May 03, 2009 – The Arena, the Premier MMA School and Fight Training Gym in San Diego recently gave a free seminar to members of the United States Marine Corps at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, former site of the U.S. Navy Top Gun School.

With over 50 Marines in attendance, including instructors of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP), The Arena’s instructors Rick Slaton and Chris Blanke demonstrated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) techniques, as well as Self-Defense and Personal Combatives demonstrations.

Rick Slaton is a professional MMA fighter based out of The Arena MMA gym in San Diego and Chris Blanke is a professional Jiu Jitsu instructor based out of Toledo, Ohio, but frequent guest instructor to both The Arena and The University of Jiu Jitsu, also located in San Diego.

About The Arena – The MMA School / Fight Training Gym in San Diego

The Arena is a MMA school and fight training gym located in San Diego California that focuses on fighters and those who want to train like fighters. The Arena offers high-level training in Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai, No Gi Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling. For more information on The Arena, call 619-222-5554 or go to or

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