PROGRAMS

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Made popular by international promotions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Strikeforce, Belator, WEC, Dream and Rizin, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has become the fastest growing sport in the world. MMA combines all aspects of combat sports and typically combines the martial arts of Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling and Kickboxing.

At Mackay MMA, our programs are designed to cover off on all aspects of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). In a typical MMA session, we will work on our wrestling skills, takedowns and takedown defence, cage work, striking on the ground and all tactical aspects of MMA.

The Mackay MMA fight team has had a very successful amateur and professional fight team with many Australian Title Holders. The fight team is one of the latest in Queensland and have been prominent of the Australian MMA circuit featuring on the following promotions: Carnage in the Cage, Warriors Realm, Eternal MMA, XFC, Brace, Aftershock, Airlie Fight Night, Fitzroy Fight Night and many more.

Our MMA program draws from the experience of Anthony Perosh former UFC Light Heavy Weight veteran. In Anthony’s career he won 5 Fights all by stoppage and won one performance of the night bonus. Anthony runs seminars at Mackay MMA twice a year.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a ground fighting system that emphasizes position, control, and submissions such as chokes, arm locks and leg locks. BJJ was made famous in UFC 1 where Royce Gracie from Brazil used BJJ techniques to conquer the tournament that put all forms of Martial Arts against each other. Mackay MMA’s BJJ program is under the guidance of Anthony Perosh, who is a 4th degree Black Belt under Carlos Machado. Anthony visits Mackay MMA twice a year running seminars and gradings. Whether you are a beginner, advanced or an experienced BJJ competitor you will find a BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) class for you training with Mackay MMA. Mackay MMA has beginner BJJ classes, advanced BJJ classes, BJJ seminars and BJJ gradings (starting from White Belt to Black Belt).

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Thai Kickboxing (Muay Thai)

Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science Of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts.

Thai boxing has been around for over a thousand years. However, it can be traced back using records to 400 years ago in the former capital of Thailand known as Ayutthaya. In Thailand, Muay Thai evolved from Muay Boran (ancient boxing), an unarmed combat method which would probably have been used by Siamese soldiers after losing their weapons in battle. Some believe that the ancient Siamese military created Muay Boran from the weapon-based art of Krabi Krabong but others contend that the two were merely developed alongside each other. Krabi Krabong nevertheless was an important influence on Muay Boran and so Muay Thai as can be seen in several kicks, holds and the movements in the Wai Khru which have their origins in armed combat.

Whether you are a beginner, advanced or a fighter you will find a Muay Thai Kickboxing class for you training with Mackay MMA. We aim to bridge the gap between striking styles and make modifications to suit the desired style.

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Functional Fitness

Strength and conditioning training is crucial for success in any sport. Developing strength, speed and power, as well as fine-tuning movement patterns will give you a big advantage over your competition. While you will be performing many resistance training and body weight exercises, the main goal is to be able to translate those exercises into your performance in your given sport. At Mackay MMA we offer 15 Strength and Conditioning Classes a week. Whether you are looking to get into shape or are an athlete looking to maximise your results we can help you achieve your goals.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Group classes with friendly and enthusiastic coaching staff.
  • Both weighted and body weight movements
  • Functional exercises
  • Modern training environment
  • Clean Facilities and equipment
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Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

Mackay MMA teaches Kids Brazilian Jiu JItsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes taking an opponent to the ground and utilizing ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and chokeholds. The premise is that most of the advantage of a larger, stronger opponent comes from superior reach and more powerful strikes, both of which are somewhat negated when grappling on the ground. What skills will they learn? Kids BJJ at Mackay MMA is a lot more than just physical training. They will learn invaluable skills to help them reach their goals in daily life such as:

  • Self Defence
  • Confidence
  • Concentration
  • Coordination
  • Discipline

David Garnham is a Brown Belt with 12 years BJJ Experience under Anthony Perosh a 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Carlos Machado. Under him are several experienced and accredited instructors that teach Kids BJJ classes in a fun and safe environment. Mackay MMA has Kids BJJ, Kids BJJ competition classes, Kids BJJ seminars and quarterly Kids BJJ gradings (starting from White Belt to Green Belt). There are classes for 7-9 year olds and 10-13 year olds. They each train in separate classes twice per week. Ages 14 and up train in the adult’s class. There is a grading every 3 months where your child has the opportunity to grade to the next level. The junior belt colours are White, Grey, Yellow, Orange and Green.

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Kids Thai Kickboxing

Muay Thai is referred to as the “Art of Eight Limbs” or the “Science Of Eight Limbs” because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight “points of contact”, as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts

What skills will they learn? Kids Muay Thai Kickboxing at Mackay MMA is a lot more than just physical training. They will learn invaluable skills to help them reach their goals in daily life such as:

  • Self Defence
  • Confidence
  • Concentration
  • Coordination
  • Discipline

Kids Muay Thai Kickboxing classes at Team Perosh MMA. David Garnham is the Head Coach at Mackay MMA and under him are several experienced and accredited instructors that teach Kids Muay Thai Kickboxing classes in a fun and safe environment. There are classes for 7-9 year olds and 10-14 year olds. They each train in separate classes twice per week. Ages 14 and up train in the adult’s class.

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