Cardiff University Mixed Martial Arts Club
What is Mixed Martial Arts?
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is often referred to as cage fighting due to competitions regularly taking place within an octagonal cage, however, competitions are also held in boxing rings and on open mats. This diverse sport is the amalgamation of all forms of combat martial arts, such as: wrestling, grappling, kickboxing, and Thai boxing to form a complete fighting sport. There is no singular system of martial arts that dictates how and what needs to be taught in order to compete in mixed martial arts,however, most gyms will cover striking with fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet from standing as well as on the ground and, defensive and offensive wrestling, clinching and grappling techniques such as pins, sweeps, takedowns, locks, chokes, funks and rolls (from both against a cage and away from one). This creates a seemingly endless variety of skills that fighters are able to learn and call upon in order to defeat their opponents within a bout.
What is the main activities this club will engage in?
Like all sporting clubs this club wishes to train and compete fighters but its primary activity shall be MMA training and conditioning. This club will be learning and practising all areas of sport under the guidance of Paul “Hands of Stone” Jenkins a local Cardiff coach and veteran of the sport. Lessons will be compatible with both beginners and more experienced practitioners.
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