At Torres Martial Arts Academy, we understand there are many reasons why someone would pursue training - whether it’s to work towards a childhood dream of competing in tournaments, learning self-defense, a desire to live a healthier lifestyle or to gain confidence.

No matter the reason, training in the martial arts is for everyone and builds vital and practical skills to increase strength and conditioning.

~Miguel Torres

State of the Art Facility

Torres Martial Arts Academy combines world class martial arts instruction with the largest mat space in the Northwest Indiana area and has two full locker rooms with showers and storage for personal items. With the most classes and hours for your needs, our facility can accommodate any schedule or lifestyle so you can train before, during or after you have completed your day.

Upcoming Event Belt Promotions

Torres Martial Arts Academy is hosting belt promotions Friday July 30th at 7pm. This will be a time of honor and celebration for our students. For more information please contact us.

Miguel’s Mission

I’ve trained in the best facilities with some of the best trainers in the world - and I know what’s needed to be a martial artist. If you don't have the right training partners or equipment, you don’t have the right support. Fans, friends, training partners - to me, they’re all family and family deserves the best.

Whether you’re starting your fitness journey or need to refine your style - Torres Martial Arts gives you all the space, equipment and trainers needed to take your training to the next level. Learn More about Miguel


Torres’ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program utilizes a unique curriculum with classes for all ages and skill levels, which encompasses traditional and tournament jiu-jitsu and includes freestyle, folkstyle, catch wrestling, judo, and mixed martial arts grappling techniques. Torres’ unique approach to training exposed him to a variety of devastating positions and submission techniques that are not taught in most facilities. Grappling against bigger training partners and fighting in open weight classes early in his career meant Miguel couldn't rely on his size or strength, but the content of his knowledge and potency of his technique. This meant that a technical approach had to be made in order to be successful in a world that highlighted size and strength as the greatest weapons.


At Torres Martial Arts Academy, we have designed a comprehensive program with classes for all ages and skill levels that encompasses American Kickboxing and Muay Thai and teaches a hybrid style of striking that includes karate, tae kwon do, and boxing. Torres has been training and competing in mixed martial arts since he was 17 years old. Starting out as the physically smallest and least experienced in training, he learned that to overcome size and experience differences between himself and sparring partners, he would have to learn what they didn't know -taking what is most effective from each style and making the techniques real by using them in combat on the mat, ring, or cage.

Upcoming Event

Free Self Defense and Fitness Seminar Saturday July 24th from 10am-12pm. For military, first responders, law enforcement and firefighters.

Instructed by Miguel Torres UFC veteran, Former WEC World Champ - Torres Martial Arts gives you all the space, equipment and trainers needed to take your training to the next level. Learn More about Miguel

Upcoming Event

Annual BBQ Cookout at Torres Martial Arts Academy. From 12pm-9pm. Open to all, please RSVP.

Join our academy. Learn how to build confidence, self esteem, with self defense fundamentals. Instructor Miguel Torres UFC veteran, Former WEC World Champ. Learn More about Miguel

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