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Miletich Fighting Systems, Home of Champions, Past Present and Future
By Marko Puljić | Published  09/29/2009 | People , Sports | Unrated
Pat Miletich has created one of the finest training systems in the world

Miletich Fighting Systems (MFS) was founded in 1997 by Pat Miletich, who was born and raised in the small town of Bettendorf, Iowa. Pat has a long history in sports and martial arts training. His credentials include all-state in wrestling and football, blackbelts in Karate and Jiu-Jitsu, a U.S. Muay-Thai kickboxing title, undefeated in professional boxing, and is a 5x Mixed Martial Arts world champion.

Given the knowledge of these different types of martial arts and athletic endeavors he has pursued, Mr. Miletich has been able to formulate a martial arts training system that enables students of all levels to enjoy the benefits of his years of training. Whether it’s a 5 year old student, a housewife, a business man, or a person that wants to become a world champion we offer something for everyone.

Pat Miletich has trained more world champions than any other trainer in the world and takes great pride in getting a fighter to the pinnacle of mixed martial arts. However, most people do not know that 90% of the people under MFS have no intention of ever stepping in the ring and fighting.

Our Miletich Fighting Systems instructors understand that everyone has the desire to get in great shape, learn how to defend themselves, and at the same time avoid injury. Our workouts have a proven safety record that will enable students to train in a safe, fun, and controlled class setting.

We offer classes for almost every age! There are basic kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, and judo classes for adults. We also have kickboxing, judo, and wrestling for children. The type of kickboxing offered at MFS is Muay-Thai. Muay-Thai kickboxing is one of the most devastating striking arts. The class will teach a combination of boxing skills, elbows, kicks, and knees. Techniques learned during our kickboxing classes are usually preformed on various pads. “Thai pads” are great for combinations utilizing punches, elbows, knees, and kicks while more square “suitcase pads” are excellent for kicking drills.

Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling art that was perfected by martial artists to defend against bigger opponents. Jiu-jitsu uses submission holds such as chokes and joint locks to render an opponent helpless and is an excellent art to know for self-defense. Pat has combined elements from jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and sambo for a very well rounded ground fighting system.

We urge our child students to attend the Dynamo judo program at our school instead of jiu-jitsu. Students in judo learn submission around the age of 13, but are taught a large amount of ground fighting and positioning prior to the submissions. Judo is a modern combat sport that is best known for its spectacular throwing techniques. Judo also uses some submissions similar to jiu-jitsu but its main difference is their use of a Judo-Gi. A Gi is a heavy cotton uniform worn by students and utilized for securing grips and holds on opponents. The use of a Gi translates great into gripping a shirt or jacket for self defense outside of training. While classes vary from location to location, all instructors are thoroughly trained at the head Miletich Training Center in Iowa. Please contact individual schools for specific question about classes and general info regarding their school.

Contact for questions about MFS Training Association

Formatted for CROWN by   Marko Puljić
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  • Comment #1 (Posted by marija Miletic Dail)

    I would like to tel Pat Miletich that my father, George miletic, was a wrestling champion of old Yugoslavia in 1927 and 1928, Greco Roman style.
    Somehow I think we are all related, for we are all Miletic - as it is written in Croatian.
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