Beginner MMA

Learn the basics of MMA: Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Wrestling.

Beginner MMA

Learn the basics of MMA:

Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, & Wrestling.

What is MMA?

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) combines Kickboxing, Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, and Judo into one sport.  MMA is the sport displayed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).  MMA class has applications for self-defense, competition, and functional fitness.  Students learn techniques from multiple martial arts to participate in the world’s most realistic and modern self-defense sport.

What is MMA?

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) combines Kickboxing, Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, and Judo into one sport.  MMA is the sport displayed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).  MMA class has applications for self-defense, competition, and functional fitness.  Students learn techniques from multiple martial arts to participate in the world’s most realistic and modern self-defense sport.

Class Description

Students will increase strength and fitness, improve coordination, and learn all aspects of Mixed Martial Arts.  MMA class will teach a variety of stand-up techniques.  Students will develop a proper stance; practice footwork drills; and learn basic punches, elbows, knees, and kicks.  Wrestling and Judo are the martial arts that change the match from standing to the ground, and vice versa.  Students will learn take-down offense and defense.  Once on the ground, students engage their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills.  Submission, restraint, and escape moves teach students how to gain control while on the ground with their opponent.  During class, students will practice the above martial arts both separately and combined in MMA-style.

Expert Instructors

Ben Rothwell

Ben Rothwell

Cody Linne

Cody Linne

James Bennett

James Bennett

Jordan Ruskell

Jordan Ruskell

Expert Instructors

Ben Rothwell

Ben Rothwell

Cody Linne

Cody Linne

James Bennett

James Bennett

Jordan Ruskell

Jordan Ruskell

Take it to the next level. . .

If interested in improving your MMA skills, we recommend attending both Kickboxing and BJJ classes.  Since MMA is so complex, it is necessary to focus on one specific style at a time.  Rothwell MMA breaks down MMA into separate classes of: Kickboxing- the stand-up portion of MMA, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu- the ground portion of MMA.

If you are looking to take your training to the next level, our Professional Fight Team may be right for you.  Rothwell MMA offers competition team training for members seeking advanced instruction and/or preparation for amateur & professional MMA bouts.  Competition team is by invitation only.  If interested, please see staff for details.

Take it to the next level. . .

If interested in improving your MMA skills, we recommend attending both Kickboxing and BJJ classes.  Since MMA is so complex, it is necessary to focus on one specific style at a time.  Rothwell MMA breaks down MMA into separate classes of: Kickboxing- the stand-up portion of MMA, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu- the ground portion of MMA.

If you are looking to take your training to the next level, our Professional Fight Team may be right for you.  Rothwell MMA offers competition team training for members seeking advanced instruction and/or preparation for amateur & professional MMA bouts.  Competition team is by invitation only.  If interested, please see staff for details.

A few words from our students. . .

"Every time I walk in the gym, I am inspired by the amount of time and effort everyone puts into achieving their dreams. I love the family atmosphere. Rothwell accepts me thick or thin LOL. I've lost so much weight during the last 4 years...have gained it back...lost some more....and nobody judges EVER."

 Lana, member since 2016

"The coaches are the best out there! My kids have learned so much from them. I've seen a huge boost in their confidence and abilities. The kids have developed a “never give up” attitude. Martial arts has kept their attention and has made them strive to be better all the time."

Lilly, mother of 3 youth students

"I was born with a heart condition that left me with only half a heart. Kickboxing and BJJ gave me the exercise my heart needed that lifting or working out on my own couldn’t do. Since taking up classes at Rothwell MMA, my cardiologist has been absolutely blown away with the health of my heart. Training here is literally saving my life.

Matt, member & now a Rothwell MMA Coach

"Rothwell MMA has been my home away from home. Every day I'm pushing. Grinding. Leaving puddles of myself on the mats. Every day is a challenge but I simply cannot wait to get in there and do work."

Mike, Kickboxing Blue Belt

“I am a 22-year police veteran and currently serve as a patrol commander for a police department. I have studied martial arts for more than 20 years. I started at Rothwell MMA with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and have since added Kickboxing to my training regimen. BJJ and Kickboxing both help keep me in shape and are essential training tools for my job. My fellow gym members are friendly, and the instructors are awesome teachers.”

Dwight, member since 2014

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