MMARAP was founded in 2012 by Jonathan Buffong, a published author, mixed martial arts athlete and enthusiast. MMARAP is committed to supporting, training and mentoring young people and using Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as a tool to develop essential life skills such as confidence, focus, discipline and respect.
MMARAP provides programmes to teach boxing, karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) to young people between the ages of 15 and 25 in London. The organisation is unique as it delivers its programmes to disabled and non-disabled individuals (and groups), providing high quality training and mentoring to assist with their development and empowerment.
The overall purpose and aim of MMARAP is to provide young people with strong foundations and skills while at the same time instilling in them the belief that they can pursue and achieve their life goals and ambitions.