Knife defence and straight footlocks take center stage at The MAC this Thursday night

We had another jam packed night of classes at The MAC at Haworth tonight as we rolled out our regular Thursday night of classes, Kids MMA, Women’s Self Defence and Adults MMA.

First up was the little ones and with the upcoming grading looming we focused on their basic striking and basic Jiu-Jitsu games which most carried out very well.

The ladies were up next with a thirty minute circuit workout before moving on to dealing with a knife wielding attacker. Under and over-arm variations were taught.

The last class of the evening was the Adults MMA class and after six rounds on the pads we had a suggestion from the group that we look at straight footlocks. Not only the attacks were taught as we also looked at some basic defences.

A big well done to everyone who attended including Cat, Zelda, Leoni, Georgina, Matt, Graham, Ben, Chris, Ryan and Alain.

See you next time on the mat…


The MAC at Haworth reopens tomorrow for 2017, take advantage of our sign-up offers

The MAC at Haworth officially re-opens it’s doors for 2017 tomorrow with our usual Tuesday night program of classes (Kids MMA, Mixed Stand-up and Adults MMA), as well as private slots for our members.

Don’t forget to ask (email or message us) about our new years offers for both new and existing members (available for one week only).

See you on the mats…

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Flow rolling the order of the day as everyone starts to get the point… or two

We had another action-packed Sunday morning today at The MAC at Haworth, with flow rolling the order of the day in both the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kids MMA classes.

The morning was kicked off by an hour of pad-work, with a number of people making the trek over from Bradford for the session. Punches, kicks and knees were thrown for the duration, with everyone getting a good workout.

Next up was our popular Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (no-gi) session, with the group looking at counters to the scissor and butterfly sweep which sees you wind up in deep half-guard on the way to taking your opponents back. The session was finished off with an extended rolling period, which saw the group attempt to take a more relaxed approach and go with the flow.

The final hour was our Kids MMA class which saw the boys and girls tackle a pesky runaway horse, practice their kicks and punches, as well as work on their focus (although they seem to have cracked the last bit). Finally they had the chance to roll for the last fifteen minutes, gaining points for gaining both the mount and guard positions.

Well done to everyone who attended including Adam, Roxanne, Alex and Chris.

A night full of sparring as the kids MMA, mixed stand-up and adults MMA all take to the mat

The doors were wide open at The MAC at Haworth tonight as we welcomed in a plethora of members onto the mats for our triple lesson line-up.

First up we had the little ones in for the Kids MMA class, with the group working on a couple of new punches before looking to polish even further the five games they were graded on last week. This week was also their first chance to spar on the mat, using our point scoring rolling game.

Next up was the turn of our stand-up class, this week focusing on lead hooks and rear uppercuts, before getting in a few quick rounds on the pads. We finished the session off with a few rounds of boxing sparring as we continue to hone our skills.

Last but by no means least was the turn of the Adult MMA class, with the group looking specifically at how to defend punches from the guard position. This was after a number of rounds of padwork had been carried out and some much needed backward rolls. The session ended with five rounds of rolling.

A big well done to everyone who attended the classes with special mentions going to Michelle, Cat, Matthew, Kira, Matt, Graham, Chris and Dwight. Also a big well done to Chris who popped over for a private earlier in the day.

See you on the mat…

Leg-lock combinations and grading readiness the focus this Sunday at Haworth

It was a little quiet this Sunday morning at the Fusion Martial Arts Centre at Haworth, but that didn’t stop our members that turned up enjoying what was on offer from our instructors including how to combine leg-locks to finish our opponent.

First up was our pad session, giving people a chance to work off the weeks frustrations by hitting, kicking, kneeing and elbowing the pads.

Soon after we switched to our no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu hour, demonstrating how to combine straight-footlocks, heel-hooks and knee-bars as we look to tie our opponent in a knot.

Finally it was the turn of the kids, and with only one week to go until they are put through their paces during the first ever Sunday grading, we had the sharpening up on their basics.

A big well done to everyone who turned up including Dwight and Chris. See you next week…

Knee-split passes from the guard provides yet more breakthrough for Haworth MAC students

We were back to normal tonight at the Fusion Martial Arts Centre at Haworth following a busy weekend which included our Halloween Spooktacular fundraiser, putting on a trio of engaging classes for our members.

First up was the turn of the kids as we looked at controlling the mount position even when someone rolls like crazy, as well as putting them through their paces with our first sparring drills.

Next was the mixed stand-up class, blending boxing, kickboxing and muay-thai techniques and wrapping them up with an MMA ribbon. This week we introduced the back-fist for the first time, pairing it with an oblique kick and side kick to stop our opponent in their tracks before re-establishing distance.

Last up was the turn of the adults MMA class, with the group going through their paces on the pads before looking at passing the guard with the knee-split. The session was finished off with five rounds of rolling.

Big thanks to everyone who turned up including Cat, Michelle, Mark, David, Graham, Chris and Matt.

High-mount arm-locks and devastating shoulder pressure taught during today’s BJJ session

A chilly Sunday morning at the Fusion Martial Arts Centre at Haworth was kicked off with the normal pad session, combining punches, kicks, knees, elbows and even the occasional clinch entry.

That was followed up with our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu hour, with our students looking at a nice little trick to counter the elbow escape, an impossible to defend arm-lock from the high mount and devastating shoulder pressure from side mount.

Last but by no means least was the turn of the kids who seem to be going from strength to strength with their gradings just around the corner. Their kicks and punches were on point this week, as was their grappling and focus. An excellent session.

Well done to all of those that attended including Adam, Roxanne and Ewa. Please remember to reserve October 30th in your calenders for our two hour “Halloween Spooktacular” fundraiser (10am-12pm) in aid of a local children’s centre. A link to our Just Giving page can be found here…

See you on the mat…

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