Muay Thai, MMA, Thai Boxing, Muay Thai, Self Defence, MMA, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai
About The FightLab
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques. The rules allow the use of striking & clinch techniques from Muay Thai & grappling from Wrestling, both while standing and on the ground. The sport is one of the fastest growing in the world and can be seen in such events as the 'The Ultimate Fighting Championships". Clinch work, striking, takedowns, submissions, "ground n' pound" and escapes are all covered in detail.
Muay Thai or Thai Boxing is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand. It was developed several hundreds of years ago as a form of combat that utilises the entire body as a weapon. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterised by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins, being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient.
Our grading syllabus incorporates traditional Muay Thai with the addition of submission grappling techniques both standing and on the floor. Each grade is awarded with a coloured Prajioud, the traditional arm band of Muay Thai. Grades are awarded not just on demonstration of syllabus, but hard work in training & competition.
About The Coach
All classes are taught by coach Mark Rawson. Mark started his martial arts career in the early 1990's in Leeds originally in Karate but later training and competing in Kickboxing. Mark later started training in Muay Thai at the well known Bad Company Gym & Tiger Gym in Leeds. Around the year 2000 MMA was starting to make an impact in the martial arts world & Mark started training under Mark Spencer of Team Fulinkazan (whom was already a veteran cage-fighter by this time) to train MMA & Grappling. Mark later achieved his Red Prajioud in Muay Thai at the Master Sken Academy in Stockport and his 1st dan black belt in Kickboxing from the Cobra Martial Arts Association.
1st Degree (Red Prajioud) Instructor in Muay Thai
1st Dan Black Belt Kickboxing
Rapid Assault Tactics (Jeet Kune Do & Kali) Instructor
Cobra Self Defence certified instructor
Cobra Martial Arts Association approved
Member of the National Black Belt Register
Other styles studied to a significant length of time
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Jeet Kune Do