Our MMA fight team class is a full contact cage fighting program. This is as close as it gets to Ultimate Fighting. In these classes you will be learning how to combine your ground and stand up fighting skills to become a mixed martial artist. We do make competition available but it is not a requirement. Classes are beginner friendly but it helps to have a back ground in Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, boxing, or kickboxing. If you do not have a back ground in martial arts its ok but we do encourage coming to the BJJ and stand up classes to work on the individual areas of you game. Classes are 1 ½ hours long and consist of standup fighting, No-Gi grappling, wrestling, and Muay Thai kickboxing.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete. The term may also be used, less correctly, to describe hybrid martial arts styles.
Modern mixed martial arts competition emerged in American popular culture in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Initially based on finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors of various arts were pitted against one another with minimal rules for safety. In the following decade, MMA promoters adopted many additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport. The name Mixed martial arts was coined by one of the developers of these rules Jeff Blatnick a former Greco-Roman wrestler and Olympic gold medalist. Following these changes, the sport has seen increased popularity with pay per view reach rivaling boxing and professional wrestling.
This class has been designed for beginner/intermediate/advanced level students who want to drill combos that include ground and stand up combos. Students will be matched up with someone their size and experience level. Its goal is to train from two perspectives. A fight that starts on the ground and then goes to stand up and a fight that starts standing up and then finishes on the ground. Although it integrates Jiu-Jitsu, it combines basic level Jiu-Jitsu with the threat of strikes and kicks. It does not follow sport Jiu-Jitsu rules. This class is taught with a few formats, although it mostly couples students similar in size and has them drill out these elaborate fighting combinations. No shoes or belts are worn in this class. See our store for proper equipment.