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Dear Students & Parents of Elite Mixed Martial Arts Center, 



   Pennsylvania's, Governor Wolf has lifted the COVID Mitigation Guidelines including masks & it is time to return to a true martial arts class... 


Please check out our "Class/Event Changes" Tab for scheduled events & for all schedules and forms go to "Calendar with Flyers" Tab






Sensei Orobono was invited to do a Podcast with Rising Phoenix Martial Arts, please take the time to watch.

We are very proud of him...

Shihan James Orobono's Video (when he was a Sensei)

Elite M.M.A. Center - Class Schedule 




5:30pm-6pm - Little Dragons

               6pm-7pm - Youth Intermediate Class 

7pm-8pm - Adult Class 


                                                                              TUESDAY                                                                                   6pm-7pm - Youth Beginner Class

7pm-8pm - Youth Black Belt 


                                                                       6pm-7pm Youth Intermediate Class

                                                                       6pm-630pm - Virtual Class Virtual - Wednesday, 6pm to 630pm 

                                                                              Meeting ID - 780 1150 7979

                                                                               Password - Elite2022

                                                                        7pm-8pm - Advanced Adult Black Belt - Instructor Class





530pm-6pm - Little Dragons

   6pm-700pm - Youth Beginner 

7-8pm - Adult Class 




930am-10am - Little Dragon 

10am-1100am - Youth Beginner 

11am-1200pm - Youth Intermediate 

12 noon pm-1pm - Demo 

1pm-200pm - Adult Class/Adult Black Belt 

2pm-3pm - Advanced Youth Black Belt Class 



Elite Guidelines

•All Students wear Elite tee shirt, belt & uniform pants (for summer, sorry instructors full uniforms are required)

•Students do need a mouth piece, they can bring grappling gloves & boxing gloves to work out

•Hand Sanitizer will be placed all around Dojo, Lysol spray/wipes are used to sanitize equipment


PLEASE NOTE: Elite Instructors will continue to fog at the end of the week to sanitize the entire dojo


February 2020

APRIL 2022

October 2023

Elite Mixed Martial Arts Center - Dojo
Here’s what we’ve been working on - More pictures to come...

Elite Mixed Martial Arts Center!

2022 Main Street (inside Affordable Pet Center)

Northampton, PA 18067

Lehigh Valley, USA


610 440 0443

According to Pennsylvania , the instructors of Elite Mixed Martial Arts Center have the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Certification.

                     Thanks for visiting! &

With the arrival of 2008 brought with it the formation of Elite Mixed Martial Arts Center. A new martial arts school that teaches three ranges:



Ground fighting

Within the disciplines of Jujitsu, Ninjitsu, Karate, Aikido, Grappling and Kickboxing.

Even though Elite M.M.A. Center is a mixed martial art, we still maintain the traditional martial arts through our advanced weapons . and self-defenses.

Our philosophy of martial arts is to promote the warrior spirit of discipline, self-control, focus, determination, consideration and respect while bringing the values of family to the forefront. Elite Mixed Martial Arts Center is a family based school with over 25 years of martial arts experience, with which to help enrich the minds and hearts of our students.

Martial arts is not just the art of self-defense, but the ability to bring what is inside out. To develop within its students the qualities of a true Martial Artist, then to bring those attributes into everyday lives. We at Elite Mixed Martial Arts Center promise to cultivate these traits to create a well-rounded individual, who will have the ability to handle the challenges of each new day!


 Endurance and Loyalty comes from the heart, Intensity and Technique comes from the mind and Energy comes from the soul. 

"You will have the ability to face any obstacle if you put your heart, mind and soul into it!"

Senior Instructor — Shihan James Orobono, 8th Degree

Instructor — Sensei Mary Orobono, 6th Degree

Instructor — Deshi Torelli Orobono, 2th Degree

Instructor - Deshi Riley Kline, 2nd Degree



Instructor - Joshu Connor Kline, 2nd Degree 

Instructor -  Joshu Anthony Varga, 1st Degree

Instructor - Joshu Luis Vazquez, 1st Degree 

Instructor - Joshu Jazmine Smith, 1st Degree 

W​e hope you find everything you need. ELITE M.M.A. CENTER is focused on providing high-quality service and ​customer satisfaction in the Lehigh Valley - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.


       Elite Mixed Martial Arts Center

"2016 Karate Night" at the L.V. Iron Pigs

Our Elite Demo team has performed at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs since their first "Karate Night" and then every year after.  Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Coca Cola Park opened in 2008. Our school has a great time at the ball park!

Elite Mixed Martial Arts Center's - First Commercial by SCRinK

Elite Mixed Martial Arts Center, Northampton, PA

2022 Main Street (inside Affordable Pet Center)

Northampton, PA 18067

Lehigh Valley, USA

610 440 0443 (Office)


Integrity walks hand and hand with the ability to defend! For one to travel with the means to protect they must have the consciousness
of honor.



Our youth sparring program from ages 6 to 12 years DOES NOT hit to the head when learning to spar and they do wear protective gear! Our black belts and adults use specialized gear to protect the students. Our motto: "Safety first in all our classes!" We are always available to answer any questions regarding our program. Please contact Elite Mixed Martial Arts Center or stop in to observe one of our classes.

Shihan James Orobono, Senior Instructor 


Information regarding the World Karate Union Hall of Fame:

The World Karate Union also had tournaments during the late 1990's and early 2000's that would rate competitors for any tournaments they competed at, regardless if they were affiliated with the national promotions, which prevented great competitors from competing due to extensive traveling and expenses.

In 2009, when MMA was legalized in Pennsylvania, the WKU partnered with Central Pennsylvania Warriors Challenge and hosted an MMA cage fighting event, which was successful and held twice after.

The World Karate Union believes in giving back to the community and hosts an annual Toys for Tots Karate Tournament every year since 2011 and has raised over $20,000 in that time to give away to the charity.

In 2014, WKU co founder Kathi Tasetano passed away unexpectedly and her son, Trevor, began to operate the organization. The Kathi Tasetano Memorial Scholarship was set up to award two $500 for a boy and girl black belt in the 15-17 year old division at the WKU tournament every year since her passing.

The WKU is only as strong as its members, and continues
to grow.


2022 Main Street (inside Affordable Pet Center)

Northampton, PA 18067

Lehigh Valley, USA (e-mail) or

We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our site. There's much more to come!

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