If competition is something that interests you, we are here to help you get started. We love working with people who like to compete and are able to provide both the training you need to win and the connections you need to get started. At Kombat Arts, we offer competition in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kali and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
Our system of developing both amateur and professional fighters includes a number of coaches who have coached Provincial, National, North American and World champions and a network of athletic therapists, nutritionists and sports psychologists who can help you take your abilities to the next level. Once they are ready, our athletes compete in sanctioned shows that are regulated by governing bodies. It’s the most professional stage available and the first step to a career as a pro fighter. Let’s take a look at how and what you can compete in.
If you are interested in competing in Boxing, first you must show your commitment by coming to our scheduled classes on a regular basis. Once we see that you are committed, have developed an understanding of the basics and show that you are genuinely interested in competition, you are then invited to our Fighters’ classes.
In these classes, you will be taught the techniques and tactics that will help develop you into a KOMBAT Athlete. We will teach you about a training camp, sparring, how to structure your workouts outside of the gym, nutrition, recovery processes, the proper competition mindset, and if necessary direct you to the proper health care specialists, if you happen to get injured.
Once we see that you are consistent and are improving in our Fighters’ classes, we work to get you a bout (fight) that is suitable for your skill level and training age.
The process is pretty much the same for our Muay Thai athletes. In our Muay Thai program, we actually have an evaluation system that we use to organize our students into classes that are suited for their skill level or goals. We have Beginner, Intermediate, Advance and Fighter classes for our Muay Thai students. Again, once you show that you are consistently going to classes, pass our evaluation and show a keen interest in competing, you are invited to our Fighters classes. Everything else is the same as our Boxing program.
For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the Professor (teacher) will make the students aware of upcoming tournaments. If a tournament is coming up, the classes’ focus will be on high percentage competition techniques and tactics. There will also be of course a lot of rolling (sparring) in these classes.
What happens if you’re not interested in competing, and you find yourself in one of these classes? No worries. Just let your partner know that you’re not competing, and they will happily go at your pace. However, even though you’re not into competition training, you will still benefit from the preparation that goes into competition training.
When you compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you enter a category that is defined by your belt rank and weight. This is great because you get to compete against someone of similar experience and body weight. At these tournaments you can expect to have one or many matches. It really depends on how many people have entered your bracket.
Even though we do not have a Mixed Martial Arts class, we still have a few athletes that compete in MMA. Our MMA athletes come to the Fighters classes (Boxing and Muay Thai) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. We are also proud to say that we have formed partnerships with other schools that have excellent MMA programs, and our athletes regularly train at our school and their school to round out their competitive abilities.
Our Kali and Krabi Krabong students do not compete per se, but they do get an opportunity to test their skills. During the year KOMBAT ARTS is usually the host for a charitable event, called Beat the Crap Out of Cancer. In this event, other weapon practicing schools come together, don protective gear and using unpadded sticks, have a full contact stick fighting match! Rules of engagement are usually agreed upon between the two “combatants.” This is a great forum to test out your weapon skills, and is also an amazing charitable event. There are other events like this held by other schools throughout the year.
If competing is your goal, then start your journey today by filling in this form and coming in to take advantage of our FREE 14 day trial. If you’re a beginner, we will outline the steps that you will need to start your competitive career.
If you have competed before, click here to fill out a form, and let’s take a look at you. We are eager to see if you’re a good fit in our competition team.