Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques, from a mixture of traditional martial arts and modern combat styles, 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.
Modern MMA competition emerged in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Originally organized with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors were pitted against one another with minimal rules for safety. Later promoters adopted many additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport. Following these changes, the sport has seen increased in popularity with pay per view reach rivaling boxing and professional wrestling.*
* The description was adapted from Wikipedia.
Our Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training sessions cover concepts from boxing, kickboxing, Greco-Roman wrestling, Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Emphasis is placed on good boxing structure, footwork, body mechanics and timing.
Class components include mobility, range awareness, boxing hands, Thai legs, elbows, knees, basic clinch and ground techniques, as well as self-defense strategies for use in common street situations.
This is a fundamentals class designed to help new members focus on the primary tools of each range and learn key vocabulary. The program introduces the core concepts that run through all of our classes.
In order to excel in MMA, athletes must become proficient in many different disciplines. Impact members benefit from specialized kickboxing instruction. These classes greatly enhance the skills of our MMA fight team and hobbyist members. Technical instruction, drills, and sparring are a part of every class.