MMA is a combat sport involving STRIKING AND GROUND & POUND GRAPPLING type techniques, such as jab, cross, upper cut, knees, elbow, kicks, clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A MMA bout is a physical competition, between two competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to KO, TKO or submit his opponent.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling with emphasis on ground fighting.
You must wear a Gi (ask the professor). You will need to buy a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi with our Patch on it or you can add our patch to your current Gi. Do NOT wear anything with extra pockets, belt loops or baggy fabric.
Athletic cups. Some decide to wear them in training, some choose not to or simply don't care. While in training you can wear one, you have to remember that in BJJ competitions, cups are banned.
At least 10 years
It can take upwards of 10 years to achieve the dan (black belt) grade, and requires not only technical knowledge, but also verifiable ability in sparring. Competition experience is also often expected. And as there are only a few belts, you will spend a long time on each one. Also, your progress will not be linear.
We suggest a rash guard and board shorts, but a fitted t-shirt and comfortable athletic shorts will do for your first time. You may also want to bring a mouthpiece and a groin protector. If you're taking the Kickboxing class and have your own gloves and shin pads, feel free to bring them. If you don't, don't worry!
You get a cardio and a strength training workout, all in one. But intense workouts like MMA training can offer you even more in the way of fitness benefits that can, over time, become good habits. Greater Strength. One of the most noticeable benefits or MMA training, according to participants, is the increased strength.
There is no better time to start your fitness journey than now! Discuss your fitness needs and goals with our team. We will make sure to help you choose a program that perfectly suits you. Call our fitness center today to schedule an appointment!