Traditional martial arts are often divided into strike based fighting (e.g. karate, taekwondo, and boxing) and grappling (jiu-jitsu, judo, and wrestling). This would leave fighters at a disadvantage because they were trained in either midrange or close range techniques. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) was created to merge these two fighting archetypes into a single art form.
Do people learn MMA just for fighting?
MMA is so well known because it has led many competitors to victory in the octagon in the UFC, Bellator, and other MMA fighting organizations.
However, the MMA program at the Japan Karate Federation Tucson AZ LLC is taught parallel to the traditional Shotokan program: students are trained in a traditional dojo environment, and progress through a belt-rank system, and are required to demonstrate excellence of character befitting of martial artists from our dojo. Our MMA program is not designed to raise cage fighters—we raise disciplined martial artists.
Why learn MMA?
There are many reasons to train in MMA. Here are the ones that our Oro Valley students mention most frequently.
- Build confidence
- Learn discipline
- Excellent physical workout
- Stay cool under pressure
- Relieve stress
Are you ready to meet new people, train hard and have fun? Japan Karate Federation Tucson AZ LLC invites the people of Oro Valley to get in contact with us today.
KIDS MMA CLASSES (ages 6-12) are held Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm, Saturdays 10:45-11:45am
ADULT MMA CLASSES (ages 13 yrs+) are held Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45-8:00pm, Saturdays 10:45-11:45am