Jackson to conduct MMA seminar

One of the top MMA coaches in the world will be making an appearance this September in Fort Dodge.

Greg Jackson, the co-owner of the renowned Jackson Wink MMA gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico with Mike Winkeljohn, will be conducting a seminar on techniques and tactics at Faiferlick Martial Arts, which is an affiliate of Jackson MMA.

The event takes place Sunday, Sept. 23 from noon-4 p.m. Space is limited to 50 participants, with the first 25 costing $199 and the next 25 being $299.

“Having Coach Jackson travel to Fort Dodge to work in our gym with our MMA athletes and coaches from around the midwest is a great opportunity for those coaches and athletes that are serious about becoming a better mixed martial artist,” Faiferlick said. “Coach Jackson and I share a very strategic mind set to the fight game. We are honored to have him spend some time with us here in Iowa.”

The event is open to all levels of MMA and BJJ athletes and coaches. Jackson will be teaching and demonstrating unique strategical ideas that can be expressed in all ranges of combat, with applications from MMA to BJJ.

Among those that call Jackson Wink MMA home include former Iowa Central national wrestling champion and ex-UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, ex-UFC and boxing champion Holly Holm, and countless others.

Faiferlick has made trips out to New Mexico to train with Jackson, fellow coach and co-owner Mike Winkeljohn and the rest of the staff.

With over 34 years of martial arts experience, Faiferlick is a 6th-degree black belt in taekwondo. He also holds a black belt in Sogo Ryu Bujutsu and has competed at the local, regional, national and international levels.

Faiferlick is also the head coach of Faiferlick MMA, which has fighters competing in several promotions around the U.S.

For more information on the event and to register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greg-jackson-seminar-on-mma-and-jiu-jitsu-techniques-and-tactics-tickets-49053268647 or contact Faiferlick at (515) 570-7532 (justin.faiferlick@gmail.com).