What is MMA Conditioning?
MMA (mixed martial arts) is the modern rebirth of the ancient greek sport of pankration (meaning "all powers"). The sport combines striking and grappling, and in its modern incarnation is a fusion of boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai, and jiu-jitsu. MMA athletes require an incredible blend of strength, stamina, power, speed, agility, balance, and flexibility. Modern MMA truly requires the development of elite all-around fitness, in addition to well-rounded fighting skill. Indeed, the first pankration champion was said to be Heracles (a.k.a. Hercules) himself.
MMA conditioning is the science of training the physical attributes of the MMA athlete, as a separate but integral task to training fighting skills. MMA conditioning is an all inclusive form of training, since the requirements of fitness for an MMA athlete are diverse and demanding.
At Geek Strength, we use the training methods of the modern and ancient MMA athletes to keep training interesting, functional, and effective. Whether you are interested in the sport of MMA, any of its component sports, self-defense, or only in getting into the best shape of your life, MMA conditioning will help you to forge the well-balanced physique of a warrior, and the athleticism to match.
An avid reality-based martial artist, Jon has cross-trained in brazillian jiu-jitsu, Systema, Haganah, SPEAR from Blauer Tactical Systems, and submission grappling at Guy Mezger's Combat Sports Club
Jon competed in the 2009 North American Grappling Association (NAGA
) Texas Grappling Championship and won his division, preparing himself by using the same innovative conditioning methods that he offers to his clients.
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