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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

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

Partners

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