Storm MMA offers intensive training and fight preparation for the competitive athlete as well as the student enjoying this wonderful sport for recreational purposes.
MMA fighters today are some of the most dedicated, hardest training athletes working to master multiple martial arts disciplines, and honing them into a fluid style that can win fights.
It is the fastest growing sport on the planet, enormously empowering, and a great workout!
But MMA is not only for competitive fighters! It is for everyone - and you don't need to compete to train in MMA at Storm Combat.
Find out what is included in a Club Membership.
THE EVOLUTION OF MMA
Mixed Martial Arts is evolving at a rapid rate. We keep a careful eye on developments at an international level, spotting trends and areas of focus.
As an MMA student at Storm you will train in Muay Thai, Boxing, BJJ and Wrestling as the four main components of your schedule.
It is not enough to simply cobble a few martial arts together and call it MMA. It has become a unique combat sport with a unique methodology.
Wrestling forms an extremely vital component of our MMA training at Storm Combat. Cage work, clinch work and takedowns depend on good wrestling skills, besides which, Wrestlers are the hardest people to take down and pin down.
Storm Combat is formally affiliated to Quan Wessels - highly regarded, recognised industry leaders in MMA.
As an affiliate of Quan Wessels, Storm Combat implements Professor Richie Quan and ‘Chef’ Norman Wessels’ unique training methodologies which combines the old ideas of martial arts with a new-found creativity in martial arts evolution.
This not only provides cutting edge training for our competition athletes but also provides a formal grading system in terms of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Professor Richie Quan and ‘Chef’ Norman Wessels have over many years developed a system of MMA, BJJ and Wrestling, borne of high level international and local sports competition experience.
The success of their system speaks for itself.
As a Storm Combat Mixed Martial Arts student, your training schedule is multi-disciplinary and designed to support every facet of your fight preparation.
You will therefore be training in the following areas:
Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling, Flexibility, Bag work, Weights, Road Work, Footwork, Bodyweight HIIT, Box-Fit, BJJ Open Mat and Regular Sparring.
At Storm Combat a competitive MMA Athlete can expect to train up to 20 hours per week (and more)
At Storm Combat a recreational student can expect to train anywhere between 4 and 12 hours per week, time and personal commitments permitting.
At Storm you will train regularly and often in Muay Thai - a fundamental component of your MMA arsenal of skills.
An aggressive martial art, Muay Thai is known as the art of eight limbs. Its focus is on landing punches, elbows, knees, and kicks. The leg kicks are designed to damage the muscles in an opponent's calves and thighs and to make it difficult for them to manoeuvre. Elbows are used to open up cuts in an opponent's face, and the clinch is used to control a fight, limit the damage you take, and land devastating knees and elbows from close quarters.
While Muay Thai certainly teaches defensive tactics, the main focus of Muay Thai is the offence. Muay Thai relies on setting up powerful, fight-finishing blows to quickly dispatch an opponent.
The training, while safely conducted has the added benefit of promoting your physical and mental toughness.
Explosive and powerful strikes can subdue an opponent quickly and effectively. You are trained to use the majority of your body as weapons.
Gaining mastery of Muay Thai’s many techniques means you can string together complex striking combinations that are extremely difficult to defend against.
Opponents often find it hard to deal with a skilled Muay Thai fighter’s intricate but fluid striking.
The majority of Muay Thai’s striking techniques are fast and explosive. Strikes are designed to deliver stunning knockout blows and incapacitate opponents instantly.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is based on the concept that a smaller, weaker defender can prevail against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using leverage and weight distribution, taking the fight to the ground and using a number of holds and submissions to defeat them.
During the early 1900s, the legendary Brazilian Gracie family transformed this martial art and it was transformed into what we know as BJJ today. Over the last 30 years, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gained exposure and popularity with the rise of MMA..
It is often referred to as a “game of human chess” implementing hundreds of concepts and techniques that you learn through years of training.
Wrestling is one of, if not, the best grappling art that you can cross train with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for several reasons. Wrestling develops your BJJ game and particularly your takedowns. It promotes the development of your base and requires grit and tenacity. Wrestlers are mainly known for amazing mental toughness and never give up mentality. The sport itself is so hard that the athletes must have a strong mindset to simply deal with it.
To score a takedown, wrestlers always need to adapt to various situations. Every position is different, and they need to think about three steps in advance. It’s almost like a human chess match. This way of putting various sequences together is also known as “chain wrestling”.
This is why dedicated Wrestling Training will appear on your training schedule,
GET YOUR GEAR
You will need equipment for your MMA Classes
Boxing Gloves (Preferable 18oz)
Headgear (Protective Equipment for sparring.)
Storm Combat Club T Shirt
Storm Combat Club Training Vest
These items are available at reduced prices from our Store.
Please shop online. Stock is kept offsite.