Our MMA Self-defense & Conditioning:
LEARN MMA SKILLS WITHOUT FIGHTING
Learn elements of several striking arts such as Tae Kwon do, Muay Thai and Western Boxing, coupled with the take down skills of Freestyle Wrestling and the ground grappling skills of Brazilian Jim-Jujitsu and Judo, all the while with improving your stamina, strength and self -defense skills. for age 13+
HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING
When someone hears the term “MMA”, they think of the cage-fighting competitions seen on cable TV and PPV. But what does MMA really mean? It is the abbreviation for “Mixed Martial Arts” so it could mean just about anything but it’s important to really understand what really goes into a mixing of styles.
WHAT STYLES MAKE UP MIXED MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING?
There are generally 2 types of combat arts; striking and grappling. Striking arts employ kicks and punches as their weapons to attack and defend whereas grappling arts use holds and chokes as well as bodyweight and leverage to control their opponents.
WHAT MAKES ONE MARTIAL ART DIFFERENT FROM ANOTHER?
The common striking arts include Tae Kwon Do, Karate, many styles of Kung Fu, Muay Thai, and even Western Boxing. Grappling arts include Judo, Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A well-rounded MMA program may also include tactics from hand-to-hand combat arts like Krav Maga or Systema.
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS WORKOUT
The Chung’s Martial Arts MMA Self-Defense and Conditioning program provides a full-body workout using skillsets from many of the martial arts styles listed above to provide realistic self-defense responses to common attacks.
WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF A FIGHT?
There are generally 3 components to a fight: the stand-up exchange, the transition, and the ground conflict. Generally, all physical altercations begin on the feet. This is where your stand-up skills are utilized. The transition of going to ground – whether being forced to the ground by an attacker or taking someone down yourself – is next, and this is where wrestling skills are key. Finally, the scramble for control and dominance on the ground completes the cycle.
Here, we work on all 3 phases of the conflict independently. One class will focus on the stand-up skills, another on takedowns, another on ground skills. Week-to-week the focus may change based on what was worked the week before (i.e. a continuation or follow-up lesson).
WHAT MAKES CHUNG’S MARTIAL ARTS MMA SELF-DEFENSE AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS?
But what really sets it apart is that the first 30-minutes of the MMA Self-Defense and Conditioning class are strength and stamina building exercises, like a mini Combat Core, and the second 30-minutes of class are drilling techniques. It is a simple fact that you can have an amazing skill set – sort of like a high-performance vehicle – but if you have no fuel – no “gas” in your tank – you won’t be able to perform. You need the stamina and strength to hold off your attacker and when the time is right, you use the skills you’ve trained to end the conflict or at least get yourself out of harm’s way.
DO I HAVE TO BE A FIGHTER TO TRAIN MMA?
The other important thing to realize is that we don’t train professional fighters here. There are plenty of gyms that can train you to compete if that’s what you are looking for. We focus on technique for self-defense. And remember, MMA is a sport and sports have rules. The street has no rules, so we prepare you to deal with all forms of attacks. We also train skills that would be illegal in the sport setting but we’re not trying to earn a belt or win a tournament, we’re trying to save your life.
So if you’d like to learn all the skills you see in the cage but aren’t looking to compete, stop by for a class some night.
Our Results in Numbers
A 1985 study found that children in martial arts have an increased sense of responsibili-
ty, and a higher sense of self-esteem.