Trident Academy of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) opened in November 1998 and was the first MMA academy in Northern Virginia. It is run by Pat Tray, a former US Navy SEAL, who wanted to share the benefits that he and his fellow SEALs gained from studying these martial arts.
The aim of the academy is to teach rarely practiced martial arts to anyone who wants to learn and develop through them.
It's great to see the recent growth of MMA's popularity here in Virginia and, for that reason we have maintained our pioneering uniqueness at the Trident Academy, bringing together a team of world class instructors with an unparalleled range of qualifications, skills and experience.
We offer three types of martial arts programs: Stand Up Programs, Ground Programs and Weapons Programs. We also offer a competition element for those who want to pursue a competitive path with what they learn at Trident.