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BUMA Relocates to RiverWorks

Early on, I knew that RiverWorks would be offering up an assortment of unusual activities. So far, we’ve seen pickle ball, bubble soccer, MMA fights, curling, roller derby, kayaking… and now Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Sambo, and MMA classes.

In a sudden change of gears, Buffalo United Martial Arts (BUMA) has moved its MMA facility to RiverWorks in order to take advantage of the venue’s vast space and athletic facilities. Classes (men’s, women’s and kids) are now being offered by BUMA at various hours of the day. RiverWorks recently installed brand new showers and locker rooms, which made BUMA’s move to the waterfront possible.


7am classes are now available for anyone who wants to get an early start with their mixed martial arts routine, before heading directly to work. There are also evening classes, and day slots on Saturdays.


BUMA’s training facility was formerly located on Main Street in Downtown Buffalo (see story here). Their goal is to build a strong and resilient martial arts community in Buffalo, through classes, performances, and events. The mission of the RiverWorks facility is to create a multi-use venue for athletic groups and cultural organizations.

Check out their new facility and sign up for a free introduction class here:

BUMA Mixed Martial Arts Classes | RiverWorks | 359 Ganson Street | Buffalo, New York | (844) 749-2267

In other RiverWorks news, here’s a look at the new pedal pub that was acquired by Buffalo Pedal Tours. The pedal pub will be housed at RiverWorks and will conduct tours along the waterfront.


And here’s a look at some additional patio seating with a view onto the Buffalo River. This area offers up both sun and shade, depending on what sort of mood that you’re in when you’re paying a visit. I would imagine that Mixed Martial Arts training is a great way to build up a thirst. Now class members can either take a breather on the patio, or sip a brew and cycle!


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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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