Phase Program / "True" Mixed Martial Arts

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The MKG Method Phase Class

The True Mixed Martial Arts / ‘Phase’ program is our signature method and we recommend that all new students focus their training here. Trust us. 

It's the perfect Learn. Play. Sweat. experience.  

You'll start with Phase One Level 1 and their our 12 total levels to keep you interested, active and improving for a lifetime.

As you progress through the three levels of Phase One, you will begin to work on your body mechanics, endurance, sensitivity, coordination, technical base and fitness.

Things you will learn and improve in and out of the classroom

Here are a few things you will learn when you take MKG's Phase Class

Basic self defense

A sense of community







Manage stress

Base martial arts skills


Overall fitness

Our curriculum covers 5 primary arts or methods that are absolutely essential.

Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kali Panantukan, Kali Weaponry, Mixed Grappling, and Jun Fan Martial Arts.

We have found that studying different arts simultaneously is a great way to develop overall martial arts skills. Each art seems to help the assimilation of the others. As these different arts mix an explosion of technique and training method develops.


The structure of phase class

In time and after a student develops competency in each area they will naturally gravitate towards a specialty that fits their body type, training time, personality, life experience, etc. We emphasize that all the methods will be valid for some students at some time.

In many other systems, the progress of the students is measured by belt color. At MKG Martial Arts International, we have not adopted a belt system.

In the Mixed Arts program development is measured by progression through 6 phases and various sub-levels. The first 4 phases are curriculum and knowledge based while the last 2 phases are personal development phases.

If North Seattle is convenient you can register for a trial program in seconds using the form below. Feel free to call us anytime at 206-789-2411 with questions.

How we measure your progress

Only your level of interest, training time, personality, and ability will determine your progress through Phases 1-6. You will be encouraged to advance but testing remains optional.

We have created a non-traditional testing process where students are evaluated simultaneously in a multi-level, group where no student is ever singled out or embarrassed and test results are confidential.

This provides all the positive benefits of goal setting, benchmarking and personal development while eliminating the anxiety and embarrassment of similar testing formats.

An outline of our phase structure is below.


Gled D

Google Review

MKG is not a gym, it is a martial arts school. You can get a work out and hit or kick a heavy bag anywhere. But if you really want to LEARN martial arts and immerse yourself in multiple art forms, then you owe it to yourself to give MKG a try. I took my first Phase/Mixed Arts class at MKG about 8 years ago and have been enrolled at the school since. I consider the students and instructors at MKG some of my dearest friends, more like a part of my extended family. The sense of community is second to none.


Bruce S

Google Review

I have been training at MKG for 5 years now, and continue to be impressed with the quality of martial arts instruction. The instructors are awesome, your training partners are enthusiastic, and the training facilities are top notch. Plus, it's one of the few schools in the country that teaches savate. Seriously, if you want to train in martial arts, come check out MKG.


Google Review

MKG is an amazing place to train, I never felt better than when I was training there. The people are incredible, and I only felt self concious for the first few days of class, after that I felt like I belonged. Everyone is easy to talk to, and the trainers are all great people. I recommend it for anyone either trying to get into shape, or learn martial arts. It's a great place to train.

Corrine B...

Yelp Review

I've NEVER had so much fun working out. And working out was my original intention for starting martial arts classes but I didn't know I would enjoy learning about the different types of arts they teach. I started only going to two classes a week but now do 6 classes a week.


Lonnie N...

Yelp Review

I've moved around a lot in my life, and since I've been a life-long martial artist, this means I have trained in a lot of different schools. I've been at MKG since April of 2012, and have to say that I have never trained at a finer martial arts educational institution.


Tim P...

Yelp Review

There are no egos at MKG, I sense that the instructors and advanced students place the needs of the beginning and intermediate students above their own. MKG also host some of the world's foremost instructors who teach seminars on the weekends; there is so much going on its hard to keep track of it all.


Really want to understand the MKG Method?

This might be too much information if you're brand new to martial arts but this video from MKG founder Guro Rick Faye is a fantastic introduction to the class, methodology and history.

Scan the breakdown of levels in the program as well.

Don't overthink it though.  If you want a great workout, great instruction, amazing classes and curriculum in a fun and egoless environment just get started.

MKG Method True MMA / Phase level breakdown


Phase I: Base Curriculum Concepts (Beginner)

We will begin to work on your body mechanics, endurance, sensitivity, coordination and technical base. An emphasis on the high percentage, highly functional basic areas of each art is emphasized. In this way a strong foundation for advanced growth is established.

Phase One Level 1 / Phase One Level 2 / Phase One Level 3

Phase II: Sensitivity Training (Intermediate)

The more esoteric, coordination intensive areas of each art are developed at this phase. The goal is to learn to feel pressure and respond to your opponent’s mistakes without thinking. Hand and foot trapping, limb destructions and wrenches will all be taught using drills from Kali, Wing Chun and Silat. These are the drills and training methods that will take a life- time to refine and development but can be practiced at any age.

Phase Two Level 1 / Phase Two Level 2 / Phase Two Level 3

Phase III: Integrate the Arts (Advanced)

You will begin to integrate the arts, ranges and techniques you were taught. As your skills come together to represent the complete martial spectrum you will improve your sense of distance, timing, rhythm and flow. A student at these levels will be learning to adapt to situations instantly and truly realize Bruce Lees axiom to “use no way as way and have no limitation as limitation.”

Phase Three Level 1 / Phase Three Level 2 / Phase Three Level 3

Phase IV: Mental & Physical Changes (Physical)

In this phase your body will be adapting to the changes required by these arts. Your musculature, body motion and general abilities will be visibly improved.

Phase Four Level 1 / Phase Four Level 2 / Phase Four Level 3

Phase V: Finding Your Own Direction (Mental)

In this phase you will be encouraged to follow your personal interests and specialize in a specific area of the art while striving to maintain a well rounded base ability.

Phase VI: Positive Use of the Art (Spiritual)

This is the most rewarding phase of our system. You will be encouraged to find an outlet where you can use this art to help people in some way.

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