In today’s growing sport of MMA, there is a huge influence on youth athletes to become the next great generation of mixed martial arts masters. As with all youth contact sports it is recommended that training be done in a safe environment by coaches and parents who understand the sport. This sport can be extremely tough to train for competitively. It will develop and challenge an athletes, speed balance, strength and mental toughness. Technique in this sport is critical, with backgrounds ranging from many different martial arts, grappling, wrestling and boxing.
The video below shows how early youth athletes are now learning the skill of Mixed Martial Arts.
Many athletes of all ages workout and train for Mixed Martial Arts without being competitive. Why? Simply because the MMA circuit training is a great way to stay in top physical shape. Circuit training is a great form of exercise to acquaint yourself with if you plan to compete in mixed martial arts. It allows you to work on strength and cardio at the same time. In addition to that, circuit training has the potential to burn an amazing amount of calories.
Below is a sample of Circuit Training by Randy Couture:
Drilling and repitition: Tito Ortiz, love him or hate him its tough to challenge his drilling focus and work ethic. In the video below he goes over in precise detail the importance of drilling the sprawl with proper technique.