Coach Mike Winkeljohn is one of the most sought after coaches in the world of Mixed Martial Arts today. He is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate, and multiple time ISKA, Kickboxing, and Muai Thai World Champion in various organizations. He is the Coach to some of the best athletes to ever grace the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, such as Jon Jones, Carlos Condit, Holly Holm, Andrei Arlovski, and many other world level professional MMA athletes.  He spends most of his day building dreams in the world renowned, Jackson Wink MMA Academy for professional athletes.

However, most fans don't know that Coach Wink also operates a family gym for beginners and intermediate level Martial Artists, spending several evenings a week here at Wink's Gym MMA & Fitness. Wink's Gym as it is known, is owned by Coach Wink and his wife, Heather Winkeljohn.

Coach Wink spent the better part of 30 years teaching martial arts to families and kids in the Albuquerque area. The problem that we found with many martial arts programs is the lack of application. Here, the students, and especially kids are allowed to actually do the things they learn; albeit safely and with control. That means yes, they actually spar and grapple. One skill is built upon the other, and kids learn to problem solve and look for solutions. The idea or hope is that they can then begin to apply this skills in real life.


We also put a lot of emphasis on a very successful Smart Girl Self Defense program, where women from all walks of life get together and learn practical Martial Arts techniques from some of the best instructors in the world. Coach Winkeljohn and his wife Heather Winkeljohn created this program and have been successfully running it for over 10 years.

We are a family oriented business that caters to our community.  The emphasis of our gym and programs that we offer is built around families, kids, and all other participants who want to come in and have "FUN" without fear of getting hurt and pressure of competing or fighting. If these are your goals, we will assist you with that as well.


We welcome all types of students who just want a serious workout, learn self-defense, lose weight, and build their self-confidence. And, you get to learn it all from one of the best Martial Arts families in town with very strong traditions and a proven track record of producing champions at the highest level.


Utilizing all that success, we are able to teach our local community and our students what it takes to succeed, having the right mind set, and how to become a strong person, physically and mentally.


Martial Arts Saves Lives!!!



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