MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
If you are interested in MMA with no prior martial arts experience, please note that MMA is learned by becoming competent in Muaythai , Wrestling and / or Jujitsu and as such one needs to work on each martial art individually . Please read the following for more information.
**As Muaythai is commonly used in MMA for stand up striking and is great for self defense . Students interested in MMA with no prior Martial arts experience are encouraged to start with Muaythai first (Please see our Muaythai Classes). Muaythai will teach students how to fight with the use of Punches , kicks , Elbows and Knees. Student can at a later stage join Brazilian Jujitsu / Wrestling classes to add on to their standup skills.
For Experienced Athletes:
Mixed martial arts (MMA) at Thai Fitness in Centurion allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts. Mixed martial arts is the fastest evolving sport in the world right now. In a sport where what works and what doesn’t changes by the month, a fighter’s trainer and coaching are vital aspects to making him/her successful.
Having quality coaching is often the difference between talented fighters becoming high-level fighters or local promotion washouts.
While Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) was initially practiced almost exclusively by competitive fighters, this is no longer the case. As the sport has become more mainstream and more widely taught, it has become accessible to wider range of practitioners of all ages and skill levels (Beginner, intermediate and advance).
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS INCORPORATES BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Boxing is a martial art that is widely used in MMA and is one of the primary striking bases for many fighters.
Boxing punches account for the vast majority of strikes during the stand up portion of a bout and also account for the largest number of significant strikes, knock downs and KOs in MMA matches.
Muay Thai, along with boxing, is recognized as a foundation for striking in mixed martial arts and is widely practiced and taught. One of the primary benefits of training in Muay Thai for MMA is its versatility. Techniques include long, middle and short range with everything from kicks to clinch holds and throws. It originated in Thailand, and is known as the “art of eight limbs” which refers to the use of the legs, knees, elbows and fists.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has become a staple art and key component for many MMA fighters. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is largely credited for bringing widespread attention to the importance of ground fighting.
It is primarily considered a ground-based fighting style, with emphasis on positioning, chokes and joint locks.
Judo – Using their knowledge of ne-waza/ground grappling and tachi-waza/standing-grappling, several judo practitioners have also competed in mixed martial arts matches.
Wrestling is credited for conferring an emphasis on conditioning for explosive movement and stamina, both of which are critical in competitive mixed martial arts. It is known for excellent takedowns, particularly against the legs.
Karate, especially Kyokushin and Full Contact, has proved to be effective in the sport as it is one of the core foundations of kickboxing, and specializes in striking techniques.Various styles of karate are practiced by some MMA fighters.
Taekwondo – Several accomplished MMA fighters have an extensive background in Taekwondo. Some of fighters that use TKD techniques in MMA are former UFC Champions.