What is the best martial art for self-defense?
Former SEAL and author of "Extreme Ownership" Jocko Willnick recommends Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as your #1 option for realistic, effective and efficient self-defense training. Jiu Jitsu uses leverage & proper technique allowing you to defeat larger, stronger opponents. This makes it the perfect self-defense program for men, women and children of all ages.
Here are the main martial arts he recommends in addition to BJJ that should make up the foundation of your self-defense training:
Check out the video below to find out how and why he recommends this amazing self-defense system.
P.S. You can learn all of these martial arts in our 30 Day MMA Starter Program in Port Jeff Station, NY.
Are you looking for realistic Self-Defense around Port Jeff Station? Check out this article then, it may save your life! Here are 5 reasons you should be training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Fusion MMA!
1. Brazilain Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is the world's most proven, effective martial art. It's true! Not too long ago, martial artists from various disciplines & styles met at Vale Tudo tournaments (such as the original UFC events) to compete in no-rules fights. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu representatives not only won most of these matches but DOMINATED the combatants from Karate, Kung Fu, Boxing, Kickboxing and more. No other art has stood up to the rigorous testing against others like Jiu Jitsu.
2. Anyone can train in Jiu Jitsu. Women, men, and even children as young as six years old can practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Because it is an art that is designed for a smaller, weaker practitioner to subdue much larger and stronger opponents, virtually anyone of any size, age or sex can practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It is not limited to athletes, men or stronger participants.
3. It builds character. Sometimes you will feel great and training will be easy. Other days, you will be tired, sore and unsure of your ability to step on the mats. Jiu Jitsu will expose you to all of your strengths and weaknesses, teaching you humility, respect and building your confidence through continued training.
4. BJJ is a great workout. If you are looking for a great cardiovascular workout, try rolling for 5 minute rounds, or longer! Cardiovascular health is important and will greatly improve with continued training. You will also see increased muscle, strength and flexibility.
5. It is a great base for Mixed Martial Arts. The top UFC fighters all share one thing in common, a base in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even fighters who are known for the punching power such as Conor McGreggor, Anderson Silva or Chuck Lidell all have to learn BJJ in order t compete at the highest levels of MMA. Without an advanced understanding of Jiu Jitsu, a fighter is useless in the cage.
If you would like to learn more about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on Long Island then check-out our program! We offer BJJ 7 days a week, morning and evenings. In addition, unlike most schools in our area, our martial arts are battle tested in the cage, ring and on the mat by both our coaches and students. Find out why Fusion MMA is the North Shores largest and premier MMA Academy with our 30 Day Trial Program HERE.
P.S. Here's a great video from Renzo Gracie showing you BJJ for Self-Defense:
Sometimes, your metabolism works against you even when you think you’re doing everything right. It’s time you took a good, hard look at how your metabolism really works.
Check out the metabolism myths below and then use your new knowledge to put your metabolism to work…
Myth 1: Metabolism Works from 9 to 5
Difficult as it may be to believe, your body’s metabolism does not stop working when you do. In fact, your metabolism works all day, every day. If it didn’t, you wouldn’t even have the energy to get out of bed in order to read this article. (You are out of bed, aren’t you?) Also the time of day that you eat isn’t what makes you gain pounds. It’s what you eat. So if you think you can get away with eating that quarter-pounder with cheese, bacon, mayo, and bun; a large order of greasy fries; and a 32-ounce milkshake without any consequences—just because you ate it at lunch and not late at night—think again! Eat smart all day long, have a healthy snack at night if necessary, and then sleep well, knowing your metabolism is doing its thing even while you’re catching some Zzzzs.
Myth 2: It Can’t Be Controlled
You’ve probably met someone who seems to be able to eat anything they want without gaining weight. You may have even dreamed of having such a metabolism. Well, there’s good news. You may not have the metabolism that lets you do that just yet, but you can work toward it. Help boost your metabolism by lifting weights, getting a good night of sleep, eating enough protein to power you through the day, and drinking plenty of water. Want something more than water? Here’s another smidgen of good news: a little caffeine in your daily intake will help you get rid of calories faster than going without. Just make sure your caffeine isn’t bathed in sugar and unnecessary calories.
Myth 3: Skinny Folks Have Higher Metabolism
Yes, a high metabolism can help you burn more calories than a low metabolism. But don’t let that fool you into thinking the skinniest people around have the highest metabolism. Quite the contrary. If the thinnest individuals had the highest metabolism, they would likely be dangerously underweight. As it is, when you are very thin, your metabolism will likely be lower, as there’s not much of you to burn away safely.
However, you shouldn’t grab the ice cream carton in order to put on extra pounds to up your metabolism. Instead, focus on adding muscle pounds via the weight room.
Myth 4: Getting Old Makes Your Metabolism Go Bye-Bye
There is a bit of truth to this myth. As you age, your metabolism will drop a tiny bit. Not enough to make a meaningful difference, but it does drop. Much of this decrease (again—it is almost negligible) is due to the typical muscle loss that accompanies aging.
Want to curb your body’s age-related drop in metabolism? Include resistance training in your exercise routine. As you age, keep up the weight training and you’ll keep your metabolism strong and steady throughout all the stages of life. In the event it does drop a little, you’ll be in such good shape you won’t notice.
Myth 5: You Can Eat Your Way to Higher Metabolism
Occasionally, the world is taken by a weight-loss idea that is so simple you’d be a moron not to give it a try. One of these recent ideas is that you can eat or drink certain things to boost your metabolism and lose weight with greater ease.
While eating peppers on a regular basis and drinking gallons of green tea each week offers some health benefits, it won’t do more than temporarily boost your metabolism. Approximately half an hour after consuming these supposed metabolism mega-boosters, the boost is over and you’re back to your normal metabolism. A normal, well-balanced diet is a much better option.
When it comes to achieving and maintaining your most effective metabolism, a consistent and challenging exercise routine is key. Call or email today and I’ll get you started on an exercise program that will take your metabolism to the next level.
Don’t wait around for another year to pass. We are now a 4 months into 2016 – are you any closer to achieving your fat loss goals? When you work with me I make it my personal mission to get you the results that you deserve.
Let’s do this!
Use the following three tips to bring your routine up to the next level:
1. Be Unstable: Use your entire body, and target your core, by performing exercises that engage stabilizing muscles. To do this use an exercise ball, a balance board, a balance disk, or you could simply stand on one leg.
2. Add Resistance: The more resistance that you incorporate with your routine translates into higher intensity and more calories burned. Some ideas for adding resistance include: carrying dumbbells while doing lunges, wearing a weighted vest while walking or jogging, or putting a weight between your feet while doing leg raises.
3. Use Intervals: Interval training is an amazing tool for creating short yet effective workouts. Don’t worry, it’s not complicated. Interval training is simply alternating between different short bursts of activity.
Andre & Joe here and we have some exciting news!
As you know by now, Fusion MMA & Kickboxing has quickly become the leader in MMA and fitness training on the North Shore.
From our fat-blasting Fusion Kickboxing, muscle-building X-Training & body-toning yoga, we've put a ton of effort into making our classes fun & effective.
When it comes to Mixed Martial Arts training, Fusion just can't be beat. We offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, Catch Wrestling and more. Our unique style is putting out fierce fighters while also giving the average Joe amazing self-defense skills....plus it's an awesome workout!
If you'd like to try any of our programs then come down on September 12th!
11am Kids MMA
12pm Adult MMA
What is Cumberland Wrestling?
Wrestling is the worlds oldest martial art, but did you know that there are hundreds (if not more) styles of wrestling around the globe? Every culture has it's own variation of wrestling or grappling. Many are very similar with minor differences based on region. The majority of styles either focus on clinching & throwing, such as Judo, Greco-Roman and Sumo, or ground-work, such as JiuJitsu, Catch Wrestling and Sambo. (If you're looking for a Mixed Martial Arts School in Port Jefferson Station then check out our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes).
The Cumberland and Westmorland style of wrestling was developed in Northern England, which is why it is also referred to as "North Country Style." It is a folkstyle not often practiced but had a lasting impact on the sport of American Folkstyle (along with other modern forms of grappling).
The rules of Cumberland Wrestling are simple. Wrestlers are placed chest to chest, grasping each other around the body with their chins on their opponent's right shoulder. The right arm of each contestant is positioned under his opponent's left arm. This is the classic over-under position used in pummeling and should be familiar to even the most beginner wrestlers.
A win is declared if any body part other than the foot touches the ground. A win may also be attained by forcing your opponent to lose his grip while still retaining yours (as in getting double under-hooks).
How is this style of wrestling important to Mixed Martial Arts?
By training in Cumberland Wrestling, students learn to fight for and attain a dominant clinch, learning to control their opponent with an over-under clinch. The over-under position is very common in MMA (as well as wrestling) and is often seen as a 50/50 position. Learning to control, trip and throw from this position will allow martial artists to effectively strike or take down their opponent.
Fusion MMA & Kickboxing of Port Jefferson Station is proud to offer a complete Mixed Martial Arts program that combines various grappling styles (such as Wrestling and Jiu Jitsu among others) into a complete system.
If you would like to learn more about our Adult Grappling Classes please visit http://FusionKickboxing.com or call us at 631-219-8965.
Check out Ricky competing at his first Amateur MMA fight.
Thanks to Tammy for recording and posting the videos. Great job Ricky!
Ricky is a member of our Mixed Martial Arts program. We're very proud of his win and expect great things in the future! Thank you for proving yet again that we are Port Jefferson Station's Premier MMA Gym!
If you'd like more information on our programs visit http://FusionKickboxing.com or call us at 631-219-8965.
Our Summer 2015 Schedule is now in effect!
If you haven't seen it yet, take a look here: Kickboxing Schedule.
Mostly everything is the same except for a few small changes:
That's it! We've also made a few changes to our Mixed Martial Arts Schedule so make sure to check that if you need.
P.S. Leave a comment below so I know you read it!
Bully Proof Your Child with Martial Arts
How do you bully proof your child?
Parents across the country agree that bullying a huge problem. Kids in every age group can become harassed, pushed around and made to feel unsafe. This can happen at school, in the class room, at the bus stop and even the play grounds. It has even become a problem online now known as "cyber-bullying", the act of bullying others through Facebook and other social media sites. Show how do we stop it?
One of the best ways to prevent bullying of any form is to instill a sense of confidence, respect and discipline in children. Martial arts can teach your child to become mentally an physically stronger, not only diminishing the effects of bullies but also making them less susceptible to this kind of behavior from others.
As an added bonus, kids in the martial arts will learn the skills to stand-up to bullies, not just for themselves but for others as well!
Kids martial arts training consists of karate, jiujitsu & MMA, along with physical conditioning to strengthen their bodies, sharpen their minds and improve focus. It is so much more than just kicking and punching!
At Fusion MMA & Kickboxing we offer a complete kids martial arts program including realistic self-defense skills, gymnastics & athletic training and anti-bully training.
If you would like to learn more about our kids martial arts classes in Port Jefferson Station, NY please visit us online at http://FusionKickboxing.com or call us at 631-219-8965.
Ricky Edwards won his MMA debut by unanimous decision at NYFE 7: High Voltage on Saturday June 6th 2015 in Jamaica Queens, NY.
Before the Fight
As coaches Andre & Joe were driving with Ricky to the fights, our worst fear of the day came true...Ricky's opponent did not show up to weigh-ins and would not be coming to the fight. The promoters however worked hard and found Ricky a match with another competitor who's opponent no-showed as well. Our hats off to both of these warriors who showed up to fight!
On 2 hours notice the match was made, Ricky Edwards (Fusion MMA, Port Jefferson Station) vs. Garret Ross (New Way Martial Arts, Detroit) at 155lbs.
From the opening bell he dictated the pace of the match with superior striking, using his Muay Thai skills to back his opponent into the cage. After establishing a dominant clinch Ricky was able to lean on and tire Garret, attacking with knees to the body and dirty boxing techniques (Coach Andre has been working with Ricky on his dirty boxing skills for this fight).
In the first round Ricky scored an excellent sweep off the cage, landing in top half-guard where he attacked with hammer fists. He did an excellent job in fighting for the under-hook, creating top shoulder pressure and most importantly taking his time, not rushing in and keep a stable, top position to strike from.
In addition to his excellent striking Ricky impressed us all with his wrestling ability. We have been working extensively on pummeling and wrestling for this match and it showed!
Winner by Unanimous Decision
We are all very proud of Ricky and his opponent for putting on an exciting match and taking their fights on only a few hours notice. Congrats Ricky on bringing the win back to Port Jefferson Station,NY!
Fusion MMA & Kickboxing will be competing next at The Good Fight Grappling Tournament on July 25th, 2015. Time to hit the mats and sharpen our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skills as we continue to prove to be the area's premier Mixed Martial Arts School!