Origins of Pure MMA NYC
Pure MMA NYC was founded by Matt Derosa, an independent
thinker and longtime student of the martial arts, who's always
had a passion and drive for achieving excellence, along
with a troublesome habit of perfectionism : /
The birth of our school was spawned from his frustration
over the lack of quality martial arts instruction available today.
In particular, the latest craze of MMA being promoted as a
tool for fitness has made it even more difficult to find a
school whose main focus is on teaching martial arts as
opposed to burning calories.
There is nothing wrong with using martial arts for fitness,
but from a technical perspective, the entire rationale of
these sciences is for them to work in a combative sense.
Simply put, martial arts in its PUREST form is designed
for dealing with violence, and like any power, it can be
used for either good or bad.
We like using it for good, and enjoy empowering good-
natured people who should have these powerful skills
in case they ever get into a real fight.
In short, Pure MMA NYC is school for people who
actually want to LEARN martial arts for the
purposes of self-defense or MMA competition.