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MMA and BJJ: What’s the Difference?

Posted: August 23, 2017

We’re sure you have heard of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), but do you know what they are? BBJ is a way of life that teaches balance, while MMA is a sport that utilizes many of the techniques found in BBJ. At Phoenix BJJ and MMA Academy, we teach Jiu Jitsu along with Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Fitness. Our skilled instructors can refine your technique, and ready you for competition. Read on to see just what BBJ and MMA are, and decide if a class is right for you!

Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts is a sanctioned sporting event, involving competitors that are matched based on size, skill, strength and experience. Within a controlled environment, they compete to see who is the better fighter. These fights can include striking, standing and grappling, and ground grappling. MMA has its roots and heritage in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the Gracie family. While the lifestyle of BJJ aims to avoid fights, MMA is a sport in which athletes train for planned fighting events. MMA is a career, and to truly master these mixed martial arts athletes must train with dedication.


The Benefits of Learning Self Defense

Posted: August 23, 2017

The point of a self defense class is to keep you safe and give you the skills to avoid danger, and to protect yourself. A self defense seminar is great for anyone, and has a lot of benefits. Read on to find out what a self defense class can do for you.

Keeps You Safe

Self defense classes train your body to be able to naturally respond to threats and danger with movements that will keep you safe. If you ever find yourself in a threatening situation, even with someone larger or stronger than you, training will prepare you to know what to do to stay safe. Not only does a self-defense class teach you movements, but it also teaches you how to spot potential dangers and keep yourself out of bad situations. Being able to detect a threatening situation is sometimes of more value than being able to fight off an attacker. You can never plan on being attacked, and you need to learn how to always be aware of your surroundings. All of the skills you learn in a self defense class can help keep you safe, and might even save your life, or the life of someone you love.


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