Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) are undoubtedly two very different combat sports and fighting systems. To completely adopt a traditional boxing stance, or rely only on boxing as a fighter in the sport of MMA, would definitely not be the best approach. It would make you susceptible to takedowns, elbows, and paralyzing low kicks-which are arguably a boxer’s greatest weakness in the cage outside the take down.
However, that doesn’t mean that the techniques and concepts used heavily in the sweet science can’t be beneficial in the sport of MMA, especially when clinch fighting is employed from the dirty boxing perspective. Being well-versed in traditional and Dirty Boxing techniques will not only improve your ability to punch harder, faster, and transition better between different upper and lower body attacks, it will also help to improve your ability to land a combination, counter-attack, or even avoid strikes altogether depending on your range.
Boxing, when trained properly for MMA, amidst the traditional and clinch fighting perspectives will improve the practitioners overall reflexes, reaction time, and athleticism; the foundation of which will lay the ground work for more advanced systems such as Filipino Suntukan, Muay Thai, Dutch, Kick and Shoot Boxing.
The father of Folk-style and Grecko Roman wrestling, The Catch as Catch can or submission wrestling style of folk wrestling has been around for hundreds of years.
Embracing this style of No- Gi grappling gives the classical free-style wrestler an opportunity to explore their grappling roots in traditional old school wrestling, while introducing the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner to an alternative top centralized perspective of the grappling arts.
Our MMA is based on the Japanese perspective of mixed martial arts; focusing on the principals of Bushido and moral ethics within reality based fighting. Our perspective is conceptually based on the five ranges of combat focusing selected martial disciplines in to appropriate distances of free fighting while integrating smooth flow between styles and distances of combat. We utilize the martial disciplines we believe to be most effective for street readiness and military applications while maintaining the Budo spirit of traditional martial discipline. IE: Shoot Boxing Catch Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Note: Aspiring amateur fighters must obtain a at least a BJJ blue belt or equivalent shooter level in Catch wrestling or relevant experience as a Free-style wrestler to be considered for this program. Experienced fighters must train at least one year consistently and are required to have had competed regularly in Kickboxing, Gi or NoGi Jiu-Jitsu before a sanctioned amateur fight will be considered.
As mixed martial artists we understand both the value of warrior spirit and the virtue of traditional martial discipline as cultivated through the process of orthodox training.
This warrior ethos of balance within Japanese Budō or "Way of War" truly lasts a lifetime.
Our goal? The creation an upright balanced fighter without the watering down of moral and ethical tradition or the essence of legitimate martial technique.
We offer a challenging and disciplined training environment with Real-world training applications of mixed martial arts from the street to the cage!
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