Lions Den To Open New Gym In California


Modesto, CA. October 17, 2008 — Ken Shamrock’s Lion’s Den Modesto (, California's premier Mixed Martial Arts training center is set to open this Fall. This state-of-the-art facility boasts over 12,000 square feet of training area, which includes 4,000 square feet of grappling and striking mat space, a 4,000 square foot free weight and cardio theatre, full circuit training area, a professional raised floor boxing ring and a full size competition cage for mixed martial arts. The Modesto Lion’s Den Facility has it all, including a fully stocked MMA apparel store, carrying name brands such as Tap Out, Xtreme Couture and Affliction.

Lion's Den Modesto 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 the best instructors in the area and along side elite athletes. MMA fans can train at the same facility as the fighters they cheer on in competition.

Lion’s Den Modesto MMA Classes:

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.
Krav Maga- The most intence of all Martial Arts. Krav Maga is a practical and tactical system which teaches how to prevent and overcome violence and attacks. KM teaches self-defense, self protection, fighting and combat skills, as well as skills to defend others.
Kickboxing — A full body workout that incorporates martial-arts-style kicks and western-boxing-style strikes
Muay Thai – A form of martial arts that uses all parts of the body, including the elbows and knees, for both training and competitions
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.
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 Kick-boxing and Jiu Jitsu.

“No facility in California’s central valley can compete with the talent that our Lion’s Den trainers bring to the table”, says Lions Den Founder and MMA legend Ken Shamrock. “Lion’s Den Modesto is the most advanced training center in the area and offers the best in mixed martial arts programs; not only will members train with some of the best instructors in the industry, they will have access to top of the line equipment, in which to perfect their skills.”

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 Modesto 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.

The training center is located at 518 Kiernan Ave in Modesto California. Lion’s Den Modesto 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 Modesto Elite Team tryouts will be conducted at the new facility.

Pre sales are going on now, Monday-Friday 9:00am-7:30pm and Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm. The first 200 members to sign up will receive a V.I.P. Ken Shamrock Training Experience and MMA Uniform valued at over $1,000.00.

Ken Shamrock’s Lion’s Den Modesto

Modesto based Lion’s Den Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Training Center located at 518 Kiernan Ave in Modesto is the premier training facility of its kind in California. This state-of-the-art facility has over 12,000 square feet of training area, including 4,000 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 Modesto 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 for both men and women in Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Kickboxing, Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts. 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 Modesto you don’t have to be a world Champion to train like one. For more information visit


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