Who We Are

MMA Classes

Our Mission Statement and Core Values that guide us at Peak Performance MMA!

In 2003 I left my job as a stock broker at a major Wall Street firm to chase my dream, starting up Peak Performance MMA and being able to spend more time with my family. I had no idea we would build one of the best academies in the Country.

When I started out in BJJ I was a college golfer and was one of the worst white belts on Earth! No joke, I was terrible. But this is what has made me so passionate about teaching. I had to develop my own system to improve. Back then BJJ was survival of the fittest and most athletic and that wasn’t me.

I stuck with my Bjj training and figured out ways to close the gaps. Now I get to compete all over the World and train with the best grapplers on Earth.

I have cornered fighters all over the planet. I have cornered in the UFC, Ultimate FIghter Finale and UFC CHAMPIONSHIP fights (not many people can say that). I studied the best to become a world class cornerman and I have some amazing memories. I have met and trained with the who’s who of MMA, BJJ and Muay Thai.

After receiving my Black Belt from Travis Lutter. I decided to try MMA out. I had some success and failures. I will never forget winning the EFC middle weight championship. Overcoming that amount of pressure and reaching that goal was an amazing feeling.

After retiring from MMA. I sought out Master Toddy to get the best understanding and teaching style of Muay Thai. I worked my tail off and after years of training with him I was awarded the rank of Kru in Bangkok, Thailand.

I am one of the few people on earth to have a 2nd degree IBJJF certified black belt, an mma championship and the rank of Kru in Muay Thai. I am always working to become a better instructor.  I am one of the few local instructors who still competes, to me I have to compete to make sure I have an understanding of this ever evolving sport.

I get the most enjoyment out of teaching my students and helping them improve on and off the mats.

I have put my heart and soul into Peak Performance to make it the greatest academy in the country. You will not find another academy that can offer you what we can; Great instruction, great hours, great facility, great pricing, and great people.

Paul Halme
Head Instructor & Founder of Peak Performance MMA


A little information about our amazing instructors at Peak Performance MMA:


Paul Halme:
2nd Degree IBJJF Certified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Muay Thai Kru under the Legendary Master Toddy
Paul is available for Private Lessons at a rate of $300 per hour.

Asian Open in Tokyo, Japan Division & Absolute Black Belt Champion Senior 1

Rio International Masters & Seniors in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 3rd place Black Belt

No Gi Masters World Championship 3rd place Black Belt

Champion Grapplers Quest UFC Expo Black Belt Division
2nd Place Grapplers Quest UFC Expo No-Gi Exprt Division
3rd Place Black Belt Masters Pan American Championships
No Gi Masters World Championship 2nd place Black Belt

NAGA Dollamur Grappling Championship 1st Place Adult Expert Division
EFC MMA Middleweight Champion

2nd Place, Master No Gi World Championship Black Belt
3rd Place Black Belt Masters Pan American Championships

2nd Place Black Belt Masters Division, Pan-American Championships

3rd Place Brown Belt, Pan-American Championships
2nd Place Brown Belt, Submission Fighter Open

2nd Place Purple Belt, Texas BJJ Championships

3rd Place Blue Belt, Texas Open

Competitor USA ADCC Qualifier
2nd Place Blue Belt, Texas Open
2nd Placd Blue Belt, Oklahoma BJJ Championships

Juan Tatum
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Bryant Guidry
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Philip Miller
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt

Matthew Waltmon
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

Kristine Felts
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

Gary Felts
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

Micah Malone
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

Jaime Heller
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

Chuck Adam
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

Grant Gunderson

Sean Smith


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