MK Boxing Mixed Martial Arts Striking and conditioning classes involve the use of hands, elbows, knees, legs and foot strikes. The class involves the use of the heavy bags, kicking shields, and focus mitt training. There is a heavy emphasis on conditioning such as running, burpees, pushups, abs, and other cross conditioning methods. The client will learn how to slip and avoid punches. The class will focus on technique, form, conditioning, power, speed, timing, coordination and balance. This class is for an hour on Monday's, Tuesday, Wedsnesday, Thursday and Friday 12 Noon. These classes are also offered Monday and Wednesday at 4:30 pm, as well Sunday mornings at 10:30am.
MK Boxing Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports. The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be traced back to the ancient Olympics where one of the earliest documented systems of codified full range unarmed combat was in the sport of pankration. Various mixed style contests took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s. The combat sport of Vale Tudo that had developed in Brazil from the 1920s was brought to the United States by the Gracie family in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
The more dangerous vale-tudo-style bouts of the early UFCs were made safer with the implementation of additional rules, leading to the popular regulated form of MMA seen today. Originally promoted as a competition with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors were pitted against one another with minimal rules. Later, fighters employed multiple martial arts into their style while promoters adopted additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport. This is a very effective self defense system. It is also very challenging and technique oriented.