Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ is now universally considered one of the most effective martial arts in the world. Known as the “gentle art” BJJ focuses on immediately closing the distance with the opponent, throwing him to the ground and submitting the opponent through the painful manipulation of the limbs and body as well as constricting and blocking the airways or blood vessels. BJJ gives smaller or weaker individuals an equal or better chance to survive a fight against stronger opponents.
Muay Thai and Kickboxing are combat sports practiced with hand and foot strikes. Muay Thai has its origins in the 16th century, while Kickboxing was created as a combination of some of the techniques of karate, muay thai and boxing in the 20th century. Kickboxing is a very popular sport in Europe and is practiced a lot by women who practice it not only for self-defense but also to keep a good physical shape. Muay Thai is very widespread in Asia and also growing in Europe and America, especially with the growing popularity of MMA.
Mixed Martial Arts
The combat sport of mixed martial arts does not need much explanation. Mixed Martial Arts or MMA as it is known around the world is the culmination of the evolution of martial arts so far. In Albanian, this discipline can be translated into Combined (or mixed) Martial Arts. As the name itself states, this discipline includes various martial arts depending on the individual’s abilities. However, regardless of individual preferences, Mixed Martial Arts practitioners need to acquire skills in at least two categories– the aspect of fighting on their feet and the aspect of fighting on the ground.
In addition to adults, at Tirana MMA Center we also have an MMA class for children. The training contains exercise elements of a general physical character, elements of martial arts such as kickboxing, wrestling, BJJ, judo, etc. The training curriculum is suitable for young people with the objective of having healthy, disciplined and self-confident children. but without making blows or duels that could harm the athletes.
Karate is one of the most widespread martial arts in the whole world and this is for many reasons. Practicing karate not only teaches self-defense and prepares a healthy body, but above all it instills in a karateka’s character discipline, perseverance, concentration and self-confidence. Children who practice karate not only discharge their negative energies in the gym, but acquire character traits that accompany them throughout their lives.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for children
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the martial arts that is practiced more and more by children in the world. The creators of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu themselves, the Gracie family, start BJJ with their children or grandchildren at the age of 3. However, at Tirana MMA Center we recommend that children register around the age of 5. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for children is often conducted in a form of games so that children learn the different movements and techniques in the most fun way possible.
The Self-Defense class is targeted for those individuals who do not have the time to practice a particular martial art for a long time and would prefer to learn basic skills to defend themselves in dangerous situations. The techniques that are taught derive from different martial arts, with a strong base in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They are appropriate for both women and men.