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Beginners MMA Course in Cardiff at Hangar HPC

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MMA Beginners Course at Hangar HPC

Keen on stepping into the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)?

Kickstart your journey with our Beginners MMA Course at Hangar HPC in Cardiff. This dynamic and thrilling combat sport integrates striking and grappling techniques from various martial arts, making it a mainstream sporting sensation.
Our six-week course, structured by Paul Jenkins, our Head Combat Coach, ensures a strong foundation. You’ll start from the basics, mastering both stand-up fighting and ground game, readying you for the regular classes and sparring sessions. And the best part? No special equipment required! Though, we do have boxing gloves, gumshields, and hand wraps available at the gym for purchase.

This session runs over 6 weeks and will teach you all the fundamentals of Mixed Martial Arts.

Next course date – Starting 27 February 2024

  • Tuesdays 7.15pm – MMA Striking
  • Saturdays 9am – MMA Ground Game

This six week block of learning with Paul Jenkins, Head Combat Coach will teach you all you need to know about getting started in MMA.  You will then be ready to join in the regular classes and start sparring.  It is designed for total beginners, and all levels of fitness.

Tuesdays concentrate on stand up fighting: from basic striking combinations to defence of take-downs.  Whilst Saturday sessions concentrate on submission wrestling (or grappling) on the ground.

The price is £65 for the 6-weeks.  Existing members, you can get this course HALF PRICE!  Ask at reception if you want to sign up if you are already a Hangar member.


Background Info For MMA
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has emerged as a dynamic and exhilarating combat sport that has taken the world by storm. With its unique blend of striking and grappling techniques, both on the feet and on the ground, MMA has captivated audiences and athletes alike. In this blog post, we will delve into the intricacies of MMA, exploring its origins, rules, and rise to mainstream popularity.
 
Originating from various traditional martial arts disciplines, MMA has evolved into a comprehensive combat sport that showcases the skills and techniques from a wide range of martial arts and combat sports. Fighters in MMA are not limited to one particular style but instead have the freedom to utilize a combination of striking techniques such as punches, kicks, elbows, and knees, as well as grappling techniques like takedowns, submissions, and ground control.
 
One of the defining features of MMA is its full-contact nature. Unlike other combat sports that focus solely on striking or grappling, MMA allows fighters to engage in both aspects of combat. This creates a dynamic and unpredictable environment where fighters must be well-versed in multiple disciplines to succeed. It is this versatility that sets MMA apart from other combat sports and contributes to its ever-growing popularity.
 
In terms of rules, MMA has a set of regulations in place to ensure the safety of the fighters while still allowing for intense and competitive bouts. These rules vary slightly depending on the organization or promotion governing the fights but generally include prohibitions on strikes to the back of the head, eye-gouging, biting, and other unsportsmanlike conduct. Referees are present in the ring or cage to enforce these rules and ensure fair play.
 
The rise of MMA can be attributed to a number of factors. Firstly, its appeal lies in its raw and unfiltered nature. Unlike traditional martial arts competitions, MMA provides a platform for fighters to showcase their skills without the constraints of strict rules or regulations. This freedom allows for creativity and innovation in fighting techniques, making for exciting and unpredictable matchups.
 
Additionally, the mainstream popularity of MMA can be attributed to effective marketing and promotion by organizations such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Through strategic partnerships, media coverage, and high-profile events, MMA has been able to reach a wider audience and gain recognition as a legitimate sport. This increased exposure has led to a surge in fan support and interest in the sport.
 
Furthermore, MMA’s rise to prominence can be attributed to the growing acceptance of combat sports as a form of entertainment. As society becomes more open-minded and receptive to non-traditional sports, MMA has been able to break through barriers and capture the attention of a diverse fan base. Its blend of athleticism, strategy, and sheer excitement has made it a favorite among sports enthusiasts worldwide.
 
In conclusion, MMA has established itself as a thrilling and captivating combat sport that showcases the best of various martial arts disciplines. Its blend of striking and grappling techniques, combined with its full-contact nature, sets it apart from other combat sports. With its rise in popularity and mainstream recognition, MMA is poised to continue captivating audiences for years to come. Whether you’re a seasoned fan or new to the sport, MMA offers an adrenaline-fueled experience that is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.

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