Behind the back guard pass and Anaconda choke visited during today’s BJJ class at The MAC

We had another interesting Sunday morning at The MAC at Haworth today, with the normal mix of grappling and striking mixed in with people looking for private sessions.

First up today we had our BJJ class, with the group looking at an interesting way of passing someones guard by feeding the arm behind the back, as well as a slick way of setting up the Anaconda choke whilst passing.

Next was our Kids MMA class, with the group looking at a range of strikes before working on how to escape the mount position. The session ended with a little grappling game and the usual zombies and dodge ball.

A big well done to everyone who made it to the centre including Chris, Georgina and Leoni.

See you next time on the mats…

#themacathaworth #seeyouonthemat



The MAC at Haworth get into the Christmas spirit with head-lock escapes and rear-naked chokes

Tonight we completed our pre-Christmas program at The MAC at Haworth with a triple whammy of classes which included the Women’s Self Defence/Fitness class and the Adults MMA session.

The night started with the Kids MMA class, with our group continuing to work on their basic strikes before one last chance to ride Rudolf before Santa comes down their chimneys.

We then moved onto the ladies, as they were put through their paces with a tougher then usual circuit before moving on to head-lock escapes from both standing and a grounded position.

Finally it was the turn of the Adults MMA class and after a few rounds on the pads we looked at how to effectively apply the rear-naked choke on both sides before adding in a couple of little finishing tricks.

A big well done to everyone who turned up including Donna, Katherine, Charlotte, Leoni, Cat, Zelda, Chris, Matt, Matthew, Chris and Ricky.

Merry Christmas to all and we’ll see you in the New Year (if not in the break ūüėČ )


Knife defence and triangle counters all the rage tonight at The MAC at Haworth

We had a busy night on our hands this evening at The MAC at Haworth, with a triple whammy of classes going down including women’s self defence and adults MMA.

Kicking off the evening though was the turn of the little ones, as we opened our doors for the Kids MMA class. This evening the focus was exactly that, trying to bring the best our of their focus after a tough week last week. We’re happy to report progress was made.

Next was the turn of the Women’s Self Defence/Fitness class, with our ladies being put through their paces with our strength and conditioning program before moving on to knife defence.

Last but by no means least was the Adults MMA class, with our group working their way through six rounds on the pads before looking at triangle choke counters. The sparring was both Jiu-Jitsu rolling and boxing.

A big well done to those who attended including Leoni, Zelda, Cat, Matthew, Graham and Owen. Also a special mention to Richard, David, Chris, Andrea and Michelle who were in for private sessions throughout the day.

Finally, I’d like to thank Craft Contractors Ltd. for the hours put in at The MAC this morning/afternoon as they continued to make improvements to the extension.


Scissor sweeps are the order of the day at the Fusion MAC at Haworth this Thursday

It was another night of intense classes at the Fusion Martial Arts Centre at Haworth this evening with our Kids MMA, Women’s Self Defence/Fitness and Adults MMA groups all taking center stage.

First up was the turn of the kids who this week not only practiced their mount controls, but also visited what to do when on someones back. Not long before the we had them playing their usual bunch of games and honing their striking skills.

Soon after was the turn of the Women’s¬†Self Defence/Fitness group who continued their good work with the Bulgarian bag before moving on to various weapons defence techniques.

Lastly we had our Adults MMA group in who blasted their way through six rounds on the pads before looking at a no-gi variation of the scissor sweep. This was all capped off with the usual rolling.

A big well done to everyone who attended this evening including Cat, Graham, Matt and Matthew. Also a special mention to David, Chris, Andrea and Michelle who were in for private sessions earlier in the day.

Good job everyone!


Mount controls, hair-grab counters and arm-locks from the guard all covered tonight in Haworth

It was business as usual at the Fusion Martial Arts Centre at Haworth this evening as our triple threat of lessons went down a storm with those that attended.

First up was the turn of the kids, giving our little ones their final opportunities to impress before their first gradings next week. Long-range punches and kicks were covered, as well as working further on their mount controls.

Next up was the Women’s Self Defence class, with the ladies working their way through half-an-hours fitness involving the Bulgarian bag, before moving on to dealing with people who look to grab hair during an attack.

Finally it was the MMA lessons for the adults, with padwork covered in the first half-an-hour before moving onto arm-locks from the guard and how they link into Tuesday’s triangle choke lesson. We capped it all off with a little rolling which everyone seemed to enjoy.

Well done to all of those that attended including Leoni, Cat, Owen, Adam and Chris. A shout of to David, Chris and Andrea who attended the MAC earlier in the day as well.

Please remember to reserve October 30th in your calenders for our two hour ‚ÄúHalloween Spooktacular‚ÄĚ fundraiser (10am-12pm) in aid of a local children‚Äôs centre. A link to our Just Giving page can be found here‚Ķ

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…

#fusionathaworth #kidsmmaclass #womensselfdefence #adultsmma #halloweenspooktacular #fundraiser


Chokes, chokes and more chokes dominate the landscape in Haworth this October evening

It was a triple whammy of classes all featuring chokes tonight at the Fusion Martial Arts Center at Haworth, as we saw kids, ladies (only) and grown-up’s come through our doors on this October evening.

First up was the turn of the kids who were forced to take their focusing to the next level or face the consequences dished out by our chief instructor. The new technique this week was a rear choke, applied at the end of a very fun roll.

Next up was the ladies, well one anyway, as social commitments and injuries devastated our Women’s Self Defence class. That didn’t stop our one and only student making the most of things though, revisiting last weeks personal attack techniques before getting a crash course in the guillotine choke (which she used to great effect later in the evening).

Last up was the Adults MMA class, with our group going through their paces on the pads before looking at a number of effective ways to apply the rear-naked choke both on the overhook and underhook sides.

Well done to all of those that attended including Zelda, Matt, Matthew and Owen. A shout of to David and Andrea who attended the MAC earlier in the day as well.

Please remember to reserve October 30th in your calenders for our two hour ‚ÄúHalloween Spooktacular‚ÄĚ fundraiser (10am-12pm) in aid of a local children‚Äôs centre. A link to our Just Giving page can be found here‚Ķ

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…

#fusionathaworth #kidsmmaclass #womensselfdefence #adultsmma #halloweenspooktacular #fundraiser