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What to expect when you start MMA training

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Getting started on your MMA journey is an exciting time. Once you get into it, it’s a great way of staying fit. As well as fitness, you can look forward to increased endurance and mental focus, and building up your general confidence. However, starting any new sport can be daunting. So here are our thoughts on what to expect when you start out with your MMA training.

Be patient

Like anything, becoming proficient at MMA will take time. While you are probably keen to start sparring, it will be a while before you have mastered enough of the basics to successfully take on an opponent. So for now, try not to get discouraged, and focus on the foundation skills.

Align your training routine

If you already are doing another form of exercise, you should make sure it aligns with your MMA training. For example, if you are also doing a weights program, this can be really beneficial for your MMA training. But you need to speak to your instructor to make sure you’re not doing too much lifting, which could impact your MMA form.

Alter your diet

Like any new training routine, if you are doing a lot more exercise, you will need to up your calorie intake. The last thing you want to do is decrease your muscle mass at this crucial time. Do some research, or visit a dietician to make sure your nutrition is on track.
The most important thing is to be in a training facility that knows what they’re doing. Extreme MMA can help you get into a great training routine, and get you set up to achieve your MMA goals.

4 reasons why kids kickboxing is a great choice for your child

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Kids kickboxing

Every child is different, and has different needs. But one thing we know is that all children need to be physically and mentally active to be happy and healthy. Kids kickboxing is a great form of exercise that is loved by all ages. Here are four reasons why it’s a great choice for your child.

Getting active

As our national weight problem continues to rise, unfortunately this has implications for our younger generation. Kids kickboxing is a great way to keep them active. This is because, unlike other sports and activities, it’s fun and fast paced, so it doesn’t feel like exercise.

Learning to fail

Part of kickboxing is that you have to learn how to take a hit. Obviously this is in a safe and controlled environment. However, it still teaches your kids an important lesson: that it’s ok to get hit, fall down, and get back up again.

Gaining confidence

Kickboxing, and in fact many martial arts, are a brilliant way to help kids come out of their shells. As they slowly learn and master each level, they will grow in confidence and self-respect. As well as that, they’ll have a ready-made group of friends.

Being patient

Many children struggle with concepts such as being patient and waiting their turn. The structured nature of a kickboxing class gently reinforces these concepts, in a fun way. They will learn that practice makes perfect, and that good things come to those who wait.
Whatever your reason to get your kids active, now is the perfect time to start kickboxing classes. Chat to the team at Extreme MMA to find out how to get your kids into a class.