We may have the best football In the country with Manchester united but hats off to the scousers; Liverpool is really doing it with the MMA!!
We at our office (Sale Print FX in Manchester) wanted to start taking MMA classes. There's seven of us who have never trained in MMA before and we're not what you would describe as tough bunch. Anyway, we contacted The MMA Academy in Liverpool as we heard that those guys have some of the best MMA training facilities and instructors in the northwest and we heard that are putting together corporate MMA packages.
9 of us travelled to Liverpool for a 2 day beginners training package.
The sessions were 5 hours per day which seems frightening but we went through the main martial arts that MMA applies. We began learning basic defensive and attacking moves for Muay Thai Boxing, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, how to integrate those disciplines. UFC Star Jason Tan was our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach (OMG!!) we had the immense ex British Muay Thai Boxing champ Peter Davies for Thai and the (GSP LIKE) Al Sheperd for wrestling. This was like a dream come true for us guys as we have actually watched theses guys compete and now they are teaching us!!!
The two days were absolutely amazing introduction to MMA for us. The corporate package meant we were trained personally and had the gym to ourselves. Think some of the guys in the office were worried about some Brock Lesnar kinda guy wanting to make us tap out ! It wasn't like that at all. Our anxieties were soon gone and we engaged in the most brillian sporting experience ever. I was bleedin' knackered after like but I suppose that WAS the intention!
We get to Liverpool twice a week now an Jason Tan is getting three of us into his Ground Control Grappling event as novices which we are really looking forward to do. Jason, Peter, AL and Ryan thanks lads. it has been amazing to get into MMA. The gym and coaches ROCK!!
If you are serious about getting into MMA the check out The MMA Academy in Liverpool at mmaliverpool.com it's absolutely amazing and they are just opening a new MMA Store for summer 2011!!
This is surely the best for MMA in Liverpool. BJJ- Jason Tan, Muay Thai -Peter Davies so as you can imagine with world class MMA instructors this is a serious MMA academy. thanks guys!!
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