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AMERICAN FIT self-defense is a safe one on one hands on private Mixed Martial Arts, and Body Fit conditioning program that will design for your personal needs.

AMERICAN FIT is a unique and exciting MMA program teaches the most effective stand up and ground fighting techniques on the planet! A mix of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Wrestling, and Boxing, along with a tremendous self-defense workout emphasizing aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, making it an enjoyable workout for women, men and children regardless of athletic ability.

If you are truly interested in learning effective, practical self-defense and Mixed Martial Arts skills, you’ve come to the right place.

Mixed Martial Arts training takes a ton of stabilization and strength endurance and most certainly builds power,” says Roland. “I find that clients can get used to the traditional stability and balance training, but when I apply MMA techniques, it really tests them.

There’s nothing to lean against, and they’re moving quickly and dynamically.” Sarria also incorporates live safe sparing with himself, where clients can practice MMA live, and speed and agility drills. “It hones the neuromuscular system,” he says, “which is essential for every phase of training.”
Clinical research confirms those benefits and then some. In one study published in the April/June 2014 issue of Muscle, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, a group performing MMA training three days a week for five weeks reaped cardio, strength, and flexibility rewards, significantly improving their upper-body muscle power, aerobic power, anaerobic fitness, flexibility, and speed and agility, as compared to those who jogged and did traditional training over the same period.
Finally, there are those clients—and they may be the ones you least expect—who welcome the chance to engage in a bit of safe MMA self-dense training, says Sarria. “As humans, there’s a natural fighter’s instinct in each of us … even if it’s just a little bit,” he says. When a client is able to exert himself or herself like a fighter in a safe environment, it’s very rewarding.”

Fight or Flight … and Fun

It’s the “little bit of fighter” in all of us that gives MMA training unique psychological benefits, say trainers using the techniques.

“There isn’t much outlet today for the fight-or-flight stress response … yet we’re under a lot of stress in today’s world,” says Sarria. “I have clients who have so much emotion bottled up. MMA training is such a powerful release that some are in tears by the session’s end.”

Clients also get a shot of confidence by mastering complex MMA-style moves, says Sarria. “My clients like that they’re doing something special that other people don’t do, something that pushes them in unique ways.

It gives them a sense of confidence to attempt something complicated like an MMA speed-ladder drill or an awe-inspiring jab-to-roundhouse combination.

Chances are they won’t be able to do it on the first try, but once they get it, the feeling of confidence is hard to match. It carries over into the rest of their lives.”

Finally, and maybe most importantly, it’s just plain fun, says Sarria. “All of the neuromuscular benefits—the improved balance and reactive ability, the cardio and muscular endurance, the strength and power—are definite perks. But what really attracts people is the fun factor. Who doesn’t love blowing off steam and punching and kicking? It allows people to step outside of their regular selves.

With the gloves on, they cease to be the everyday person who sits behind a desk. Instead, they become the exciting cowboy or astronaut—the version of themselves they once dreamed of. You don’t get that anywhere else.