MMA, Muay Thai & Other Martial Arts in Tampa

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MMA, Muay Thai & Other Martial Arts

Get the most out of your martial arts training with Marcio Cruz BJJ School in Tampa. We are committed to helping people achieve their best selves – both physically and mentally. Marcio Cruz BJJ teaches self-defense while helping you enrich your life with timeless and proven philosophy and technique. Martial Arts Classes help you grow and develop as a person, while gaining an unshakable confidence as you increase your self-defense skills. These classes are open to men and women of all ages, fitness levels, and experience.


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What is MMA Mixed Martial Arts?

What is MMA Mixed Martial Arts? Tampa MMA Classes Marcio Cruz BJJ

Mixed martial arts is a full-contact sport that combines different fighting styles, including Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, and NO Gi.

Fighters compete in seven weight classes: bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight.

Mixed Martial Arts Rules

The few rules that MMA does have are similar to boxing and wrestling. Fighters can win a mixed martial arts match by three different ways. A fighter can knock out or hold into submission his opponent, or win by a judge’s decision. Learn Mixed Martial Arts from a true fighter: Marcio Cruz. Contact Us today at (813) 406-4449 and schedule your FREE trial class.

Marcio Cruz Professional MMA Fighter

As a professional MMA fighter, Cruz has fought in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), defeating former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir by TKO at UFC 57. He also holds a win over Keigo Kunihara at UFC 55. Learn more about Marcio Cruz.

MMA Tampa Classes

Our Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) classes teach a combination of techniques from , BJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, No Gi Grappiling, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Kickboxing. Some of the submission techniques include triangle chokes, arm bars and knee bars. Your stand up fighting skills will improve beyond belief. Your strikes will become more powerful and accurate. Call us today at (813) 406-4449 and schedule your free trial class.

Benefits of MMA Classes

MMA provides a multitude of benefits for everyone. Even if you never intend to step foot in the octagon, training like those who do has a variety of physical and mental payoffs guaranteed to reward anyone who puts in ample time and effort. Call us today at (813) 406-4449 and request your FREE trial class!

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MMA presents a stimulating full body workout!

Mixed Martial Arts simultaneously improves musculature as well as cardiovascular endurance and overall capacity. An MMA style training regimen will develop equal, if not superior, cardiovascular health.

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MMA training develops muscle mass in all of the body’s muscle systems!

Not only does MMA place stress on the muscles of the legs, it also targets all of the major muscle systems in the upper body with tremendous emphasis on the abdominals. Developing a leaner physique almost goes without saying.

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MMA training can be exciting & engaging!

Many people simply looking to get back into shape or to further their current fitness levels find traditional cardio classes to be mentally arduous and sometimes repetitive and uninteresting. MMA training is a perfect choice for someone seeking an alternative challenging form of exercise.


What is Muay Thai?

Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of the 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.

Muay Thai at Marcio Cruz BJJ Tampa

Marcio Cruz BJJ offers a comprehensive Muay Thai program. This includes stance, footwork, basic punches, kicks, knees and elbows and the defenses to these techniques. Our classes also build up the foundation of cardiovascular fitness and the strength needed for Muay Thai. Contact us today and request your FREE Muay Thai Class!
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Benefits of Muay Thai

Training Muay Thai helps increase the speed, agility, strength and cardiovascular endurance of the practitioner. The exercises associated with Muay Thai greatly help with increasing your stamina and overall health and fitness levels.

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  • Muay Thai burns the fat quickly making a person lean and thin which is a great achievement in itself.
  • Muay Thai toughens you from the inside. It helps in boosting the immune system of the body, providing strength and endurance to muscles.
  • Muay Thai teaches you virtues such as compassion, patience, endurance, gratitude and honesty.


What is No Gi Grappling?

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No Gi grappling is mainly an offshoot of wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Instead of utilizing the Gi to apply leverage and control, no gi focuses more on under-hooks and over-hooks to dominate opponents.

No-Gi grapplers have become some of the most dangerous submission experts in MMA and grappling.

Benefits of No Gi Grappling

No-Gi BJJ has become increasingly popular due to the rise of mixed martial arts and tournaments such as ADCC. Compared to the gi, no gi offers the opportunity for more scrambles, a faster pace, and other small differences that can have a large overall impact on your grappling game.

No Gi Class at Marcio Cruz BJJ Tampa

Tampa No Gi Grappling Class Marcio Cruz BJJOur No gi grappling classes are perfect for anyone looking to grasp a general understanding of ‘ground fighting’ while discovering the sports of submission grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Class will consist of a warm up, cardio training, technical training, sparring, and cool down. Call us today at (813) 406-4449 and schedule your FREE trial class!