5 - 14 years
Kids Brazilian Jiujitsu classes focus on developing a range of skills and attributes in a fun setting! Kids learn self defence, whilst developing co ordination, fitness and flexibility alongside important life skills and qualities like confidence, determination, dedication and discipline. Our instructors have all completed the Infinity Martial Arts Kids Coaching courses
Our instructors are Working with Children/ National Criminal History check approved and are First Aid qualified to ensure student safety and that the highest possible standards are maintained.
14 years and up
Learn the striking arts in a fun and safe class format focusing on boxing and kicking skills! Classes are designed for the beginner through to the more advanced practitioner with opportunities to compete in a variety of settings for those that are keen!
Brazilian Jiujitsu - BJJ
14 years and up.
A grappling lifestyle! Great for fitness and self defense. Classes for all skill levels and ages - Helio Gracie one of the pioneers of BJJ was still on the mats at 94 years old!
Classes in both Gi and No Gi available.
YOGA is a great adjunct to our other combat arts. This time honored Indian art develops fitness and flexibility and balances out our program and our bodies. Amazing way to develop suppleness, de-stress and unwind.
Our training approach
Training focuses on the development of the student. As such RESPECT is a cornerstone of our mat culture. Respect for ourselves, our fellow students and team mates and respect for our club and respect for others in general. Our goal is develop great skills in a safe environment and in a great atmosphere.
As martial artists and people involved in a warrior tradition community is a strong element of our club. Both the community within our group and within the larger external community/society. Our club is regularly involved in charity events and other activities that help students develop a sense of community. At the end of the day, what is the point of developing our strengths and our
Common definitions of the base systems we train in at MVMA
Jujutsu (/dʒuːˈdʒʌtsuː/; Japanese: 柔術, jūjutsu listen (help·info), Japanese pronunciation: [ˈdʑɯɯ.dʑɯ.tsɯ]) is a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon or only a short weapon. The word jujutsu can be spelled as jujitsu, ju-jutsu or ju-jitsu.
"Jū" can be translated to mean "gentle, soft, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding." "Jutsu" can be translated to mean "art" or "technique" and represents manipulating the opponent's force against himself rather than confronting it with one's own force. Jujutsu developed among the samurai of feudal Japan as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon. Because striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective, practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker's energy against him, rather than directly opposing it.
There are many variations of the art, which leads to a diversity of approaches. Jujutsu schools (ryū) may utilize all forms of grappling techniques to some degree (i.e. throwing, trapping, joint locks, holds, gouging, biting, disengagements, striking, and kicking). In addition to jujutsu, many schools teach the use of weapons.
Today, jujutsu is practiced in both traditional and modern sport forms. Derived sport forms include the Olympic sport and martial art of judo, which was developed by Kanō Jigorō in the late 19th century from several traditional styles of jujutsu, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which was in turn derived from earlier (pre–World War II) versions of Kodokan judo.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu (/dʒuːˈdʒɪtsuː/; Portuguese: [ˈʒiw ˈʒitsu], [ˈʒu ˈʒitsu], [dʒiˈu dʒiˈtsu]) (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especiallyground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from early 20th century Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their extended family.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as "rolling") and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
Since its inception in 1882, its parent art of Judo was separated from older systems of Japanese ju-jitsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art: it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way (Do) of life.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports. Various mixed style contests took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s. The combat sport of vale tudo that had developed in Brazil from the 1920s was brought to the United States by the Gracie family in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
The more dangerous vale-tudo-style bouts of the early UFCs were made safer with the implementation of additional rules, leading to the popular regulated form of MMA seen today. Originally promoted as a competition with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors were pitted against one another with minimal rules.Later, fighters employed multiple martial arts into their style while promoters adopted additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport. The name mixed martial arts was coined by television critic Howard Rosenberg, in 1993, in his review of UFC 1. The term gained popularity when the website newfullcontact.com, then one of the biggest covering the sport, hosted and reprinted the article. Following these changes, the sport has seen increased popularity with a pay-per-view business that rivals boxingand professional wrestling.