Reindeer control the focus of this morning at The MAC as we enter the festive season

We had a reduced number of classes on this morning at The MAC at Haworth due to last night’s Christmas party (pictures to follow) but that didn’t stop the kids from descending in force to continue their development.

The Kids MMA session was kicked off with the usual warm-up before working on their basic striking combinations. After a little obstacle course workout, which included pads, we looked at how to control a reindeer if they were to ever jump on it’s back.

A big well done to everyone who turned up today. Next Sunday will be our last before we break up for the holiday season.

See you next time on the mats…


Front collar grab counters and side mount pressure visited tonight at The MAC at Haworth

We had another fun-filled Thursday evening at The MAC at Haworth tonight, with our regular three classes going down a storm with the members that were in attendance.

First up was the “Kids MMA class” which saw a handful of little ones continue to practice their rolling and striking, as well as trying to tame a rather unruly horse.

Next was the “Women’s Self Defence/Fitness class” which saw six ladies put through their paces during the first 30 minutes before turning their attention to how to deal with an attacker that grabs your clothes from the front.

Last but by no means least was the turn of the “Adults MMA class” which focused the grappling portion of the class on how to wear your opponent down in side control. The session also included padwork and rolling (grappling sparring).

A big well done to everyone who attended including Leoni, Zelda, Cat, Donna, Katherine, Connie, Matt, Matthew, Graham, Dwight, Owen and Richard. Also a special mention to David, Adam, Chris, Mark and Michelle who were in for privates earlier in the day (a busy day).

See you next time on the mats…


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.


Mystical three sided shapes dominate the night sky over the Fusion MAC at Haworth

Another fun-filled evening was in store for those students attending the Fusion Martial Arts Centre at Haworth this Tuesday night as we smashed our way through an hour of mixed stand-up and an hour (and a bit) of adults mixed martial arts.

First up was the mixed stand-up as we had our usual mix of men and women in for the usual mix of striking styles, all of which are useful when it comes to MMA. First off we were looking at how to set up inside and outside leg kicks with punches to the head, before looking to stick our opponent in place with a jab-oblique kick combination before creating distance with a push kick.

Next was the turn of the adults MMA class and after a few rounds on the pads we quickly got down to the small matter of the triangle choke from the guard. First we looked at how to finish it before moving on to three set-up’s from the closed guard. This was all finished off with a large dollop of rolling.

Well done to all of those that attended including Adam, Cat, Matthew, Georgina, Michelle, David, Jonny and Owen. 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…

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See you on the mat…

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Mixed stand-up and Adults MMA classes go down a storm in Haworth this Tuesday night

Another fun-filled night was had by all that attended the Fusion Martial Arts Centre at Haworth this gloomy Tuesday evening as we put our members through their paces during an hour of stand-up and an hour (and a bit) of MMA.

First up was the “Mixed stand-up” class, with our group looking to back their opponents up with a flurry of punches to get the guard high before slamming in a spinning back-kick to the body set up from an inside leg kick.

Next up was the “Adults MMA” class with the group going through their paces on the pads before switching their attention to two mounted Americana set-ups. The session ended with fifteen minutes of grappling sparring.

Well done to all of those that attended including Mark, Michelle, Georgina, Matt, Jonny, Chris and Owen. 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…

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/michael-faulkner?utm_campaign=projectpage-share-owner&utm_content=michael-faulkner&utm_medium=Yimbyprojectpage&utm_source=Facebook&utm_term=Zq6YwrbMD

See you on the mat…

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Kids transition onto the pads during this mornings MMA session in Haworth

Another fun-filled Sunday morning was had by all who attended the Fusion Martial Arts Centre at Haworth today as we rattled off back-to-back-to-back classes between 9am and noon.

First up was our padwork session, with a few familiar faces from our Bradford facility making the trek to get in some extra rounds. Even though it was a pads only session, the pad men didn’t lose sight of takedown in the sport of MMA, focusing on ways you can set up a single leg with ease.

Next up was the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) session, with this weeks focus much like last, as we looked at a couple of nice arm-lock set-ups from side mount which can quickly get doubly deep for anyone trying to escape to their knees.

Lastly we had our dedicated weekend group of kids in, great to see everyone who’s signed up to the class on the mat together for another week. This week not only did they manage to perfect the strikes they will be graded on in a straight line, but they did so on the pads as well. The lesson ended with the mount escape, guard pass, mount control sequence they will also be required to learn.

Well done to all of those that attended including Adam, Roxanne, Ewa and Matthew. 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…

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/michael-faulkner?utm_campaign=projectpage-share-owner&utm_content=michael-faulkner&utm_medium=Yimbyprojectpage&utm_source=Facebook&utm_term=Zq6YwrbMD

See you on the mat…

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