Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a combat and contact sport almost similar to boxing but with a hint of Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing.
It is a great way to keep up that body strength among a series of other health benefits.
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The sport is available in and around Cape Town – we kid you not.
Here are a few places to go to train MMA:
1. Pride Fighting Academy
Pride Fighting Academy is a mixed martial arts training facility that focuses on developing the skills of Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, MMA and combat sports conditioning. Co-owned by power couple Jess and Mike Mouneimne, family is at the core of this kickass academy.
Classes are people-focused, not skills based. So, no matter where you’re at in your fitness journey, you’re guaranteed to feel like part of the squad from day one.
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In addition to its exceptional coaches, facility and offerings, PFA is home to some of South Africa’s finest professional fighters.
- Location: 2A Roodehek St, Gardens, Cape Town
- Contact: 082 660 2129 (Mike)
2. Kenwyn Martial Arts Centre
Here they take the saying “catch them young” literally and they have been doing it for over two decades. We are not objecting to kids‘ discipline and fitness but we credit Kenwyn Martial Arts Centre for shaping the youngsters’ futures in a responsible way.
- Location: 19 Civic Road, Kenwyn, Landsdowne
- Contact: 082 378 1544
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3. Impakt Academy of Mixed Arts
Here there is no time for games. MMA is offered at all levels from beginner to advanced classes. Mix up the training with some boot camp for weight loss or simply to tone your muscles.
- Location: 72 Main Road, Claremont
- Contact: 021 671 1962
4. MADFit MMA
If you are around the City Bowl worry not. Go train your heart out at MADFit MMA with professionals who know exactly what they are doing – Matthew Leisching and Don “The Magic Man” Madge. The duo that started off as coach and trainer offer intense, fun and educational MMA classes.
- Location: 115 Roeland Street, CBD
- Contact: 060 626 8773
5. Trident Fight Centre
For strength and conditioning head over to Durbanville’s Trident Fight Centre where Joshua and Brian Mathiesen will impart their MMA skills as they have been training since 2013.
- Location: Unit 3, Canal Edge Four Tyger Waterfront Tygervalley
- Contact: 083 662 1287
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