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Mixed Martial Arts

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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

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Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

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Partners

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