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MUAY THAI

Muay Thai is a combat sport from the muay martial arts of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on foot is known as "the art of eight limbs" because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

This class focuses on the teachings of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, how to move and apply effective submissions on the floor. In this class a Gi (kimono) is used to get the student to feel comfortable with positioning and all the aspects of BJJ. This art does not rely on strength but rather on positioning and leverage. BJJ utilizes takedowns, chokes, arm-locks, leg-locks, and cranks in order to control and subdue even much bigger and stronger opponents.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

Mixed Martial Arts is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts. Various mixed-style contests took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s. The combat sport of vale tudo that had developed in Brazil from the 1920s was brought to the United States by the Gracie family in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).