Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is an intense combat sport in which competitors use a wide variety of fighting techniques including striking, takedowns, and grappling to their strategic and tactical advantage. The history of Mixed Martial Arts can be traced back to ancient Greece where it was introduced as Pankration in early Olympic Games and continued to be one of the most popular sporting events until the rise of the Roman Empire. Mixed Martial Arts reemerged in Brazil back in the 1920’s but didn’t gain widespread publicity until 1993 when The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was created. Today, Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing sport in the world.
Our MMA program is taught in separate Striking, Grappling and Takedowns classes. Once you learn the fundamentals of each program in our Basic classes, you will combine the three techniques in our Advanced classes.
Our Striking classes are influenced by Kung Fu, San Shou, Muay Thai and Boxing. The Basic Striking classes focus on proper striking techniques utilizing hands, feet, elbows, and knees. Fundamental offensive and defensive skills along with stances and footwork are taught. As you advance, you will learn the proper timing and distance to apply the techniques you have learned. Contact drills and sparring are introduced and developed in this class.
Our Grappling classes are influenced by Catch Wrestling, Folkstyle Wrestling and No-Gi Jiu Jitsu. Classes incorporate live rolling and build from position work (escapes, reversals, transitions and riding) to submission techniques (such as joint locks, chokes, cranks and compression locks). Advanced students learn to strike and defend from the ground.
A takedown is the technique for off-balancing an opponent to take them to the ground. The Takedowns class is the bridge between the Striking and the Grappling classes. You will learn sweeps, leg attacks and throws as well as defenses against these attacks. Our Takedowns class is influenced by Wrestling, Judo, Shuai Shou and San Shou.