Fairfield MMA, Fairfield BJJ, Fairfield Kickboxing

Combat Athlete Mixed Martial Arts in Fairfield

Have you found yourself thinking about learning Mixed martial Arts ( MMA ), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Boxing?

If you have, then you came to the right place!  Maybe you watched MMA and thought; I want to learn that someday.  Maybe you have done wrestling, judo, or other martial arts and decided to compliment your training. There are many reasons to start training for example; to lose weight, to increase strength/stamina/and flexibility, to learn self defense, to relieve stress, to improve focus and concentration, to be in the best shape of your life, to meet new people, to learn something new and have fun, and/or to compete.  The next question is: 

Where can i learn high quality Mixed Martial Arts ( MMA ), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Boxing in my area (Northern New Jersey, Passaic county, Essex County, willowbrook mall,Fairfied, Wayne)?

You may have also wondered is there anybody in my area that is a trainer from an elite MMA school.  Not just any MMA school, a school that has active UFC fighters, a school that produced champions in many elite events such as the Ring of Combat, Reality Fighting, and UFC. The answer is Yes! You have in your area, One of only 10 brazilian jiu jitsu Black belts under Nick and Matt Serra (former UFC welter weight champion of the world).  This person is one of the few Serra black belts authorized, by Matt and Nick themselves, to teach and represent the elite Serra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school outside of their home locations in long island NY.  He is also responsible for training, teaching and coaching many of the Serra students to victory and will be able to do the same for you! 
But not only will you have elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt instructor for grappling you will have access to two elite muay thai/western boxing instructors for your striking skills to flourish.   These instructors come from the Sityodtong Muay Thai lineage where elite MMA/Muay Thai trainers such as, Mark DellaGrotte and Walter "The Sleeper" Michalowski, were produced.  They have been responsible for training many champion Muay Thai fighters, and instructors. In fact many fighters have sought them out for their instruction.

How can I get started?

We have an academy for everybody!  Whether you want to learn for self defense, fun, confidence, weight loss and or competition, we have the place for you!  Don’t take our word for it, see for yourselfWe are offering you 2 FREE CLASSES so that you can experience our instruction and then decide if you want to learn. Don’t miss this opportunity to test drive the proven most effective self defense systems developed for REAL COMBAT. If anything you will learn some great self defense techniques for free!!!!

We are conveniently located @

235 Route 46 West 2nd floor Fairfield, NJ 07004

Contact Us at 862-414-9190 or combatathletemma@gmail.com


Champion fighters and trainers Matt and Nick Serra


“Kru Jonesly’s combination of Muay Thai fighting skills, cardiovascular training and enthusiasm for teaching will definitely add years to your life.  No treadmill, stationary bike, or stair climber will ever give you a better workout.  After years of feeling sluggish and tired using the same old machines to get in shape, I not only feel a thousand times better, but I’m also learning skills and techniques that I didn’t think I’d be able to do so quickly.  Thanks Jonesly for your knowledge and patience!
No one can match Kru Jonesly’s intensity.  Even on the days when I just don’t feel like training, he motivates me through positive reinforcement and making class fun.  He pushes me both mentally and physically beyond any threshold I thought I could ever achieve.  Jonesly is a high character person who treats everyone with respect.  You won’t find a better instructor out there who truly has a vested interest in your training and making sure you achieve your goals.”

Drew Brengel

“Kru Steven’s knowledge of Muay Thai greatly exceeded my expectations.  I learned during class that he is actually “a trainer of trainers” and it shows.  He breaks down each punch, kick, and defensive maneuver into its smallest component so that even a beginner like me can easily understand.  The way he describes each technique is like a second language to him.  His patience with each student is one trait that I respect tremendously.  I’m amazed at how much progress I’ve been able to make in only a few months.”

Drew Brengel

“When I first heard that a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from the Serra Academy was opening up his own school in NJ, my adrenaline kicked into overdrive.  I spoke with Sensei Paul over the phone for almost an hour and quickly bought in to his teaching style.  His ability to communicate the finer points of BJJ in simple terms is a skill that takes years of practice and training.  By listening to Paul’s instruction when doing one on one drills with another student, he can quickly diagnose and recommend the proper offensive or defensive tactic to use against my opponent.  If I ever decide to compete, there’s no one else I’d rather have in my corner than Sensei Paul.”

Drew Brengel

“I was always intrigued to participating in mixed martial arts training (specifically Brazilian Jiu-jitsu). I was first exposed to it from visiting and keeping in touch with family of mine in Brazil as well as watching MMA on TV and it has captured my interest more than any other fighting training. Muay Thai was an art I was not to familiar with but immediately impressed with once exposed to it more recently.

The roadblock for me was finding something local, affordable, and most importantly instructive.  Other MMA or fighting schools/training can be more participative and less instructive and the ones that do provide a good teacher have been too expensive for my means.

When Combat Athlete Mixed Martial Arts came to my local area I felt the perfect opportunity to try it out since they openly offer trials and sure enough I was immediately blown away from the fine quality of instruction as well as the intensity at a reasonable price. I was also looking for a real deal training experience and Combat Athlete MMA is nothing short of that. Sensei Paul is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under Matt Serra (Former UFC champion),Kru Jonesly Theus is a master of Muay Thai kick boxing as well as working out/stretching techniques, and Kru Steven Maisonet is as well an expert of the standup/Muay Thai arts. All three are patient, knowledgeable, and preach a level of discipline, which I respect and proudly recommend to anyone. “

Michael Giaimo

“My name is Rich I am a student at Combat Athlete Mixed Martial Arts and I am testifying that Combat Athlete is one of the best MMA School in New Jersey. Combat Athlete provides Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Sensei Paul and Muay Thai by Kru Jonesly and Kru Steven as well as Coaching and Conditioning. 

Sensei Paul, comes directly from the Serra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team headed by Matt Serra, who’s a former Welter Weight Champion. Sensei Paul is highly experienced in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  I feel very privileged to be one of his students. In my opinion, Sensei Paul is dedicated to his craft, his knowledge in both the history and the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is impressive.  Sensei Paul is a step-by-step instructor who will work with you until you understand how to properly execute the techniques as well as help you understand the principles behind the techniques.  He is an excellent people person who I can honeslty say I can talk to without any hesitaition regarding questions and concerns that I may have with techniques.  He is a Real Cool Guy. 

Kru Jonesly, is a real combat athlete his experience stems from his youth.  He is very explosive in the art of Muay Thai in fact it’s off the charts.  He has lots of knowledge on cardio, strength, and conditioning exercises.  In my opinion, Kru Jonesly is the perfect Muay Thai instructor, if you are looking for the best.   His way of training is excellent with step-by-step instruction that is like no other. 

Kru Steven is a Boxing and Muay Thai coach, he will train, condition and prepare you for a real compition.  This stems from his extensive experience and knowledge in both Boxing and Muay Thai. Kru Steven will work you out, and get you in the best shape you’ve ever been in. Kru Steven, Sensie Paul, and Kru Jonesly are, in my opinion, true assests in the Mixed Martial Arts World. 

In order to be a true MMA warrior, Combat Athlete will teach you vision, courage, discipline, self control, patience, drive, confidence, resilience, commitment and above all respect.  All of these attributes are needed to succeed in Mixed Martial Arts world.”

Rich Feliciano

“I've spent the last 7 years teaching and training alongside Paul "Opie" Fahey. During that time period, I've seen him grow into a true technician and student of the art. His ability to teach students even the finest details of a position in a manner, which is very easily understood, makes him stand out as a top instructor in my book. His future students will be very lucky to have him as their teacher.”

John Delgaudio
Serra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt
Instructor - Serra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Instructor - Ray Longos Mixed Martial Arts Academy

“Paul is one of the most technical instructors I have ever met; his ability to break down complex information and present it in a simple and understandable manner really makes the training process seem easy and insightful.  I would encourage anyone who has the ability to train with Paul to do so, whether you are a novice practioner or an experienced player, Paul will help to bring your game to the next level.”

Ron Witkowski
Brown Belt - Over 15 1st place competitive titles held.
Sales Manager / Program Design

“I have had the pleasure of training with Paul (“Opie”) for the past 4 years at Serra BJJ.  “Opie” has helped me advance rapidly with his excellent teaching skills.  I believe his best quality as a teacher is his ability to break down the techniques in a logical way which makes them easy to understand.  Opie links the techniques together to help you achieve a higher level in a fun and exciting way that seems almost effortless.  Opie’s deep level of understanding and passion for the sport is contagious to anyone that spends time on the mat with him.  I highly recommend training with Opie,  you will learn a lot and have a ton of fun.”  

Wayne “Mad Dog” Spinola
Serra BJJ Purple Belt
U.M.A Black Belt
U.S.K.B.A Official
Metro Boxing Referee
Commercial Loan Analyst

“Leaning Jiu-Jitsu under the instruction of Paul Fahey was beneficialin so many ways.  His constant drilling of the basics when working new passes or submissions helped develop my skills in a very safe and technical environment.  Whenever I had trouble going over a new technique Paul was always able to walk me through it, breaking it down and making it easy for me to understand and perform. Paul is also extremely encouraging to all of his students.  He never turned his back on me or anyone else no matter how difficult of a time they were having.  He is always willing to loan a helping hand and won’t turn his back on you.  Paul Fahey is a great example of a great instructor.”

Steve Senft
4th degree White Belt

“Professor Fahey is undoubtedly one of the most technical, personable and intelligent instructors I have ever had the pleasure of training under.  His attention to detail, knowledge of copious techniques and desire to share the gentle are are indicative of his true passion for Jiu-Jitsu.  I have had most of my success in sparring sessions with the technical modifications taught from Professor Fahey.  His limitless enthusiasm for this beautiful art can only make one think that he would still be doing this even if there were no monetary rewards.”

Andrew Frisa
4th degree White Belt.  
Genius Administrator for Apple Computers.

“I have trained with Paul Fahey for some time now. He has taught me many extensive skills and has pushed me to train harder. He demonstrates with you one on one and puts time and effort in his classes. He’s a Great Sensei! “

James Contrino,
Blue Belt

“I started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Paul Fahey back in October of 2008 and words cannot even express what a joy it is to train under him. Paul has such a fantastic gift of conveying his knowledge and love of BJJ that his enthusiasm just cannot help being infectious! He is incredibly skilled at passing on not just the technical aspects of Jiu-Jitsu but the philosophical aspects as well. I feel that I have learned and grown so much under Paul and I am incredibly proud to call him my Sensei and to be his student.”

Christopher Freda 
Three Stripe White Belt
Physician Office Assistant 

“I have been training with Opie since October and it is amazing to see how far I have come in such a short time.  I had no prior wrestling or Jiu-Jitsu training, but Opie is able to make anyone feel comfortable no matter what his or her experience level is.

Opie’s Jiu-Jitsu knowledge is immense.  He is a Jiu-Jitsu encyclopedia. Opie has the ability to break things down, making the techniques easier to learn.

If you are thinking about giving Jiu-Jitsu a try, then you should call or stop by Opie’s academy.  He is an amazing sensei.”

Chris Brady
3rd St ripe White Belt
Serra Jiu-Jitsu – East Meadow

“Training with Paul has been awesome experience since I started back in 2000. He's a great teacher that started as a novice and quickly rose to black belt in a few years. He is an avid martial artist that has become an accomplished striker and grappler through his own love of the sport. Paul understands how to put techniques into simple terms and makes training a fun experience for all, from beginners to advanced practitioners. It's always a joy to train with Opie, I wish I was closer so I could see him more.”

Jason Wang

“It’s refreshing to see someone like Paul who is so passionate and exceptional at what he does. His attention to detail is what really sets him apart as an instructor. The only regret I have is not training with him more when I had the opportunity.”

Billy Hofacker, CPT, NSCA-CPT
Team Serra BJJ Manager  & Head Instructor 





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