Our MMA (mixed martial arts) classes are taught by emerging talent Saad Touijar. He himself is a professional MMA fighter, regularly fights in the octagon and is well on his way to conquering a place in the UFC. We can’t think of a better trainer.
In this class you will learn a mix of ground fighting (techniques from wrestling and grappling) and stand-up fighting (techniques from boxing and kickboxing). We practice the techniques together and there will also be light sparring. Sparring always happens under the guidance of the trainer and sparring to the head is always optional.
For these classes you need MMA gloves. If you have forgotten your own gloves or if you do not (yet) have them at your disposal, you can rent them from us at the bar.
This class is accessible to all levels and is for recreational users.
BJJ / Grappling
Our classes BJJ/Grappling – no Gi are taught by Thomas Plunkett. Thomas has been practicing this sport for over 10 years and holds a purple belt in BJJ. He is still active in Gi and no-Gi Jiu-Jitsu, in which he has been trained and competed internationally.
BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-jitsu) and grappling are self-defense sports that became popular with the emergence of ground fighting techniques used in Mixed Martial Arts and are best known from the UFC. The goal of BJJ/grappling is to gain a dominant position over your opponent. Using specific techniques you want to maintain this dominant position in order to eventually win the grappling exchange by means of a ‘choke’ or ‘joint lock’.
The concept of the sport is that a smaller “weaker” person can use these specific techniques to defeat a larger “stronger” opponent. This makes the sport very accessible to everyone. The workout itself can be performed relatively safe at a high intensity. This class is also for all levels.
Why train BJJ/No Gi, Grappling and MMA?
– This will increase your physical condition and body awareness.
– You learn new skills and how and when to apply them
– You learn how to defend yourself
– If you already train MMA and would like to improve your ground skills, this lesson is very instructive.