hello, we are the essex blades mixed martial arts club
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport which, unlike other combat sports, encompasses many aspects of fighting including striking, grappling and ground fighting. As a result, MMA utilises many different discplines such as Boxing, Muay Thai, Sambo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Judo, and many more. Due to this no two MMA fights will ever be the same, making it an exciting, dynamic and ever-changing sport to watch or participate in. A fight can be won through Knockout, Technical Knockout, Submission, or a tap out. The two primary disciplines studied at the University club are Muay Thai (striking) and NoGi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Grappling).
How many teams do we have?
MMA is an individual sport and therefore we do not have teams, however there are opportunities to enter into open meets throughout the year.
Do I need anything else before I get involved?
Comfortable, non-restricting sports kit and a water bottle are all that’s needed. Gloves and pads are provided at the training sessions although your own are welcome. Gum Shields advised.