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, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, kickboxing, karate, judo and other styles.

Combatants fight within a clearly defined set of rules which allows them to kick, punch, knee, wrestle and grapple with their opponent. Fighters can win by KO, TKO, judges decision or a submission victory due to a 'tap out'.

Mixed martial artists are highly skilled athletes who train in not one, but several martial arts disciplines, in order to make them well rounded combat athletes. Through MMA training and competition, mixed martial artists develop fitness, strength, discipline, confidence, respect and sportsmanship.

The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be traced back to the ancient Olympic combat sport of Pankration. Various mixed style contests also took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s.


The combat sport of Vale Tudo that had developed in Brazil from the 1920s was brought to the United States by the Gracie family in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which is currently the largest MMA promotion company worldwide. Prior to the UFC, professional MMA events had also been held in Japan by Shooto since 1989.

In due course, the more dangerous Vale Tudo style bouts of the early UFCs were made safer with the implementation of additional rules, leading to the popular regulated form of MMA seen today. Originally promoted as a competition with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors were pitted against one another with minimal rules. Later, fighters employed multiple martial arts into their style while promoters adopted additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport.

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Wednesday MMA
7pm - 8.30pm

Tuesday MMA Drills
10:30pm - 12.00pm

Rough House Pro Training

10.30am - 12pm (invite only)


7.00pm - 8:15pm

1st Class is FREE at 4th Dimension MMA Nottingham

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