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    Orlando, Florida: American Top Team - Orlando

    ATT - Orlando & Longwood offer classes in MMA, Submission Grappling, BJJ, Muay Thai, Boxing, and also has a Cardio classes that are hard as hell. The gym features quite a few top rung fighters who have MMA experience ranging from local promotions to Pride and the UFC.

    The school is directly affiliated with American Top Team out of Coconut Creek, Florida.

    The BJJ and submission grappling classes are top notch and the MMA classes can be brutal. The head instructor, Paul Rodriguez, is a member of ATT; has a pro record of 10-8-2; has fought in the UFC, Pride, AFC, KOTC, GCM, Deep, and Pancrease, and is a BJJ Brown from Marcio Simas, now studying under Ricardo Liborio at ATT.

    The BJJ and Sub. Grappling classes vary in size. I've seen as many as 35-40 guys in the night grappling class and as many as 25 in the BJJ class. The MMA classes are the same with usually 10-20 fighters in either the beginners or advanced classes.

    At times Ben Saunders (TUF Season 6, CFC Middleweight Champion), John Morrison, Steve Ramos or Jason Petino will teach the Sub. Grap. and/or BJJ classes if Paul is not available. Ben, Steve, Jason, and John are BJJ purple belts. Steve and Jason are wrestlers with over a decade each of wrestling experience, both just received their BJJ purple belts in July 2008, and both are up and coming pro fighters. The good thing is that we get BJJ guys pro-fighters from all over who come in to train both gi and no-gi all of the time; purples, browns, and blacks. We also get a lot of pro fighters on the mat who are either members of ATT or are otherwise in town for fights and looking for a place to roll or train.

    The MMA classes are primarily taught by Paul, Ben, Jason or Steve. The contact level you is usually agreed upon by you and your partner. Typically the beginner classes are light-medium contact during free spar and the advanced classes you pick your level of punishment.

    The MMA Cardio class is pretty hard core in that by the end of it you will be using the heavy bags to hold themselves up. The cardio class is required for those on the MMA ATT-Orlando Fight Team.

    The Muay Thai class can be brutal and the contact level here is as heavy as you and your partner agree. The Muay Thai classes at the University branch are taught by Paul, Ben and Jason and the Muay Thai at the Longwood branch is taught by Jose Figuroa (Cage Warriors Lightweight Belt holder).

    Equipment: 16 full length heavy bags; 1 heavy ball thing; 2 large mat areas measuring @ 25' x 25'-30' (front mats) and 22'x20' (back mats); 2 bathrooms; full changing room and a shower.



    12:00pm - 1:00pm: MMA
    1:00pm - 2:00pm: Boxing

    5:00pm - 5:55pm: Kid Jiu-Jitsu
    6pm - 7pm: Muay Thai (Bag/Pad Class)
    7pm - 8pm: BJJ
    8pm - 9pm: MMA

    12:00pm - 1:00pm: Submission Grappling

    6:30pm - 7:30pm: Submission Grappling
    7:45pm - 8:45pm: Muay Thai/MMA (Striking)

    11:15am - 12:15pm: BJJ
    12:15pm - 1:15pm: MMA

    5:00pm - 5:55pm: Kid Jiu-Jitsu
    6:00pm- 7:00pm: BJJ
    7:00pm - 8:00pm: MMA
    8:00pm - 9:00pm: Muay Thai (Bag/Pad Class)

    12:00pm - 1:00pm: Submission Grappling

    6:30pm - 7:30pm: Muay Thai/MMA (Striking)
    7:45pm - 8:45pm: Submission Grappling

    11:15am - 12:15pm: BJJ
    12:15pm - 1:00pm: MMA (Conditioning)

    6:00pm - 7:00pm: BJJ (Tourney Training)
    7:00pm - 8:15pm: Muay Thai/MMA (Sparring)

    10:00am -11:00am: Kids MMA
    12:00pm - 1:00pm: Submission Grappling (Tourney Training)

    OPEN MAT POLICY: Any time there is an open mat you can train. Many times students stay late after class and grab a corner of mat to keep rolling or training.


    [LEFT]Paul Rodriguez, ATT (BJJ Brown) - MMA, BJJ, Submission Grappling, Cardio Kick (UFC, Pride, KOTC, Pancrease, GCM, Hook&Shoot, Shooto, AFC)

    Ben Saunders, ATT (BJJ Purple) - BJJ, Submission Grappling, MMA (AFC, CFC - Current Middleweight Champion)

    Jason Patino, ATT (BJJ Purple) - MMA, Submission Grappling, Wrestling

    Steve Ramos, ATT (BJJ Purple) - MMA, Submission Grappling, Wrestling

    ATT-ORLANDO: Pro-Fight Team*
    Paul Rodriguez: 10-8-2
    Luigi Fioravanti: 14-5 (UFC 4-5)
    Ben "Killa-B" Saunders: 7-0-2 (UFC 3-0) (Current CFC Middleweight Champion)
    Jose Figueroa: 6-1 (Current Battle Cage Lightweight Champion)
    Steven Ramos: 4-2
    Jason Petino: 3-2 (6/21/07 NAGA South Florida Welterweight Champion - No-Gi Advanced Division)
    John Morrison: 3-2
    Kenny "Mimbo" Jackson: 1-2
    Girt Kocani: 1-0

    * I'm almost positive that I forgot some of the guys so don't hate me if I did.

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    Last edited by GoldenJonas; 8/29/2009 8:40am, .

    I believe their new website is:

    I hope to be checking them out this week.


      Yup. Last I checked it was still under construction.

      I'll be rolling Monday and Tuesday night. See you there.

      PM me if you want any specifics.


        Great school. I really enjoy training there!


          We just got a boxing coach, Frank Pezullo, who will be offering classes in the sweet science as well as training his pro. fighters at our gym.


            Coach Pezullo is now accepting students for boxing classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, call for class times.

            The review has been accordingly modified to add Boxing.

            Also, we will be having a school -vs- school MMA tournament at the beginning of December.

            ATT/Knockout Fitness, Orlando -vs- ATT, Port St. Lucie (Din Thomas' school).

            We're clearing out the gym and setting up plenty of viewing area to watch the fights. I'll post more info as I get it.
            Last edited by GoldenJonas; 11/08/2006 8:12am, .



              ATT Port St Lucie (Din Thomas' School) v. ATT/Knockout Fitness Orlando

              SEE POST ON iCompete Forum for details
              Last edited by GoldenJonas; 12/13/2006 10:35am, .


                12/13/06 - Fight Night LIVE on Spike TV at 8:00pm.

                Luigi Fioravanti (9-1), one of the ATT MMA instructors at KO Fitness, will be fighting Dave "the warrior" Menne (35-5-1) on Fight Night LIVE, Wednesday 12/13/06.

                Luigi is 1-1 in the UFC. He knocked out Solomon Hutcherson in round 1 at the TUF:Season 3 finale last June '06 and he went the distance but lost in a decision against Chris Leban at Ultimate Fight Night 4 in April '06.

                Luigi has only been fighting professionally for a relatively short time and has been consistently dominating and knocking out his opponents, he is a rising star on the American Top Team roster.


                  Thanks for the reviews, guys.

                  John "Cankles" Morrison


                    12/13/06 - UFC Fight Night LIVE RESULTS

                    Luigi Fioravanti WINS By TKO (ref. stoppage) at 4:44 in the 1st Round.

                    Luigi steamrolls his way to a pro record of 10-1 overall and 2-1 in the UFC.

                    HELLS YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!


                      Knockout Fitness has a myspace page with pictures of the facility, fighter profiles, and pics from the recent smoker matches. Enjoy.




                        Originally posted by Cankles
                        Thanks for the reviews, guys.

                        John "Cankles" Morrison
                        Hey stay in orlando im trying to find some where to train my self im a freestyle fighter straight out of new york if u can get back to me my email is hope to hear from u.


                          I have an update coming to this review soon. We merged with the other ATT-Orlando gym; doubled our mat space; increased the number of classes; added a few more quality instructors; and have more pro fighters.

                          New pics, pricing, instructors, etc... COMING SOON.


                            School review has been updated to show our recent merger with ATT Orlando.

                            Pictures of the new gym will be up as soon as the thread gets unlocked to let me post 'em.


                              Culled from another thread.....

                              Originally posted by TheSlade
                              Hey GoldenJonas how is ATT in orlando? I have called them like 3 times now and can not get anyone to answer the phone or call me back. I am looking for a MMA gym in orlando.
                              What would you like to know.

                              I will be at class tonight from 6-6:45 for open grappling and then from 6:45 to 7:30 for intermediate sub grap.

                              Paul is usually the guy who would call you back. He is in Vegas right now to corner Din Thomas in his fight against Florida on UFC Fight Night this coming Wednesday.

                              Let me know what info your want or just come in for a class or two. I think they are offering a free class or two to try it out, but don't hold me to that.




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