Mike Uhlinger

Mike Uhlinger is the owner and Head Instructor at Mixed Grappling Arts. Mike has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling since October of 2003 and is a Black Belt under under World Champion, Cassio Werneck. His passion for teaching and love for the art of grappling make for a fun, insightful training atmosphere. Mike is an avid believer in teaching full systems and the principles behind the techniques to provide students with the best possible learning experience. He has a very active teaching style and constantly provides feedback for each individual student. Mike continues to compete regulary.

When he is not on the mats, Mike enjoys backpacking, mountain climbing, swimming, photography, and four wheeling.


Lenna Uhlinger

Lenna Uhlinger is Assistant Instructor at Mixed Grappling Arts. Lenna has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling since October of 2005 and currently holds the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She is the first female awarded her black belt under multiple time World Champion, Cassio Werneck, and is the only female Jiu Jitsu black belt in Sacramento County. She is passionate about helping her students to build self confidence and live a healthy and active life style. Lenna is present at every class giving any interested females a woman to grapple with and learn from. 

When she is not on the mats, Lenna enjoys backpacking, hiking, photography, and swimming.

I have trained at three differnt Martal Arts schools in the Elk Grove area and finally found a home at MGA. I love that I can take Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes and Submission Grappling at the same gym. Mike has helped me take my BJJ to the next level.


~Shawn Scott

...My 8 year old son is currently enrolled in the fundamentals class, and loves it, while I attend the adult classes in the evening...


...If you're in the Elk Grove area and you're interested in trying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or submission wrestling, I highly recommend giving MGA a try.  The instruction is top notch and the vibe is like family. 


~Bert Caridad


Please check the schedule for hours.




9414 Elk Grove Florin Rd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624

E-mail: MGA@MixedGrapplingArts.com

Tel: (209) 996-7902


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