Mixed Martial Arts

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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact sport popularized by the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC). It has also been known as cage-fighting, Vale Tudo, Ultimate Fighting, no-holds-barred (NHB), and pankration. MMA has a long history dating back through similar competitions in the Greek Olympics where pankration matches, similar to MMA today, were fought with more popularity than any of the other Olympic events. Today Mixed Martial Arts is one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

At The Institute of Martial Arts, our program involves building a student up by teaching basic fundamental fighting skills as they apply in a Mixed Martial Arts situation such as:
-Basic punching and kicking and defenses
-Basic MMA positioning on the ground and which areas to attack
-How to successfully execute take-downs in an MMA setting
-And finally we show how to successfully mix the jiu jitsu and kickboxing programs in a way that they can actually be applied in a fight.

Our MMA program mainly focuses on these components of mixed martial arts fighting:
-Using the cage offensively and defensively (wall-work)
-Using strikes to aid in take-down and using take-downs to aid in striking
-Using Jiu Jitsu holds to strike and to advance position in an MMA setting
-Effective G&P through top-positioning
-MMA Clinch-work

The skills are practiced through a series of drills in an effective but safe manner

The kids MMA program focuses on training the future generation of Mixed Martial Arts stars, your kids! The practices are controlled and the children drill in a manner such that they are able to get realistic training while still adhering to safety. The program focuses on less contact and more on proper positioning and control. It is the perfect program for your youth interested in MMA.

Your child will learn a variety of skills from punching, kicking, take-downs, defending take-downs, positional escapes on the ground, submission holds, clinch-work, and wall-work.

We have classes available for children of ages from 5 to 10 years
old and also for 10 to 15 years old.