Today, we had a beginner workshop on MMA for adults. It was a nice turn out and I was delighted with the effort everyone put in.
We covered a sample of the 3 major ranges of Mixed Martial Arts.
- Striking – use of range and footwork
- Clinching – entry to double leg takedown
- Grappling – transition from side to mount
We also finished with two tasty submissions from the mount (Ezekial choke and Americana Shoulder lock).
By the end of the 2 hour session, all participants did a shark tank drill that allowed them to really drill home the techniques they learned during the session.
For anyone who missed the workshop, don’t worry, you can still join our MMA classes. Book a Free New Member Consultation and we’ll get you started.
The next Beginner MMA workshop will take place in July. Stay tuned for more details.
Video’s from today’s workshop are posted on our facebook feed. Go check it out.
Many Corkonians contributed to Abbey’s Wish to Walk over the last few years. Having had the surgeries she needed, she’s currently working on her rehab at SBG Cork with Magic Mark (Bodymechanix)
Today she hit a personal best of 24 seconds standing independently.
She’s already talking about jumping into kickboxing classes in the coming months.
No excuses. Hard work and determination.
Watch Abbie beat her personal best today at SBG Cork
In Coolmine, Dublin, the Sartori BJJ club run by John & Patrick Sheridan held the “Grassroots 2” BJJ comp. Organised for the benefit of novice competitors nationwide, the tournament is mostly for White Belt competitors and offers them a chance to compete in a low key environment before stepping up to the Irish Open or other large tournaments.
William Cooper from SBG Cork made the trip to Dublin to compete in the teen Division.
“The Sartori gym is a lovely environment. I really enjoyed the experience despite being a bit under the weather. I had 2 fights. My first opponent was Jamie Dickson. We fought all the way to the end and I managed to win on points. My second opponent was Gary Rooney from SBG Concorde. That too went the distance but my opponent got the victory on this occasion. I spent most of that match defending submissions so it was a good battle. As it was a novice competition designed for gaining experience, there were no medals. Well worth the trip to gain valuable match time though”.