Mixed Martial Arts—the core of which are: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling and judo. We accomplish this in our new 4,600 square feet facility with showers, 2,700 square feet Tatami mats! (Complete with an assortment of heavy bags, focus mitts, kicking shields, Thai pads, etc.) where we provide training multiple times a day, seven days a week.
Our training caters to the full-spectrum needs of our student body: From those looking for realistic self-defense or effective competition training, to those who simply train for improved health, fitness, and FUN. We take pride in our relaxed atmosphere—that while safe and welcoming to beginners and experienced athletes alike—has always proved rewarding time and time again!