DENIS KANG opens MMA academy in Seoul, South Korea



International MMA star Denis Kang has recently opened up his own gym in Seoul, South Korea. Located in the Samsung-dong area, fitness, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and MMA will be the focus.

The popularity of MMA is on the rise, and the latest star to add his sparkle to the landscape of Seoul is Denis Kang. The original Super Korean joins fellow MMA stars “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung and Kim Dong-Hyun to embark on the gym venture.

Kang was born outside of Korea but made his MMA fame begin there by becoming the Spirit MC Heavyweight Champion. This garnered the attention from mammoth PRIDE, and Kang saw much success there as well, eventually becoming the 2006 PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix Runner-Up. He has competed in the UFC following PRIDE, and made a full-circle career return to Korea to fight in ROAD FC.


The Denis Kang Academy features a large open mat that serves a grappling area, and a striking room with various bags for a multitude of approaches. CrossFit, strength, and cardio equipment round out the training options available. The gym will have programs teaching Brazilian jiu jitsu (with and without go), boxing, kickboxing, MMA, wrestling, and conditioning. All classes are currently being taught by Kang himself.

For more information, check out the website (Korean) and the Facebook page (English).