Testimonials

Member Reviews

  • I'm completely bananas for Gorilla Combat!! Started coming to this gym a few weeks ago and I'm already in love. The gym it's self is spectacular! But it was the amazing people and great instruction that really sold me. It can be intimidating walking into a place like this with no past training or know how. I quickly realized everyone was there to help and give pointers! Since signing on after my free week to give a few classes a go. I haven't left! Thanks guys!! 1.. 2.. 3.. GORILLA!! 
                             Mckinzee Lombard,  Bloomington, Mn.
  • I’ve attended some classes with my kids over the years with Gorilla Combat and always enjoyed the experience.  I sent my daughter and a couple of her friends to a self defense class with Gorilla prior to them leaving for college.  The instruction was pleasant, practical and useful for them to have if they ever need it. - Anthony Grobel       Victoria, MN.
  • "I've tried many different gyms and fitness programs over the years and none of them compare to Gorilla Combat. The instructors are highly knowledgeable, experienced, and fun to be around. The members are welcoming and encouraging and really want to help others learn. You’ll leave every class having learned something new and will make friends along the way too.  Whatever your goals may be — whether it's getting in the best shape of your life, exploring your dream of entering competition, or just relieving stress after a hard day's work, this is the place for you. A big thank you to the staff and members of Gorilla for helping me become a better version of myself and giving me the chance to do what I love!"    -  Amy Dunbar : competitive Amateur Boxer     Bloomington, MN.  5-23-19

  • "I have been attending Gorilla Combat for Jiu-Jitsu classes for the last few months and have taken a few boxing classes and a self-defense class. Upon arriving at my first class, I could tell that Gorilla Combat was not only a positive environment, but one where the coaches and members push each other to do better. The coaches are knowledgable and the members help one another out. Whether it is BJJ, Muy-Thai, or boxing, there is something for everyone and the lessons learned in Gorilla's classes are invaluable."                                  - Haley Brennan
  • Gorilla Combat helped me reach my fitness goals. I was getting a little bored with what I’d been doing and the last pounds were taking longer than I liked. I decided to try Muai-Thai Boxing and loved it! The instructors were great and the people I met were genuine and fun. I lost those last few pounds, and gained muscle, increased endurance, and some basic self-defense skills. Highly recommend this gym!!        -Mary Jones, Belle Plaine, Mn  
  • Friendly and informative staff, clearly have built a positive environment, and the workouts are great.

    Shiloh Heesch  (new participant)  Edina, Mn       6-5-18

  • "Caleb, I just wanted to thank you again for your help in getting ready for Bolivia. I am so impressed with Gorilla Combat and all I've learned. Thank you for getting me some added confidence to walk the streets and help these kids. I truly appreciate it! God Bless.  Sincerely,"            - Lily Fluhartly (Missionary)
  • “I really appreciate the community that has been built at GC.  Everyone is there to get a great workout and have fun, there are no egos.  I have been an athlete and been around many sports for a long time. Martial arts transcends them all.  It makes you a better person. Training has become a part of my weekly ritual that I won’t do without. It has been great for my physical and mental health.  Come join!” - Lucas Johnson
  • Went to Gorilla Combat for a BJJ seminar and belt test. Great facility and everyone there was extremely kind. Hoping to find some more time to drop in. If your close to Edina and looking for a good workout with great people I'd encourage you to check them out!

    -Ben Christenson  BJJ  12-18-17

  • Always one of my favorite gyms! Everyone treats each other with respect, and they always think about safety first. Great for beginners! Or if you’re looking for competitive fights. I highly recommend gorilla combat

    Justin Potthast

Member Video Testimonials

 

“No matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate or expert level, there’s something for everybody here at Gorilla!”

 

 

“What brought me to Gorilla was that I wanted to lose weight in a way that I could be passionate about, in a way that I respected, through a sport that I always admired, and that sport was boxing!”

 

“I like the physical and mental workout that I get. Also, sparring with my co-workers is fun!”

“The biggest result I’ve seen so far is confidence in my social life, at work, everywhere. I’m just a lot more confident overall.”

Kisten Kirsch Loses 130 lbs

 

Kisten Kirsch gives her testimony on Channel 9. Through hard work and professional guidance Kristen lost 130 lbs. Click the play button to learn more about her experience!

  • I’ve attended some classes with my kids over the years with Gorilla Combat and always enjoyed the experience.  I sent my daughter and a couple of her friends to a self defense class with Gorilla prior to them leaving for college.  The instruction was pleasant, practical and useful for them to have if they ever need it. - Anthony Grobel       Victoria, MN.
  • “I have done the big fitness clubs in our area but never found a fit until GC. Hands down the most genuine, knowledgeable trainers in an environment that felt comfortable after about 5 minutes…. even in classes partnered with far more experienced members than myself! I am no boxer but I love the training, learning the techniques and finally seeing muscles I thought were long gone.”
    Heidi Schultz
  • "When you find a workout that you won't skip - no matter what - you know it's special.  It's the intensity, it's the full body conditioning,  but it's also the instructors that make every novice feel like a pro and make those that have been there for years feel like it's a fresh, new workout."
    Kelly Ploen
  • My former boxing trainer, Caleb Traviño best coach I ever had by far."
    Richard EnnisPrivate Student
  • "I have been attending Gorilla Combat for Jiu-Jitsu classes for the last few months and have taken a few boxing classes and a self-defense class. Upon arriving at my first class, I could tell that Gorilla Combat was not only a positive environment, but one where the coaches and members push each other to do better. The coaches are knowledgable and the members help one another out. Whether it is BJJ, Muy-Thai, or boxing, there is something for everyone and the lessons learned in Gorilla's classes are invaluable."                                  - Haley Brennan
  • "I was very nervous the first time going into a MMA gym, especially being inexperienced. Caleb has been patient with me throughout training and never treated me differently because I was new to the Combative Arts. I feel more confident now knowing I have some awareness skills and some skill set to reference from. Very good training and applications to understand!"   - Samantha Strachan:   Private Training  - Edina, MN.  05-23-19
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