The MCMA Self Defence System is a unique Fighting System designed and formulated as an independent organisation for Self Defence in today’s Modern World incorporating Krav Maga, Karate, Boxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Traditional Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Judo and MMA.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the MCMA Self Defence System? keyboard_arrow_down close
More often than not many students that wish to learn how to defend themselves are limited to a traditional art form and usually have to cross train in different disciplines in order to become more well rounded in order to really know how to fight. MMA then seems to be the more logical option to choose but then MMA focuses on the competition aspect of Mixed Martial Arts and not so much the Self Defence aspect, so for someone that initially set out to learn real Self Defence and not compete as that was not their goal have now ended up in a sport based Martial Arts class as good as it maybe but then decides to leave / stop training as they are not fulfilling what they had set out to do. This is a very common story with many students that begin learning Martial Arts for Self Defence purposes. MCMA recognised this, which is why the MCMA Self Defence System was designed.
As a Mixed Martial Arts Academy we know first hand which Martial Arts work and are real. Most of which are used in MMA in the world of cage fighting and are tried and tested which we at MCMA utilise and incorporate within our very own unique Self Defence System. The mindset and methods in how we train for Self Defence occasionally need to be different but then in many other ways are exactly the same as you would find in an MMA class. So you may find yourself thinking…’Am I learning MMA for the street rather than for the ring or cage’? And yes, you would be right in thinking this, but also you will be learning how to defend yourself against a group not just a one on one situation. Certain scenarios that are essential for everyone to know along with the unusual but common situations that people face when being attacked. Also learning how to defend yourself against a knife threat or attack. Other weapon defence training is an integral part of the syllabus including stick/bat and handgun.
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) incorporates various disciplines with minimal restrictions to what can be used as long as it’s safe for the competitors within the sport / rules.
The MCMA Self Defence System also incorporates various disciplines but with a ‘no rules’ ethos due to the fact we are training and teaching our students to defend themselves against an attack in a real life situation. As mentioned above we utilise the most effective and efficient techniques from many fighting styles and we constantly continue to evolve.
Is there a structure to progress or a syllabus? keyboard_arrow_down close
Yes there is a grading structure and syllabus designed for our students to progress and be promoted within the academy in a similar format as traditional disciplines such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Taekwondo, Judo & Krav Maga. Most traditional arts have a belt system which begins at White Belt and works upwards using various colours until reaching Black Belt. The MCMA Self Defence System works in a similar format representing the colour/level/grade of student but instead of using Martial Arts belts for training we have our grade/level designed within the logo on our training attire. That being said we also understand the value that a belt has from traditional arts and we still issue a belt to represent their grade/level but it’s not enforced that students wear their belts to train but are also welcome to if they wish and be proud of their achievement.
Do you offer The MCMA Self Defence System to Children? keyboard_arrow_down close
We also offer our unique MCMA system to our Junior students and the similar training and syllabus which is formatted for their ages. On our timetable you will see ‘Mixed Martial Arts & Self Defence’ for our younger students until they reach their teen years and then we introduce them to weapon training and defence against such situations/weapons. The Juniors wear belts to represent their grade/level and can transition straight into the adult and teen classes when they are of age.
If you are looking to learn as much as possible for self defence and not for competition purposes the MCMA Self Defence System is something you should certainly consider. MCMA as an academy with multiple training centres we offer a variety of specific Martial Arts & Self Defence training such as Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Krav Maga. So, if you are more interested in competing or working towards competitions then we would recommend training in Muay Thai, Kickboxing BJJ or MMA as these are the disciplines which are involved in our competition platforms for various events.
We hope you find what you are looking for at MCMA whether it be for Self Defence, Fitness, meeting new like minded people or for beginner to elite level competition training. We welcome all levels from the complete beginner to advanced levels.
We very much hope to see you on the mats at one of our training centres!