Although Colin Oyama made a name for himself training some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts—including Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall—his Irvine dojo reinvented itself over the past year or so to focus more on both young prospects and everyday members. Rather than putting an emphasis on the champions and former champions that still train at Team Oyama, the academy stands by a strict policy of treating everyone as equals. That mentality has created a vigorous rebirth among not only Oyama’s pro fighters, but also the amateur and casual classes offered every day.
16632 Hale Ave., Irvine, (949) 250-3117; www.teamoyama.com.
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