Mixed Martial Arts
This fighting style is the result of mixtures of the most effective martial arts, it is widely regarded as the best combat sport in terms of efficiency. This combination consists of three fundamental pillars of combat, which are:
• long and short range attacks using fists, elbows, knees and legs. (Boxing, Kickboxing and Muay Thai).
• Clinch fighting, used to throw and exchange blows. (Olympic wrestling, Judo, Muay Thai clinch).
• Ground fighting, in which we can use submissions to defeat our opponent in a clean and efficient manner. (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling). MMA rules also allow for strikes on the ground.
“It’s not a certain technique, it’s not a skill, it’s nothing of this. It’s all in your mind, it’s how far you want to go.”
This discipline expanded rapidly following the first UFC, which showed the world which the most efficient martial art was. Shortly after, most fighters from other disciplines such as boxing, karate, wrestling and kickboxing, began to recognize the importance of mastering ground techniques. There are great fighters throughout the world with varying styles, but all serious fighters train some aspect of ground fighting.
MMA is an aerobic and anaerobic sport, and help us to increase our agility, strength, reflexes, balance, and endurance. This type of endurance is comparable to that developed by cross-fit, which for this reason is often practiced among MMA fighters. For this reason, we incorporate cross-fit exercises into our daily work.
MMA classes are offered 2 days a week at evening classes. It is necessary to partake in striking, grappling g and wrestling classes to properly evolve into this discipline.