Everyone is just going gaga over MMA. You see a female win 9 straight fights using a specific move and everyone wants to be able to do so as well. Moreover, there is a general consciousness towards living a healthier and more active lifestyle. Naturally, MMA is the sport of choice to keep them active and physically fit. One thing to keep in mind is that as you are starting out in MMA, you will need to have basic knowledge of some of the MMA terms usually thrown out there as you are training. Below is a guide on some of the most common terms, an MMA dictionary of sorts, which you will most like here in the training club to help with your MMA training.
Achilles Lock – This is a foot lock that is applied by placing pressure on the heel and Achilles tendon at the same time.
Ankle Lock – A foot lock applied by placing pressure on the ankle and its ligaments.
Armbar – An arm lock where the arm/ elbow is hyperflexed to get your opponent to tapout
Choke Hold – Cuts off blood flow by restricting the carotid arteries usually rendering the victim unconscious if he or she doesn’t tapout.
Clinch – A clinch hold, which is also called clinching, is one of various holds that are called grappling holds, used in clinch type fighting and used in order to control the opponent in the fight.
Double Leg Takedown – A move in which another fighter applies a takedown by driving the opponent upward and forward by grabbing both legs.
Grappling – A form of wrestling hold to manoeuvre the opponent on the ground.
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Ground-and-pound – Striking one’s opponent when he is down. This is usually followed by grappling that leads to a takedown, quickly followed by toppling the opponent and initiating a series of strikes.
Guillotine Choke – A form of choke hold that transpires after a combatant’s head, end up in the opponent’s armpit with his arm locked around his neck and chin. The opponent wraps his legs around the other fighter’s waist to hold it in place while pulling his head down into his chest, cutting off air supply.
Heavy Bag – As the name suggests, it is a very heavy cylindrical bag full of sand and water along with other materials that weighs about 50-75 kg and is a vital part of boxing training to help with form, punching power, and conditioning.
Kimura – A move that hyper-rotates the shoulder backwards while the legs are wrapped around the other fighter’s waist to hold it in place, causing severe pain.
Kneebar – A move that hyper-flexes the kneebar , leading to a tapout.
Sparring – This is where two fighters carry out a practice session with full protective gear on.