What is Mixed Martial Arts?
Mixed Martial Arts is a realistic, total fighting concept incorporating all aspects of striking and grappling both standing and on the ground. Training includes Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and wrestling taught by some of the most experienced practitioners in New Zealand. The Christchurch MMA school at the Academy was the first of its kind in NZ and all students are welcome whether you want to learn MMA for fun, fitness or competition.
The Academy offers a unique, radical and innovative approach to teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA known as the Open Training Format. This has proved very popular with our students as it focuses on their learning needs as individuals. We feel this is important as everyone should develop their own fighting style as not all techniques suit every body type or game plan.
This revolutionary method is only possible due to the depth of knowledge and vast experience of the Academy instructors which include a 3rd Degree BJJ black belt, a black belt and a brown belt (who took part in some of the first MMA matches held in New Zealand). The Academy also hosts regular in-house workshops with 5th Degree BJJ black belt John Will and 8th degree red and black belt Rigan Machado, keeping us at the forefront of grappling instruction.