Morné Swanepoel's High Performance Mixed Martial Arts will expose you to the dynamics of Combat Athletics while exploring the stand up, clinch and ground fighting ranges which you see in 'No Rules' fighting events such as the UFC. Training is done against a resisting opponent in an 'alive' environment preparing those who would like to compete in the 'Cage Fighting' arenas and for those who would just like to reap the benefits in a friendly, fun and non-intimidating environment.
What is Mixed Martial Arts ?
Modern Mixed Martial Arts(MMA) emerged in 1993 with the Ultimate Fighting Championships, based on the concept of pitting different fighting styles against each other in competition with minimal rules, in an attempt to determine which system/martial art would be more effective in a real, unregulated combat situation. In the late 1990's and early 2000's, MMA competitions implemented additional rules for the safety of the athletes and to promote acceptance of the sport, while maintaining as much of the original no holds barred concepts as possible. Since these changes MMA has grown rapidly to the point of setting pay-per-view records with various organisations and competitions igniting the excitement in the world of Martial Arts again.
Robert Francis, veteran member at our headquarters shows that MMA training is not just for the youngsters but that anyone can train to be their best and experience the benefits of combat athletics
Morné Swanepoel’s High Performance Mixed Martial Arts strives to provide a safe, fun non-intimidating yet effective training environmentfor any individual regardless of skill level, age or sex. Our goal is to maximize your physical and mental potential using goal setting exercises, strength and conditioning via Morne’s unique Functional Combat Athletic approach. We encourage the development and growth of a complete Martial Artist. A complete Martial Artist is one who strives to become a great person, fighter, technician and coach.
Training at Morné Swanepoel's JKD High Performance Mixed Martial Arts gym will expose you to the 3 ranges of MMA, Vale Tudo and No holds barred fighting to ensure you are well rounded in your fighting game.
1. Stand Up 2. Clinch 3. Ground
Within these 3 ranges you will be exposed to various strategies, tactics, training methods and techniques to ensure dynamic results. Learn more about these ranges by selecting(clicking) the specific button to your right.
'The best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone who can adapt to any style. He kicks too good for a Boxer, throws too good for a Karate man, and punches too good for a Judo man' - BRUCE LEE
'The way you train is the way you will perform/fight' is a motto you will hear on a regular basis in Morné 's classes. Combat Athletics forms an important part of our training sessions. Many fights outcome is determined by the fighters functional fitness level. Comprehensive all round conditioning is a must for the MMA athlete. It's not just about being able to run far or fast. It's not just about how strong or flexible you are. No, it's about all of these and more. Click on the 'No Rules - Anything Goes - Are you ready logo to your left to enter our Combat Athletics site.
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