The course was part of my personal training re-certification and dream of working and training up and coming fighters. The course was very indepth, hands on and gave a very versitle look at the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.
For alot of us that have been practicing the martial arts for many years we have developed a style of fighting relative to the specific art we practice (TKD, Karate, Capoiera, Judo, BJJ, Muay Thai). Mix Martial Arts and combat fighting is about developing a broad range of 3 disciplines (Wrestling, Striking, and Juijitsu) MMA is using all of these disciplines together to formulate a game plan to win against your opponent by meshing striking with grappling or grappling with submissions.
While all styles have various strengths, when it comes to combat....a fight can go anywhere and like a chess match can be won by planning your attack and breaking the will of the other fighter. Learning the basics of the various elements of where the fight can go, and using a twin theory of approach to fighting is the beauty behind this art....each move can shift the balance and has various counters and options.
Back when the UFC first started a relatively small 175 pound guy named Royce Gracie introduced the world to Brazilian Juijitsu and literally dominated the martial arts world with his form of fighting. UFC and the brillance of Dana White and his marketing mastery of the sport has now set the world stage with a growing fan base and entering its 146 Live UFC event....fighters are very well rounded, with many mastering all three elements of the game....there are no "one Trick ponies" anymore.
As a fan, and martial artist it was a dream to spend the time to learn and develop a training program for these exceptional athletes.