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Lycan’s Den MMA

About Us

Lycans Den MMA is a mixed martial arts academy located in Urbana, Illinois. We are the only gym in town that offers a wide variety of martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Wrestling, and MMA classes to the Champaign-Urbana area and surrounding communities. Our programs are designed for anyone regardless of age and skill level. Whether you are interested in self-defense, physical fitness, or are a serious competitor, Lycans Den is the place for you. We offer superior instruction for the lowest rates in the area and we have highly experienced coaches who would love to share their passion for mixed martial arts with you. Join the Lycan's today!

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Urbana, IL | Champaign, IL | Savoy, IL | Bloomington, IL | Rantoul, IL | Monticello, IL | Mahomet, IL | Tolono, IL | Philo, IL | Villa Grove, IL | Tuscola, IL | St. Joseph, IL

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On 3/12/2024 Gabe B. had this to say:
Awesome location! Great people and facilities. The mat areas are very nice, along with the other equipment available. Easy going feel to the gym and the people involved. 10/10 would recommend

On 2/20/2024 Noah Montejano had this to say:
I started BJJ 2 years ago under the coaching staff of Lycans Den MMA and could not be more happy to have found this community. The coaching is the best you’ll find anywhere, the gym is clean and offers the best training environment I’ve seen, and the members train hard while always maintaining a high level of respect for each other. Testimonial written by Noah Montejano on this site.

On 2/18/2024 Princess London Marie had this to say:

On 2/18/2024 REEDREX3 had this to say:
Best gym

On 2/16/2024 Emilio Kabakele had this to say:
Amazing gym. Great staff cool coaches. Nothing but good vides

Contact Us

Lycan’s Den MMA
1305 E Colorado Ave Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 550-3877

Located just East of Dollar Tree

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Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM Closed 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Closed 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Closed 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM Closed 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


On 4/12/2024 this was posted:
Join Professor James Martin, head instructor at Lycan's Den MMA, as he teaches simple self-defense techniques and strategies! 🤼♂️

He will teach you how to close the distance, take down a bigger opponent, and learn how to control them using a combination of Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques. 🥋🥊 He will also discuss topics that encourage attendees to make good decisions, to speak up when something does not seem right, and to use physical techniques only if there is a real threat.

This ✨FREE✨ workshop is taking place on Sunday, May 26th from 11-12:00 PM at 1305 E Colorado Ave, Urbana, IL 61801.

Get your friends and family together for a fun and informative self-defense workshop! Please text or call to RSVP! 📲
Expires 5/26/2024

On 4/12/2024 this was posted:
The next Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition that we’re planning on participating in as a team is the North American Grappling Association (NAGA). 🤼♂️🥋

This tournament is scheduled for ✨SATURDAY, MAY 11TH✨ at the Oak Lawn Pavilion (9401 Oak Park Ave. Oak Lawn, IL 60453).📍

The early registration deadline ends on May 3rd with May 10th being the last day to register. 🗓️

Registration Link: ⤵️

Please reach out to Professor James if you or your child are interested in competing at this tournament. Competitions are a great way to test your skills and this would be a good tournament to participate in. We hope to see you there! 🐺

Expires 5/11/2024

On 4/12/2024 this was posted:
James Martin has accepted a fight offer for Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA)! 👊 🗓️

His fight is taking place on Friday, April 26th at 5:30 PM. 📍It will be held at the Sanford Pentagon located at 2210 W Pentagon Place, Sioux Falls, SD, 57107.

Ticket Link 🎟️ :

This event is also going to be live on UFC Fight Pass for those of you who want to support, but are unable to attend in-person!

James greatly appreciates your support and is so excited to put on a good show for you!! 🐺

Expires 4/26/2024

On 1/8/2024 this was posted:
We're so excited to officially announce that we're adding a ✨NEW BOXING PROGRAM✨ at the start of the new year! 🥊

These classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm starting on January 8th, 2024! 🗓 They're going to be taught by our very own professional bare knuckle boxer, Stevo Morris, and Quynten Watson!

This program is designed for anyone ages ten and up in the beginner to intermediate level. During these classes, you will learn basic boxing combinations, head movement, footwork, and defense and counters. 🤼♂️ It will be solely focused on technique with no sparring involved.

If you and/or your child are already enrolled in a membership and are interested in adding this program, please see Cassie or James Martin about pricing details.

Many students have been requesting us to incorporate boxing classes into the schedule and we are thrilled to be able to now offer this new program as we know it will greatly benefit everyone, whether you are a hobbyist or are a serious competitor! 👊🐺

Expires 6/30/2024


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