Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a wildly popular full contact combat sport. Its roots derive from the ancient Olympic sport of Pankration mixing a combination of boxing and wrestling. The MMA of today has evolved into a variety and mix of styles incorporating grappling, takedowns, striking, and a wide range of martial arts disciplines. MMA training, whether for competition, self-defense or for physical fitness, provides a plethora of physical and mental benefits. One of the most powerful fitness advantages that MMA training provide is that of strike training. Personal fitness trainers and MMA instructor alike will agree that getting the most out of exercise you will need a fundamental understanding of proper forms and technique. Striking is no different.
Striking is one of the most dominant ways to defeat an opponent or improve the confidence in defending yourself. Yet simply flailing away at a punching bag or fitness equipment can not only get you hurt, but you also won’t receive the full benefits of the exercise.