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"I have been with Team Strike Zone for about twelve years now.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to compete when I first started but eventually I did.  I continued to compete for a number of years.  A lot of people have come through the gym and a lot of people have helped me train at one time or another.  However, one thing has remained consistent through my twelve years of training; the owner and head coach, Darryl MarcAurele.  Whatever successes I have had on a mat, in a ring, or in a cage, are due, in most part, to Darryl.  Darryl was there the first time I went to Strike Zone and is going to be there when I go later today. He has a wealth of knowledge of the sport and an uncommon ability to teach it.  I've been to a lot of different gyms around the country. While some people are very capable of it, there seems to be something that gets lost in translation between coaches who have never competed and students who are competing.  Darryl does not have that barrier.  He has competed at some of the highest levels in almost all combative disciplines, including: Wrestling, Sombo, Kickboxing, Judo, Jui-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts. Overall, Darryl possesses all the tools someone would require to defend themselves physically or to compete in any combative sport, as well as the unique ability to teach them to others."  Will Kerr

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Brian Olsen - WEC Heavyweight Champion

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February 19, 2017

State Qualifiers

Killingly High School, Killingly, CT

home of team strike zone

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Strike Zone MMA is the top mixed martial arts training facility in Connecticut. Under the expert instruction of Darryl MarcAurele and our coaches, Team Strike Zone offers Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Boxing, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Submission Grappling (no-gi), Judo, and Youth Boxing and Wrestling.

Whether you're looking to get in shape or want to compete, Team Strike Zone will give you the mental and physical tools to get you there. We train to compete in grappling, wrestling, boxing, and amateur and professional MMA.

Today at the State Qualifiers we had 7 kids make the cut.

Cameron 1st, Jesse 1st, Josiah 2nd, Dominic 2nd, Mateo 3rd, Joey W. 3rd, & Joey M. 4th.

Lucas missed qualifying in a tough 16 man bracket after having a very successful season.

​Great work Team.  Strike Zone is proud!!!

​​ ​Strike Zone MMA / Team Strike Zone

 31 Clinton Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360

 ​(860) 908-2710



 (860) 908-2710

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"When I first started looking for MMA gyms to train, I heard that Darryl MarcAurele open up a gym called Strike Zone.  Being a wrestler from Eastern Connecticut, I knew the name 'MarcAurele' was synonymous with success. When I first entered the gym, Darryl welcomed me with open arms.  Darryl's knowledge of the various aspects of combat sports was apparent as soon as I started training.  He was the reason I would travel daily all the way from Enfield, CT to train.  When I was in college, my wrestling team was dropped and training in MMA helped fill a void that was missing in my life.  With Darryl as my trainer, coach, and most especially a trusted friend, he took me from just a wrestler to becoming the WEC Heavyweight Champion.  My success and the way I approach life now can be attributed to the one man who has changed my life forever, Darryl 'Big D' MarcAurele."  Brian Olsen

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