Lebanon’s “WE” MMA Academy has signed a contract of cooperation with the world renowned “TriStar Gym” – Canada, home to none other than current UFC champion Georges St-Pierre, Heavyweight Champ John Jones, and Lebanese Canadian UFC fighter John “The Bull” Makdessi.
Under this contract, the Academy will bear the name “Tristar Lebanon” and will follow its mother club in its various programs and curricula, giving members the chance to participate for free in training sessions and matches in Tristar Canada. The new gym will also be recruiting professional coaches who will be transferring their expertise to local players.
This contract is considered as a major step in framing the sport of mixed martial arts and its development in the the Middle East and more precisly in Lebanon on a professional and advanced level.
Among the 30 fighters at “Tristar Lebanon” are well recognized fighters on the local MMA scene such Georges Eid, Elie El Rayess, Sylvester Saba, Tarek Suleiman, Marc Tanios , Silvio Chiha, and Joeshwa Mortada.
Located in Mtayleb Country Club, Tristar Lebanon is chaired by Head Coach Wissam Abi Nader, assisted by vice president Charbel Tanios, Nadeem Nassif secretary and assistant coach, Zahi Ephrem consultant, Michel Awkar coach of the boxing and Thai boxing , Ali Awarka wresting coach , Ricardo Rubiz Brazilian Jiu Jitsu , George Merheb Judo coach , and Elie el Rayess Sanda coach.