Bay City Stop Bullying Help And Classes

Are you getting bullied in school?  Or are you sick of seeing your child being bullied in school?  We are too.  At Cosens bay-city-bullying-helpMMA, we have developed our programs to teach children, teens, and even adults how to deal with bullying.  The number one reason people get bullied in America is do to low self-confidence.  Usually the child has had something missing that has caused them to be very quiet and shy in social situations.  Other children, or even adults, can literally be vultures.  They feed on the innocence of people with low self-esteem.  We believe we are the only school in Bay City, MI that offers classes that specifically help people who are being bullied.

Bay City Bullying Help

How can we help you not be bullied anymore?  The answer is truly simple.  We are going to teach how you to defend yourself.  We have classes that will make you more self-confident and also teach you how to defend yourself if a bully ever decides to get physical with you.

Bully Prevention Little Ninjas Ages 3-7 Class:  Our Little Ninjas class is specifically designed to help children develop and figure out exactly who they are.  The biggest issue with most children struggling with being bullied is their lack of social development.  They just don’t understand what to to or what to say when they are put into certain situations.  We will literally take them by the hand and be their guide.

Bully Prevention Childrens Martial Arts Ages 8-12 Class: Our Children’s Martial Arts class is very similar to our Little Ninjas program. However, it is designed for children ages 8-12.  These can be some of the most difficult years for children when it comes to bullying.  We will teach them how to be confident with themselves and how to handle bullying.

Stop Getting Bullied Adults and Teen Class 1: Mixed Martial Arts.  Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, is a combination of nearly every martial art.  We are going to teach you how to strike, how to defend strikes, how to take people to the ground, how to prevent people from taking you down, and much much more.  This is the best type of martial art there is.  We guarantee we will increase your self-confidence and make the bullies fear you instead of you fearing them.

Stop Getting Bullied Adults and Teen Class 2: Jiu Jitsu.  Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that was developed in Brazil.  It was actually created for smaller people to be able defend themselves against larger opponents.  You will learn how to submit opponents with things like neck chokes, arm bars, and leg locks.  You will also learn how to defend yourself in any situation if you ever get taken to the ground.

Bully Prevention Adults and Teen Class 3: Muay Thai. Muay Thai is one of the most useful martial arts in history.  It teaches individuals how to properly strike against an opponent.  You will use your hands, elbows, knees, and feet.  These are sometimes called they 8 points of Muay Thai.  You will learn how to defend yourself if anyone ever decides to get physical with you.

The most important element of enrolling in Cosens MMA is the fact that you will be joining a group of individuals that you can fit in with.  No one will bully you, no one will judge you, you will become part of our family.  We want the best for you and will be behind you as long as you decide to stay with us.

At Cosens MMA the last thing we want is for any of our members to be violent.  We want to teach you the necessary skills to defend yourself.  Upon receiving these skills you will also develop a confidence about yourself that will give you the ability to care less about the people in your life that are bullying you.  You will get fit and you will be strong both mentally and physically.

If you are in desperate need of help due to bullying please visit  This is an excellent resource with tons and tons of great help!  This website has saved a lot of lives.

Please feel free to fill out the form to the right of this post to view our current schedule and rates or give us a call anytime to set up a free tour and introduction to our programs.

Bay City Weight Loss

There are a ton of Bay City Weight Loss programs out there, the problem with most of them is that people do not stick.  You go to the gym for a month and bay-city-weight-lossgive up.  You go to the “weight loss classes” that swear they will change your life and you just become unmotivated.  Wouldn’t it be nice to find a program that you actually looked forward to going to?  Many people struggle with losing weight because it feels like a chore.  We become so accustomed to a certain lifestyle and it becomes almost impossible to change our bad habits.  At Cosens MMA we have classes and personal trainers that WILL get you to lose that unwanted weight.  We have a few different levels of classes depending on what type of weight loss program you are interested in taking.  We have classes for men and women from the young age of 13 all the way up.

We offer mixed martial arts, jiu jitsu, and muay thai for the men.  These are three different types of martial arts classes in which you will lose weight in a different way then you’re used to.  You will also learn self defense.  You will be part of a team of individuals that wants to reach a common goal.  That goal is to lose weight and better yourself as an individual.  These classes are perfect if you’re interested in a team setting.  Many individuals enjoy the camaraderie of being part of a team.

If you’re more interested in one and one personal training, we offer private lessons.  Private lessons are by appointment only and typically last 45 min to 1 hour.  Before we begin setting you up with your lessons we will set a goal.  If you’re goal is to lose weight, we will lay out a plan to get you exactly where you want to be.  There will be no reason you can not reach the goal!  We will push you, motivate you, and help you get to that goal.  No one will make fun of you, no one will stare at you, we will not stop until your goal is reached!

For the ladies we have a women’s kickboxing and self-defense class.  This is becoming one of the most popular Bay City Weight Loss programs because of the fact that you lose weight, learn how to defend yourself, and it’s an all women class.  You won’t have to worry about any men staring at you while you’re doing your workout.

Whether you chose to participate in mixed martial arts, jiu jitsu, muay thai, person training, or the women’s kickboxing and self defense program, we hope to speak with you soon!  Our goal is to provide the most enjoyable Bay City Weight Loss programs to help you reach your weight loss goals! If you would like to schedule an appointment to come in and discuss the weight loss goal you would like to reach we would be more than happy to meet with you!  Simply fill out the form below this page or contact us here and we will be in touch!

Bay City Boxing Classes

If you are searching for Bay City Boxing classes, or MMA classes, you should check out the program offered here at Cosens MMA.  In our mixed martial arts program we go over boxing for mixed martial arts.  This form of boxing is much more useful if you are ever in a real-life situation in which you need to defend yourself.  We will teach you the proper footwork to find holes in your opponent’s game.  We will teach you have to throw a proper punch. We will teach you how to avoid strikes.  Boxing, in its traditional form, is a completely different version from how it is used in MMA.  We want our members to be able to use what we teach them if they should ever need to defend themselves in a real-life situation.




We have a team of mixed martial artists and we travel to competitions together.  If you’re looking to compete in boxing or MMA, we will book your fights for you when we feel that you’re ready to compete.  You will learn a lot from your fellow classmates.  There is only one way to get better at boxing or mma, and that’s to train and spar.  We will work you up slowly and build you into the best fighter you can be.

Many people participate in our Bay City Boxing Classes that do not wish to compete.  It’s great for losing weight or just wanting to learn moves to defend yourself.  You do not have to compete to train with us!  It’s truly a gratifying feeling being part of a team whether you want to compete or not.  You will better yourself and meet a variety of people!

Bay City Women’s Kickboxing

bay city womens kickboxingIf you live near Bay City, MI, and are interested in taking women’s kickboxing classes you should check out the women’s MMA program offered here at Cosens MMA. In the Women’s MMA program you will learn self defense, kickboxing and you will use weight! This program is perfect for you.  What our current members love most about the class is that it’s a women only class.  You do not have to worry about guys gawking at you while you’re getting your work out in.  We wanted to create a class that was more fun than the Zumba and group aerobic kickboxing classes.  We wanted to create something that would teach you real martial arts, get you to shred that unwanted weight, and learn how to actually defend yourself if you ever needed to.

This class is for women of all ages and sizes.  Everyone has to start someone. Our members encourage everyone to work toward the same goals at a pace you’re comfortable with!

Here’s what you will learn in the women’s MMA program at Cosens MMA:

1. Kickboxing: Learn how to throw strikes. Learn how to defend against strikes.

2. Self Defense:  Learn where attackers are most vulnerable.  Turn yourself into someone that no one wants to mess with.  We’ll teach you the quick strikes and pressure points that most attackers would never expect an innocent victim to know! You will never have to fear being by yourself again.  You will gain a silent confidence that no one will ever be able to take away from you. Wouldn’t it be an amazing feeling to never be afraid to be alone?  Let us give you those skills!

3. Weight Loss:  This is the main reason women join our gym.  You can lose weight without going to a gym full of guys.  At the end of each class we have a cardiovascular training session.  We will get your heart pumping and help you lose those unwanted pounds.  We typically focus on circuit training.  We set up 5 to 8 one-minute stations that you will complete.  We will motivate you, your classmates will motivate you, you will be part of something great!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Cosens Successfully Defends IFL Middleweight Title

On Saturday, January 14, 2012, Charlie Cosens successfully defended his middleweight title for the Impact Fight League at the Place of Auburn Hills.  Cosens

was going up against a 7-2 fighter named Cody Wall fighting out of the American Muscle Gym in Grand Rapids, MI. There was a crowd of 2,000 to 3,000 people at the Palace.  As the fighters walked to the cage they walked down a 300ft catwalk with flames shooting up 10 to 15ft in the air.  The atmosphere was electric with the music booming and the fans cheering.

As the bout began, Wall immediately shot for a single leg takedown that was stuffed immediately by Cosens. It was evident that Wall did not want this to be astandup fight.  Cosens dominated the fight choosing his shots from side control, throwing heavy knees from the clinch,  and working off the cage.  Midway through the 3rd round Cosens was able to land some heavy shots from side control that ultimately ended the fight.

The main difference between an average fighter and a true mixed martial artist is the time, dedication, and sacrifice that is put into training.  Cosens is a veteran of mixed martial arts that truly understands what it takes to get it done in the cage.  He attributes a huge amount of his success to the incredible amount of support he gets from his students at Cosens MMA.

Starkey Continues Success in the Cage: 5-0

Crystal Starkey competed in the Halloween Beatdown 2 event on October 28, 2011 at Saginaw Valley State University. Crystal’s opponent was Chandra Engel who trains with American Muscle in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Engel was nationally ranked at number 6 going into the fight according to NONSTOP WMMA. Read the article titled Crystal Starkey Defeats Chandra Engel by NONSTOP WMMA.

In the first round Engel pinned Starkey up against the cage.  It was clear that Engel’s game plan was to wear down Starkey with her wrestling and dirty boxing skills.  The duration of the first round was spent with Starkey pinned up against the cage and Engel kneeing and punching Starkey’s legs.

In the second round Starkey looked much more determined.  She seemed a little angry that Engel had controlled the entire first round. Starkey came out swinging and took Engel to the ground.  At around 1:30 into the first round Starkey submitted Engel by rear naked choke retaining her Blackout Women’s 125lb belt.

With this win, NONSTOP WMMA has moved Starkey up to number 3 in the nation at 125lbs.  This is an incredible accomplishment!

Congrats, Crystal.

Charlie Cosens VS Kris Lusch Official Weigh In

Charlie Cosens VS Kris Lusch Pre-Fight Interview

Charlie Cosens Returns to the Cage September 10th

After taking a few months off from fighting to coach and train, Charlie Cosens is set to return to the cage.  The fight is

scheduled for September 10th at the Meadowbrook Music Festival in Rochester Hills, Michigan.  This show is being hosted by Donofrio Entertainment. Charlie will be taking on Kris Lusch at 185lbs.  Kris Lusch is currently ranked number 2 in the state of Michigan in the middleweight division.  This fight will be for the Donofrio 185lb Championship.  Charlie Cosens and Kris Lusch are not strangers.  They fought 2 years ago in Ypsilanti, Michigan for the “Road to Dubai” which was partly hosted by Dan Severn.  We would like to get as many fans as possible to support Charlie for this fight.  This is by far the biggest fight of his career and he could use the support!  We will be posting updates along the way as he trains for this event.




Cosens MMA 3-0 at “Battlefield” Event in Cadillac

Cosens MMA fighters Mike Martinez, Wesley Dinan, and Ed Kirby all competed this Saturday in Cadillac, MI for Big Red Entertainment. The night featured 5 title fights.


Wesley Dinan, Charlie Cosens, Ed Kirby and Mike MartinezThe event had former UFC fighters in attendance signing autographs and taking pictures.  Mike Martinez won his fight via tap out.  His jiu jitsu looked amazing as he swept his opponent and ended up in full mount. Wesley Dinan won his first title fight and brought home the Big Red Entertainment Heavyweight Belt! He won the fight with a perfect knee to the face of his opponent. The fight ended at 2:59 of round 1. Ed Kirby had no trouble with his opponent taking care of him in the first round via tap out due to knees to the body.  There’s a difference between cage fighters and mixed martial artists.  We are proud to say that each and every one of our fighters are mixed martial artists.  They train hard and prepare their bodies for competition every single time.  Congratulations guys!