Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit. It’s a fact that control is usually easier on the ground vs in the standing position. The techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are centered around the skill of taking an opponent from the feet to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions, and rendering them harmless.
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Muay Thai is a martial art that originated in Thailand, and is the National Sport over there. Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because fighters make use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” AKA punches with two fists like in Western boxing.
These classes are friendly, and taught in a motivating environment in order to help develop students mentally and physically. Safety is always on our minds at Ivey League and proper control is emphasized during training.
There’s no sparring or getting hit in any beginner level classes, only pad work, partner drills, and using the punching bags. Muay Thai Kickboxing offers a truly unique workout that tones the body up and burns fat like crazy. People love it and it’s easy to see why.
Mixed martial arts or MMA is the combination of different types of martial arts, made famous by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC. There are really two worlds in MMA, grappling and striking, and both are essential to become a complete fighter and a complete martial artist.
If you study MMA fighters, most study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing, since these arts have the broadest rule sets and more techniques are allowed in practice. Other, more specialized arts like Wrestling and Boxing are also essential.