Getting the most out of your first month training MMA

Getting the most out of your first month training MMA

3 Tips from MMA Coach Jeremy Wharerau

1.Go slow to learn fast

A lot of beginners try to hit as hard and fast as they can. The problem with this is that all technique gets thrown out the door, and a bunch of bad muscle memories are formed. Instead, forget that you’re trying to hit something at all. Just focus on slow controlled body movements, creating the correct muscle memory. Once you develop good muscle memory through slow controlled movement, add the speed and power last.

2.Learn how you learn best

We are all unique creatures whom are shaped, move, think, and process information differently. Understanding how you learn best will sky rocket your MMA development, as you can apply that process to whatever technique you want.
To figure out your optimum learning process – take note of the “light bulb moments” when a technique or movement clicks for you. Think about the entire process leading to the light bulb. All of the who, what, where, when, how, and why questions are important to understand the process as to why that technique clicked at that time.Then try repeat that process with other techniques constantly refining your learning process until you know how you learn best. This is a very hard thing to learn about yourself but once you do sky’s the limit.

3.Learn MMA last

It’s important to learn the fundamentals of boxing, muay thai, wrestling, and Brazilian jiu jitsu first. Build your training schedule to incorporate striking and grappling classes so that you can then learn how to put the different martial arts together in MMA sessions.

This famous quote from Bruce Lee is the key philosophy to base your MMA training around … 

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5 Reasons to train MMA

5 Reasons to train MMA

1. Burn, baby, burn! (like a disco inferno):  You can burn up to 1,000 calories an hour while practicing mixed martial arts. Training MMA can get you into the best shape of your life! I say ‘shape’ because ‘weight’ should only be a consideration for competitors around fight times. Don’t be deterred if you actually put on some ‘weight’ after you start training, it’s more than likely muscle, and I’m sure you’ll be a fitter shape!

2. Friends & networks: There’s a popular African proverb that says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” MMA is a sport that competes as individuals, however, there is still so much to be gained from the relationships you make within the team. Your teammates can:

  • help you improve your techniques,
  • keep you accountable to your goals,
  • provide a social outlet with people of similar interests, and
  • extend your networks past your usual reach.

3. That ‘cathartic’ feeling! It’s that feeling right after you finish a great session, where you feel the tensions and anxieties of your life melt away. Even if only until you arrive home, or back to work – it’s that rush of endorphins that draws us to the gym, and keeps us coming back. It get’s us out from our cosy beds on cold mornings, or away from the bar on tough days at the office. The release of stress through physical activity can boost your energy levels and help re-balance your perspective.

4. Self-esteem & confidence It is broadly recognised that physical exercise can boost confidence and self-esteem. One way this can be achieved is through learning new techniques, developing / refining skills, and generally gaining more knowledge of your own abilities. You shouldn’t be surprised that after training MMA, ‘that work emergency’ wont throw you off your game. This is because that ‘emergency’ isn’t trying to punch you in the face (hopefully!).

5. Build discipline & focus Starting is the toughest step. It takes the most effort to move from a standstill to running. Once you get moving and form the new habits of regular training (which will be easy considering the above benefits) – you will be able to invest your willpower into making more good decisions, and forming your next set of habits in your life.

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Absolute Amateur MMA Comp!

On Saturday, June 3 2017 Absolute MMA Collingwood will host Absolute MMA’s first Amateur MMA Competition!

DATE: Saturday, June 3 2017
LOCATION: Absolute MMA Collingwood, 134 Cromwell St, Collingwood
WEIGH INS: 7.00PM Friday, June 2 2017

DOORS OPEN: 12.00PM
FIGHTS START: 1.00PM
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, May 29, 2017.

For more information and to register, visit: http://absolutemma.net.au/absolute-mma-amateur-mma-competition/

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New Opening Hours in Absolute MMA Collingwood!

Starting May 1st we are expanding our opening hours in Absolute MMA Collingwood! Our new hours of operation are as follows:

Mon to Thu: 12.00PM to 9.00PM
Friday: 12.00PM to 8.00PM
Saturday: 9.00AM to 12.30PM
Sunday: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed

The gym will also be open for the 6.45AM to 7.30AM Functional Strength classes on Monday and Thursday too.

Also, with the Carnage seminar this Saturday there are a couple adjustments to the timetable:

The Women Only Muay Thai class will run as normal from 9AM.

The 10.00AM Muay Thai class is cancelled. Obviously we encourage everyone to come to the Carnage seminar instead!

MMA sparring will instead start from 12.00PM.

Alex Volkanovski and Muay Thai legend Nathan “Carnage” Corbett come to Absolute MMA!

Two huge seminars next weekend that no mixed martial artist or striker can afford to miss! UFC’s Alex Volkanovski and Muay Thai legend Nathan “Carnage” Corbett come to Absolute MMA Collingwood!

Friday, April 28 from 7.00pm we are excited to host rising Aussie UFC talent Alex Volkanovski! Alex rose quickly through the local MMA scene in Australia, becoming known for his phenomenal strength and conditioning, very heavy hands and well rounded game. He made his UFC debut in November 2016 and made his prescence known on the big stage as he knocked out his first opponent. Alex is certainly one of the hottest prospects in Australian MMA and this is a fanatic opportunity to learn from a future star!

Saturday, April 29 from 10am we will also host 11-time Muay Thai World Champion Nathan “Carnage” Corbett! Carnage is widely consider to be one of Australia’s best ever fighters and for 10 years dominated the light-heavyweight and cruiserweight divisions internationally. A rare opportunity to learn directly from one of the sport’s truly elite!

The seminars are $50 each if you prepay (in gym or online using the links below) or $70 on the door.

Purchase your Volkanovski seminar ticket now and save $20: Click Here
Purchase your “Carnage” seminar ticket now and save $20: Click Here

Please note that due to the Carnage seminar there will be no 10am Muay Thai class on Saturday.

Weekend Wrap Up! Hyperfly, VAMAA, BJJ World Pro, Kunlun!

Another epic weekend for team Absolute!
Our team continues to grow and improve!

In BJJ Craig Jones competed in Hyperfly Australia Black Belt Invitational for Team Australia in which they won their division! Over at the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation BJJ World Pro Livia Gluchowska took out third place in the Brown/ Black Belt Division! We also had Kit Dale, Mikael T Yahaya and Lachlan Giles all compete but unfortunately not coming away with the wins! They all put on great performance against the world’s elite!

Our amateur boxers had a hard day at the office, Steve, Antonia losing close fights against heavier opponents. In K1/Muaythai we had Darren and Rob Pelle win via UPD and Juan losing via SPD on the the VAMAA show in Doncaster!

In China on Kunlun Fight Claire Fury made a massive statement on the international circuit with her transition to K1 and won via UPD!

Well done to all for your hard work and dedication!

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Kids BJJ Results!

8 Kids from Absolute MMA competed this weekend!
Gretchen (6yrs old), Fletcher (7), Eddie (6), Maxxy (8), Jonah and Jayda (7), Nacinta (9), and Logan (9)

All the kids performed amazingly! Some of them were even in the same division duking out a friendly but competitive match!

The Dominance kids competition was an amazingly run competition and 3 of our students manage to take home some medals!

Nacinta takes the gold for her division! Her progress and her dedication has been amazing! I’m looking forward to seeing more of her potential!

Logan placed 2nd with a silver medal after only having less than 10 classes! He really impressed everyone with his athletic style and strong will!

Maxxy got the gold medal he’s been hunting! He’s been training awhile now with me. He has a very exciting style and we look forward to seeing him compete again.

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