About

Kihon MMA in Desert Hot Springs

About Me

Hello I am Sensei and Professor Eddie Bates of Kihon MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I have studied and trained in the arts for 24years. Through the teachings of Sensei Joslin, I achieved my first Isshinryu Karate black in 2001. In 2005 I received a Second black belt in Kihon MMA under the tutelage of 5th-degree Sensei Joslin, 3r degree Sensei Ben Joslin and 10th Degree founder Koncho Lloyd Russett. Training under Professor Ramon Diaz and Professor Erik Paulson I also received A black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. From the united states to Italy, Bulgaria, Mexico, Canada
I have competed and coached in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, and cage matches. Through my 24 years of training, I've produced many amazing black belts, Pankration champions King of the Cage / Gladiator Challenge Pro/Amateur Champions, and some of the best expert Grappling Champions around. I have received many awards from the city and Congressional awards from the state of California for our commitment to the youth. I believe change starts with our kids.

About Kihon MMA

Kihon in Japanese meets basic. We are a well rounded art developed through Karate, boxing, Muay Thai, Ju Jitsu and Judo.

We are true to the tradition by studying and performing Japanese Katas. Ninety percent of all classes are hands on. We believe in physical training, which trains your body and your mind. In the real world people try to put their hands on you. We train for real world application.

Kihon MMA focuses on the development of children, ages 4-12, and adults ages 12-65. Our little ninja classes are ages 4-6, Intermediate ages 7-12. All classes compete in ju jitsu and pancration tournaments.

We also have a cage team who travels and fights all over the world. Our members consist of both
amateur and professional.

Kihon MMA classes are structured to teach all ages shapes and sizes. Anything you attempt in life starts at the bottom and then you push your way up to the top. Dedication, sacrifice, and the will to never give up have made KIHON MMA one of the strongest martial arts in the Coachella Valley.