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5 Disciplines you can learn with W2W!

As the name may suggest, MMA is a sport that combines all of the Martial Arts disciplines in the World. The diversity of MMA makes the sport extremely unpredictable, leaving fans constantly on the edge of their seat while watching an MMA event! When you join the Warrior Training Program, you will learn skills from several Martial Arts disciplines. In this blog, we are going to tell you about the 5 disciplines you will train the most during the program, alongside educating you on why these disciplines are so effective in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts!

1: Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a popular combat sport that originated in Thailand during the 18th Century. Muay Thai, also known as the ‘art of eight limbs’ combines striking and clinching to create a sport that translates into MMA with great success. In Muay Thai, fighters can use their hands, feet, elbows, knees, and shins to strike.

During the Warrior Training Program, you will learn how to use a range of fun and effective Muay Thai techniques. Although some of Muay Thai’s techniques are only available to use in professional Mixed Martial Arts (Elbows, knees to the head), the sport has plenty of techniques that our Warriors can practice and use with great success in their own MMA bout!

As Muay Thai incorporates so many elements of Martial Arts, it is no wonder that it is one of the most popular Martial Arts disciplines in the world!

2: Wrestling

Wrestling is a grappling-based combat sport. In the sport of wrestling, competitors aim to take down their opponent, obtain a dominant position, and pin them.

The origins of Wrestling date back to over 15,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest sports in the world! Wrestling was one of the world’s most popular sports in ancient times, with the sport being a focal part of Ancient Greek and Roman Culture.

Wrestling is arguably the most effective discipline in the sport of MMA. Some of the sports greatest ever fighters such as Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones and Kamaru Usman use their wrestling experience to dominate opponents in the octagon.

Wrestling is just as, if not more effective in Amateur MMA than in Professional MMA. During the Warrior Training Program, you will learn how to take down an opponent, gain control of them and obtain a dominant position!

3: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a submission and grappling based combat sport that was created in the 1920s. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has had a key role in Mixed Martial Arts since UFC 1 when Royce Gracie shocked the world by defeating multiple heavyweights with ease to become the first-ever UFC champion.

The aim of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to take down your opponent, gain a dominant position, and submit them by applying one of many chokehold/ joint lock techniques. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an effective method of self-defence, as it teaches techniques that allow someone to subdue attackers of all shapes and sizes.

In the Warrior Training Program, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an extremely popular discipline. Not only is the sport extremely effective, but it is also very fun to train! If you want to learn how to do an armbar, rear-naked choke or kimura, sign up for a Free Intro Class with the Warrior Training Program today!

4: Boxing

Boxing is one of the oldest sports in the world. The first known depiction of boxing is from the 3rd millennium BC, meaning the origins of the sport go back to over 5000 years ago! The sport has been consistently popular throughout history and was even introduced to the Ancient Greek Olympics in 688AD.

Today, boxing is one of the most popular sports in the world, with millions of men, women and children all over the world partaking in the sport. Professional Boxing is also one of the most-watched sports in the world, particularly the heavyweight division, which can captivate the entire sporting world. Boxing superstars such as Mohammed Ali, Mike Tyson, Anthony Joshua and Evander Holyfield have transcended the sport to become pop culture icons.

Boxing is a sport that translates to MMA with great success, which is why it is one of the most important aspects of the Warrior Training Program. When you join the Warrior Training Program, you will learn how to throw a jab, straight, and uppercut with speed, accuracy, and efficiency! Boxing is also an effective method of self-defence, which will help boost your confidence and reduce your anxieties about the threat of combat in the real world!

5: Kickboxing

Kickboxing is one of the most popular and well-known Martial Arts in the world. As the name may suggest, the sport of Kickboxing is a striking-based combat sport that allows competitors to strike using punches and kicks.

Although Kickboxing is one of the worlds most popular Martial Arts, it has only existed for a relatively short amount of time. The sport was created by Osamu Noguchi, a Martial Artist from Japan, In the 1950s.

Noguchi, who was a boxing expert at the time, started to study the sport of Muay Thai. Osamu had always wanted to develop a discipline that had the principles of karate but with more diversity, Osamu merged Karate, Boxing and Muay Thai to create the sport of kickboxing that is now practised by millions of men, women and children all over the world!

When you join the Warrior Training Program, you will learn a range of kickboxing techniques that are effective in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. If you have ever wanted to learn how to throw a roundhouse or a killer calf kick, the Warrior Training Program is the perfect program for you!