BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
While the concept of an unrestricted, one-on-one fight as a proving ground for martial artists had existed for centuries, such competitions were virtually non-existent in the United States until 1993, when the first Ultimate Fighting Championship aired. Since then, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has transformed into the fast growing combat sport on the planet.
As the name suggests, mixed martial arts allows competitors to draw upon techniques from a wide range of martial arts; strikes with the hands, feet, elbows and knees are allowed, along with throwing and grappling techniques usually drawn from wrestling, judo and Brazilian Jujitsu.
During MMA classes, students are taught how to integrate the knowledge they’ve gained from Muay Thai, BJJ and Boxing into a complete strategy for MMA competition. Students also receive instruction in techniques or strategies unique to MMA.
Classes use a combination of technical instruction and drilling, followed by sparring to allow students to apply their techniques against a live opponent.
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
Learn what is regarded as one of the most effective martial arts in the world in a safe and friendly environment. Brazilian jiu jitsu is a self defense system and combat sport that focuses on grappling, ground fighting and submissions. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage and taking the fight to the ground. For this reason it is excellent for both men and women to learn so if needed they may finish a fight by applying chokeholds, or joint locks to defeat their opponent. BJJ can be used in mixed martial arts, sport grappling tournaments competition and is an incredibly effective self defense. Classes are taught by an authentic Gracie Black Belt.
Boxing in the western world traces its history back to ancient Greece; believing that the gods themselves engaged in fisticuffs, the ancient Greeks added it to the Olympic Games in 688 BC. Since then, boxing has evolved through a variety of rules and styles. Modern boxing can be traced the Marquess of Queensberry rules established in 1867.
During the Industrial Revolution, prizefighting became a common sport of the working class. Many fought as a means of making money, seeking to elevate themselves or their families out of poverty. In 1908, amateur boxing was reintroduced to the Olympic Games, bringing the Grecian tradition full circle.
Today, boxing is widely recognized as a powerful and effective combat sport. Modern boxing focuses on developing powerful, precise punching, skillful footwork and evasive abilities, and a “never say die” mentality. Along with Muay Thai, Wresting, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, it is considered one of the key training methods for Mixed Martial Arts practitioners.
Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand. It is known for having the most devastating striking techniques, incorporating punching, knee strikes, elbow strikes and kicking all targets from legs to head. Sityodtong offers four levels of authentic Muay Thai training.
Intro to Muay Thai- is an intorductory class for new practitioners. You will learn proper Muay Thai fundamentals such as footwork, stance, basic striking and kicking.
Beginner Muay Thai- a heart pumping class for the novice just starting out. You will learn proper technique in the "Art of Eight Limbs". Practitioners will be exposed to Muay Thai pad work, heavy bag work, combination partner drills. There is no sparring in this class.
Advanced Muay Thai - Practioners will refine their skills working offensive and defensive partner drills. Expect several rounds of live supervised sparring! *This class is offered by trainer invitation.
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Classes at Sityodtong are geared toward the individual. Whatever your interest is losing weight, getting in shape, learning self defense or gaining self-confidence for a strong mind and body, we can help you achieve your goal!