Ascension: the act of rising or ascending; especially, the act of moving to a higher or more powerful position.

What is Ascension Athletics?

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Established in 2016 by former UFC Fighter & former CES WORLD CHAMPION Matt Bessette & UNDEFEATED Pro Fighter & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu WORLD CHAMPION Jeff Haddad, Ascension Athletics is a BRISTOL, CT based MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS studio serving both KIDS and ADULTS. Focused on CONFIDENCEFITNESSFAMILY, and SAFETY, we have classes for those looking to just sweat to those looking to compete professionally in combat athletics!

We have a program suited just for you!

Regardless of your background or experience, we welcome everyone!

For pricing and payment options, call (860) 306-1726 to know more.

  • MMA Program
  • BJJ Program
  • Cardio Kickboxing/Muay Thai Program
  • Wrestling Academy Program
  • Judo Program
  • Kid's BJJ Program
  • Kid's Muay Thai Program

Beyond our classes, we focus on your personal growth and development.


Adult MMA
Kids/Teens MMA (Ages 8-15)
Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Teens Jiu Jitsu (Ages 13-15)
Kids Jiu Jitsu - Level 2 (Ages 8-12)
Kids Jiu Jitsu - Level 1 (Ages 5-7)
Adult Kickboxing/Boxing
Teens Kickboxing (Ages 13-15)
Kids Kickboxing (Ages 8-12)

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Included in your discounted starter package:
1 Trial Month In Any Program With A Certified Instructor (value $99.00)

The program YOU need to start achieving the results you have been dreaming of!

Get to know our coaches who will unlock your highest potential.

Matt Bessette

Jeff Haddad

Casey Norton