We are a MMA Conditioning Assocation approved gym. Wayne Rutherford is a Nesta MMACA certified conditioning coach. As a “Certified MMA Conditioning Coach” i was taught the following: Exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, sports nutrition, sports psychology and conditioning program design (all as it pertains to MMA). In addition, i also learned Olympic weightlifting techniques, powerlifting techniques, bodyweight exercises, TRX, and kettlebell training specific to MMA. And, finally, i have learned the most effective and proven sport-specific conditioning drills for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Sambo, Vale Tudo, K1 and others. We also have Black belt BJJ coaches and Irish Muay Thai champion coach as well as Irish champion kickboxing coaches. all coaches love what they do and they promise to make you into the best you can be.
In 648 B.C., the Greeks introduced the sport of Pankration into the ancient Olympic Games.
The word Pankration is a combination of two Greek words, pan, meaning “all,” and kratos, meaning “powers.” Martin RooneyThis new word was very fitting for what was a fighting style using all available techniques.
Fast forward to 1993 with the formation of the UFC and the awakening of the importance of solid ground fighting skills.
In the 16 or so years since the inception of modern MMA, we have learned how essential it is to properly blend some fundamental styles of martial arts (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, Wresting, Judo, Sambo and others). During these years of learning and development, there has always been a lack of formalized training and conditioning from a scientific perspective. There have been too many training injuries, fights lost due to poor conditioning, dehydration, lack of flexibility, and a lack of understanding of the “science” of the body.
Driving the Bus
The Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association (MMACA) which we are a part of was developed to bridge the gap between sports conditioning science, MMA training methods, and direct application for the ring, octagon or cage.
So if You want to train like top level athletes or you are fitness enthusiasts or you just want to train like an MMA champion then this is the right place for you!