Mixed Martial Arts - MMA Ottawa
Are you interested in fitness classes but bored with options like swimming, gymnastics and soccer?
Want to join the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Ronda Rousey?
Looking for an awesome Ottawa martial arts studio to train?
Mixed martial arts classes may be perfect for you!
With the perfect blend of various martial arts techniques, you’ll be able to train with the best to become the best!
THE BENEFITS OF COMBAT FITNESS AND MMA
You’re interested in combat fitness, but you’re not sure if its right for you? Wondering about the benefits of this type of martial art? Read along to find out more!
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, MMA training is a safe way to stay in shape and even lose weight all while teaching you the core techniques of self-defense. We practice inside a gym at our top-notch facility with energizing music and encouraging coaches to keep you going.
Did you know there are many benefits to combat fitness physical activity? Find them out by reading the list below:
- Instills and reinforces self-discipline
- Helps with concentration and focus
- Increases self-confidence
- Increases ability to defend oneself
- Increases stability (mental and physical)
- Helps clear the mind (de-stress)
- Increases feeling of overall wellness
- Lose weight and/or gain muscle in a fun and interactive class environment
- Increased mental and physical awareness
- Training from a world class athlete and expert
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN
Mixed martial arts (or MMA) really is a mix of various martial arts mixed together. What type of martial arts does it entail? That’s up to you! There are celebrity fighters such as Ronda Rousey who have a Judo background and others like Anderson Silva who have a Muay Thai Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu background. The beauty of the sport is that you can use techniques from your martial art sport of choice in order to beat your opponent.
In our fitness classes, you can expect to learn various techniques from Muay Thai Kickboxing, Judo, Karate and Wrestling. How you use the techniques from each martial art is up to you! Come learn and compete with the best of the best at Ottawa’s premier martial arts club, Tina Takahashi Martial Arts & Fitness.
HISTORY OF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Mixed martial arts is known by many for being a mix of different martial arts. We know this can be a bit confusing, so let’s start with a definition.
Definition of mixed martial arts (MMA): a combat sport in which participants are permitted to use various martial art techniques for fighting, wrestling and boxing. This also includes kickboxing, judo and karate.
This full-contact combat-sport is exhilarating to learn and practice! Step up your game and feel like you’re part of the UFC by learning techniques such as grappling, striking and kicks.
So where did this ‘melting pot’ sport originate from? It was popularized in the 1990s, however, the sport first began in the early 20th century when mixed fighting contests began taking place throughout Japan, Taiwan and other Asian countries. Later on, in the 1980s, the first regulated league in the United States began holding tournaments until it was banned, shortly after in some states. The sport rose to popularity in 1993, with the introduction of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) promotion company from Brazil to the U.S. This league’s tournaments were not characterized by very many rules until recently when it was regulated. Regular televised specials still run today and the fighters are professional boxers and wrestlers.
A WIDE VARIETY OF CLASSES
If you’re bored and don’t know what to do in Ottawa, no need to worry, we’ve got you covered! Come join an exciting class at our facility!
We take pride in the wide selection of classes offered for adults. Take on this sport for a better sense of overall wellness in any of the specialties!
OTTAWA MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS CLASSES
Tina Takahashi Martial Arts & Fitness aims to provide the highest quality instruction not only for athletes that have high aspirations but also for beginners that may not hold Olympic type dreams. All levels of experience are most welcome with appropriate programs custom made to suit any fitness or skill level.