"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

May 7, 2016

NAGA - East Coast Championship

Providence, RI

Congratulations to Randy Francis for winning both of his divisions, Gi and No-Gi.  Looking good!!!

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Strike Zone's 1st Freestyle tournament for the season.  5 wrestlers - 4 Golds & 1 Silver.  Congrats to Lukas, Calvin, Noam. Greg and Jeremy.

Jarrid Heon took home the Title in the Adult Expert Division. 

In his first grappling tournament, Calvin won the Championship in the Gi division and came home with a Samurai Sword.  He also placed 2nd in the no-gi division.  

Brian Olsen - WEC Heavyweight Champion

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 Welcome to Strike Zone MMA 

​April 30, 2016

NAGA - Chicago Championship

​Chicago, IL

current events

​April 9, 2016

Gladiator Greco & Freestyle Tournament

​Bristol, CT

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​​ ​Strike Zone MMA / Team Strike Zone

 31 Clinton Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360

 ​(860) 908-2710

​April 23, 2016

Connecticut Cup Championships 

​Danbury, CT



 (860) 908-2710

 No Contracts

​ No Registration  Fees

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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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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

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