|Mixed Martial Arts|
The fastest growing sport on earth, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) represents a fundamental part of Absolute MMA and Conditioning.
As its name implies, MMA is a combination and refinement of the very best of all martial arts and combat sports for use in a full-contact and competitive environment.
MMA is a diverse ring and cage-proven form of self-defence and a fantastic way to get fitter, stronger and more confident.
Absolute MMA and Conditioning's MMA program brings together elements from all the individual martial arts that we teach – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing and Wrestling – and shows you how to put all the pieces together in the cage or on the street to give you a functional, competition-proven form of self-defence.
A typical class starts with a sport-specific warm-up designed to get you ready and limber for your training session. The warm-up varies but it often involves light jogging, some stretching and drilling of the fundamental MMA skills.
Following the warm-up, the structure of the class can vary.
In many classes, your instructor will demonstrate a technique, explain its application and answer any questions you may have. You will then work with a partner to drill the technique and your instructor will personally help you perfect the move.
Once everyone in the class is comfortable with this first technique, a combination, counter or variation is often taught in the same manner. MMA, along with many of the grappling-based martial arts like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling are often rightly compared with the game of chess. As with the board game, in martial arts the best practitioners have a game plan which is supported by solid fundamentals and techniques that are used in combination and in counter attacks.
In other classes, you will work with a partner on situation-specific sparring, pad work or drills. Mixed martial arts employs techniques from all martial arts and combat sports and so the range of training methods in our MMA classes reflects that.
Classes are generally finished with several rounds of sparring. There are no grades, ranks or belts in MMA – the test of your knowledge, skill and progression is your ability to actually apply what you have learned.
Sparring is closely monitored by your instructor and we provide a safe and positive atmosphere for you to learn. The goal of sparring is not to hurt your training partners – it is to learn and have some fun.
Please note, as with all classes at Absolute MMA and Conditioning, sparring is strictly optional.
If you are interested in a free trial class or have any questions, please contact us using the form to the right.