Owner/Instructor, Roman David Pizzolato, has over 30 amateur and professional MMA, kickboxing, and boxing matches under his belt, fighting for such well known organizations as BELLATOR MMA and the
WFC as well as holding titles for multiple other promotions.
Roman is a brown belt under renowned Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Professor Kevin Bellard,
and has won multiple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu championships throughout the south.
EMPIRE MMA is also part of the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu lineage as a representative of the Ralph Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy.
The focus of this program is to provide students the highest quality martial arts instruction available,
in a safe and positive learning environment that people of all ages can enjoy.
EMPIRE MMA will combine excellent student/instructor ratios with state of the art training facilities.
Instructors will be with students every step of the way to help them reach their individual goals
(and maybe even reach some new goals they've never before thought possible).
Self-defense and combat training must work together with competitive training and tournament preparation to provide a
student a balanced mixed martial arts experience. EMPIRE MMA is qualified to teach all skills with expertise, dedication,
and an unwavering commitment to excellence.
EMPIRE MMA realizes that each student possesses different physical abilities.
Size and strength vary with each individual.
Once a student has acquired a strong foundation in the basics,
the outlined programs taught will enhance the student's physical capabilities
and maximize his/her combat training and self-defense skills.
EMPIRE MMA is interested in the complete personal development of each student.
Individual attention is a feature of each and every class, allowing all students to
progress quickly and confidently toward their personal goals.
Roman takes his responsibility as a role model for younger students seriously,
teaching them the importance of strong character, leadership, and honest values.
The teaching curriculum at EMPIRE MMA is based on two concepts: "positive mental attitude" and "physical superiority."
Roman is dedicated to this program and is committed to give students and their families the most disciplined
instruction available on the West Side.