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About Us


Animal Instincts Muay Thai & BJJ (AI) is a family-owned and operated gym providing group and individual technical fitness training in Muay Thai/Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Our family-friendly atmosphere will educate all members in these focused arts, as well as provide a proven physical fitness regimen that will give our customers confidence and discipline. Our program specializes in self-defense and competition training for youth and adults. Maurice Senters, Head Coach, and owner, developed his passion for coaching under Ken Hahn of Striking Unlimited. He served as a Muay Thai coach and MMA team coach for many up-and-coming fighters. Along with Hahn, Maurice worked with renowned Muay Thai coaches Master Anupong Saohin Srisuk and Master Lookchang Sitchang.

Maurice Senters has over 15 years of coaching experience. He has been the striking instructor at Striking Unlimited, Epic Training Center, Elite, Zuffa Office, and Samurai Training Center. He also worked with high school youth and coached football, wrestling, and track and field. He received the Coach of the Year award in 2017 for winning the Nevada State Championship in track and field at Sunrise Mountain HS.

The Senters family has enjoyed being involved with Martial Arts since the beginning and wishes to continue sharing the knowledge and experience with their community.


Our Priority and Commitment


To equip members with proper technique, fitness, and confidence in a positive, family-friendly environment.


Build community through martial arts as members increase in fitness, knowledge, and experience.


Faith, Family, Integrity, Hard work, & Perseverance.

Have any questions?

What types of classes does Animal Instincts offer and what are the requirements for students in terms of gear?

Premier striking training for beginners to advanced or cardio enthusiasts to competitors, Animal Instincts is the place for you. With a focus on Muay Thai, known as the art of eight limbs, AI also incorporates Boxing and Cardio kickboxing.

Animal Instincts has classes for youth & adults, including a full body workout every session. We are determined to assist you in achieving your goals of building confidence, self-defense, getting in shape, and learning proper techniques.

​For proper safety and hygiene, students must have their own gear (gloves, shin guard, and mouthpiece).

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

BJJ is a self-defense and combat sports martial art based on grappling with submissions included. Animal Instincts BJJ is associated with the 4-time world champion and 9 times Brazilian champion ranked #6 all time by the IBBJJF, Fredson Paixao.

Animal Instincts provides Gi and No-Gi classes for adults and children. We continue to share the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to promote respect, integrity, and discipline.

Who can join in AI?

AI is for everyone, from beginners to advanced martial arts practitioners. Our program is accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

Do I need previous martial arts experience to join?

No prior martial arts experience is required. Our program is designed to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, even if they have never practiced martial arts before.

Do you offer classes for children?

Yes, we offer classes for children. Our program is designed to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities.


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