Fighter Within Mixed Martial Arts


We are proud to introduce a great group of kids from the FighterWithin Mixed Martial Arts dojo of Hendersonville, NC. These children are practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) under Sensei Leanne Hensley, a native of Hendersonville and owner of FighterWithin MMA. Under the guidance of Sensei Hensley, these children have competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments through the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) and received a number of awards & commendations. They are also looking forward to competing in their first Newbreed Ultimate Challenge grappling tournament on January 23rd, 2017. BJJ participants have numerous opportunities to develop & expand their Mixed Martial Arts skills at FighterWithin. Sensei Hensley also offers instruction in Karakido Karate, Krav Maga, & Muay Thai Kickboxing. She has developed opportunities for her students to learn from the expertise of other professionals, such as pro-MMA UFC fighter Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson of Upstate Karate and pro-MMA Bellator fighter & grappling standout Kelly Anundson of Reno, NV. Sensei Hensley has obtained the rank of Nidan 2nd degree Blackbelt in Karate, and is an experienced Mixed Martial Arts fighter/instructor of over 20 years & Certified Personal Trainer of 17 years.

You can check them out on the main stage at 2:45 pm! You can see a sample below of some types of skills we may see on stage.