Lion's Den Set To Open Gym In Scotsdale AZ

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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Legend Ken Shamrock Announces the Opening of His Newest Lion’s Den Training Center in Scottsdale Arizona

The Most Comprehensive MMA Training Facility of its Kind in Arizona

Scottsdale, AZ. – March 19, 2008 — Ken Shamrock’s Lion’s Den Scottsdale (, Arizona's premier Mixed Martial Arts training center is set to open on May 30th. This state-of-the-art facility boasts over 8,000 square feet of training area, including 3,000 square feet of grappling and striking mat space, a full weight and cardio room, professional size boxing ring and a competition octagon for mixed martial arts.

Lion's Den Scottsdale classes and world renowned instructors are unparalleled. Classes are set up to accommodate men, women and children of all skill levels, from beginners to professional athletes. Members have the opportunity to train with superior instructors and along side elite athletes. MMA fans can train at the same facility as the fighters they cheer on in competition. Lion’s Den Scottsdale will also hold top notch clinics for its members hosted by some of the biggest superstars in MMA.

Lion’s Den Scottsdale MMA Classes:

Muay Thai – A form of martial arts that uses all parts of the body, including the elbows and knees, for both training and competitions
Kickboxing — A full body workout that incorporates martial-arts-style kicks and western-boxing-style strikes
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Both Gi (training in the traditional kimono) and no-Gi classes are offered. This program is for men, woman and children of all skill levels.
Boxing — The ultimate workout! Boxing is taught in both group and private sessions.
Grappling – A combination of multiple martial arts with influences from combat submission wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Mixed Martial Arts – MMA classes allow members to put all of their trained disciplines together (Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Grappling). Mixed Martial Arts classes are for advanced students that have acquired skills in each individual discipline.
Sports Conditioning – The Lion’s Den offers a fully equipped weight, cardio and strength training area. Elite strength coaches are also on staff .
Martial Arts Programs for Children: Lion's Cub classes are for ages 4-8 and Lion's Juniors classes are for ages 9-14. These age defined programs include Kick Boxing, Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Boxing.
Private Lessons: Private Lessons are offered for Muay Thai, Boxing, Grappling, and Jiu Jitsu.

“The newest Lion’s Den facility defines the ultimate MMA training experience by combining a premier location, the best equipment and the most elite trainers. No facility in Arizona can compete with the talent that our trainers bring to the table”, says Lions Den Founder and MMA legend Ken Shamrock. “Lion’s Den Scottsdale fighters will have the best sponsorship opportunities available, due to our established relationships within the industry. We will also be holding our own Ken Shamrock Production (KSP) MMA events. No MMA training center in Arizona can bring this caliber of exposure to their professional athletes.”

For those interested in taking their MMA career to the next level, tryouts for the Lion’s Den Elite team will be held at Lion's Den Scottsdale semi-annually. Athletes are required to put all of their MMA training to the test against other competitors in this elimination style format. Members of the Elite team will be chosen by Ken Shamrock himself and will compete professionally, while representing the Lion’s Den.

All members that sign up prior to June 1st will save 10% on membership fees. Starting March 29th, Lion’s Den memberships can be purchased at the Scottsdale location from 12:00 – 4:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday. The training center is located at 2954 N. Hayden Road. Lion’s Den Scottsdale will hold several exciting events during grand opening week. Free submission clinics instructed by Ken Shamrock will be held for local military, firefighters and police officers. In addition, the first annual Lion's Den Scottsdale Elite Team tryouts will be conducted at the new facility and a very exclusive KSP event is also scheduled; fighters to be announced.

The official grand opening kicks off on Friday, May 30th at 12:00 pm. Food and beverages will be provided by Buffalo Wild Wings and MMA Legend, Ken Shamrock, will be on hand to sign autographs. Saturday and Sunday the celebration continues with guest appearances by NFL players, UFC fighters and other sports celebrities. Please visit for more details.

Ken Shamrock’s Lion’s Den Scottsdale

Scottsdale based Lion’s Den Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Training Center located at 2954 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale is the only training facility of its kind in Arizona. This state-of-the-art facility has over 8,000 square feet of training area, including 3,000 square feet of grappling and striking mat space, a full weight and cardio room, professional size boxing ring and a competition octagon for mixed martial arts. Lions Den Scottsdale employs a world renowned team of instructors, hand selected by the legendary Ken Shamrock to ensure that every member exceeds their personal goals in each selected discipline. Programs are offered in Muay Thai/Kickboxing, Jiu Jitzu, Boxing, Grappling, Mixed Martial Arts and Sports Conditioning. Lions Den also offers the best in child martial arts programs. Classes are set up to accommodate all ages and skill levels, from entry level students to world class athletes. Private lessons are available. At Lion’s Den Scottsdale you don’t have to be a world Champion to train like one. For more information call 480-941-LION or visit