A busy Sunday morning sees side mount controls and escapes come to the fore

Another busy Sunday morning was had today at The MAC at Haworth, with the day seemingly centered around both controlling side mount from top position and looking to escape it from the bottom.

First up we had our 9.00am pad session, giving members a chance to improve their striking (punches, kicks, knees and elbows), as well as their ability to hold pads for their team mates. The session ended with ten minutes boxing sparring, something that might remain in future weeks.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu session was at 10.00am, with the class looking at how to correctly position themselves if someone is passing their guard in order to take advantage of the position to it’s fullest. From there we looked at a couple of endings, including how to jump to a triangle choke.

Finally it was the turn of the little ones and our massively popular Kids MMA class. This week we continued to work on our hooks and uppercuts before moving on to controlling side mount from the top by preventing our opponents from rolling us or pushing us off.

A big well done to everyone who attended including Adam, Ewa, Roxie, Matthew and Natasha.

See you next time on the mats…


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…