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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0StarStarStarStar By Brian - May 19, 2010

I've trained BJJ at several academys and can say that I've never had as much personal attention from an instructor as with Mr Haben. Excellent teacher, many programs offered (including stand-up and MMA), nice facility, and great students to train with. Easy to get to with added bonus in that those of us living in the Stone Oak / Canyon Springs area can drive north instead of into traffic after work. I highly recommend checking it out.


Female Student/Mom of Lil' Dragon‎‎
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0StarStarStarStar By ljfletcher2003 - May 26, 2010
I highly recommend this academy! Being a female in a primarily male program, I feel very comfortable working with the instructor and other students. Mr. Haben is great about adapting each individual's instruction to their skill and physical levels. He is also great with the children's class. The kids have fun and are active while learning valuable martial arts and self-defense skills.


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Inochi Mixed Martial Arts (IMA) has been established to provide a place where one can learn martial arts, have fun in the experience, make a commitment to that training and to use the knowledge as a stepping stone to an improved self, family, community and career. Get ready to embark on an experience that will last a lifetime through one of our exciting programs designed specifically with you and your family in mind.


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Inochi Mixed Martial Arts (IMMA) is an institution dedicated to make a positive difference and impact in our community. Martial Arts is more than just possessing the ability to harm another individual, it is a way of life, thus our name, Inochi , literally translated as ‘Life' . That life is to be a life that is complete, thus being a benefit to others.

IMMA is founded on the philosophy that the only way you can be a service to others is to be in a position of strength founded on becoming a whole person. That philosophy is applied in the way we train, the way we carry ourselves, how we defend ourselves and overall how we live our lives. Here at IMMA you will find an atmosphere that is fun, friendly and family centered where egos are set aside and the never-ending quest to learn is always in the forefront.


You will also find that we here at IMMA take our training very seriously. We have a professional and experienced staff that will guide you through your training in order for you, as an individual, to achieve maximum results for you. We offer a variety of programs that encompass the ability to meet your goals.

Paul Haben is the owner and head instructor at IMMA. Mr. Haben believes in honoring the traditions of the arts and allowing those traditions to temper the individual but not limit the individual.

Mr. Haben began his training in Martial Arts1988 and received his Shodan ranking in JuKiDo in 1995 and his Nidan ranking in 2005 and currently holds a Brown Belt ranking in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Mr. Haben begain his training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2006 under the instruction of Bruno Azavedo and continues to train under the instruction of Bruno Azavedo's instructor, Professor Sergio "Marra' Correa. To find out more about Professor Marra click here.

Mr. Haben is an avid competitor and has competed in Full Contact Karate, Kick Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Submission Grappling events on local, state, national and international levels.

Mr. Haben is also an ordained minister serving with Pastor Rick Hawkins since 1992 and is currently serving at Place For Life in San Antonio, TX. For more information about Place For Life click here.

Mr. Haben resides in Bulverde, TX with his wife Lisa, son Josiah and daughter Avalon.

Mr. Haben and his family direct Outward Minsitries located in Bulverde, TX. with the mission of empwoering families and individuals to discover and walk in their purpose, bringing change to a community.