A Different Breed of MMA training

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A Different Breed of MMA training

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The Different Breed MMA team

Training in the sport of MMA has become an increasingly popular choice for people looking to increase their fitness levels. With the recent popularity of the sport there are many people looking to join a gym that specializes in MMA to benefit from the intense work out it provides.

Fuelled by the growth of UFC into the mainstream, MMA gyms are becoming increasingly common, however too truly get the best level of workout and receive a high level of support you need to ensure you go with an established coach and instructor.

Why Train MMA?

The best thing about training in MMA it gives you a wide taste in a variety of different martial arts. MMA is not about one specific discipline, it combines many to create the best possible workout. Boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, Ju-jitsu are all major components to the sport with each benefiting different areas of the body. Your arms will get trained through the boxing portion while your legs in the kickboxing part. Also your core is also focused on through the aspects of grappling. This is a reason why so many people are finding MMA to be the best sport to train in because it really does give you a great all round workout.

Furthermore, the community of MMA is incredibly supportive. Unlike other sports, in training MMA you set your own personal goals and set your own achievements. The coaches and fellow trainers encourage each other to take part and achieve these goals. It’s not about being the best out of everyone it is about being the best you can be and the professional coaches support you in achieving that.  While the sport itself is competitive in nature, many people who train in MMA do not go down the competitive route. Many people just enjoy the training aspect and the benefits this side brings without having a desire to compete.

You will always be pushed to better yourself in MMA, but you will never be pressured to do something you do not want too. Most people prefer not to compete within MMA and just benefit from the workout, especially at first when the sport is new to an individual.  Since the sport of MMA derives a lot of its techniques and disciplines from other well-known martial arts you learn a comprehensive range of skills. MMA will make you a perfect all-rounder, rather than specializing in a specific area you can enhance your skillset across many areas.


Jace Bennet on the mats with a student at a recent seminar

With the amount of discipline required the sport demands a level of respect throughout. You need to respect what you are being told to learn, and you must always respect other competitors. This has bred the community that gives out so much support. Another aspect of why people train MMA is to relieve the stress that is built up over a work week. There is nothing quite like letting go in training and working as hard as you can to get rid of the stress.

At Different Breed MMA, if you have decided to make that step to training in MMA you should understand the need for a professionally run gym. You need to look for a passionate coach who loves the sport and wants to help people achieve their goals.  Different Breed MMA is an established and professional MMA gym run by a range of coaching staff with a track record in MMA. Danny Perez the owner is also the head striking coach, and has mastered various disciplines integral to MMA like Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu. When the sport demands you to learn so many different disciplines it’s always a positive sign when the owner has that track record.

The Different Breed MMA team

Danny Perez has the experience in the competitive side of MMA, including the amateur and professional levels. This means when you are training with him you will receive first-hand experience and knowledge, from someone who has been there and done it and can help you achieve the very best. BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) is an integral component to MMA. Fortunately, at Different Breed MMA there is an experienced advanced master of the sport in Gabe Garcia. His history in the sport dates back 19 years, including training in the heart of Brazil where the sport is birthed from. A first degree black belt holder, and a keen student of wrestling techniques you will be receiving some of the best coaching available in the sport of MMA. Gabe has a strong competitive history, with a strong amateur and professional record in the sport.  The other members of the coaching staff can also boast a wealth of experience and skills. Johnathan Dragon Martinez is the assistant striking coach also has a strong pro and amateur MMA record, and is currently one of the country’s most exciting fighters.  Jason Gallegos is the youth BJJ coach, and managed to achieve his brown belt in only a 4-year time frame. He turned professional in 2013 after competing in the IBJJF World Championships. Finally, Sergio Olivares is the Assistant BJJ coach, after starting the sport in 2006 he has many years of experience to give.

tap Jonathan “The Dragon” Martinez

If you are looking to join an MMA gym you should look no further than Different Breed MMA. It is run by a passionate crew whose number one priority is helping you achieve the goals you set. It is an extremely welcoming environment with both trainers and trainees supporting each other to reach the next level.  Children and adults are both welcome, and there is no experience required.

The chance to join one of the most respected gyms in the country is yours to take. If you want to try out a new sport, get fit in the process and make new friendships then picking MMA could just be the best decision of your life. The future is in your hands, and there are very few people who regret making the decision to train in martial arts disciplines and improve their fitness. Contact Different Breed MMA and get started today!

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By |2016-05-17T11:52:14+00:00May 17th, 2016|Blog|5 Comments

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  1. Maddie June 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    This sounds super cool! Different Breed sounds like a great place to train and I am thoroughly impressed by their work. Thanks for sharing!

    • McBryde Mats June 8, 2016 at 9:32 am - Reply

      Thanks Maddie. You should stop by and check them out some time. We’re often in the Gym with them and the team at Different Breed MMA are second to none. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment.

  2. alamin August 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    This was a really interesting post. I didn’t realize that different parts of the world had different forms of wrestling. I thought wrestling was the same everywhere with maybe some rule changes or tournament differences. Thank you for taking the time to explain everything.

    • McBryde Mats August 6, 2016 at 6:29 am - Reply

      Yup, wrestlings a little different everywhere you go, such a unique sport with huge global appeal, thanks for reading & we are glad you got some value from the McBryde guide to wrestling!

  3. McBryde Mats August 9, 2016 at 4:12 am - Reply

    Awesome! We are glad the blog is bringing you value! Keep coming back for more great articles!

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