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Laura Osborne reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
5
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This place is awesome ! I trained with Jackson for years, he's the best trainer around. Extremely knowledgable about the sport, super encouraging! Jackson makes training fun, while pushing me to do my best. I highly recommend !

Terence Alexander reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
5
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Coach Jackson is a great instructor who takes on friendly students who are eager to learn. At no point did I feel uncomfortable with the speed or the level of difficulty and the group of people who I am getting to know all seem to enjoy the workouts due to the positive atmosphere that Coach Jackson has created.

Josh Balascak reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
5
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Starting with no martial arts experience at all, I've been training at North Star MMA for about 2 months now. It's become something i look forward to every week. Coach Jackson has a great way of describing the intricacies of muay thai in exceptionally easy to understand ways. Lots of personal instruction and the other people in the gym really help with training. I really like the skills I've picked up so far all while getting a good workout in.

Win Stauffer reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
5
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North Star MMA is by far the best training I have received as well as the best MMA facility. Fantastic atmosphere to learn, try, fail and ultimately succeed.
Jackson Galka's expertise and technical instruction easily qualifies him as a "fight nerd." However Jackson's passion and wit will have you kicking, striking and probably laughing too.
Jackson does a great job of integrating all levels of training with all levels of fighters.
Doesn't matter what level you are, you will learn each and every training session.
Top notch instruction, astounding technical expertise, challenging sweat soaked training sessions and a wicked sense of humor make for an unbeatable training academy.

Nicole St. Pierre reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
5
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I moved to Philadelphia in October and did a lot of shopping around for a new gym. After checking out NorthStar MMA, I quickly knew it was a perfect fit! I didn’t have much Muay Thai or BJJ experience at the time, but I felt both programs were very welcoming for beginners. Coach Jackson and the rest of the coaching staff have been super helpful in helping me to develop my skills and reach my fitness goals. Coach Jackson has created a great sense of community within the gym and does a great job of keeping the classes interesting, fun and effective! I look forward to each class and I couldn’t be happier to call NorthStar MMA my gym home!

Roi Shabshin reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
5
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Me and my brother came to train at North Star MMA, and we love it. Very good exercise, really good for getting in shape. Classes are very personal and with very good instructions. I would recommend this place to anyone who is interested in learning Muy Thai, BJJ and looking to get in shape in one of the best ways. It is also a very fun environment with great people.

Helen Locura reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
5
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Jackson is a huge asset to the combat sports community with years of experience as a fighter and trainer under his belt.

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Up for Grabs: Premium Sparring Kit or Jiu-jitsu gi! Details inside..

What’s up team!

It’s been a crazy few months getting everything back up and running, but I couldn’t be more proud of everyone’s commitment to development, patience, and consistency with training.  This is, quite possibly, one of the trickiest times for training EVER but we are outworking the issues and making clear headway.

On that note, we’re proposing a fun and easy contest.  First place wins their choice of

  • Premium Fighting Sports shinguards and Sparring Gloves (or comparable value)
  • Premium jiu-jitsu gi (various brands — your choice!)
  • One free month

Multiple second place winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to the pro shop at the academy

So, what’s the contest itself, you ask?

It couldn’t be simpler — we want to see you, on video, talking about your experience on your martial arts journey.  Here are some ideas:

  • What were your fears?
  • What have been your greatest challenges?
  • What have been your greatest victories?
  • What unforeseen pitfalls (or pleasant surprises) have you encountered along the way?
  • What advice would you give to yourself starting out if you had the ability to do so?
  • And so on..!

We’re keeping the prompts and parameters pretty loose, because everyone has a different story to tell.  However, videos will be evaluated on criteria like:

  • Length (ideal videos will run approximately 1-3 minutes long)
  • Authenticity (we love getting shout outs on video, but we’re not looking for flattery — we want to hear YOUR story and if the academy is a big part of that, let us know)!
  • Aesthetics (sure, sitting in front of your webcam in your messy room wearing no pants is definitely authentic but keep the video looking sharp and, for the love of all things good in the world, hide your bong and dirty underwear)
  • Orientation: please, no vertical videos.  Keep ’em horizontal and framed in properly.
  • Sound quality (nuff said)
  • Inspiration (does the video inspire?  We are all living through some tough times, so uplifting and inspirational perspectives on your story are encouraged)

Submissions can be sent to the academy in three ways:

  • Via FB messenger (send to Jackson Baer Galka, www.facebook.com/jacksongalka)
  • Via google drive (share the video to [email protected])
  • Drop off a USB stick!

Remember: submissions are due by SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH AT 12PM SHARP!  We will announce winners by Monday, October 19th.