Fighters

FIGHTERS

Many gyms have sprung up over the years, all with good programs and greatfighters. Some gyms are better than others, some gyms buy fighters to just show off their belts and some gyms just have the relevant skilled trainers for you to achieve greatness. When you’re looking for a gym to train at, you have to consider the programs, the coaches and the fighters you train with not just what the media tells you.

Attila Barna has a Midas touch, every fighter he agrees to train shows marked improvement. Before MMA got big, Attila’s MMA boasted more grappling and wrestling trophies than Hugh Hefner’s collection of girlfriends. Besides Adam Speechly, Attila has a new crop of recruits making names for themselves in every MMA promotion like Michiel Opperman and Leon Mynhardt.

Attila’s striking is mastery in its own right with more pugilistic credentials than China. He is the only recognized Hungarian with Authentic wrestling credentials and skills to train internationally recognized styles like freestyle, Roman Greco and MMA wrestling in South Africa. With agrappling/wrestling matt and free-weight training facility, Attila’s has everything a fighter needs under one roof. With these facilities and credentials, it’s hard to dispute Attila’s place on top of the MMA heap.

 

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TEAM CIT FIGHTERS

Adam Speechly

Adam Speechly :  Adam “The Prodigy” Speechly trains at Attila’s MMA & Fitness Academy as well as at the Team CIT gym in Pretoria.  He is #12th ranked Pro Men’s Lightweight in South Africa.  He started with Attila from the start and he has grown into a champion.

Achievement:

2x EFC Welterweight Champion

2x national colours in no-Gi grappling

(2010;2012). 

Leon

Leon “The Iron Lion” Mynhardt trains at the Team CIT gym in Pretoria.  He is the #1st ranked Pro Men’s Lightweight in South Africa.

Mitchel

Michiel “The Dark Horse” Opperman is an MMA fighter at the Team CIT gym.  He is the #5th ranked Pro Men’s Middleweight in South Africa.

Dricus

Dricus “Stillknocks” Du Plessis is an MMA fighter at the Team CIT gym.  He is the #1st ranked Pro Men’s Middleweight in South Africa.

Lyle

Lyle Karam:  trains at Attila’s MMA & Fitness Academy as well as at the Team CIT gym in Pretoria.  No losses at the EFC.  “It was only when I was 16 that my father gave me the chance to train with Attila Barna (the same gym where Adam Speechly trained). Once I started I was hooked.”