What is Mixed Martial Arts?
The activity is Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). 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 wrings 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 an 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. Currently the lessons will be much more beginners orientated but more experienced people are welcome to come along and get some training in and support the uni club.
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