What happens at Metro Fight Club doesn’t always stay at Metro Fight Club.

Just ask the gas station clerk who was profiled in a USA Today article for subduing the would-be robbers of his fellow attendant. The thieves had no idea that their foiled heist would end with a confrontation by a member of the training gym at 3401 Gulf Freeway, which offers instruction in Mixed Martial Arts, Jiu Jitsu, and kickboxing.

While most people won’t need the skills Metro Fight Club provides to fend off attackers, it’s a great place to check out if you’re looking to get fit or just try something new (and it doesn’t hurt to know the skills learned are truly combat-tested).

Owner and veteran trainer Saul Soliz opened the club in EaDo eight years ago. With more than 20 years of experience in Thai boxing, Soliz is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt who trained Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) standouts Tito Ortiz and Ricco Rodriguez.

While professional fighters still train at the gym, all levels are welcome, including kids and novice adults.

For more information or to schedule a free class, call (713) 794-0054 or sign up via the website.