YOUR GOALS
ARE WAITING
FOR YOU

Minnesota’s Premier Martial Arts Training Facility

BE
INSPIRED

ACHIEVE
YOUR GOALS

FIND
COMMUNITY

DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE
YOU ARE CAPABLE OF MORE?

Do you want to lose weight or transform your body?

Do you miss the thrill of competition?

When was the last time you were challenged or learned a new skill?

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Have you been in a potentially dangerous situation and not known what to do?

Are you bored with your same, repetitive, workout routine?

Does your lifestyle leave you stressed or anxious at the end of the day?

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU
FULFILL YOUR GOALS?

A blend of striking
and grappling techniques

Gain strength, lose weight,
and feel great

The strategy and sport
of the striking arts

The ultimate skill-set for
self-defense on the ground

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Our Coaches are Passionate About Teaching Martial
Arts and Devoted to Seeing You Succeed

Serving the Minneapolis/St Paul Community Since 2002


Helping Hundreds of Members Lose Weight and Feel Great


Training Athletes for International Televised Events

REVIEWS

What Our Customers Say About Us

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Well-structured, organized and always clean. Great instructors are always willing to help. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, this place has the right program for you.

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Mikhail L.

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I checked out the Saturday morning kickboxing class…No experience required, they were great about stopping by to tailor my workout to my level since the rest of the class appears to be regulars. First class is complementary, though I can’t imagine anyone leaving and not wanting to sign up for more…For the recreational fitness junkie, this is a fun workout, high calorie burn, my arms are already sore (and we just got done 2 hours ago), fun change of pace from the normal routine, and an empowering experience.

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Micki C.

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For those who have not heard of Cichon, he is a stand-up fighting wizard who runs CELLAR FIGHT AND FITNESS. I was blown away watching Chris hold mitts/pads and discussing foot work, head movement and combinations. I have seen a lot of people hold mitts/pads in my time, but no one with the deep understanding and fluidity that I was seeing from Chris.

Shane DeZee (Pro MMA Fighter)

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Our son has been going to The Cellar Gym for almost three years. He loves his instructors and everything he is learning about martial arts. We love all the positive life lessons that go along with it. Highly recommend checking out the Cellar Gym!

Matthew L.

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Honestly the most nicest gym out there. Couldn’t have gotten a better greeting, and it just felt like home. All of the trainers are approachable and kind, and the facility is matted by quality Zebra mats. I recommend this place to all levels of experience!

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Meng V.

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Our instructors are like no other. It’s amazing. This might be the most I’ve sweat in a class thus far.

Michelle Donovan (BJJ Student)

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Beginner’s BJJ is a wonderful blend of technique, philosophy and exercise. You will learn the basics and get a great workout, while at the same time dig below the surface of a complex martial art.

Jeff L.

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Such a great place to train! Quality instruction by teachers who truly are the best around! I have been looking for such a facility for a couple years, and I’m so grateful I found The Cellar!! You guys ROCK!

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Cassie C.

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Well-structured, organized and always clean. Great instructors are always willing to help. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, this place has the right program for you.

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Mikhail L.

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I checked out the Saturday morning kickboxing class…No experience required, they were great about stopping by to tailor my workout to my level since the rest of the class appears to be regulars. First class is complementary, though I can’t imagine anyone leaving and not wanting to sign up for more…For the recreational fitness junkie, this is a fun workout, high calorie burn, my arms are already sore (and we just got done 2 hours ago), fun change of pace from the normal routine, and an empowering experience.

ls

Micki C.

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For those who have not heard of Cichon, he is a stand-up fighting wizard who runs CELLAR FIGHT AND FITNESS. I was blown away watching Chris hold mitts/pads and discussing foot work, head movement and combinations. I have seen a lot of people hold mitts/pads in my time, but no one with the deep understanding and fluidity that I was seeing from Chris.

Shane DeZee (Pro MMA Fighter)

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Our son has been going to The Cellar Gym for almost three years. He loves his instructors and everything he is learning about martial arts. We love all the positive life lessons that go along with it. Highly recommend checking out the Cellar Gym!

Matthew L.

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Honestly the most nicest gym out there. Couldn’t have gotten a better greeting, and it just felt like home. All of the trainers are approachable and kind, and the facility is matted by quality Zebra mats. I recommend this place to all levels of experience!

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Meng V.

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Our instructors are like no other. It’s amazing. This might be the most I’ve sweat in a class thus far.

Michelle Donovan (BJJ Student)

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Beginner’s BJJ is a wonderful blend of technique, philosophy and exercise. You will learn the basics and get a great workout, while at the same time dig below the surface of a complex martial art.

Jeff L.

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Such a great place to train! Quality instruction by teachers who truly are the best around! I have been looking for such a facility for a couple years, and I’m so grateful I found The Cellar!! You guys ROCK!

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Cassie C.

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The Cellar Gym has become one of the premier martial arts gyms in the country. From our humble beginnings in the basement of a laundromat to one of the largest facilities in the Midwest, The Cellar Gym has been built from a mantra of continuous improvement.

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The News

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Pam Sorenson Fights to Decision Loss at Bellator 271

By Coach Chris Cichon | May 16, 2022

Pam ‘Bam’ Sorenson made her second Bellator appearance against Arlene Blencowe on November 12 at Bellator 271. Pam displayed some great cage wrestling and takedown attempts, but she was not…

November Muay Thai Rank Tests

By Coach Chris Cichon | May 16, 2022

Congratulations to all the new Yellow and Orange rank students who were promoted during our Beginner Muay Thai rank tests in November! Our Beginner Muay Thai curriculum is designed to…

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The Cellar Gym Competes at Mecca XVII Event

By Coach Chris Cichon | May 16, 2022

The Cellar Gym had two fighters competing in the Mecca XVII Muay Thai card on December 4. Jess Prewett won her Muay Thai debut, while Cody Johnson fought a tough…

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The Cellar Gym Competes at Fuji BJJ Tournament

By Coach Chris Cichon | May 16, 2022

The Cellar Gym/Checkmat Minneapolis BJJ team brought 14 jiu-jitsu competitors to the Fuji BJJ Wisconsin State Championships in Stoughton, WI on December 4. Our team was able to display the…