Kimura arm-locks from the guard position the focus of tonight’s MMA class at The MAC

We had a hot and sweaty session at The MAC at Haworth tonight, with our usual mix of Kids MMA, Women’s Self Defence and Adults MMA taking the floor.

The night started with the kids and with only one week to go before the grading’s begin it was the students final chance to brush up on what they need to know on the striking and grappling front.

The ladies class started off with a brutal warm-up, combining the Bulgarian bag with squats and the plank. The focus of the evening was throws, looking at countering punches, two handed front chokes and the rear choke.

Finally it was the older MMA class and after our “squats and scrambles” warm-up we moved on to six rounds on the pads to sharpen the striking skills. After that the technical portion focused in around the kimura arm-lock from the guard before ending with a little sparring.

A big well done to everyone who attended the centre today including David, Adam, Rodzers, Andrea, Michelle, Leoni, Georgina, Roxanne, Matt, Olly, Chris and Alain.

A big shout out to our sponsors, The Fleece Inn as well.

See you next time on the mat…

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Adults MMA class focuses around advanced elbow escapes from the mount tonight at The MAC

Another fun-filled evening was had by all who attended The MAC at Haworth tonight, with our regular program of Kids MMA, Women’s Self Defence and Adults MMA taking the floor.

The set kicked off with the little ones, with the group working their way through the basic striking combinations before turning their attention to the pads in the form of an obstacle course. The grappling for tonight focused on guard passing before playing the always fun sock game.

The ladies session started with thirty minutes of fitness before looking at a couple of hostage knife situations which always require a cool head and lightening fast reflexes.

The Adults MMA class began with a quick warm-up before transitioning to six rounds on the pads. The grappling technical centered around a couple of advanced set-up’s to the elbow escapes and instead of recovering guard we went straight to the back.

A big well done to everyone who attended the centre today including David, Adam, Chris, Andrea, Leoni, Zelda, Ryan, Alain, Olly and Ben.

A big shout out to our sponsors, The Fleece Inn as well.

See you next time on the mat…

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Basic footlock counters the focus of Thursday night’s MMA class at The MAC

Another busy night was had at The MAC at Haworth this evening, with our usual triple header of classes, Kids MMA, Women’s Self Defence and Adults MMA packing them in.

First up was our youngest kids class, with the group running through their basic striking combinations before working on their mount escapes and controls. The session finished with the always fun sock game.

The ladies busted their way through an intense warm-up which involved the Bulgarian bag, strength and conditioning AND core work, before turning their attention to double collar grabs, three variations, and how to get out of them.

Finally it was the Adult MMA class and after a quick warm-up it was onto six rounds of padwork. The main focus of the night was defending foot-locks, namely the straight foot-lock, toe-hold and heel-hook.

A big well done to everyone who attended the centre today including David, Adam, Alex, Rodzers, Cat, Chris, Michelle, Leoni, Joe, Matt, Olly and Chris.

A big shout out to our sponsors, The Fleece Inn as well.

See you next time on the mat…

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Bear-hug defences and a variety of footlocks expand members knowledge at The MAC

The MAC at Haworth opened it’s doors again this evening to it’s members, with our usual mix of Kids MMA, Women’s Self Defence and Adults MMA classes keeping them busy.

Te first session was our kids class, with the group working their way through a series of basic striking combinations before turning their attention to three of our grappling games. The session ended with zombies and dodgeball.

Next up was the ladies and after our grueling Bulgarian bag warm-up we looked at a number of bear-hug defences from the back including how to counter someone intent on picking you up.

Last up it was the adults for MMA and a quick warm-up was had by all. Six rounds of pads ensued before we looked at a series of footlocks, the straight footlock, toe-hold and heel-hook.

A big well done to everyone who attended the centre today including David, Adam, Chris, Alex, Cat, Leoni, Charlie, Olly, Chris, Ryan, Zelda, Georgina, Joe and Matt.

A big shout out to our sponsors, The Fleece Inn as well.

See you next time on the mat…

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Club/blunt weapon defence the focus of this past Thursday’s Women’s Self Defence class

We had another interesting Thursday evening at The MAC at Haworth this past week, with our usual program of Kids MMA, Women’s Self Defence and Adults MMA the focus.

We kicked it off with the kids, running through our basic striking combinations before taking the grappling to the next level with games one through three. The session ended with a few games of the popular Zombie!

Next up was the Women’s Self Defence hour and after busting through a hard fitness thirty minutes which involved the Bulgarian bag we looked at a number of club/blunt weapon defences including close and long range attacks.

Last up was the Adults MMA session which began with our scramble warm-up followed by six rounds of padwork. The grappling focus of the evening was arm-bars from side mount including a masterclass on grip breaks.

A big well done to everyone who attended the centre throughout the day including David, Adam, Chris, Lucy, Georgina, Olly, Chris and Joe.

A big shout out to our sponsors, The Fleece Inn as well.

See you next time on the mat…

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Rear-naked choke defence on the menu at The MAC at Haworth this evening

We had another packed night of action at The MAC at Haworth tonight with our normal starter, main and desert of classes on in the form of Kids MMA, Women’s Self Defence and Adults MMA.

We kicked it off with the little ones, working on their basic striking and standing grappling techniques before proceeding to sharpen up their skills on the pads.

The ladies started with a grueling warm-up, focusing on the Bulgarian bag and plank position. We then moved on to rear-choke defences, the standard and pull-back variations.

Lastly it was our grown-up MMA class, with the group working their way through a quick warm-up and six rounds of padwork. We then looked at the rear-naked choke (two variations) and a couple of nice ways to defend it.

A big well done to everyone who attended the centre today including David, Adam, Chris, Michelle, Lucy, Leoni, Georgina, Zelda, Joe, Chris, Graham, Matt, Olly, Charlie and Ben.

See you next time on the mat…

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A trio of classes go down this Thursday night at The MAC at Haworth

We had another fun-filled Thursday night at The MAC at Haworth this evening with our Kids MMA, Women’s Self Defence and Adults MMA classes going down a storm.

It kicked off with the little ones, with the group focusing on their basic and advanced striking combinations to begin with. The lesson soon progressed to holding side control, something the girls especially excelled with.

Next up was the ladies, with the smaller than normal group being put through their paces in the form of a circuit for the first half of the session. We moved on to looking at various self defence techniques including hair pulling and overhand knife defence.

Lastly was the turn of the grown-up’s MMA class, with the group working their way through a little stand-up sparring before turining their attention to padwork. After that we looked at a couple of arm-lock defences, one from the guard and one from spiderweb position.

A big well done to those who attended the centre today including David, Adam, Chris, Rogers, Alex, Andrea, Georgina, Matt, Graham, Chris, Olly and Ben.

See you next time on the mat…

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Club defence and arm-locks on the menu this evening at The MAC at Haworth

We had another action packed Thursday night at The MAC at Haworth this evening, with Kids MMA, Women’s Self Defence and Adults MMA on the menu.

We started with our fun-filled Kids MMA class, testing the group on both their striking and grappling knowledge over the course of the hour. The focus of the evening was around their padwork, with the group showing tremendous progress.

Next up was our Women’s Self Defence class, with the group working their way through thirty minutes of fitness before turning their attention to defending against a club wielding opponent.

Next up was the Adults MMA class, and after a warm-up and six rounds on the pads the group moved on to looking at various arm-locks from the guard and how they link closely with the triangle. The night finished with a little blind rolling.

A big well done to everyone who attended the centre today including Adam, Chris, Cat, Michelle, Leoni, Georgina, Matt, Charlie, Olly, Chris, Ben, Graham and Alain.

See you next time on the mat…

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Hostage knife defence and guillotine chokes the focus of this Thursday night at The MAC

We had another stellar Thursday night at The MAC at Haworth earlier today, with Kids MMA, Women’s Self Defence and Adults MMA keeping our members pouring through our doors.

We continued with our childrens self defence program, working with them on freeing themselves from an attacker before avoiding and taking the fight to the ground. From there we improved our position before looking to control.

The ladies were up next with the group working their way through thirty minutes of fitness based drills before looking at what to do if taken hostage by a knife totting assailant.

Last but by no means least was our massively popular Adults MMA class, with the group going through their paces during a warm-up before taking each other on the pads for six rounds. From there we looked at how to apply a guillotine choke from both the guard and the mount positions.

A big well done to everyone who attended today including Adam, Alex, Michelle, Leoni, Zelda, Georgina, Chris, Matt, Joe, Chris, Olly, Charlie and Ben.

See you next time on the mat…

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A packed Thursday sees crocodiles restrained, arms locked and chokes applied at The MAC

We had another jam packed Thursday night of classes at The MAC at Haworth with Kids MMA, Women’s Self Defence and Adults MMA taking the floor yet again.

We kicked off with our little ones, working on their basic boxing this week before moving onto a little padwork circuit. After that we focused on wrangling a crocodile before finishing with a little bit of grappling sparring.

We then moved on to the ladies, who worked their way through a thirty minute fitness circuit. We then looked at a few simple yet effective counters to a front on attacker including an aggressive hand-shaker.

Last but not least was our Adults MMA class, with the group working their way through a quick warm-up before turning their attention to the pads for six rounds. We then moved on to looking at a number of front chokes from standing including the guillotine and ten-finger.

A big well done to everyone who attended the centre today including David, Adam, Alex, Rogers, Cat, Andrea, Michelle, Georgina, Leoni, Zelda, Matt, Charlie, Olly, Chris, Joe and Chris.

See you next to on the mat…

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