By Lila Boates (Read Lila's Agent Bio.)
South Shore Sportfighting is one of the first MMA and and jiu jitsu schools ever established in Massachusetts. For over 20 years, legendary coach and trainer, Bill Mahoney, has been molding champions in the sports of wrestling, jiu jitsu, and mixed martial arts. While the focus of the program is centered around combat sports, the gym is also home to martial arts hobbyists and other individuals who are simply looking for a way to improve their health & physical conditioning.
SSSF has been named New England MMA "Fight Team of the Year" on numerous occasions and has produced a plethora of successful fighters. From this small gym in Rockland, Mahoney has trained dozens of local MMA champions along with multiple fighters who have competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA), and Bellator MMA. Two of Mahoney's pupils have also competed on The Ultimate Fighter reality television show.
SSSF is also home to a kids program that plays host to aspiring young martial artists ranging from age 6 to 16. Mahoney's young charges have enjoyed tremendous success at jiu jitsu and submission grappling competitions across the country, and two graduates from the kids program have gone on to compete in the UFC. Three days per week the youngsters train in wrestling, judo, jiu jitsu, kickboxing, and MMA under the watchful eye of a New England MMA pioneer!
SSSF is located at 125 Hartsuff street in Rockland. For details and class scheduling info, please visit the gym Facebook page or contact Bill via text at 781-424-9440.