Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that blends techniques from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai and Wrestling enabling you to both strike and grapple with your opponent whilst standing and on the ground. Our MMA sessions are therefore demanding, hard work and involve a lot of up-close fighting techniques.
MMA – The Basics
Those completely new to MMA are very welcome to join our team and the best place to start is with our MMA-The Basics classes or Mixed MMA sessions. MMA-The Basics sessions cover the fundamentals of the discipline so beginners (and more experienced students) are welcome to attend. You will see from our timetable that Monday’s lesson focuses on striking whilst Wednesday’s concentrates on grappling.
Mixed MMA sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays (7:15-8:15am) and Saturday mornings (11:30am-12:30pm) and again concentrate on either striking or grappling. Students are always paired with others of a similar experience, ability and size and techniques and combinations will be more complex that those drilled in MMA-The Basics sessions.
If you have never trained in either MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai or Wrestling before and aren’t sure if MMA is for you then you are very welcome to come along to watch a class first. Or, if you’re not sure what is the best way to start your MMA training, please call or email us for advice.
For your first few classes all you will need are a rash guard or t-shirt and shorts. Please note, there should be no zips, buttons and/or pockets on any item of clothing.
Potential students are welcome to try out one of our classes for free. Just click on the ‘Free First Class’ button and let us know when you’d like to come down. Please give us at least 2 days notice if you can though!
MMA – Advanced
Our class on Thursday evenings is a sparring session for advanced students only – so if you’ve never trained at LFF before we will need to see you train in one of our other MMA classes before you join this one.
MMA shorts and a rash guard or t-shirt with no zips, buttons and/or pockets on any item of clothing. Please also bring a gum shield, MMA gloves, a groin/chest protector plus hand wraps, boxing gloves, shin guards and a head protector.
MMA is often cited as the world’s fastest growing sport and we receive lots of emails from people who are interested in competing on an amateur, semi-pro or professional basis. If you’d like more detail please speak to Jeremy, our MMA coach, when you’re next at LFF or get in touch via email or phone.