EFC’s MMA program involves instruction on the most useful selection of stand up striking, ground striking, wrestling, submissions, clinch techniques, take downs and throws to build the most effective Mixed Martial Artist. These various mixed martial arts are all combined to give you the most complete, full workout for the body and mind.
Muay Thai, originating in Thailand is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science Of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts.[Muay Thai is a challenging art that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. It is widely recognized as the most effective form of striking in the world.
Also known as submission fighting, submission grappling, sport grappling, or simply No-Gi or Combat wrestling in Japan, is a formula of competition and a general term describing the aspect of martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds. The sport of submission wrestling brings together techniques from Folk American Wrestling (Catch-as-catch-can), Luta Livre Esportiva, Freestyle Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Sambo. Submission fighting as an element of a larger sport setting is very common in mixed martial arts.
Boxing is a combat sport and martial art in which two people fight using their fists for competition. The use of footwork, head movement, and proper form in the way the punches are thrown is greatly stressed in this discipline.
BJJ is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo in the early 20th century, which was developed from a number of schools (or Ryu) of Japanese jujutsu in the 19th century. It teaches that even a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique—most notably by applying joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the other person. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be trained for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as ‘rolling’) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through grades/belts.
Judo meaning “gentle way” is a modern martial art and combat sport created in Japan in 1882 by Dr Kano Jigoro. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown one’s opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one’s opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by executing a strangle hold or choke.
Wrestling is an ancient martial art that uses grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and take downs, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There are a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems. In the MMA world today, fighters with wrestling backgrounds have been very effective in the sport.Click Here to Join EFC NOW!