Originally a war art in Thailand, Muay Thai has evolved into a combat discipline that uses the body to mimic weapons. The hands become like blades, the shins and forearms honed to defend the body like an armor, the elbows the mace, and the knees the axe or staff. Muay Thai teaches the body to act as one; a single, harmonious unit to defend and attack when commanded. This is sport is ideal for those who have varying fitness goals and who also have the desire to achieve competence in striking and self-defense.
One of the oldest means of striking, boxing is the cornerstone of your stand-up game and should be incorporated into all MMA training. Teaching the important aspects of fast footwork, line of sight, evasion and quick striking, boxing can form the platform for you to easily transit into any other discipline. Learning boxing at Transcendence is ideal for those looking for an exhilarating and explosive work-out session.
The origin of “the gentle art” is a cultural union between Japan and Brazil. This martial art is in essence a self-defense discipline that teaches one the art of grappling, ground fighting and leverage. Dominance over one’s opponent is gained through the use of fast thinking and drilled techniques; submissions are achieved through choke-holds and joint locks. Transcendence offers both Gi and no Gi BJJ in our JIUJITSU classes.
Sanda / SanShou
Sanshou, Sanda, Chinese boxing, Chinese kickboxing, or an “unsanctioned fight” is a Chinese self-defense system and combat sport. Sanshou is a martial art which was originally developed by the Chinese military based upon the study and practices of traditional Kung fu and modern combat fighting techniques; it combines full-contact kickboxing, which includes close range and rapid successive punches and kicks, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, sweeps, kick catches, and in some competitions, even elbow and knee strikes.
Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands, and palm-heel strikes. Kyokushin Karate is a style of full contact karate founded in 1956 by Korean-Japanese karate master, Mas Oyama. Kyokushin is Japanese for “ultimate truth”. Kyokushin is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training.
A sport that dates several thousand years back should never be left out of a fight arena. Working well with Mixed Martial Arts, it teaches techniques like throws, takedowns, pins, clinch fighting and grappling holds that add another dimension to your ground game. Transcendence offers classic wrestling as well as fast take downs for an intuitive training programme. Remember, while there are many styles that can evolve from wrestling, you will adapt and develop your own as you progress from class to class.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art that focuses on the attackers’ own energy to gain control of them. Motion and dynamics of movement are an important part of Aikido. Joint locks and throws are employed in Aikido to take down the opponent. Practitioners of the art use it as a form of self-defense, spiritual enlightenment, and centering of the mind.
Judo is practiced by millions around the world and is a recognized Olympic Sport due to its culture, values and mutual benefits. It is a grappling combative system which teaches the practitioners to overcome a much larger opponent by using body control without inflicting much damage. A judo practitioner (Judoka) is able to execute such techniques as they learn about body mechanics, leverage, breaking of balance, restraints and joint-lock manipulations. Another important thing that a Judoka will learn is self-preservation through breakfalls. Breakfalling is a technique which minimizes damage to oneself.
Perfect body conditioning class to awaken the body, focus mainly on alignment, gaining flexibility and building foundation. Class is designed to unify strength and toning of the muscles; to attain higher level of focus and balance. Suits beginners or practitioners who wish to go back to basics.