Stand up Striking is a term used to describe a cross between a Traditional Boxing with a Muay Thai style of boxing.  Peak Performance is proud to have Coach Espinoza on staff instructing this class.  

Traditional Boxing

Boxing is a combat sport in which a fighter uses his fists to throw strikes in an attempt to defeat his or her's opponent. Boxing can be traced back as early as 675 BC in Greece, and was acknowledged as an Olympic sport in 688 BC. Nearly every UFC fighter has some boxing training in order to develop his striking skills and some techniques have been modified in MMA. Because boxers stand up straight and fight with their hands, they are not protecting their torso to prevent a take down. UFC fighters have to keep their arms closer to their torso to prevent such vulnerability. 

Muay Thai

Established in Thailand, the kickboxing style of Muay Thai focuses on both striking and clinching techniques. The eight points of contact in Muay Thai include punches, elbows, knee strikes and kicks. There are several types of clinches used, including arm clinch, side clinch and low clinch. Many MMA fighters train in Muay Thai because the style teaches fighters how to throw elbow and knee strikes with enough force to cut or even knock out their opponent while in close proximity (like the clinch).

Before Mixed Martial Arts or MMA was a house hold phrase.  Fighters would training in one style until obtaining a mastery level in that style. Then they would move to the next style all the while practicing the first style.  Unfortunately thanks to U.F.C. and Pride Fights, MMA has been given a negative slant.  Don't get us wrong we enjoy watching those top level fighters in their matches.  However here at Peak Performance we are training everyday to put back the traditional MMA student back on track, with the respect of the multiple arts forms.   We feel that being a true MMA student should not mean that you are going to get pounded on like you see on T.V..  The true is a true MMA student will grow in respect for the Martial Art but as well for his/hers fellow man.



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