‘Pentagon MMA’ to Open This Weekend

by ARLnow.com May 30, 2012 at 9:10 am 5,767 22 Comments

A new mixed martial arts training studio is opening this weekend along Columbia Pike.

Located in the former Kayak Station space, Pentagon MMA (1041 S. Edgewood Street) will open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2. As part of its grand opening celebration, it will be offering free introductory classes from 11:00 a.m. to about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, including Intro to Muay Thai, Women’s Kickboxing, and Intro to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. An open house will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Pentagon MMA says they will be offering big discounts on memberships during their first weekend. The studio says they “welcome people of all ages, shapes, and sizes” who want to learn self-defense, get in shape, or compete in MMA.

The studio is owned by Vivek Nakarmi, a champion Muay Thai kickboxer who’s also listed on Facebook as a Washington-Lee High School grad.

Photo via Facebook

  • Enough already

    I’d like to “karate chop” the Columbia Pike streetcar program and the County Board’s pay raises

    • Jimbo

      “Karate chop,” seriously? Wow.

      • Hong Kong Phooey

        Hong Kong Phooey, number one super guy.
        Hong Kong Phooey, quicker than the human eye.

        He’s got style, a groovy style,
        and a car that just won’t stop.
        When the going gets tough, he’s really rough,
        with a Hong Kong Phooey chop (Hi-Ya!)

  • jigga

    yeah brah! ill be there

    • jigga please

      Me too!

      • jigga

        can we get dawg the bounty hunter to move to arlington?
        Man, would his wife be a sight for sore eyes! rock on brah

  • WeiQiang

    rear naked choke, bro’!

    • JamesE

      Ed hardy shirt required, breh.

  • Southeast Ben

    Perhaps Trev will attend and learn to karate chop bricks?

  • SteamboatWillie

    Tap or snap, brah. Tap or snap.

  • UConnHuskies

    Does the studio have a posted schedule of available classes as well as membership rates? The FB page is thin on information.

  • Pentagon MMA

    UConnHuskies, the website will be up and running either today or tomorrow and will have the class schedule posted. Stop by this weekend or any time after that to get to know our instructors and get more info on membership rates.

    • UConnHuskies


  • Josh S

    I like how ARLnow is learning and they went ahead and did the Facebook check already…..

    • WeiQiang

      The rest of us can analyze the profiles of those who like or post to the MMA fb page. I’m sure we can find a few brahs in there.

      • Harley

        Where is his linkedin profile?

        • Professional Services

          Try CraigsList

  • Leaves of 3

    Nice. I’ve heard about Vivek. Apparently he’s legit. Looking forward to training with him.

  • G::TheNativeArlingtonian

    Once Arlington Fire Station number 1, now MMA training center. Interesting to watch the changes over time. Good luck to this new establishment.

    • JBalls

      I saw that coming – by which I mean Fire Station 1 going out of business – months ago. It was partly poor service, and partly the menu. I tried to order hot wings for delivery several times, and I can’t recall a single time when the food arrived before I gave up waiting and went out. Just a terribly run establishment, and given the location I suppose they couldn’t rely on foot traffic. Never made the effort to stop in for their happy hour specials, so can’t say if the prices were OK.

  • coastal96

    I trained with Vivek and Brooks for 4 years when they were at Nova MMA. Both are high quality instructors.

    • Macho

      Highly recommend these guys. I trained w Vivek. Dude is the real deal.


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