I was watching a blog by John Hackleman, legendary coach of Chuck Liddel. In his latest blog John poses the question is your art a martial art a partial art? Now I am paraphrasing but he states that for a martial art to be a complete art it has to have 4 components. A striking art (boxing or Muay Thai), a wrestling art for take downs and break downs, jiujitsu for submissions, and just as importantly you need to incorporate fitness as part or your art. There is a quote “fatigue makes cowards of us all.”, and if you are too tired to fight then you cannot defend yourself. If your training is missing one of the 4 components your style is not complete.
When asked what martial art he recommended, Navy Seal Jacko Willink recommended in this order “Brazilian jiujitsu, followed by western boxing, Muay Thai, and wrestling(the type you see in the Olympics, not the WWE-No disrespect to the WWE).
At Shaddock MMA Fitness we like to do train in all of the elements of martial arts. Our Fitbox class teaches all aspects of boxing, footwork, basic punches, defense etc. For those who want a little more we do sparring. We have a fighter fighting on ESPN DEPORTES at the end of the month. Our submission wrestling class teaches take downs , breakdowns and elements of wrestling. Our Gaijin Ryu Jiujitsu class teaches Techniques Are Very Similar To Those Found In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Japanese Jujitsu & Judo, Korean Yudo & Hapkido, And American Free-Style Wrestling…. Just To Name A Few. Our Iron Box class is a great cardiovascular and strength training class as well as in all of our martial arts classes we drill conditioning. Our Kids Gaijin Ryu Jiujitsu class combines basic calestenics, the striking arts with the grappling arts so the children are well rounded.
If you are interested in training for fitness or self defense we have the gym for you. You can email me at email@example.com or call or text me at 443-280-0812.
Keep your hands up,