MMA – Mixed Martial Arts (or cage fighting) is the single biggest growing form of combat sport in the world. This one has it all; punches, kicks, knees, elbows, takedowns, grappling, wrestling and submissions are just some of the elements that make up this competitive form of combat sport.
The bouts take place inside a caged octagon, not to emulate a Mad Max movie but for the competitor’s safety as the fights transition from standing to the ground and back again. The shape of the octagon also helps keep the action moving. Typically a bout consists of three 5 minute rounds where the winner can be decided by points or if one competitor succeeds in knocking out or submitting their opponent (known as a “Tap out”)
By training MMA you will learn techniques from many combat systems such as Boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Catch wrestling, Taekwondo and Karate to name just a few. The combination of these elements create the sensational & highly intricate sport you see today.
MMA athletes are renowned in sports science for their levels of strength & endurance. Everyone who trains MMA develops improved fitness & strength especially those fast twitch muscles used for explosive takedowns. You will often hear us say “You can’t BLAST, if you can’t LAST!”
MMA practitioners are masters of thinking their way out of submissions & awkward positions. This comes from drilling techniques and being placed into submission holds in training where they need to resist tapping out while they execute escape strategies. This builds your confidence to handle and think your way out of high pressure, physically uncomfortable positions. Skills which many students tell us benefit them in other aspects of their lives.