MIXED MARTIAL ARTS/MMA
Mixed Martial Arts or MMA is one of the oldest known sports to man kind. It was a part of the original Olympic games. In this class you will combine the skills from the Muay Thai Kickboxing class as well as the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class to learn how to defend yourself from an attacker. We start on our feet, learn how to close the distance, takedown, and control your opponent on the ground. You will also learn how to defend an aggressive attacker who is trying to tackle you to the ground. In this class you will learn how to not only defend strikes on the ground but also reverse control of a dominant position to deliver your own strikes or apply a submission. This class can be used for self defense or students can also use this class as a sport if they so chose.
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MUAY THAI KICKBOXING
Muay Thai, a martial art from the country of Thailand, utilizes all of the body's natural weapons to create a devestating fighting style. People train Thai Boxing because it is a competitive sport in the ring as well as being usful on the street. In Thai Boxing, hand techniques are similar to western boxing, adding strikes with elbows, knees, and kicks. At Stafford MMA, our Muay Thai Kickboxing program will provide you with the best workout you have ever experienced. Jumping rope and calisthenics are a part of every class. Practical offensive and defensive techniques are delivered on pads to provide complete resistance training. Nothing can compare to a complete stand up martial arts work out!!
JEET KUNE DO & KALI/ESCRIMA
Our Jeet Kune Do Class follows the guidelines of Sifu Richard Bustillo of the International Martial arts & Boxing Academy (IMB). We supply you with the three basic ranges of various martial art disciplines. You practice them on your own and make your own decisions on what best fits your needs. Every individual, based on their abilities and experiences, has their own unique (Jeet Kune Do) way. IMB takes the position that, "These are some of our principles, theories, and concepts that are practical, simple and direct." We don't want to teach you only martial arts. We want you to be able to develop it. This philosophy is called Jeet Kune Do. Also in this class we offer Doce Pares Escrima. You will be taught to work with the Escrima sticks (2), Single Stick, knife and empty hands. This process enables them to absorb that which is most practical and functional.
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is founded of efficient movements and has been refined throughout the decades by the practitioners and their students. This combat-tested method of fighting is intended to teach practical self-defense through submission grappling. This style promotes strong grappling and ground fighting techniques. Practitioners develop balance and control, and can defeat much larger and stronger opponents. Students train with a uniform or GI. This provides for a more advanced grappling strategy and allows the student to be prepared for self-defense while being clothed with a jacket. Training can also be done without a gi. Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is headed by a BJJ Black Belt and NJ BJJ Federation President, Fernando "Cabeca" Sarmento Jr. Also teaching the classes is Liam Kerrigan who is a Black Belt under Professor Sarmento JR.
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