Mixed Martial Arts is a sport for all – a sport enjoyed by millions of children, youth, and adult participants globally. It is a sport that combines hand-eye coordination, power, strength, speed, and decision-making skills. There is always something new to learn, as it is constantly evolving. MMA is a sport that constantly challenges and pushes participants to their physical and mental limits.
Get involved and try the sport. Share all the health and social benefits of MMA and become part of our global MMA community.
Here are a few ideas to think about when getting started in the sport:
1. Find a local MMA gym, or train at a martial arts school that offers training in Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Boxing, or Muay Thai.
2. Develop techniques and fighting abilities. There are limited full-contact hits to the body and head at this stage.
3. Participate in amateur MMA fights with full contact, but with participants wearing headgear and shin guards.
Many athletes will train in one martial art for a long time and then transition to MMA. For example, there are many Jiu-Jitsu practitioners that have gotten really good at their art. They then take those skills with them over to MMA. Once they train and are comfortable in MMA, amateur fights can be arranged for them to participate in.