Here at Mata Leao MMA Academy, located in Cedarhurst, New York, members can find the most well rounded training regiment comprising of both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. Training in these fighting styles also contribute to a healthy lifestyle and self-confidence. Students have also said that other benefits include: focus, alertness, increased stamina, weight loss, flexibility and an all around well being.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:
Well known for being the strongest grappling martial art. It is an ideal choice for you if you are interested in self defense, a safe one on one competitive grappling sport, a new and effective way to exercise your body, or breaking into the mixed martial arts arena. Do not be discouraged by your age, body condition, or sex. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s biggest strength is its accessibility to everyone.
Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs”, as the hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art. A practitioner of Muay Thai (“nak muay”) thus has the ability to execute strikes using eight “points of contact,” as opposed to “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (fists, feet) used in the primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts.