Still searching for a complete Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gym near you? Then, head to Monarchy MMA in Kuala Lumpur, where we have a professional MMA athlete to teach you everything about the fastest-growing sport of the 21st century.
Coach Mehdi Bagheri - who has five MMA victories - is ready to teach you how to kick, punch, grapple, and fight on the ground from a variety of positions. Not only will MMA help you get fitter, but it will give you all the necessary tools to defend yourself in a bad situation.
At Monarchy MMA, our classes are adapted to suit all skill levels, whether it’s your first time learning how to kick or preparing for an upcoming fight.
Drop us your details if you are interested to give it a try.
History of MMA
Believed to have its origins in Ancient Greece during the Olympic Games where fighters competed in a sport called pankration that included a mix of striking and grappling skills similar to MMA, the modern form of Mixed Martial Arts came to attention in the 1990s with the formation of the UFC.
In slightly older times, the concept of matching up different styles of fighting against each other goes back to the early 1900s in Japan, the 1920s in Russia and 1950s in Brazil with the founder of BJJ, Helio Gracie.
Even Bruce Lee was quoted saying “...the best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone who can adapt to any style, to be formless, to to adopt an individual's own style and not following the system of styles.”. His mixed fighting style and mentality got him nickname as the father of Mixed Martial Arts by Dana White, the president of UFC in 2004.
The formation of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Champion), the primary promoter of MMA, came about when the Gracie family showcased their form of martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, in America at a contest in Denver which became known as UFC 1 in 1993.
After the success of the first event, more followed, but not without issues. Known for its brutality as there was minimal rules in the original contests, the sport was condemned until regulations were put in place in 2001.
The sport evolved from a mainly brawler sport to a competition of skill, stamina and heart. More fighters practiced multiple disciplines and it came under the same regulatory bodies as boxing, making MMA a mainstream sport practiced across the globe today.
Benefits of MMA
Here are some of the most beneficial reasons why you MUST give MMA a try:
• Coordination: The use of multiple types of attack and defense strategies requires a large amount of coordination for you to be able to flow in a fight. Training in MMA will not only help your fight coordination but also in every aspect of your life.
• Cardio: Because of the amount of strain your body will undertake during a fight, an MMA fighter needs to train hard. There is so much more than only punching, kicking, and grappling, if you would like to have an advantage over your opposite number, you will need to boost your strength and stamina. The main objective of our classes are to make sure you get to your fittest version!
• Confidence: Confidence goes a long way, as you will need it at home, in your workplace, and even while you are on the streets. Learning a couple of new tricks will increase your self-esteem by a large margin. Knowing you can defend yourself in a difficult situation will certainly give you some peace-of-mind.
• Stress: Apart from the physical benefits of MMA, there is a lot of psychological ones too. A good workout relieves a lot of stress, and don’t forget you get to punch and kick things!
• Discipline: As with many martial arts, you’ll learn discipline. Whether it’s from sticking to your routine or achieving your goals within your training, discipline plays a major role in MMA. At Monarchy MMA, we stick throughly through the principles of martial arts.