The hottest fighting style around, Mixed Martial Arts is a fighting style worth looking into. Mixed Martial Arts can teach you how to fight and defend yourself if the need should arise. One of the greatest joys of Mixed Martial Arts is the opportunity to challenge yourself, and then test your strength against a sparring partner. And, of course, it’s an excellent workout, as well.
There are other benefits to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) that perhaps you might not know. First of all, there is a strong emphasis on mind-body awareness in MMA. Instructors take the time to make sure that you practice mind-body awareness when training with an opponent. Students are encouraged to meditate, and yoga is a part of your daily training. MMA teaches you not only how to fight, but it teaches you proper breathing and relaxation techniques.
Mixed Martial Arts is an excellent way to build your confidence. Often you will be paired with sparring partners who are taller, faster, or stronger: this teaches you to execute your technique as flawlessly as possible to beat them at their own game. When you train with excellent instructors (like our teachers at A4 Fitness), you learn the best techniques for fighting. And your sparring partners themselves will work to show you how to better your fighting abilities along the way. Mixed Martial Arts will build you up and prepare you for different kinds of challenges you’ll face in the outside world.
Unique & Diverse Style
Next on the list of why you should try MMA, it’s different than any other fighting style. It’s not about beating your opponents with punches and kicks, No-Gi Jiu Jitsu is about grappling. And unlike Gi Jiu Jitsu, you don’t need to wear a typical karate gi. This gives you the ability to execute each move in your regular clothes – in case you ever need those moves as self-defense maneuvers in the real world.
Finally, it’s fun! If you’ve never challenged yourself with the sort of fighting you do in MMA, you ought to give it a try. The culture surrounding Mixed Martial Arts is all about community. Other fighters want to see you get better, so that the challenge is real. And they will support you when you are learning new moves. Not to mention your instructors, who are eager to help you grow and improve your technique all along the way.
Here at A4 Fitness, we are proud to offer excellent Mixed Martial Arts classes in Los Angeles. They are plain-clothes classes, often called No-Gi for the lack of a karate-style robe. Our instructors are ready to meet you at the level you are on, and they want to help you exceed your expectations as you reach for your goals. If you are thinking it’s time to try out No-Gi Jiu Jitsu, boxing, or Muay Thai kickboxing , give us a call today to enroll in Mixed Martial Arts classes.
Adam & Amanda
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