At FightLab our syllabus is focussed on MMA training. MMA is the most efficient martial art out there and the fasted growing combat sport. We’re helping men and women of all ages and abilities learn how to strike and defend themselves from any position. Whether you’re interested in cage-fighting, real-world self-defence or just a great total-body workout we’ve got you covered. Our Mixed Martial Arts classes give you access to hands-on instruction in a safe and supportive environment.
K1 KICKBOXING / SHOOT BOXING
Punches, kicks, elbows, knees.
Both competition & sparring within class
Throws & takedowns & ground 'n' pound
Our syllabus was created as a result of nearly 20 years experience in Japanese, Chinese & Southeast Asian martial arts. The style is licensed & recognised in the UK with the British Martial Arts & Boxing Association. We train a unique, Ring & MMA cage tested no holds barred fighting system of offensive and defensive methods, putting equal emphasis on striking, wrestling and physical conditioning.
We cater for all levels of fitness and experience. We pride ourselves on our community ethos, and standards of training. Your fellow students were all beginners and will always show you the ropes if you can’t get the hang of things. It’s a hard working group but really friendly and supportive to beginners as well as more experienced martial artists.
Our interactive and engaging group classes are fun, challenging and ever changing. The focus on learning and skills development mean your mind is inspired and motivated and rather than fitness being the focus it is instead a natural by product of your learning and growth.
Our members come to us for all sorts of reasons so whether you want get fit, lose weight and take on a new challenge or you are looking to progress to competition and championship gold you will find the positive environment and expert guidance to achieve your goals.
Kokoro is a concept that crosses through many martial arts, but has no single discrete meaning. Literally translating as "heart", in context it can also mean "character" or "attitude." It is often said that the art of martial arts is for self-defence; not injuring one's opponent is the highest expression of the art. Some popularly repeated quotes implicating this concept include.
OUR GRADING SYLLABUS
We are progressive & don't use outdated training methods such as Kata/Forms & training technique against a static/passive training partner. Instead we focus on Boxing style padwork, bagwork, Dutch glove style partner training & K1, MMA style sparring.
The Kyu grade system is a distinctive feature of our syllabus with promotion to different coloured belts based on technical ability, knowledge and application within MMA sparring both standing & on the ground. Although there is no competition requirement in the Kyu grade system there is a progressively harder structured sparring element based on application of skills learned, also; students are expected to recap previous grading as they progress. This maintains knowledge and also provides good practice. It is recommended that students practice at home as well as lesson time.