Showing posts with label MMA Melbourne. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MMA Melbourne. Show all posts

Wednesday, 3 May 2023

Learn MMA in Melbourne

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Learn Mixed Martial Arts at Australian Combat Sports Academy Melbourne


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Learn MMA in Melbourne


The ACSA MMA program is the top choice for martial arts training in Melbourne. Check out our Exclusive Online Offer today or request more information!
Australian Combat Sports Academy is Melbourne’s #1 destination for MMA. We follow a structured approach to MMA training and pride ourselves on coaching excellence while providing a safe and welcoming environment for all levels and abilities.



MMA has rapidly risen to become one of the fastest-growing and most popular sports in the world. As popularized by the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), MMA is a combination of the very best of all martial arts and combat sports. MMA is a proven form of self-defence and a fantastic way to get fitter & stronger.
The ACSA MMA curriculum caters to students of all fitness levels, from complete beginners to experienced professional fighters. Our highly-qualified, professional coaches have the expertise and experience to help you reach your goals.




ACSA is the home of one of the longest-running MMA Teams in Melbourne.


ACSA MMA classes place a strong emphasis on combat effectiveness, correct technique, building confidence and personal development. You will get fit and learn new self-defence skills while training in a safe, structured, and professional environment.




ACSA MMA is renowned for its quality coaching and training. Our coaches are some of the most experienced in Australia with over 25 years of experience in competing and coaching.

ACSA MMA is home to several state and national champions. We cater to all different levels from complete beginners to experienced Professional MMA Fighters.






What Will I Learn In MMA Class?
You will learn how to integrate striking and grappling skills together in MMA classes as well as how to apply them inside the cage and how to train and prepare correctly for an MMA fight.


Why Train MMA At Australian Combat Sports Academy?

Learn MMA in Melbourne

ACSA is the Premier Martial Arts Academy in Melbourne. We have World Class coaching in a World Class Academy. We have everything you need under one roof with classes in BJJ, Muay Thai, Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts.
You will develop your MMA skills safely & effectively & achieve your personal goals at ACSA.

MMA combines the most effective techniques from all Martial Arts Styles as proven in the UFC and other Mixed Martial Arts events.




Each MMA Class at Australian Combat Sports Academy focuses on the highest percentage combat tested techniques.


Our Classes are professionally planned, structured, and supervised.We follow a precise curriculum that maximizes your MMA learning and development while allowing you to learn in a fun, safe and cooperative environment.


Get fit, lose weight, and increase strength while learning Real Martial Arts


Learn new skills from experienced Black Belt coaches while training alongside a great team of supportive training partners.


Develop more mental focus and increased energy levels while releasing stress and making new friends.

Learn Effective self-defence skills that will give you the confidence to protect yourself and your family.





Learn MMA in Melbourne

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Bushido Fight Night 3 - The Last Samurai : Melbourne MMA

                


Bushido Fight Night 3 - The Last Samurai

Saturday 30th July at Thornbury Theatre.

Confirmed matches so far:
  • Tom Andrews vs Sam Marles
  • James Andrews vs Mark Furnari
  • Jaiven Callander vs Jokota Franks
  • Laurance Lockington vs Ben Sayer
  • Dariean Menchini vs Titus O’Donnell
  • Toby Montfroy vs Jake Bradley
  • Liam Gusti vs Tom Hardwick
  • Ashley Rodgers vs Tom Pratt
More matches to be announced soon.
If you would like to fight on one of our future events contact us via our website here:

Sunday, 23 August 2020

The Problem with Amateur MMA




I've had a lot of involvement in Amateur MMA over the last twenty years first as a competitor and then as a coach. My first amateur fight was on my coach Fred Rados Pancrase event in London in September 2000. I competed in around 30 amateur matches in events such as Pancrase and KSBO before graduating to pro rules fights.

I competed in MMA to test myself and gauge my progress rather than seeing it as a career. Becoming a professional cage fighter wasn't a viable career option back in the early 2000s, MMA / NHB / Cage Fighting was a freak show sport back then and was still banned in most places.


Over the years MMA has become more and more mainstream. The sport of amateur MMA has also progressed a lot to the point where there are now large international amateur MMA competitions. I think this is great and I would always encourage my fighters to gain experience as an amateur if they are serious about having a successful fight career (I have previously made the point in this article - http://www.dkmmacoaching.com/2019/10/the-importance-of-amateur-mma.html?showComment=1598179230582#c7257568754422585315)


However, there are several problems that I see with the sport of amateur MMA which will need to be addressed for the sport to continue to grow:


Amateur MMA as a Pathway to Professional MMA:


The first problem is that it is obviously not really necessary to compete as an amateur to compete at the highest levels in MMA.


Every aspiring fighter wants to fight in the UFC, Bellator or One FC but Amateur MMA isn't always seen as a pathway to the highest level of competition.


It is unheard of in boxing for a fighter to turn pro unless they have had a long and successful amateur career. Almost every top professional Boxer in history was also an amateur champion before turning professional.


If we look at most of the champions or top ten fighters, they didn't compete in amateur tournaments - they came straight from the elite level of other combat sports - wrestling, kickboxing or Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Of the current UFC champions, there are very few that have had any amateur fights before starting their pro career.

Having a lengthy amateur career may lead to the fighter taking excessive unnecessary damage when it could be argued that you would be better just developing elite skills and competing in one of the three areas of wrestling, striking or BJJ and then transferring to MMA. 


There are also arguably even easier entry pathways to make it to the big shows. These include building a  'padded record'. Fights against opponents who are picked specifically to lose so you can get into the big event with an undefeated record or having a flamboyant screen personality and getting there via a reality TV show. 


Obviously, the problem with these last two options is that you will quickly get exposed once you actually fight at the higher levels but nonetheless they do seem like attractive alternatives for the up-and-coming fighter who is trying to fast-track his way to the top.


Not enough fighters to make Amateur MMA worthwhile


As mentioned above many fighters will just go straight to pro or will focus on competing in individual sports such as kickboxing and wrestling so that leaves a smaller talent pool of amateur MMA fighters. This, in turn, makes it difficult to hold worthwhile MMA tournaments or MMA circuits because the best fighters probably aren't competing so even if you win it might be meaningless in the long term.


Another problem is that with amateur MMA, there will never be enough fighters willing to step up and compete. At every 'MMA' Gym there will be members training and even competing in kickboxing or grappling but very few training in both & combining styles and even fewer willing to step up and compete, usually citing the reasons that they haven't been doing enough grappling recently because they've been focusing on their striking or vice versa. Of the few that do compete, they will usually only compete once or twice rather than committing to a longer-term amateur career.


One of the reasons for this may be that there just aren't enough regular amateur events to build up the necessary numbers of fighters. Most amateur fighters are lucky if they get the opportunity to fight three or four times per year compared to sports like amateur boxing where you could conceivably fight every weekend.  


The problem of what is the difference between an amateur and a pro?


In most sports, the term 'Professional' usually has connotations of being a super-elite high-level athlete. This is usually the case in sports such as football or basketball but fighting is a different story. Anyone who has been involved for any length of time knows that being a ‘professional fighter’ is usually a meaningless term. Anyone can get a professional fighter's licence regardless of their skill or ability whereas not everyone can become a professional football player. The reason for this is that in combat sports the focus is less on skill level and more on selling tickets.


It is not uncommon to see amateur fighters who are light years ahead of some 'Professional' fighters in terms of skill and experience. This is something that would usually never happen in other sports and for that reason, it makes the entire concept of Amateur and Professional MMA somewhat meaningless.


I think a useful idea in the future would be that fighters aren't granted a professional fighters licence unless they have a minimum number of legitimate amateur matches with a specific winning ratio or have equivalent high-level experience in another combat sport.


https://acsamelbourne.com.au/mixed-martial-arts/


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