Muay Thai, the traditional fighting style of Thailand, is a brutally effective martial art that teaches how to meld punches, kicks, elbows, knees and clinch grappling into a sophisticated and devastating pattern of attacks. Muay Thai is unquestionably the stand-up striking style of choice for MMA fighters, as it has proven time and again to be the most successful stand-up art in modern MMA. We at Radical Jiu-jitsu are fortunate to have a number of great striking instructors through our alliance with Evolution Muay Thai NYC. Evolution is a highly successful fight gym that has, even in it’s short history, already produced a number of champions.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a grappling-based fighting style that focuses on incapacitating opponents through the use of leverage against weak areas of the body. It has become an absolute necessity for survival in the cage, and has on countless occasions proven how effective the submission game can be. It is also an accepted truth that almost all street altercations will involve some sort of grappling (standing or on the ground). This is why BJJ is a cornerstone of our training for mixed martial art combat and self-defense. All our Jiu Jitsu classes are exclusively No-gi, meaning we do not train with the traditional uniform, and are oriented towards MMA competition.
Since ancient times, wrestling has been a training tool for fighters and soldiers alike (it was a core of Spartan warrior training, as well as a base for the ancient MMA art of Pankration). Today, wrestlers consistently demonstrate that their style is a fundamental part of modern MMA combat. Solid wrestling allows a fighter to determine where the fight takes place, giving a significant advantage. In the past, BJJ practitioners often suffered from poor takedown games. This is something we aim to correct at Radical MMA NYC: we have dedicated wrestling classes, and in our general Jiu-jitsu classes we also put a premium on learning takedown skills, takedown defense, and MMA oriented Judo throws.