Here at Mark Shrader's Mixed Martial Arts Academy we are a TRUE Mixed Martial Arts School. You may wonder exactly what is Mixed Martial Arts. Below is a definition,and some Mixed Martial Art Basics such as Weight Classes, fight or bout durations, MMA Fouls, and ways you can win a Mixed Martial Arts Match. Of course these are just basic rules and practiced structure. To begin learning how to REALLY win a match be sure to come in for a FREE class with Master Mark Shrader.
WHAT is MIXED MARTIAL ARTS?
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an intense and evolving combat sport in which competitors use different forms of fighting that include jiu-jitsu, judo, karate, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and others to their strategic and tactical advantage in a supervised match. Scoring for mixed martial arts events in Nevada, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Florida is based on athletic-commission approved definitions and rules for striking (blows with the hands, feet, knees or elbows) and grappling (submission, choke holds, throws or takedowns). No single discipline reigns.
Lightweight ~ over 145 lbs. to 155 lbs.
Welterweight ~ over 155 lbs. to 170 lbs.
Middleweight ~ over 170 lbs. to 185 lbs.
Light Heavyweight ~ over 185 lbs. to 205 lbs.
Heavyweight ~ over 205 lbs. to 265 lbs.
All non-championship bouts will be three rounds.
All championship bouts will be five rounds.
Rounds will be five minutes in duration.
A one minute rest period will occur between each round.
1. Butting with the head.
2. Eye gouging of any kind.
4. Hair pulling.
5. Fish hooking.
6. Groin attacks of any kind.
7. Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent.
8. Small joint manipulation.
9. Striking to the spine or the back of the head.
10. Striking downward using the point of the elbow.
11. Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea.
12. Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh.
13. Grabbing the clavicle.
14. Kicking the head of a grounded opponent.
15. Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent.
16. Stomping a grounded opponent.
17. Kicking to the kidney with the heel.
18. Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck.
19. Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area.
20. Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent.
21. Spitting at an opponent.
22. Engaging in an unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent.
23. Holding the ropes or the fence.
24. Using abusive language in the ring or fenced area.
25. Attacking an opponent on or during the break.
26. Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee.
27. Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat.
28. Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee.
29. Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury.
30. Interference by the corner.
31. Throwing in the towel during competition.
Ways To Win:
1. Submission by:
Physical tap out.
Verbal tap out.
2. Technical knockout by the referee stopping the contest.
3. Decision via the scorecards, including:
Unanimous decision [all judges pick the same fighter as the winner].
Split decision [One judge picks one fighter, the other two judges pick the other fighter].
Majority decision [two of three judges pick the same fighter as the winner].
4. Technical decision.
5. Technical draw.
8. No contest.
Referee may Restart the round:
If the fighters reach a stalemate and do not work to improve position or finish.
CLASS/ SCHOOL RULES
1. No shoes on training floor
2. Only water on training floor
3. Watch your language
4. Pick up after yourself
5. If you are doing multiple classes, be courteous to your training partners and bring a spare shirt
6. Check your ego at the door
7. Don’t take advantage of a lesser skilled team mate
8. Have all gear ready for class
9. It’s practice, tap out, don’t be stubborn
10. Dress appropriately for class
Things to Think About:
1. Represent Shraders MMA with class (in and outside of class)
2. Help someone whenever and however you can
3. Support your team mates who are competing
4. Encourage your team mates
5. Check Info Board and Class Schedule for changes
6. Ask questions
7. Compliment someone each day
9. Use common sense before self defense
10. Don't just train your body, train your mind as well.