Dave Strasser is a veteran UFC fighter and pioneer of mixed martial arts in the United States, and is founder of Dave Strasser’s Freestyle Academy of mixed martial arts. He is an MMA trainer and promoter. UFC fighters who have trained with Strasser include Nick Thompson, Jameel Massouh, Ben Rothwell and Kiichi ‘Strasser’ Kunimoto, Ron Faircloth, Solomon Huycherson, Nick Agallar, and Brian Geraghty. Others are veterans of Bellator MMA, World Extreme Cage Fights, and the Ultimate Fighter TV show.
Strasser competed in high school wrestling, collegiate wrestling, boxing and Shidokan Karate. His studying of Shidokan led to a six-month stay in Japan to compete in kickboxing.
He has competed in the elite Ultimate Fighting Championships matches. He has a black belt in karate, studied judo in Japan, traveled around the world doing jiujitsu and excels in stand up. He’s produced two students that made it on the Ultimate Fighter TV show, four students to the UFC, three students to the WEC, and one in Bellator MMA. He also has had several students from Japan to Brazil, and has sent several students to Russia, Poland, Switzerland, and Costa Rica. Strasser’s classes are fun but intense. If you are looking to become a fighter or just looking for a good workout, this is the place to be.
Strasser as Instructor
Here is a recent review posted online that talks about Dave Strasser and the Academy.
Hands down, this is the best mixed martial arts academy in the Midwest. UFC Veteran Dave Strasser is the best-rounded trainer in the US as well as best promoter. He has a ton of professional fighters that all attend class every day and don’t have egos. Everyone is willing to help you learn. They are very serious. They go there to train hard. It’s very motivating. They also run some of the most extreme MMA events, including Freestyle Combat Challenge, in the area.
Learn more about Dave at the Wikipedia page created about him here.