Mixed Martial Arts Training | What Is It All About?
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Jan 6, 2014 | 0 comments

With a long and varied history, Mixed Martial Arts Training is becoming more and more entrenched in the fitness and martial arts training gyms across the country.

With millions of people looking to improve their fitness, learn martial arts with their peers, and even train to engage in a sanctioned and regulated “fight,” Mixed Martial Arts Training is fast becoming one of the top training programs here and abroad.

Mixed Martial Arts is the all encompassing fighting system originally developed through the integration of numerous styles of martial arts fighting methods. The most common styles that have been integrated into MMA are: Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Amateur wrestling, Boxing, Judo, Catch wrestling, Karate, and Kickboxing. The best and most effective moves and strategies from these individual sports were incorporated to form Mixed Martial Arts Training for exactly as the the name implied. Martial Arts that have mixed various forms of their respective sports and utilized them under one umbrella, Mixed Martial Arts Training.

Here at Thornton Martial Arts the most important aspects of MMA fighting and conditioning are taught individually and also as MMA as an all-encompassing fighting system. We believe that building your “fighter” persona from the basics on up makes the most sense in producing strong, accomplished athletes. We encourage everyone to develop strong foundations in grappling before strike training begins.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is probably considered to be one of the biggest influencers in Mixed Martial Arts and is a training program in its own right. Muay Thai is the ancient fighting method of Thailand. It is a fast-paced, strategic, and effective martial art that quickly teaches trainees how to properly combine punches, kicks, elbows, knees, and “clinch” grappling into an extremely effective series of pin-pointed attacks.

Muay Thai is without a doubt the most widely used stand-up striking discipline and the choice for many MMA fighters, as it continues to be the most popular stand-up fighting art in today’s MMA and for good reason. This is the art of of “eight limbs” as it refers to the use of legs,knees, elbows and fists.

In Mixed Martial Arts Training you will find the sport of Muay Thai to be one cleverly used throughout most MMA training programs.

Modern Muay Thai is not only a sport, a martial art, but most certainly an art form. The combatve methods of Muay Thai, known around the world as Thai boxing, is the national sport of Thailand.

The origins of Muay Thai go back thousands of years, and its history is an important aspect of the national history of Thailand, itself, in that the Royal Thai Army has always used Muay Thai to protect the borders of Thailand from invaders.

Muay Thai is the most effective martial art in hand-to-hand combat and uses all the physical body’s natural weapons to instill full contact to the opponent. As a martial art, Muay Thai has it all, from powerful punches, lightning fast kicks, penetrating knee strikes to the effect of crushing elbows and skillful grappling. This is the epitome of martial arts in its most historic form.

Those who practice Muay Thai are known as Nak Muay and have proven the effectiveness of their unique art in competition all over the world. People of all ages, walks of life, and genders in over 80 countries have turned to Muay Thai as an effective and efficient method of developing physical fitness and learning self-defense tactics. Martial artists world wide have seen the amazing effectiveness of this form of martial art and have been keen to incorporate its moves, skills, and techniques into the Mixed Martial Arts Training offered by many gyms and training centers all over the world.

Mixed Martial Arts Training at Thornton Martial Arts

Muay Thai Class

Traditional Muay Thai — energetic fast-paced class offers great cardio while teaching traditional Muay Thai. Techniques include the 8 Limbs (Hands, elbows, knees, kicks), clinching and sweeps. This class focuses on developing striking skills for both practical use and competition, i.e. Muay Thai and MMA.

Cardio Muay Thai Class

This high energy fun class focuses on teaching basic traditional Muay Thai techniques while improving your muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Training includes striking pads and heavy bags, as well as calisthenics, plyometrics and progressive stretching exercises. This class is ideal for helping you achieve your fitness goals. If you are looking for the next step up from your kickboxing class then this is the perfect class for you!

Finding The MMA Training For You

As with any other fitness program, you will find that the best mixed martial arts training for you is the one where you feel comfortable with the instructors, the gym, and the clientele that are regulars there. Talk to people you know who have experience in Mixed Martial Arts Training and determine which gyms or facilities they go to and why.

We here at Thornton Martial Arts welcome your questions, comments, and would be pleased to show you just what our facility has to offer to you and your family if you’re interested in Mixed Martial Arts Training.