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Instructors at MMA Richmond

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

823783_boxingWhen it comes to learning MMA, it’s important to get the right person to teach you, and MMA Richmond has the top instructors in the state of Virginia to choose from. They oversee classes, but they also offer one-on-one coaching with anyone who requests it so that you can work closely with the person with whom you feel the most comfortable.

At the world renowned MMA Institute, head Instructor Rick McCoy oversees all classes and all different levels, and he’s sought after as an MMA coach on a national level. More than twenty-five years in martial arts put him at the top of the pack when it comes to MMA coaching.

If you’re looking for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction, instructors Kevin Knudsen, Jake Young, and Lloyd Baldwin would be the people to talk to, with Knudsen specializing in grappling, and Young heading up the kid’s programs, as well. They all have many years of experience in their chosen styles, and can help with BJJ and MMA training.

Other instructors include Muay Thai Kickboxing instructors Dave Silaphath, Adam Cosner, and Joanna Catabui, Judo instructor Chad Morrison, Yoga and Kettlebell instructor Abby Corriveau, and Take Downs and Kettlebell instructor Danny Clark. You can work with any MMA Richmond instructors that help you meet your MMA training needs. MMA Institute is now offering a 30 day free tial to try out their world class training so everyone can see what real MMA training can do for you, from self defense to weight loss and conditioning. Come check them out at 6415 Jahnke rd Richmond Va. Less than one mile off of Chippenham Parkway or Powhite Parkway. Conveniently located less than 20 minutes from almost all locations around Richmond.

What is MMA Richmond?

Friday, March 13th, 2009

327138_box_1In Richmond, Virginia there is an MMA Institute that has become very popular with adults and children alike. The kids programs give the children something to do while the adults train and learn valuable skills that they can use in the ring.

Being the largest school in the area for that type of training, MMA Richmond serves not only its namesake city but Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, and Winchester. Some people drive even further to attend classes at MMA Richmond because of the reputation that the school has and the excellent training that the instructors provide there.

In addition to MMA fighting skills, MMA Richmond also teaches Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Judo, Sambo, Muay Thai, submission wrestling, and other styles. With more than five thousand square feet of space and a lot of state-of-the-art equipment, MMA Richmond is a force to be reckoned with when you’re looking for a martial arts school you can enjoy and learn a lot from. You can learn in a group or get private instruction, and the school will help you achieve your goals while building your confidence and self-esteem so you’ll be ready for competitive MMA action.

Thai Boxing and the MMA

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

923562_kara-teMMA is a rapidly growing sport, and is now seeing new popularity. More and more people are getting in on it. A lot of them enjoy it as spectators, but if you actually want to become physically involved in MMA, Richmond could be a great place to train.

As with other places, there are schools where you can combine MMA with Thai boxing. This strategy and combination has proved both popular and successful for those who are interested in MMA and who want to remain competitive for a long time. There is money to be made in the sport, but there is also fame and prestige that come along with it. Fighters want these things, and they want to prove themselves against other MMA fighters.

Thai boxing is one of the most sought-after skills for these people to use against their opponents. Fighters who train in Thai boxing learn valuable clinching skills for standing fights as well as take-downs and grappling that they can use on the ground. Being successful in MMA means being able to fight on your feet and on the ground, and Thai boxing can help you gain the skills to do both consistently.

Boxing or MMA?

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

598197_karateChoosing between boxing and MMA seems like it would be easy, but it’s really not. Both of them have a lot to offer, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both of the sports.

With MMA, Richmond is a good place to train because it’s a popular sport there.  Boxing is also enjoyable to a lot of people there, however, so which one you choose will generally be based on your specific preferences for competition and on your abilities, training goals, and fitness level.

It’s no secret, though, that MMA is becoming bigger than boxing in a lot of ways. Websites that promote the sport receive millions of visitors, and these sites are much larger than similar sites that promote boxing. That doesn’t mean that boxing is dead, but only that MMA is growing faster and more people are tuning in.

When top-name boxers have a much-anticipated bout there are spikes in boxing Websites and TV viewership, but at all other times MMA is attracting more visitors hands down, and it looks like it’s going to be staying that way for a very long time to come.

Competition Boxing for MMA

Friday, February 27th, 2009

boxingWhen it comes to MMA, Richmond is a hot spot. A lot of people think it’s just like boxing, but this is far from the truth. There is some boxing and kick boxing in there, but there is also wrestling and wide variety of martial arts of different disciplines.

Everyone who competes in the MMA has strengths and weaknesses when it comes to their style and what they’re best at. It’s also important to remember that the boxing that takes place in the MMA is not the same as what is seen in a more traditional boxing match. One large difference is the weight of the gloves. This correlates to how hard of a punch a person can generally take, especially to the head.

While you want to avoid getting hit as much as possible, it’s not at all realistic to assume that you can always avoid it, so knowing how to absorb punches to the head by covering up and also how to duck under punches can help you out during a fight. Accurate striking is vital, too, because you won’t have much chance of winning against your opponent if you don’t land any punches.