Boxing

Boxing

Our boxing program is our most popular program, Mr. Hustle enjoys taking an individual from amateur to professional fighter.

Submission Grappling

Submission Grappling

Combines Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Folkstyle Wrestling, Freestyle Wrestling, Judo and Sambo.

Muay Thai Kickboxing

Muay Thai Kickboxing

Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) is a fighting art. Often called the “Toughest ring sport in the world”.

MMA

MMA

Mixed Martial Arts (popularized by the UFC), we are the premier academy for the sport in Colorado Springs.

Fitness

Fitness

Every day our motivated team of instructors delivers a total body workout giving you maximum results!

Youth

Youth

We start with training kids as young as 14. Give us a call if you have questions on the right program for your child!

Perfecting

Perfecting

Looking to stay in shape or be in the next UFC fight our team is prepared to provide the correct support and program to fit your needs.

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Get Started

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What We Do

Victory MMA & Hustle Hard Boxing is committed to achieving your goals. We train anywhere from professional fighters in the UFC to Women's Self Defense to everyday fitness.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

Victory MMA & Hustle Hard Boxing offers a wide range of martial arts and fighting classes in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Classes involve training in both stand-up techniques, and specific emphasis on ground grappling, and no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You can expect to be a little tired after your first workout, but it's your first step to getting into the best shape of your life.

CORRECT TECHNIQUE

Victory MMA & Hustle Hard Boxing places special emphasis on training correct technique. This not only decreases the chance of injury, but also develops the ability to compete with opponents that are larger and even stronger. Every student is different, they come in with different abilities and challenges. Victory MMA & Hustle Hard Boxing prides itself in being able to customize training to individual needs.

SUPPORTS OUR MILITARY

Both Owners, Gilbert Jamal Smith and Carlos Raul Ibarra served in The United States Army. Jamal served 6 years active duty and 3 years civilian contracting in Iraq, where he voluntarily trained both members of the military and civilian personnel in mixed martial arts. Carlos entered into the Army at the age of 19 and ended up competitively competing as a boxer for the Army WCAP Program for 4 years. During that time he won multiple awards before getting out and turning pro. With incredible support for all of our military families, they bring the same love and dedication into their gym every day.

BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE

Training in mixed martial arts is simply one of the best ways to get into the best shape of your life. Whether you're looking to lose weight, put on some muscle, increase your speed and flexibility, learn self defence, or just surround yourself with success minded athletes - Victory MMA & Hustle Hard Boxing is the place to train! We look forward to seeing you in class.

Our Training Videos

Check out just a little bit of what we do every day! For more see our YouTube Channel or any of our social media online presence.

Our Coaches/Owners




GILBERT JAMAL SMITH


"Chocolate Thunder"
Owner/Coach

Victory MMA Head Coach Gilbert Jamal Smith started in Martial Arts with Wrestling as a youth. At the age of 17; he enlisted in the United States Army and served 6.5 years Active Duty. During this time he was introduced to Capoeira under Professor Mago in Colorado Springs and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) under Marcelo Garcia in NYC. After serving his country he worked as a Civilian Contractor for the government on Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq for 3 years. During his time civilian contracting he voluntarily trained military and civilian personnel in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). There he established a fight team called Victory Top Team. He traveled to Brazil, Thailand, and Amsterdam to train with some of the best coaches with the goal to grow and develop. After returning to his home in Colorado Springs, he changed the name of the team to Victory MMA and partnered up with Carlos Ibarra from Hustle Hard Boxing to form a World Class Training Facility.
His Most Recent Accomplishments Are:

  • MMA Fight Record 12 w, 6 L
  • Contestant on TUF 17 & 25
  • Founder and Owner of Victory MMA
  • RFA Welterweight World Champion
  • Sparta Combat League Middleweight Champion
  • Fight To Win 2016 Colorado State Championship Gi 200lb Brown/Black Belt, No-Gi 200lb Advance Division and Gi Absolute Brown/Black Division Gold Medalist
  • BJJ Brown belt
  • Master Degrees in Business Administration and Project Management
  • Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science
  • N.A.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer
  • N.A.S.M. Performance Enhancements Specialist
  • N.A.S.M. Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • TRX Certified Instructor
  • RKC Kettlebell Instructor





CARLOS RAUL IBARRA


Owner/Coach

Carlos began his martial arts training under the Chuck Norris system at the Imperial Beach Club at the early age of 6. At the age of 10 he started training in Taekwondo and within 2 years he received his Black Belt. From there he started Kickboxing and Boxing at the age 15 where he gained valuable striking experience as a fighter and as an instructor. In 1997, he joined the Army at the age of 19. After turning 22 years old and with 3 years of service in the regular army, Carlos began boxing competitively in the Army. During that time, he won Outstanding Boxer Award for the All-Army Championships and was selected as a member of the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) in Colorado Springs. As a member of WCAP Carlos was a 3-time Armed Forces Gold Medalist, 2002 National PAL Gold Medalist, 2003 State and Reginal Golden Gloves Gold Medalist. In 2004, Carlos turned Pro with a 1st round KO at the San Diego Sports Arena. With a record of 10 Wins, 4 Losses, and 1 Draw (5 Kos), Carlos decided to retire and focus on training potential up and comers. In 2014, Carlos partnered with GJS and Victory MMA to form Hustle Hard Boxing. Under Carlos’ boxing tutelage, Gilbert won the RFA 170lb Welterweight Championship, got signed to Bellator, and was picked to be a contestant on TUF Season 25. He also Coached back to back Boxing Pro Debuters of Year for 2015 and 2016 and he was voted Trainer of the Year Runner Up for 2017.

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