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FKCI MMA Level 1 Workshops


Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Ultimate Fighting are the newest phenomenon to sweep North America. As coach of a competitive Boxing & Kickboxing club and a certified personal trainer, I find that 95% of the clients who come through the door of my facility are MMA/Ultimate Fighting fans who recognize the benefits of training authentically to improve overall fitness, learn proper self-defense and satisfy a passion, even if they aren’t interested in the full-contact, competitive side of the sport that occurs in the Octagon. This workshop is designed for you, the trainer, to tap into that MMA-UF market by incorporating authentic drills for cardio and strength using new and innovative tools, striking, kicking focus pad and floor bag ground work. This rigorous training program format will potentially capture clients who are MMA-Ultimate Fighting Fanatics, through a new-found passion for training to the extreme without fighting!

Fee includes the cost of the take-home exam. Certification status requires completion of the take-home exam.

Course Instructors

Joanne O’Donnell, I.S.K.A. Associate, PTS

Joanne is a Certified Personal Trainer, ISKA Associate Trainer for the Fitness Kickboxing Program, Vice President of Fitness Kickboxing Canada Inc. Trainer-Course Conductor for canfitpro accredited CEC Fitness Boxing & Kickboxing Instructor Fitness Boxing Instructors Workshop. She is a Black Belt Kickboxing Instructor through the CASK. For more information please visit

Ross O’Donnell, BA, I.S.K.A. Master, CPTN-CPT

Ross is president of Fitness Kickboxing Canada Inc. (FKCI) and oversees operation of the Fitness Kickboxing certifications program and continuing education workshops across Canada. Ross is an experienced fitness and martial arts presenter, a fitness columnist with over 250 published articles, 15 instructor training manuals and authored The Ultimate Fitness Boxing & Kickboxing Workout. Ross is also a Certified Boxing Coach through the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association (CABA-Ontario) and a Certified Coach and competitive Kickboxing club owner through the CASK. For more information please visit