Chicago MMA Class Descriptions
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BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
BJJ is a martial art, combat sport, and a self-defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.
Muay Thai is a combat sport from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins. Muay Thai is universally associated with good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter efficient and effective.
Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two (occasionally more) competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There is a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles.
MMA BLEND Drilling
When we fight, in the ring or out in the real world to defend ourselves, we have to move on instinct and muscle memory. To develop that instinct, we have to drill, and drill in a way that chains together everything we learn in the separate discipline classes.
This is the way to start seeing and feeling – becoming aware – of the particular dangers and opportunities present in real fight situations and learning to apply in a blended, smooth way the techniques we learn in BJJ, wrestling and Muay Thai classes.
MMA TIMING SPARRING
Timing sparring allows us to take the techniques we have been working on and try to string them together in a flowing state with controlled contact. We are focusing on putting it all together while receiving critical input by way of experience, thus improving our over all methodology.
Also known as BJJ sparring – when rolling, one person attempts to submit the other, who fully resists them. Alternately, your instructor may use ‘specific sparring’ in order to familiarize students with certain positions, such as sparring from guard with the end goal of passing or sweeping.
Yoga is an excellent addition to your training regimine. Yoga will boost your MMA techniques by enhancing your stamina, flexibility, and physical strength while also improving your focus and inner strength.
Schedule private training for one on one or small group training sessions. These sessions are a great way to improve your skill set by having individual attention with an instructor to work on specific areas of your game. Privates are helpful whether you are looking to start BJJ,Muay Thai,Wrestling or MMA or are just looking to take your overall game to the next level.