Founded in 2007 by head instructor Mike Rogers, St. Charles MMA Training Center was originally called St. Charles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA and had only a handful of students. Through his love and knowledge of the sport and his dedication to his students, Mike created a low ego family environment and quickly earned a reputation for producing top athletes. Along with this wide knowledge Mike still maintains a close relationship with his mentor Rodrigo Vaghi. This provides the opportunity for guest instructors and visiting students from the other Vaghi schools. This is how Mike and St. Charles MMA Training Center has continually produced high level BJJ competitors, top ranking amateur MMA fighters and stand out professional fighters; including fighters in the UFC, Strikeforce, and Bellator. In 2013, St. Charles MMA became the home for not only the best MMA fighters the region has to offer but also welcomed in students of all ages and backgrounds to learn, prosper, and grow as individuals.