JMK now offers top-notch MMA training for kids and adults! Our mixed martial arts classes include training in a variety of martial arts styles to help students be more prepared to adequately defend themselves in a variety of ways, including striking, clinching, grappling, self-defense, and even some weapons training. Students in our MMA program will experience training in Kickboxing, Karate, Catch Wrestling, Jujitsu, Judo, and HapKiDo. MMA classes are also great for conditioning and getting fit! You can read more about some of the styles we teach in our MMA program below.
Combative JuJitsu (sometimes spelled “Jiu jitsu”) was derived from Combat Judo, which was originally developed to
address the needs of military personnel facing new hand to hand combat challenges as a way to
ensure a streamlined, tested, and effective method of self defense. Its roots stem
from the WWII era.
Combat Judo during WWII was specifically designed as a self-defense/offensive method
focusing on rapid disposal of attackers. By the start of WWII, this fighting method had become
wide spread throughout the branches of the US military. “Combat Judo” became the name of this
system utilized by the US Military primarily during this time. It was taught to specialized units
for use in potential close quarter combat situations.
Combative JuJitsu revives the more dangerous Jujitsu techniques seeking to quickly defeat the
opponent, allowing the option to finish with more drastic techniques, enabling the defender to
focus on the next attacker.
Combative JuJitsu incorporates the striking techniques of Boxing and Kickboxing, and also emphasizes small joint manipulations such as finger and wrist locks in addition to chokes, elbow locks, wrist locks, arm bars, knee bars, ankle locks, etc. Combative Jujitsu is taught as a supplemental part of our Krav Maga, self-defense, and MMA programs.
Catch wrestling (also known as Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling) is defined as “using or making do with whatever means are available”. Catch wrestling is regarded throughout the world as “the violent art,” as it is considered one of the most aggressive grappling styles. It is also the father of Olympic Freestyle Wrestling (once commonly known as Amateur Catch as Catch Can) and Collegiate Folkstyle Wrestling. It includes several submission techniques, face locks, neck cranks, toe holds, muscle locks, knee bars, wrist locks, etc. JMK is proud to offer authentic catch wrestling as a part of its MMA & self-defense program. JMK is an official affiliate school of Snake Pit USA Catch Wrestling Association under the direction of Coach Joel Bane. For more information about Catch Wrestling and Snake Pit USA, please visit www.snakepitusa.com.
Kickboxing is a striking art that incorporates various punches, kicks, knees, elbows, blocks, footwork, and body conditioning. Kickboxing involves a lot of mitt and bag training, and striking combination drills. JMK offers freestyle kickboxing as a part of its MMA program, and elements of it are also taught in the Karate and Krav Maga programs.
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