Why train at Hidden Fist MMA?

Master Markos Lagos has trained many disciplines of martial arts. He has trained in wrestling, judo, kickboxing, TKD, Hung Ga Kung Fu, Southern Mantis, Wing Chun, Xing Yi, and Ba Gua

His mission with the Academy is to teach and train people who are interested in sports fighting or self defense. His goal with children is to not only teach them self defense and strengthening their bodies but to also instill within them confidence, self esteem, and a path to self discovery and happiness.


Mission Statement & Philosophy

Markos Lagos has been studying martial arts for more than twenty years since the early 1980’s.  Initially, he started with Karate and Tae Kwon Do.  He later spent most of his time studying Chinese Martial Arts and Brizilian Jiu Jitsu.

He is what you may consider to be a “mixed martial artist”.

  • Health, Discipline, Mind and Body
  • Train to be strong and for self defense
  • Train for the love of the art or train to fight in tournament
  • Learn mechanical body movements and how each integral part works

Markos Lagos has also integrated the arts in order to simplify the training techniques so that the styles can be learned easier and faster so that the end result is the techniques are hidden and incorporated into simple movements.

Markos Lagos is a personal friend and student of Rodrigo Gracie.  He is also a student of Emerson Souza of “Baja Gracie Academy of Brazil.”  Markos received his Jiu Jitsu black belt from Alexander “Soca” Freitas from Gracie Baja.



Our Experienced Instructors

Markos Lagos

Markos Lagos
Senior Instructor

Markos is the owner operator of this fine establishment.