MIXED MARTIAL ARTS LESSONS
Iceni Warriors MMA with Icon Jitsu Team offers MMA coaching with a 360 degree approach to coaching, using several years of experience in training mixed martial arts fighters of all levels.
1) The stand-up element of Mixed Martial ArtsMuay Thai is arguably the most common stand-up martial art trained within MMA, mainly due to the kneeing and elbow elements being so effective, it's known as the art of 8 limbs after all. Also boxing, kickboxing and even karate and Taekwondo can be seen within an MMA fighter’s game.
2) The take-down and throwing element of Mixed Martial ArtsThis can be Judo and Sambo style, wrestling style, even Muay Thai clinch throws and Jiu-Jitsu style takedowns, also not forgetting on how to defend all of these.
Either with Gi ( traditional Jiu Jitsu uniform) or No-Gi, if you don't get this right from the outset, you will struggle to defend or attack on the ground. At amateur level, nearly all fights will be won on the ground, as invariably no head strikes are allowed.
Strength and conditioning is a vital part of the journey to becoming an MMA competitor and all round athlete. Programs for sports have to be carefully thought out and monitored. Planning out successful fitness and Strength & Conditioning schedules require years of experience, as well as understanding how we get the most efficient use of our training time. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu requires, among other things, a strong grip for both push and pull, powerful legs for bridging and a gymnastic level of movement on the floor. Muay Thai requires a high level of stamina, as well as an often brutal approach to body, and more often than not, leg conditioning. Never rule out a weights routine and ignore the myth that weights slow you down or always has to add unnecessary bulk. Talk to the experts and bear in mind that any routine which is sports specific, is and has to be based on your own needs, body type and sometimes work schedule and availability. Contact us for more information or a free consultation.