Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport popularised by promotions such as the UFC and One Championship. MMA allows striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from other combat sports and martial arts. MMA requires the practitioner to use striking & footwork from Muay Thai, Clinch techniques from Muay Thai and Wrestling & ground fighting & submissions from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Taking these multi-dimensional principles and creating a complete form of fighting. Training in our MMA syllabus (Shooto) revolves around 3 particular ranges and scenarios:

  • Stand-up – Learn to incorporate your stand-up striking skills to initiate your MMA strategy or counter your opponents strategy.
  • Clinch– Learning to use, as well as defend against takedowns and strikes in MMA. (from outside range & against the wall).
  • Ground– Grappling training with modified strategies that the element of striking brings to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission grappling ground game.

No experience necessary. The classes are for all levels. Our Shooto program combines the best of:

  • Muay Thai
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Wrestling
  • K1 Style Japanese Kickboxing
  • Shoot-Boxing

We are an official member of Shooto Europe and the UKMMAF

Mark Rawson

Qualifications

  • 1st Dan (Shodan) Black Belt Japanese K1 Kickboxing
  • 1st Degree, Red Prajioud (instructor) in Muay Thai
  • Rapid Assault Tactics (R.A.T) instructor
  • Cobra Self Defence certified instructor
  • Cobra Martial Arts Association approved
  • Member of the National Black Belt Register

Other styles studied

  • MMA
  • Jeet Kune Do/Kali
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Japanese Ju-Jitsu

Mark Spencer
(2018 UK Brazilian JiuJitsu Champion)

• Head Grappling/MMA Coach
• Grappling Grading Assessor

Qualifications

  • Team Fulinkazan Founder & Head Coach
  • 1st Degree Black Belt - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (SBG UK)
  • Coach for UKMMA Team (Level-C)
  • 4th Dan Black Belt - Kick Boxing (Cobra)
  • 2nd Dan Black Belt - Kick-Jitsu (Cobra)
  • Brown Belt - Japanese Jiu Jitsu (Kickers BBA)
  • Level 1 Coach - Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW)
  • Sangoku - Instructor - 2001
  • Green Belt - Freestyle Karate (BMAA)
  • Kettle Bell Instructor (Creating Chaos)
  • Level 3 - Personal Trainer
  • Level 2 - Fitness Instructor

Competition Record
Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter fought internationally and on Cage Warriors
2018 - British Masters BJJ - Ultra Heavy Weight (Masters 2) - Black Belt - Gold Medal
2018 - British Masters BJJ - Heavy Weight (Masters 1) - Black Belt - Silver Medal
2006 - Ren Bu Ki 90kg Submission Grappling Champion
2001 - Tori Luta Open Weight Champion
2000 - San Guku submission grappling -  Silver Medal
2000 - North East Karate Championship - Bronze
2000 - Yorkshire Karate Championship - Bronze Medal
1999 - Yorkshire Karate Championship - Silver Medal

Shooto represents the martial arts in Japan.  Though it is called Shooting in Japan, it could be easily misunderstood as a competition of guns in other countries.  Shooto was started 15 years ago by Satoru Sayama who was previously a super star in Japanese professional wrestling.  The reason behind Sayama’s Shooto was that he wanted to create the strongest martial arts in the world and promote it in the sport of real fighting. Shooto had the term of Amateur status for 5 years and then began professional fight cards about 9  years ago. Shooto has all the techniques of striking, throwing and grappling; hence, the characteristics of Shooto.  Shooto has been regarded as one of the highest level of “total fights” in Japan and also held the “Vale Tudo Japan Open” in the summer of 1994 to challenge Rickson Gracie – the strongest fighter and representative of the Gracie Jiu-jitsu clan.  Before fighting with Rickson, Japanese fighters had been defeated by fighters from Europe and the USA by punches to the face while at the ground position (bottom position) – this was their first experience.  Sayama realized the importance of the positioning and reformed Shooto rules introducing punches to the face which had been previously forbidden at the ground position. The Shooto style with the new rule which permitted punches to the face was established proceeding the Vale Tudo Japan Open 1995 – when Shooto fighter Yuki Nakai defeated Gerard Gordeau from the Netherlands.  Shooto is “total fighting” composed of the four elements of martial arts: striking, throwing, submission, and positioning.  A talented Shooto welterweight fighter, Rumina Sato defeated Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt, Ricardo Botelho in January 1997 by heel hook, defeated famous American wrestler, Alan Fried by arm bar in August 1997, and defeated American fighter John Lewis (BJJ) in the ’97 Vale Tudo Japan . Shooto fighter Enson Inoue (Machado JJ) also defeated Royce Alger in the May ’97 UFC and more recently won over team RAW’s Randy Couture in ’98’s V.T.J.  Some other good Shooto fighters would include the likes of Noboru Asahi and Hayato Sakurai.

Part of the Police Martial Arts Organisation

Police Martial Arts is open to all Police Officers as we think it is imperative that they keep on  top of both their physical skills and fitness levels. However many don't feel that they can maintain a regular training regime at a set club due to shift patterns. This scheme will allow them to train at any CMAA registered club at a discount, at a time that suits them as membership is direct with the CMAA rather than any specific club.

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