The MMA Conditioning Association (MMACA) was developed in 2010 to bridge the gap between sports conditioning science, MMA training methods, and direct application from the ring, octagon, mat or cage. The training principles are also easily applied to the fitness enthusiast who wants an intense and effective MMA workout. The MMACA also provides you with a complete step-by-step business and career blueprint for your financial success. This is free as our gift to you.
The MMA Conditioning Association is the MMA certification division of NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association), an international fitness association, established in 1992, and holding the prestigious NCCA National Accreditation for its Personal Fitness Trainer Certification.
The MMACA and its staff of educators, exercise physiologists, dietitians, biomechanists, strength coaches, sports psychologists, physical therapists, massage therapists, kinesiologists and business professionals have joined with the world’s top boxers, wrestlers, BJJ players, Muay Thai fighters, K-1 kickboxers, MMA fighters and coaches to bring you the most comprehensive MMA conditioning program – PERIOD!
It is our mission to be the world’s best conditioning coaches for all combat sports, develop high performance athletes, reduce training injuries, help develop the MMA industry; bring MMA training principles to the general fitness enthusiast, and to provide MMA fitness and conditioning coaches like you with a secure financial future.
Why we developed the MMACA
It was time!
In 648 B.C., the Greeks introduced the sport of Pankration into the ancient Olympic Games.
The word Pankration is a combination of two Greek words, pan, meaning “all,” and kratos, meaning “powers.” This new word was very fitting for what was a fighting style using all available techniques.
Fast forward to 1993 with the formation of the UFC and the awakening of the importance of solid ground fighting skills.
In the years since the inception of modern MMA (circa 1993), we have learned how essential it is to properly blend some fundamental styles of martial arts (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Wresting, Judo, Sambo and others). During these years of learning and development, there has always been a lack of formalized training and conditioning from a scientific perspective. There have been too many training injuries, fights lost due to poor conditioning, dehydration, lack of flexibility, and a lack of understanding of the “science” of a healthy body.
The MMA Conditioning Association (MMACA) was developed to bridge the gap between sports conditioning science, MMA training methods, and direct application for the ring, octagon or cage.