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1113 Vine St., Suite 140B, Houston, TX 77002

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(832) 654-3819


Why you should choose us...

Sharing knowledge and helping others reach their full potential is what we do best.

The martial arts were originally aimed towards life preservation and self defense, but today people come to us from all walks of life, each with their own set of reasons for wanting to train at Mousel’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy. Some want to learn self defense, others want to fight competitively, some seek to become physically fit and others just want to have fun. Whatever the reason you chose, you will find others just like yourself studying at Mousel’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy.

This is why Mousel’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy has developed proven teaching methods that will not only help you learn quickly and easily but also provide a wide range of benefits for students of all experience levels. We train beginners as well as professional fighters that compete at the highest level of competition (UFC, Strikeforce, King of the Cage, Legacy, etc.).

  • Tim Mousel

    Chief Instructor/Owner

  • Daniel Arola


  • Stanley Phillips


  • Pat Swan

    Boxing Coach

  • Cassandra P. Smisson, Ph.D.

    Sports Psychologist

High Level Professionals


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About Mousel's Self-Defense Academy

Mousel's Self-Defense Academy and Mousel's Mixed Martial Arts Academy are martial arts organizations dedicated to the promotion of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Thaiboxing (Muay Thai), Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW), Filipino Martial Arts, Boxing, Reality-Based Self-Defense (RBSD) and Women's Self-Defense through seminars, classes and instructional videotapes & DVDs. We're located in downtown Houston, Texas. Click here for additional information.

We offer quality training for all skill levels. Whether you're a total beginner or a professional fighter you'll feel right at home!

What Our Students Have to Say

They chose us and couldn't be happier!

  • Tim's job is to make me bigger, faster, and stronger in which will not only give me the physical edge but the mental edge as well as we pursue World Title number three.

    Reggie "Sweet" Johnson Says:

    "Tim's job is to make me bigger, faster, and stronger in which will not only give me the physical edge but the mental edge as well as we pursue World Title number three."

  • I lost over 50 pounds training with Tim Mousel

    Ty Yilmaz Says:

    "I lost over 50 pounds over the course of just two and a half months with Tim Mousel".

  • Crystal Phengsia Says:

    "I love this class. I've learned a lot and it has made me feel more confident in dangerous situations."

Sample Class Footage

Created by Crystal from and of our dedicated students.

Johnathan Bolton:

"I have been training in the martial arts for over 21 years. I have dedicated myself to seeking out and training with some the best martial arts instructors in the world. When I moved to Houston, after doing some research, I started training with Tim Mousel."



Current Events

Martial Arts Classes

Mixed Martial Arts, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, CSWMonday's Tuesday's, Wednesday's & Thursday's at 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m and Saturday mornings from 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Mousel's Self-Defense Academy has been bringing Houston the very best in martial arts instruction since 1990. Although our techniques are based on century old knowledge, it is our application of that knowledge that sets MSDA apart. We realize that each of you possess different natural abilities; size and strength will vary from person to person, etc. That is why once that you have acquired a strong foundation and ability in the basics, our program is individualized to match you physical capabilities in order to maximize your self defense skills. Should the need ever arise you will possess a firm understanding of exactly what it takes to do both mentally and physically defend yourself or your loved ones.

Space is limited, register today!


Personal Training

Personal TrainingBy Appointment

You can expect professionally designed programs that will streamline the process of losing weight, getting in shape, transforming your appearance and even improving your athletic performance. Contact The Edge Personal Training today!


Small Group Personal Training Bootcamp

Small Group Personal Training BootcampTuesday's & Thursday's at 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Join Tim Mousel at The Edge Personal Training studio Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for fun and effective training. A typical session includes Sprints, Interval Training, Plyometrics, Calisthenics, Medicine Ball, Resistance Tubing, Speed Agility Ladder, Core Training and Stretching. The sessions will be a combination of outdoor and indoor training.

Space is limited, register today! Would you like to see other days added? Let us know.


Women's Self-Defense Course

Women's Self-Defense Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Women's Self-Defense Course we offer will help give you the security and peace of mind in knowing that you can dramatically increase the chances of surviving/avoiding a violent attack. The ability to protect yourself, your friends and your family from dangerous situations is priceless.

Space is limited, register today!


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From The Gallery

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  • Tim Mousel after a training session with UFC Champ Randy Couture
  • Tim Mousel after a training session with UFC Champ Bas Rutten
  • Tim Mousel demonstrating a technique with Ajarn Chai Sirisute - President of the Thaiboxing Association
  • Reggie Johnson (2X World Boxing Champion), Tim Mousel and Evander Holyfield (Heavyweight World Champion)
  • Daniel Arola holding Thaipads for Tim Mousel
  • Tim Mousel training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Royler Gracie
  • Tim Mousel on the receiving end of a knee strike from CSW Founder Erik Paulson
  • Randy Kaiser (Bronze Medal), Tim Mousel, Noel Ligon (Gold Medal / Championship Belt) at the Muay Thai Classic

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