Miranda ‘Killa’ Cayabyab defeats Kaiyana Rain, November 1st on Lion Fight 12. Josh ‘JSD’ San Diego defeats Jeremy Murphy, November 2nd on Dragon House 15.
September is another very active month for our Fight Team. In the biggest fight of the month, Jose Palacios will be featured on Lion Fight 11 airing on AXS TV on The 20th in Las Vegas. Kicking off the month on September 14th top amateurs, John Cabrido, Jonathan Ramirez, and Jacob Ycaro will on the MTG Global Card in Sacramento. Finishing off the month, Hector Cortes, Sonny Singh and Yvette Aguaristi will be showcased on the WFC Card in Reno, NV on the 28th. Come out and support our fighters!
With the use of submission moves taught under Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters develop the ability to perform powerful strikes to their opponent. Therefore, it should not surprise many that this is one of the more favorable types of marital arts in the world of MMA fighting. It is an aggressive way to bring down a fighter’s opponent however a great deal of time is spent learning and mastering just the basic techniques.
It is no wonder that there is an increasing amount of MMA fighters that are obtaining the higher ranks in the belts that are awarded in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. By using this art form a fighter is capable of gaining an advantage over an opponent that could be bigger or even stronger. The goal of any fighter in MMA is to quickly gain control and bring their opponent to the ground in order to take advantage of the submission moves. When a fighter can gain a dominant position during a fight they are more likely in the position to apply a submission hold which can either dislocate a joint or bring the opponent into unconsciousness.
Many younger fighters want to spend their time training in wrestling or even striking, they should also be focusing on how to escape the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu holds. There is something to be said about the importance of mastering the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
It is becoming necessary for MMA fighters to become more experienced in their training and to learn all of the fighting art forms that make up the sport. A fighter needs to be able to demonstrate that have mastered the different fighting techniques, such as, grappling, boxing and performing a wide variety of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu attacks to their opponent.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is always going to be important in MMA fighting, if a fighter thinks that they can get away with not learning the basics they will not be successful in the sport. There are too many moves that are needed in MMA that are taught in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to gain control over an opponent.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu stresses the importance of ground work more than any of the other types of martial arts. Today Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teachers are realizing there is a need to teach the traditional ground work techniques but to also incorporate the striking and grappling style of martial arts.
Training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu includes technique drills which are practiced against a non-resisting training partner along with sparring, also known as positional drilling when only certain techniques are used. Full sparring is also done where each training partner will attempt to gain submission through legally taught techniques. As with any sport, it is important to condition train and this is also part of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Although many feel that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques are becoming less effective in MMA fighting due to those who focus training in the ability to escape the submission moves it will always have a place in MMA’s history.
MMA or mixed martial arts is known as a full combat sport where fighters enter either a ring or cage. It takes a special type of person to be a successful MMA fighter. It requires not only a huge amount of discipline, but you have to really want it deep down inside of you.
MMA fighting is harder than the fighters make it look and it has taken them many years of training and conditioning their bodies to be able to enter the fighting circuit. If you want to be an MMA fighter, be prepared to spend a minimum of six to eight weeks in a fighting camp to prepare for your first fight.
During training camp a fighter will spend a minimum of five to six days of the week training a minimum of 6 hours a day. During that time, they set aside scheduled time frames to concentrate on their technique, sparring and conditioning. If you feel that you cannot commit to this type of training, you might want to rethink your decision of becoming an MMA fighter. MMA is definitely a contact sport where you can get hurt very easily if you are not physically and mentally prepared. However, this does not deter many fighters that are involved in the sport.
A good place to learn more about MMA fighting is by talking to those that are already involved in the sport. They can give you important information about schools and helpful advice about different training methods. You should visit several schools and observe the fighters and instructor interaction and be sure to ask questions. The cost of joining a local MMA gym will depend on how often you are going to attend, so check out several gym memberships before you sign up.
Once you have chosen where you are going to train, the next step is to get the appropriate clothing and protective gear. One of the most important items is going to be your mouthpiece; it needs to be worn properly in order to protect your teeth during your training sessions. Men are going to need protective cups, head gear, shin pads, and boxing gloves. Just remember, at some point you will get hurt. You are going to go home with a black eye, bruises and even cuts on your body, so it is important to protect yourself at all times.
To become an MMA fighter you will need to become skilled in many different forms of combat fighting which will help make you a well-rounded fighter. Being physically capable is a big part of MMA, but also having a strong mental capacity is necessary when you are participating in this sport. Being strong mentally is another component in becoming an MMA fighter.
If you still think you want to become an MMA fighter, you will need to have the endurance to last an entire fight, as well as having the mobility to move as quickly as possible against your opponent. It will take some time, but with a lot of practice and a great deal of patience, you will soon find yourself fighting in your first MMA match.
June will be a very busy month for our Fight Team. It all starts June 8th as Jacob Ycaro makes his amateur debut on the Muay Thai Global 2 Show at Jackson Rancheria. On June 15th at the Santa Clara Convention Center Sonny Singh will be on the Arise Fighting Championships card. The following week will be a double header with Tristan Arenal returning to the Cage on NorCal’s Cage Combat in Santa Rosa on the 22nd. On the same day Josh San Diego will be making his Pro debut on Nick Diaz’z new MMA promotion War. Come out and support all of our fighters and watch them Get Some!
There are so many factors to consider when choosing an MMA studio. Studios, like apples, come in such great variety. The idea of finding the right one can be overwhelming. You can search the net or peruse the local phone book and find an overabundance of studios, each promising great teaching and fantastic results. However, like shoes, studios aren’t a one size fits all.
One of the main factors to consider in choosing a studio is being clear about what you expect out of the practice. What are you looking for? Greater skill, formal instruction, body change and increased strength can all be benefits of an MMA regimen, but what is your priority. Once you’ve been able to prioritize, it will narrow your search. Be mindful or success gimmicks and unrealistic promises. There are ‘no short cuts or back doors’ that can substitute for true commitment to the art and to the training involved in MMA.
Another factor to consider is your lifestyle. For many, the studio is not just their place of practice it is their ‘home away from home’. It can be there place of sanctuary and their place of spiritual focus. In searching for a studio, it is imperative that it feels like a place you could be for a long time. Commitment to the practice is requisite. If the studio is a place that you don’t connect with, don’t stay. Additionally, distance and hours of service play great roles in how the gyms location fits in with your lifestyle. If it takes too long to get there or isn’t open when you are available to participate, the studio isn’t for you.
Also of great significance in choosing a location are the instructors. Are they highly qualified? How many years of experience do they have as both instructors and as participants in their sport? Is there a true sense of respect amongst all those in attendance? Is the business legitimate? How are the facilities kept? Are rules and regulations clearly explained and defined for all participants? Are the fees comparable with other studios in the area? Do they offer group and individual instruction? Is the student to instructor ratio appropriate?
These are just a few of the questions to consider.
Choosing an MMA studio can be challenging. Not unlike choosing a car, be certain that you take the time to do the research. Take a few of the free trial classes offered at any of the studios you are considering before committing. Because this is a long-term commitment on your and the studios parts, you want to make sure that it is an excellent fit for you, one you can remain with for the long haul.
Unlimited MMA located in Milpitas, 5 minutes away from San Jose, CA, is offering free trial classes for anybody who is interested in MMA, BJJ or Kickboxing.
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