World MMA & Combat Sports Organisation
WHAT IS MMA?
The evolution of martial arts has given rise to hybrid styles that seek to combine the best of several arts to give the student knowledge in all ranges of combat. Traditional styles would often concentrate on certain elements of combat: Karate, Taekwon Do or Muay Thai would concentrate on standing combat.
Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Sambo would concentrate on a closer range of taking down and submission. Mixed Martial Arts use elements from a selection of these to enable a skill set to be used in competition that is arguably the most exciting and diverse combat sport on the planet today.
CODE MMA host regular seminars in no-gi BJJ, wrestling and submission wrestling with highly skilled black belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), and Judo.
All classes are run by PROFESSIONAL and QUALIFIED instructors in a FRIENDLY and NON INTIMIDATING environment.
(All egos are left at the door when training.)
WHY CODE MMA?
CODE Combat Arts was founded as a school which strives to offer a diverse and comprehensive style to those looking to study self protection which is practical, challenging and is built on an ethos of making life safer, healthier and more positive.
After studying traditional martial arts we decided to start looking into arts which had different ranges and techniques than those which he has studied previously. After a relatively short period of time we realized the benefits of cross training for any martial artist: whether strong as a stand up, close range or ground stylist, it would ultimately benefit all of those involved in combat arts to at least understand the basics of those other ranges. We are still working to expand our knowledge in all ranges and will continue to do so for as long as we practice martial arts.
The CODE MMA syllabus was not designed to be a new martial art that professes to be better than the rest. It isn’t. It was designed as a framework for a combat art that concentrates on keeping the practitioner standing up (the last place anyone wants to be in a real combat situation is on the floor) but also provides some understanding of those other ranges that might also be encountered.
CODE MMA provides concepts for the student based on experience and study and an environment to pressure test techniques in whichever ways the student is comfortable.
There are currently CODE MMA Combat classes and there are more planned for the future.
CODE TAEKWON-DO is currently for adults to attend.
We look forward to welcoming you to the school and working with you.
Keep techniques succinct and to the point. Minimize unnecessary expenditure of energy and aim to achieve impact as soon as possible with speed and power.
Be uninfluenced by emotion or personal prejudice. You have a task to complete so remain objective in thought when considering the task and desired outcome. Emotions will cloud your judgement and inhibit fluid movement.
Remaining objective should allow you to be able to make a decision quickly and efficiently. One should train until movements are natural and just happen (moving from the unconsciously incompetent beginner to the unconsciously competent expert.) Learn to make your movements decisive and produce a definite result. It does not have to look pretty!
Efficiency consolidates the other three principles of CODE. If one is concise, objective and decisive then one should be efficient in practice and methodology. One should strive to achieve maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense. Ne should strive to be well organized and competent.
Although the principles behind C.O.D.E. are conceptual and will change from student to student, the following key points are noted:
The art essentially functions from an open handed style to incorporate grabbing, holding and grappling and for versatility. Looseness and relaxation in the muscles will encourage loose, quick muscle movements
There is strong emphasis on the student finding what works for them and learning to listen to their body, understand how to recognize strengths and realize the potential of their ability. For example: the syllabus includes high level kicks but this does not mean that the student must employ that technique simply to please their ego if their body does not allow it. Listen, learn, understand and use what is useful to YOU.
C.O.D.E. focuses on remaining standing up. The concepts and techniques within are for self-protection as well as fitness or sport and standing up is accepted as the better place to be in a real fight compared to being on the ground. However, the art also includes closer ranges, clinching, take down and groundwork, albeit to a fairly basic level as a back-up- understanding and practice in all ranges is sensible.
Regardless of the amount of techniques available in the syllabus, emphasis of self-expression is key to avoiding the possible onset of the ‘log jam’ effect. There is a story which summarizes this point perfectly:
“Two cats were talking about how to avoid being caught by a fox. One cat said “I know 50 different ways to avoid being eaten by a fox.” The other cat said “I only know one.” At that moment they saw a fox close by stalking them. The cat who knew one way to escape ran up the nearest tree and was safe. The other cat, whilst pondering which of his 50 ways of escape to use, was eaten by the fox.”
The term ‘self-protection’ is used instead of ‘self-defense’ because one cannot only defend themselves in a live situation and expect to triumph. Sooner or later they must escape or attack. Therefore to ‘protect’ oneself is a more correct phrase. The self-protection aspect of CODE will always follow three principles which must be demonstrated in practice and during a grading:
DISTRACT the opponent to create opening or buy required time to attack/ escape
DEAL with the opponent as required. This may be via escape or by swift and hard attack.
DISAPPEAR or DETAIN. Do not hang around to admire your work. Do not continue to attack if opponent is no longer a realistic threat or unconscious (we must consider the law). Only detain and call police if sufficiently skilled, safe and confident to do so.
NOTE: Use only those techniques with which you are familiar. Remember the principles of C.O.D.E. We practice to simulate live situations and anything goes as long as it can be justified as reasonable force: stamping, shin kick, groin kick, eye gouge etc.