Crystal Fight Club in Minneapolis’ Crystal neighborhood offers classes in the new art of MMA as well as classes in the original arts of wrestling, boxing, Jiu jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai and Catch as Catch can. If you want to train to fight in the cage, you can come to the wrestling, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai classes and then see how they are woven together in the MMA class. Or if you are just interested in Jiu Jitsu for example, you can come just for that class. We also have an MMA aerobics class in the morning for people who have no interest in fighting but just want to stay in shape.
Our instructors are experts in their particular art and the MMA coaches have authentic fighting experience. We borrow from the training methods and emulate the skill sets of UFC and Pride champions.
Ideally, we would like to take the Muay Thai of Anderson Silva and Ken Florian, the Kyokushin of GSP, the wrestling of Brock Lesnar, Matt Hughes, the Jiu Jitsu of the Gracies, and the boxing skills of Chuck Lidell and make the well rounded fighters of the future.
We will combine all these compartmentalized arts into one fighting system that is known as MMA(MIXED MARTIAL ARTS). Each individual art has strengths and weaknesses to it as they are adapted for combat in the cage. We will throw out the flaws of each individual sport and keep what is practical. We will teach boxers to defend the takedown, we will teach wrestlers to fight from their guard, we will train grapplers how to strike and how not to get hit.