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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