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Mixed Martial Arts

2 sessions available

Subject: Martial Arts

Ages: All ages

Skill level: All difficulty levels

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of traditional and non-traditional martial arts, to be used in self defense and competitions. The rules allow the use of striking (ex. Thai/Kick-boxing) and grappling (ex. Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu) techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Besides the self-defense aspect, such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete.

The roots of mixed martial arts can be traced back to various mixed style contests that took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s. Modern MMA competition emerged in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, although professional MMA events had been held...

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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of traditional and non-traditional martial arts, to be used in self defense and competitions. The rules allow the use of striking (ex. Thai/Kick-boxing) and grappling (ex. Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu) techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Besides the self-defense aspect, such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete.

The roots of mixed martial arts can be traced back to various mixed style contests that took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s. Modern MMA competition emerged in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, although professional MMA events had been held in Japan by Shooto starting back in 1989, and in form of the PRIDE tournament. 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.

MMA has had its fare share of names, depending on marketing and origin, since its inception (Vale Tudo = Everything Goes, Cage Fighting, Bare Knuckle Fighting, Shooto, Pankration, Pangration, Ultimate Fighting, Free Fighting, etc.), but all of the MMA styles and names listed hardly resemble anymore the state of modern MMA.

The modern contest has moved on to be the highest growing and fourth biggest sport in the world. And compared to other contact sports its safety record is second to none. Rule changes in the modern MMA training and contest helped protect the health of the practitioners and fighters, and helped to shed the image of "barbaric, no rules, fighting-to-the-death" matches, and being recognised as a very technical and elite sport.

We are happy to introduce you to the exciting sport of MMA with our free introductory lesson. We are looking forward to see you in the gym.

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  • 422/420 Oxford St
    Bondi Junction, NSW 2022

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When

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Where

  • 422/420 Oxford St
    Bondi Junction, NSW 2022

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