our head coaches

Head Coaches Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn have taken the sport of MMA to a higher level. The duo has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Showtime, ESPN, Forbes, and numerous other documentaries, radio shows, television programs, articles and news features.

about our head coaches

Together, coaches Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn have developed one of the most renowned and premier Mixed Martial Arts training academies in the world. Along with this, they have established Albuquerque, New Mexico, as home to some of the best MMA fighters to ever grace the sport of MMA.

Coach Greg Jackson: The Strategic Mastermind

Coach Greg Jackson

Greg Jackson, widely regarded as one of the best MMA trainers in the industry, is known for his meticulous approach to fight strategy and game planning. With an analytical mind and a deep understanding of martial arts techniques, Jackson excels at breaking down opponents and developing tailored strategies for his fighters. His ability to adapt and adjust during fights has proven to be instrumental in securing victories in high-stakes matchups. Jackson's focus on mental preparation and psychological warfare has also played a significant role in the success of his athletes, as he ensures they are mentally strong and confident when stepping into the octagon.

Coach Mike Winkeljohn: The Striking Guru

Holly Holm (left) with Coach Mike Winkeljohn (right)

Mike Winkeljohn, a former professional kickboxer, brings a wealth of striking knowledge and expertise to the Jackson Wink MMA Academy. Winkeljohn's coaching style emphasizes the art of striking, refining his fighters' technique, and maximizing their striking prowess. Known for his exceptional work with elite strikers, Winkeljohn has helped his athletes develop devastating knockout power and precision striking skills. He is also well-versed in the intricacies of Muay Thai, boxing, and kickboxing, which allows him to create comprehensive striking strategies tailored to the strengths of his fighters.

The Dynamic Coaching Duo

Together, Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn form an unrivaled coaching duo that complements each other's skills and expertise. Their ability to work seamlessly as a team and combine their unique coaching styles has led to incredible success for the fighters under their tutelage. The Jackson Wink MMA Academy has produced some of the most accomplished fighters in the sport, including Jon Jones, Holly Holm, Carlos Condit, and many others.

Coach Greg Jackson

Coach Greg Jackson is a mixed martial arts trainer who co-owns Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, widely considered the top MMA training camp in the world. Coach Jackson has trained many successful fighters, including former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovksi, and countless other professional MMA athletes and champions.

Coach Mike Winkeljohn

Coach Mike Winkeljohn is one of the most sought after coaches in the world of Mixed Martial Arts today. He is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Kempo Karate, and multiple time ISKA, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai World Champion in various organizations. He is the Coach to some of the best athletes to ever grace the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, such as Jon Jones, Carlos Condit, Holly Holm, Andrei Arlovski, Donald Cerrone, and many other world level professional MMA athletes.

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When training at Jackson Wink MMA Academy you are constantly surrounded by professional athletes and world-class coaches. The Academy attracts top-level fighters from around the world, which means that there is always someone to train with who can push you to your limits and help you improve.

Why We're Special

Jackson Wink MMA Academy is considered one of the best mixed martial arts (MMA) training facilities in the world. Head coaches Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn have trained and cornered some of the top fighters in the sport, including Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre, and Holly Holm, among others.

Our Facility

Our main training location in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a 30,000 square facility equipped with everything a fighter needs to train and prepare for a fight. Our gym includes a full-size octagon, lots of heavy bags, wrestling mats, a strength and conditioning area, cardio area, pro shop, and more.