Personal Training in person & online training at FightLab

Personal training at FightLab. Zoom classes (now) & in person classes (from April).

  • MMA Striking & Clinch – Muay Thai, Filipino Boxing, JKD
  • Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do Concepts & RAT
  • Weapons – Single stick & impact weapons
  • Self Defence

Based at Urban Fitness & Combat in Lockwood, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Classes start again 8th July

Classes start again 8th July 7pm-8.30pm

MMA at The FightLab Combat Arts in Huddersfield. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground. MMA takes our JKD Concepts into the realms of full contact combat sports. The emphasis in this class is on training purely functional technique & contact sparring standing up & on the floor with PPE. We will pay particular attention to teaching you the fundamentals and making sure you improve in both skill and understanding of the sport at a comfortable pace. As you master your strikes, kicks and punches & grappling, we guarantee you'll be engaged and entertained with each new class.

Our key concepts at The FightLab's MMA training sessions are:

  1. Having no limitations
  2. Freedom of expression
  3. Simplicity & directness
  4. Economy of motion
  5. Non-Classical movement
  6. Non-telegraphic motion
  7. Understanding rhythm
  8. Interception
  9. The four ranges
  10. Five ways of attack
  11. Centreline theory
  12. Combat realism
  13. Conditioning

Here are just a few of the many benefits you can expect to see with our classes:

  • Fitness MMA works every muscle in the body, and you will burn fat and build solid muscle with each class.
  • Real world fighting skills Only the techniques that are proven to work at the highest level will survive. You don’t have to get into the cage or compete to learn the same techniques used by professional fighters!
  • Stress-busting Let’s face it- hitting stuff is fun and releases a ton of stress! Not only will you feel great, but your stamina will also go through the roof!
  • Join a team We have people who just want to learn to look after themselves and get fit and we have competitive fighters.
  • Improved flexibility and coordination When your flexibility and coordination improves, you will move with ease and grace. You will be less likely to get pains or injuries and you will coast through your day like a well-oiled machine.

Come along on our next training night and speak with our friendly staff and students.

Huddersfield, Ju-Jitsu, Jiu-Jitsu, Martial Arts, Kickboxing

Anatomy Of The Punch

Kickboxing utilities all the major muscle groups. Along with its aerobic and anaerobic benefits, it makes a total full body workout.

Let’s look at the particular muscle groups used.

The Jab

The left jab begins with elevation of left scapula and involves upper traps 1 & 2, levator scapulae, and rhomboid muscles. Flexion takes place using mainly the pectoralis major as well as medial rotation using mainly the pectoralis minor, anterior deltoid, and latissimus dorsi muscles. The elbow joint is extended using the triceps brachii mainly. The arm is pronated at the radioulnar joint using the pronator muscles. The right internal oblique and left external oblique also come into play when torso rotates and laterally flexes to the right as a result of the throwing punch with force.

The lead foot in most cases should step forward as the jab is being thrown with the rear foot providing a ‘push’. Immediately after the jab is thrown, slide the rear foot forward to close distance if needed

The Cross

The right cross punch begins with elevation of the shoulder involving upper traps. The levator scapulae mainly. The same exact same movements occur simultaneously except using the right side of the body. However, the incorporation of the lower body makes this phase the ‘power’ phase.

The movements of the lower body are synchronised with those of the upper body simultaneously in creating a very forceful punch.

Starting with the right hip joint, medial rotation takes place using mainly the anterior portion of gluteus minimus and tensor muscle. The knee joint then flexes. The right ankle joint then is in flexion.

All of the upper and lower body movements occur simultaneously and is a whole movement that takes a lot of practice to get perfect.
The Hook

Throwing the left hook begins with elevation of left scapula in the shoulder. There is very slight protaction of left scapula. Next, there is abduction at GH joint bringing elbow and arm up high by eye level.

Elbow is in flexed position and really doesn’t extend. Horizontal adduction at left GH joint using pectoral muscles and  deltoids is what mainly puts arm through striking motion with elbow joint locked in flexion.

All these movements occur within quick succession of one another. The right internal oblique and left external oblique are used in rotation of torso to the right. The lower body is also incorporated into this phase to make it more forceful. The left hip joint is medially rotated using the anterior portion of gluteus minimus. The knee remains in a flexed position. At the ankle joint there is plantar flexion using mainly gastrocs and soleus.

Of course this is a pretty detailed breakdown. Even pro boxers spend much time practicing, perfecting and honing there skills. Timing and coordination and defence is key when executing any strike.

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