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Mixed Martial Arts
The roots of modern Mixed Martial Arts can be traced back to the ancient Olympic combat sport of Pankration. 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), which is currently the largest MMA promotion company worldwide. Prior to the UFC, professional MMA events had also been held in Japan by Shooto since 1989. Here at the Academy we stress the importance of developing a sound stand-up game as well as solid ground skills to manage the opponent throughout the match. Our training incorporates traditional western boxing techniques with extensive Filipino pangamut’s (boxing) use of the elbows and knees; as well as Muai Thai’s use of the kicks and clinches. Our ground game is based on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but it also incorporates a very wide range of movement and submissions from the Catch as Catch Can style of American wrestling; as well as traditional Greco-Roman wrestling techniques. The Academy offers classes for children five (5) years old to sixteen (16) years old. We also offer Beginner and Intermediate classes for adults.
Monday: 5:00 – 6:00 PM Kids, 8:30 – 10:00 PM Adult Basic
Tuesday: 8:00 – 9:00 PM Adult Intermediate
Wednesday: 5:00 – 6:00 PM Kids, 8:30 – 10:00 PM Adult Basic
Thursday: 7:00 – 8:00 PM Adult Intermediate
Saturday: 12:00 – 1:00 PM Kids
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Dec 30 2011
Pekiti Tirsia Seminar
Pekiti-Tirsia Kali (PTK): is an indigenous combat blade fighting system native to the Philippines that employs all traditional weapons including Empty-Hands. At its core lays the Doce Methodos, The Contradas, and the Contra-Tirsia Doble-Dos fighting technologies. It is a true, close-quarters combat system that is perfectly engineered for all branches of the military, law enforcement officers, […]
Dec 11 2011
Yesterday we had a very intensive stripe test for many of our white belts and two of our blue belts. The test itself took nearly 6 hours to complete; and, it had no scheduled time outs for anything. Everyone involved was a true warrior and provided the Blood – Sweat – and Tears to make […]
Nov 18 2011
Stripe Test for Selected White and Blue Belts
0900 – 1200 hrs. Phase 1. 1200 – 1300 hrs. Lunch. 1300 – 1600 hrs. Phase 2.
Nov 1 2011
Cassie Crisano WINS!
Cassie Crisano defeated Yolanda Etsitty on October 22, 2011.
Oct 29 2011
Seminars by Professor Luiz Palhares
Professor Luiz Palhares, 7 stripes Red and Black Belt under Rickson Gracie, will be conducting seminars at the Predator MMA Academy.
Aug 8 2011
Juan Sanchez vs Saquan Pickett Results
Congratulations Juan Sanchez for his victory last night against Saquan Pickett.