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What is Mixed Martial Arts?

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts.

MMA core consists of boxing, as well as kick boxing and muaythai (thai boxing), wrestling (free style and Greco-roman), grappling (Brazilian jiu-jutsu) and judo.

MMA is a sport designed for sparring and competition. The ambition is to attain the highest athletic level possible, with as few technical limitations as possible, while still ensuring a low level of risk for the practitioners. Within eastern as well as western martial arts all practitioners are fostered in the spirit of respect, humility and fair play, a value base which MMA shares given that it sprung from both these traditions.

An MMA athlete needs to be well rounded in the three main elements of combat; standing, ground and the transition in between them, and master a large number of techniques of various kinds. Prominent athletes have often had a very successful career in other sports before starting to train and compete in MMA.

Benefits

  • Improves cardiovascular fitness
  • Improves reflexes
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Helps with weight loss and muscle toning

Equipment

To take part in competitive MMA you will need protective gloves and suitable clothing

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Partners

  • Loughborough University
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Leicestershire County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Harborough District Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Melton Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    County Sport Network
  • Equality Standard
    Blaby District Council
    Rutland County Council
    QUEST
    Sport England
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
    Safeguarding
    Age UK L&R

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Blaby District Council
  • Harborough District Council
    County Sport Network
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Loughborough University
    Melton Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Leicestershire County Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Leicester City Council
    QUEST
  • Sport England
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Equality Standard