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MMA Training for Developing Your Body and Mind​

Karasu Tengu Academy is Nashua, New Hampshire’s premiere mixed martial arts academy for MMA training at all levels. 

KT Academy is located in the heart of downtown Nashua and specializes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai Kickboxing, boxing, striking and the combination of skills and physical conditioning needed to create well trained athletes at all levels. 

Whether you’re a seasoned fighter or a beginner looking to embark on a transformative fitness journey, KT Academy is equipped to nurture your passion for learning, foster personal growth, and keep you humbly dedicated to your craft.

Our gym features strength and conditioning equipment, weights, a padded octagon, mats, pads, gloves, and separate changing rooms for men and women.

KTA Head Coach Walter Cotito teaching MMA
Connor, Joey and Woodz
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Our Mission

Hard Work. Discipline. Dedication.

At KT Academy, we take pride in creating an atmosphere of respect and acceptance, for all, while continuously pushing each student to work hard, excel, and achieve more every time they step foot on the mat.

Meet Your Coaches

KTA Head Coach Walter Cotito teaching MMA

Head Coach

Walter Cotito

Head Coach, Walter Cotito, is a second degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt under the Brazilian Top Brother’s Team.

Walter discovered BJJ at the age of 17 while living in Ueda, Japan. Over the past 20 years, he has trained and competed in Japan, Brazil, and the US continuously seeking to learn and increase his skill level.  

Walter began training Thai kickboxing, boxing, and competing as an MMA fighter in 2010, when he moved to the US with his family. As a professional fighter, Walter has fought for several national promotions such as Bellator, NEF, and CES. 

Walter has coached and trained at many local gyms over the past 10 years. He has now taken the opportunity to build a highly skilled, disciplined, and competitive team of MMA and BJJ practitioners. 

Joey Gomez training MMA

Head Coach

Joey Gomez

Coach Joey “KO King” Gomez is a Professional MMA Fighter and UFC veteran. Joey’s career in the sport took off in Temecula, CA training and fighting for Team Quest under UFC Hall of Famer, Dan Henderson. 

Joey made his debut appearance in the UFC with a 6-0 professional record with all finishes coming by way of knock out in the first round. His combined cage time was 12:18 seconds before signing with the UFC.

Joey is also a proud Marine Corps veteran who found MMA after his first tour in Iraq. His hope is to provide a positive outlet for others.   

Coach Jon McNeil


Jon McNeil

Coach Jon McNeil is a professional MMA fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. His martial arts journey began during his enlistment in the United States Air Force, where discipline and dedication became the foundation of his training.

Outside of the cage, Jon proudly serves as a local police officer. As a defensive tactics instructor for his police department, Jon leverages his martial arts expertise to train fellow officers, ensuring they are equipped with the skills needed to handle high-pressure situations.

Jon’s journey as an MMA coach is fueled by a belief in the transformative power of martial arts, not only as a competitive sport but also as a tool for personal growth and self-defense. Jon strives to inspire others to discover their own potential through martial arts.

Our Team


Our trainers are well-versed in their MMA craft, bringing their years of practice and expert knowledge to share with you in every class.

Josh Medeiros

Mike Jolicoeur

Tyree Durham

Julian Menjivar

Liam MacNeil

Tristan Wood

Tom Hutchinson

Mike Mirakian

Marc Butera

Alyssa Raye

Our Classes


KT Academy offers a variety of MMA classes for everyone. From beginners to competition-level MMA athletes, you’ll find programs fit for you and your skill level. Increase your strength and improve your confidence through MMA classes focused on developing your mind and body.

Training at KTA

For Those with a Fighting Spirit

Competition Level MMA

You want to compete on a track that will take you to professional level fighting. Join team KTA and train and compete with the best athletes.

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KTA athletes MMA wrestling