Learn the sweet science with us today…
Most fights end up in the ground, but they all begin standing… and if you have good striking with kicks and punches you should be all set.
EXCEPT… if your opponent has good kicks too!
You see, a while back I realized that there was a weakness with the grappling arts and all martial arts and that is the reality that what makes them strong is also their weakness.
Grappling doesn’t train striking and striking doesn’t train grappling and to be a complete martial artist you should train both.
Nevertheless this is a conversation about striking, in particular, to teach you the importance of BOXING in MMA, kickboxing and self defense.
It all started when my friend and MMA school owner Marcos Avellan told me that the problem with jiu jitsu guys is that when they get hit they curl up like babies and cry to their mommas.
I was so mad!
I was mad because he was right. A lot of jiu jitsu guys are a bunch of softies, who would not ever be able to defend themselves if someone started punching. And that is true, unfortunately, for all the grappling arts.
That day I went on a quest to train with the best kick boxers and boxers I could find.
I quickly learned something about striking. Kickboxing for combat is greater than boxing, but then if two kick boxers have equal level and can neutralize each other kicks, it is the best boxer who wins.
When you look at it from the MMA perspective, the more kicks you throw the more tired you get… and this increases your chance of getting taken down. It also affects your overall endurance.
To study this area, I began training with a professional Cuban boxing coach in Miami, Maury Ramos. Over years of working together, he has now become a dear friend, and if you’re in the area you should check him out. I was not only training to fight but to teach others how to box properly.
Here are some things you will learn in this class:
- Strategies of Combat
Maury teaches in a traditional Cuban School of Boxing style, a method that Cuban professionals have been using for years to develop Olympic gold medalists and professional boxers.
Of course, it is also a great workout, if what you are looking to do is burn some calories.
But this is NOT Title Boxing where that’s all you do without learning technique.
Here you will learn to box properly, in case you ever needed it in a self defense situation and more importantly, so that you don’t look like an idiot throwing punches who thinks they know what they are doing but really doesn’t.
But don’t worry, you don’t need any experience to start!
Our curriculum is designed for the true beginner. And in no time, you will have learned to jump rope and hit the speed bag like a pro.
Here is What some Students Have to Say…
“Great atmosphere and workout. They cover the basics of boxing very well and have slowly added new concepts. I actually look forward to my workouts.”