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Mixed Martial Arts

Voorhees, New Jersey

Mixed Martial Arts is a combat sport rooted throughout the history books. In the first Olympics Greek athletes participated in a sport called Pankration, a sport that still exists today, in contests that blended striking, wrestling and grappling between elite competitors. Although Pankration exists today as a separate sport it was just one of many global examples of mixed fighting styles. Modern day Mixed Martial Arts is fought in either a cage or a ring under the direct supervision of professionally trained referees.

The current ruleset lists several techniques that are considered illegal in the spirit of a “fair fight”. The sport of MMA is far removed from the spectacle seen in the early Ultimate FIghting Championship Pay Per Views where athletes fought without protective gear and when strikes to the groin were deemed legal. Mixed Martial Arts has been called the fastest growing sport in the world and stars like Anderson Silva, Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Conor McGregor have become household names thanks to their record breaking accomplishments.

The Hands Up Studios Mixed Martial Arts program is a fully comprehensive striking and grappling education for students and fighters of any level. Our highly trained Instructors break down the techniques, movements and philosophies that have allowed them to find success on the amateur and professional fighting circuits. Each 60 minute class teaches you the same offensive and defensive tactics that you can watch on television in a safe yet competitive environment.

Mixed Martial Arts classes combine the striking techniques students learn in our Bootcamp, Muay Thai and Boxing programs with their grappling skills taught in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Wrestling. An effective Mixed Martial Artist is well rounded in his or her skillset and is able to keep their opponent on the defense with their use of creative martial arts applications.

Competition Accomplishments

The Hands Up Studios Mixed Martial Arts competition team has become one of the most respected organization in the South Jersey region. Having won amateur titles at MMA promotions such as Locked In The Cage, Xtreme Caged Combat and Art of War within the first year of competition, the Hands Up Studios team holds a high standard for success.

We are always seeking new athletes to join our highly dedicated group of fighters. If you are interested in trying out for our competition team please contact us directly to schedule your consultation and meeting with our Head Coach.


Benefits of Mixed Martial Arts Classes

Program Highlights

  • Access to beginner & advanced level striking and grappling programming
  • Learn how to blend multiple striking & grappling arts in a competitive environment
  • Train under the supervision of professional and amateur Mixed Martial Arts competitors
  • Burn up to 1000 calories in each 60 minute class
  • Make new friends while working towards a more active lifestyle

Interested In Learning More?

Hands Up Studios is the premier Mixed Martial Arts training academy in Voorhees and the surrounding South Jersey area. We offer a totally free week of classes so you can make sure you can take advantage of our program while adjusting to our daily schedule. Please contact us for more information. You can also call or text us directly to schedule your free consultation and trial. 

Please contact us at 856-357-2049 for a more personalized interaction with our team.

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