Wrestling drills form an exhausting part of tonight’s Adults MMA class at The MAC

We had a fun-filled Tuesday night at The MAC at Haworth this evening, with our usual trio of classes putting many of our members through a punishing hour or two.

First up was the Kids MMA session and with three of the group still having to complete the latest round of gradings we had to take a minor detour. Once they were carried out we moved onto our latest focus which is guard passing and regaining guard, with the group interchanging furiously in different positions. A big well done to Abigail, Phoebe and Aimee on passing their gradings.

The Mixed Stand-up class tonight focused on the hands, looking at how to draw the guard low with hooks to the body before switching back up high. We also looked at a nice little wrist-to-wrist connection that can leave our opponent open to a body shot. The hour finished with a little sparring and body conditioning.

Last up was the Adults MMA class which began with our usual warm-up which included squats and scrambles. An old-school wrestling drill was in full effect instead of padwork tonight, giving the class a chance to work on takedowns and their takedown defence. The technical portion of the class focused on arm-drags, not only from standing but from the butterfly and closed guards. The session and the night ended with a little rolling.

A big well done to everyone who attended the centre today including Michael, Georgina, Richard, Ebun, Paul 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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