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Learn MMA on Long Island

Mixed martial arts consist of various techniques and disciplines. Examples of these include karate, judo, jujitsu, kickboxing, wrestling and a lot more. The nice thing about each of them is that you can start learning this regardless of your age.

What do you get from learning mixed martial arts? You become self-confident, get a good workout, build up your endurance and have good balance and coordination. Maybe you want to be the next MMA Champion.

Many people want to learn mixed martial arts for defensive purposes and this is a very valid reason. Mixed martial arts are useful because you can switch from defensive to offensive mode at any time. Since you practice this regularly, what you do is already automatic.

Some decide to get into mixed martial arts to stay fit. This is because even one class a week is great to get your heart rate pumping and keep your muscles in check.

People who want fame and fortune can also learn mixed martial arts and hopefully get to compete in competitions like those in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) or Strikeforce. The top caliber athletes in this sport have practiced MMA for years so you better train hard if you want to be in the same level as them.

There is nothing to stop you from learning more than one martial art. In fact, the more you know the better because each technique has strengths and weaknesses. If you know what these are, you can exploit it and use this to your advantage.

A good example of this is boxing because it is a contact sport that only allows you to use your hands. But if your opponent is beyond your arm’s reach, this is useless. If you want to hit them, you have to go closer or learn Karate which is the basis of martial arts training since you are able to utilize your hands and legs for defense and offense.

A style which may come in handy when using the legs is Tae Kwon Do or Muay Thai (kickboxing) since there are kicks involved. This is good for someone who has long legs but difficult for someone who is not agile or flexible.

Since it is hard to kick or punch in close quarters, this is when judo or jujitsu is ideal. This is because you get to grapple your enemy and still do some damage even when both of you are on the ground.

Self-defense, exercise and for competitive purposes are the three main reasons to train and learn mixed martial arts. Of course, there are other sports that allow you to do the same thing but if you are interested from what you see on television, there is no harm in giving it a try.

You can search and join many different schools and gyms to learn all these disciplines, or you can join a MMA Gym. At a full service MMA gym or school you can access training in all the disciplines that make up a fully trained MMA fighter.

Long Island MMA and Fitness Center offer’s cutting edge classes in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Long Island BJJ), Muay Thai Kickboxing, Wrestling, and have a variety of children’s martial arts classes. We also specialize in Woman’s MMA Fitness Boot camp as well as Strength & Conditioning classes.  All of our trainers are the BEST at what they do, and have coached professional athletes to compete at the highest levels of MMA (including the UFC and Strikeforce MMA organizations). Come and join our winning team where our main goal is to help you reach your own personal goals!


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Mixed martial arts gains following on LI

The combat sport of choke holds, jabs and uppercuts, armbars and double-leg takedowns is captivating a new audience, feeding Long Island‘s growing business of mixed martial arts training.

Reality TV shows such as FX’s “The Ultimate Fighter” and MTV‘s “Caged,” along with the success of the Island’s homegrown fighters, have fueled growth of the area’s MMA schools, owners said. Participation among the core audience of 18- to 34-year-old men has increased, and expanded to include women as well as men in their 40s and 50s — doctors, lawyers and housewives, among others. All are looking for a more challenging workout and empowerment from a sport that incorporates boxing, kickboxing, and wrestling techniques drawn from different martial arts.

“We went from a 1,500-square-foot space in 1995 to a 6,000-square-foot gym in 2012,” said Ray Longo, owner of Ray Longo’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Garden City, who has appeared on reality TV and coaches fighters. “I doubled my membership from five years ago.”

Owners at several of the Island’s more than 50 MMA gyms reported membership increases between 50 and 100 percent since 2007.

“The number of mixed martial arts schools on Long Island has easily quadrupled in the past five years — both from legitimate MMA facilities to traditional martial arts schools putting the ‘MMA’ in front of their name to catch onto the craze,” said Mike Hauben, president of Merrick-based Fight Summit, an annual MMA business conference in Las Vegas.

Competition heats up

At Bellmore Kickboxing MMA, it’s not uncommon to see fighters sparring in an octagonal metal cage while a ladies’ kickboxing class takes place nearby. Membership is up 50 percent in five years and the gym has nearly doubled to 6,000 square feet, co-owner Keith Trimble said, “all because of growing membership from ladies and then guys wanting to learn and be fit.” Women make up 30 percent of his 200 clients.

Yet, there have been business casualties, Hauben said. Fighters often open a gym only to close it in six months because of a lack of business expertise and increased competition, he said. “The speedy increase in the number of local schools makes competition fierce, diluting the ranks of potential students.”

In the sport’s early days, it was known as no-holds-barred fighting, drawing criticism as a barbaric free-for-all. But during the last two decades, rules for professional competition have been adopted.

New York State bans professional fights, so local pro fighters compete in Atlantic City, N.J., Las Vegas, and elsewhere on the national circuit.

The nationwide audience for a July 7 Pay-Per-View event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, one of MMA’s biggest promotional brands, was close to 9 million, said Bryan Johnston, UFC‘s chief marketing officer.

The greater New York area’s fan base is slightly older than it is nationally, and 49 percent of fans have incomes of $75,000 or more, Manhattan-based Scarborough Research reports.

Being a fan doesn’t necessarily translate into participation, but older fans with disposable income bode well for these gyms, said Bill Nielsen, vice president of sales for Scarborough Sports Marketing. Monthly memberships with classes can run about $140 to $160.

“You have to have disposable income to do these extra curriculars,” Nielsen said.

Many gyms started out specializing in one or two disciplines and branched out as they trained more fighters in mixed martial arts. The Tiger Schulmann’s franchise, with 10 Island locations and a stable of competitive fighters, incorporated MMA into its curriculum in 1996 but didn’t put MMA in its name until about six years ago, said Nick Gravina, owner of the Syosset franchise.

Winners bring business

Producing winning fighters is a critical marketing tool for gyms, providing credibility and free advertising. Long Island has generated major MMA figures such as Matt “The Terror” Serra, who helped put the sport on the map, UFC’s Johnston said.

Serra, who won the UFC welterweight championship in 2007, earned a shot at that title bout by triumphing on season four of “The Ultimate Fighter.” He used his winnings to upgrade and expand his two Serra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academies in Levittown and Huntington, each more than 10,000 square feet.

” ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ took us to a different level,” he said.

Longo coaches Serra, and now the two train a number of high-level fighters, including undefeated top UFC middleweight contender Chris Weidman and Wantagh‘s Al Iaquinta, a finalist in the most recent “Ultimate Fighter” season. “It’s nice knowing you’re training where the best are,” said David Di Bartolo, 32, a Massapequa Park radiation therapist and Longo’s student. “Even when you’re watching them, you’re learning.”

But owners also realize they need to temper a potentially intimidating environment for newcomers to the sport.

Ryan LaFlare, an MMA fighter in the Strikeforce league, and his partner Gregg DePasquale built up a membership of 300 students in two years since opening Long Island MMA in Lindenhurst. They offer a free initial private class and a 60-day money-back guarantee if the customer comes at least twice a week. This fall, they will move from their 4,000-square-foot facility to 10,000 square feet in East Farmingdale.

“We want to make it a positive experience for the average person who is interested in getting an alternative workout to the gym, for people who have no interest in fighting whatsoever,” DePasquale said.

Tyisha Torres, 32, of South Huntington, started kickboxing two years ago to get in shape and build confidence. Later, Torres, a workers’ compensation account supervisor, began taking Muay Thai kickboxing at Serra’s school. Now she’s studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a grappling discipline. “It teaches you a lot about yourself and your strength,” she said.


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What is MMA?

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, kickboxing, taekwondo, karate, judo and other styles.

One of the earliest well documented systems of codified full range unarmed combat was the ancient Olympic combat sport of Pankration. Various mixed style contests also took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s. The combat sport of Vale Tudo that had developed in Brazil from the 1920s was brought to the United States by the Gracie family in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which is currently the largest MMA promotion company worldwide. Prior to the UFC, professional MMA events had also been held in Japan by Shooto since 1989.

In due course, the more dangerous Vale Tudo style bouts of the early UFCs were made safer with the implementation of additional rules, leading to the popular regulated form of MMA seen today. Originally promoted as a competition with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors were pitted against one another with minimal rules. Later, fighters employed multiple martial arts into their style while promoters adopted additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport.

The name mixed martial arts was coined by Rick Blume, president and CEO of Battlecade, in 1995. Following these changes, the sport has seen increased popularity with a pay per view business that rivals boxing and professional wrestling

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