Youth Program

Our youth programs are designed to establish a good foundation in the martial arts and shape children into healthy, confident and goal-oriented young adults.

Adult Program

Our adult programs are designed to maximize self-defense techniques as well as training in the most practical and effective martial arts styles in the world today.

Competition Team

Our competition team has a celebrated history as being one of the most successful Jiu-Jitsu, MMA and boxing teams to produce athletes from the local to national level.

Team Curran MMA Gym in Crystal Lake, IL


Team Curran operates one of the most highly respected and quality Mixed Martial Arts programs in the world today. The choice to be part of Team Curran is a choice to join a distinguished, time-honored martial arts academy that is not only rich in tradition but also lends itself to be on the forefront of the ever-changing and evolving world of martial arts. Since 1997 when Mr. Jeff Curran opened his first small school, he and his staff have been committed to providing students with the most practical and effective martial arts skills, rooted in the principles of ethical and moral development.


Jeff Curran is the founder of Team Curran MMA and has a competitive history that spans 20 years and counting. Mr. Curran has devoted his life to martial arts for the past 25 years without rest and has managed to build a world-recognized team as well as become known as one of the top competitors in the world. He and his staff have stayed the course to develop and brand their programs to be sought out and recognized inside the community and around the globe. Mr. Curran has obtained the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt under the legendary Master Pedro Sauer and has been trained and mentored by the world renown Frank Cucci, Team Curran's staff led the way by example and with proven results that have empowered our hundreds of students for nearly 2 decades.


We take pride in our motto, "Passion, Persistence, Perfection!" as Jeff Curran always says, it takes Passion form something challenging in life in order to be Persistent towards your goals of being Perfect in what you do. At Team Curran, we are Passionate towards what we do and what we have built and we are Persistent in our efforts to help ourselves and our students strive for Perfection in martial arts. We remain always focused on our mission and are committed to providing quality martial arts instruction.

First Class Facility and Equipment

Team Curran MMA is a 11,000 sf training facility that is located in Historical Downtown Cyrstal Lake, Illinois. The facility has 2 matted training areas, a full sized boxing ring and an MMA octagon. The gym also consist of a weight and cardio area, a top of the line dry sauna, men's and women's locker rooms, ample seating area, pro shop and all the other top of the line equipment needed to do what we do. Our training center is cleaned multiple times daily and also has dorm rooms for out of town guests and a full kitchen.


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