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Seize The Day MMA
Second Floor; Ellwood City Athletic Club, 214 Line Ave, Ellwood City PA 16117

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Cell Number (412-908-0450)

Ellwood City Athletic Club, First Floor Facilities

Mr & Mrs 'd'

Curt Fitzgerald

Our Instructors
JP ‘Mr d’ deHenaut (Head Stand-Up Coach) is a 4th Degree Master of Tang Soo Do with 30+ years in the martial arts. He owned and operated Elite Tang Soo Do Academy in Ellwood City 1999 – 2010, teaching hundreds of students and graduating 15 Black Belts and 5 Second Degree Black Belts. Mrd began Coaching MMA in 2005 and has also trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Kickboxing.

Curt Fitzgerald (Head Grappling Coach) has extensive experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Karate. He has taught as an MMA Coach both under Mr d and on his own with great success and retains an impressive record as both an Amateur and Professional MMA Fighter in both Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Lori ‘Mrs d’ deHenaut (Assistant Women’s Self Defense Coach) is a second degree Black Belt instructor in Tang Soo Do and has trained in MMA since 2005. She was also integral in the development of Mr d’s Women’s Self Defense and Rape Prevention Seminar, which she has helped to teach multiple times in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. Mrs d will be there for every Woman’s Self Defense class to help teach and work with anyone not comfortable grappling with the male instructors.

Road Trip to Bill Easlick’s Gym in Fairfax VA 

Seize The Day MMA is the premier provider of Mixed Martial Arts in Ellwood City PA, offering top quality instruction across a full schedule of classes to fit your needs.

Our program offers fun and intense training in a safe and controlled manner, guaranteed to get you in the best shape of your life – while perfecting your practical fighting skills!

Come join our three Experienced Instructors and we will work with you at your comfort level; from zero to full contact as you are ready. Train just for the fun and fitness of it or train for your fight in the cage – whatever you’re willing to get out of it, we are here to take make it happen!



Woman's Self Defense Classes Available by Reservation

Mr d Secures the Tap  :)

Schedule & Pricing

  • We offer Three Classes a week.
  • Come and try a Free Week of Introductory Classes
  • Our Base Membership Rate is $60 per month for the full program.
  • Current Members of the Ellwood City Athletic Club pay only $40 per Month!
  • Memberships Start (and are due on or directly following) the 1st or 15th of each month.
  • Call, email, or drop in for more information  :)








6:00-7:30pm Stand Up Essentials / Sparring

6:00-7:00pm No Class (TSD)

6:00-7:30pm Grappling Essentials / Sparring

6:00-7:30pm Cardio / MMA / Sparring

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