MMA Workshop


The MMA Workshop hosted by Fairfax Hackley will celebrate its 21st anniversary in 2020!

In attendance that first year in 1999 were UFC Champion Frank Shamrock, World Champion Cynthia Rothrock, Eric Lee, Matt Furey, Pavel Tsauoline, and Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks. The highlight of the evening was 1,101 people taking Billy's Tae Bo class which became the largest indoor Tae Bo Class at that time.

Since the first year other notable presenters have included UFC Champion Ken Shamrock, Bill Goldberg, Randy Couture, Neil Melanson, Dana White, Steve Cotter, Lions Den and many others. The MMA Workshop lead to MMA Organizations UFC, World Extreme Cagefighting and Strikeforce hosting events at Nationwide Arena in Columbus during the Arnold Sports Festival. This included the record breaking attendance UFC 68: Couture vs. Silva, and the weigh-ins for Strikeforce: Ronda Rousey vs. Meisha Tate.

This year's speakers will include Greg Mihovich, Movement specialist and tactical instructor; World Champion Powerlifter and World Kettlebell Champion Mike Salemi; and Mike Dolce, four-time MMA Trainer of the Year.

The Workshop will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday March 6 on the Reign Body Fuel Stage inside the Arnold Fitness EXPO.

Six-time UFC Champion and Hall of famer Randy Couture and MMA legend Frank Shamrock will participate in a "Meet & Greet" from 1-2 p.m. near the Reign Total Body Fuel Stage.

Admission is included in a Daily EXPO Ticket.


Mike SalemiShots-3
 Salemi's journey in strength & conditioning started at the age of 15 as a competitive Powerlifter. At 19, Mike became a WABDL World Champion in the Bench Press and Deadlift. Currently as a Kettlebell Sport competitor, Mike has achieved the ranking "Master of Sport", and became the 2017 WAKSC World Champion in Long Cycle. Professionally, Mike has served as the head strength and conditioning coach for Santa Clara University Men's Tennis Program, as well as been the trainer to a range of elite athletes in MMA, Taekwondo, Jiu Jitsu, Powerlifting, Baseball, Kettlebell Sport and more.  Through his unique approach, Mike has been able to integrate a form of high performance athletic training using a holistic model. His focus is teaching educational workshops, certifications, and creating programs that build more balance athletes.

Greg Mihovich
Greg Mihovich is a top coach recognized throughout the world for his unique and effective training style that combines mobility, strength, combatives and mindset education into a comprehensive human performance system. Greg is the creator of Compound Conditioning System, author of Iron Beast Kettlebell System, Animal Conditioning Bodyweight System, Combat Acrobatic Training System (CAT) and co-author of Combat Mobility System. Greg is a certified striking, grappling, firearms, knife and stick fighting instructor as well as a BJJ brown belt with over two decades of full contact martial arts experience. In addition, Greg is a certified representative of Reactive Mobility Method created by Steve Pucciarelli. His students range from normal everyday people to security and police officers and multiple SWAT/SRT team units. Greg has taught over a hundred seminars and workshops throughout the USA and the world. Greg’s written work has been published in Full Spectrum Warrior, My Mad Methods, Onnit, Underground Strength Coach, Physical Living and many others. Currently, Greg Mihovich resides in NJ, where he operates his Max Capable Academy training facility; represents Full Spectrum Warrior organization led by Rich Graham, Navy SEAL Veteran; as well as performs contract work for Condition Gray, counter-terrorism training and consulting firm. Lifelong martial artist and human performance enthusiast, Greg is an eternal student first and is eager to both share his knowledge and experience as well as to constantly expand his skill sets. You can find him at online at:

Mike Dolcie
Four-Time Trainer of the year.