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Egyptian Mixed Martial Arts

EMMA is not MERELY about learning fighting techniques ... and is not just learning to defend yourself. This Is The Bigger Picture over here... as BIG as it can possibly GET. It's a full-time OCCUPATION OF THE MIND DEMANDING a high-level commitment to yourself that you will go FOR the Long run and Find your limits, Experiencing your Full potentials. MMA is the concept we breath every night before we sleep and the Lifestyle we STRUGGLE TO PRESERVE WHILE WE SHAKE-OFF THE SLEEPINESS EVERY NEW MORNING. MMA is that turning point where you Stop and take a good look at WHERE YOU ARE STANDING and MAN-UP ENOUGH TO make that RESOLVING DECISION you've been running from your whole life ; to upgrade yourself to a whole new version. Success and social pedigree are not always about certain obvious direct actions... It's a person's attitude that utterly affects his entire being and that's what we UNIQUELY provide... A vision to live up to..

History and goals

EMMA was founded in Alexandria, Egypt in early 2011 to create MMA fighters who can defend themselves in any given situation. Our major objective is to teach you how to defend yourself against all kind of situations you may face with your bare hands and learn how to use the surroundings you may find for your advantage, to use your fists as weapons equalizing yourself with any opponent. How are we going to do that? By teaching you how to produce the highest damage with less effort mixed between. 1- Learning human anatomy, physiology and psychology. 2- Using MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) techniques including MMA Boxing, Taekwondo Brazilian Jujitsu, Muay Thai, Judo, Wrestling, Aikido, Russian systema and Capoeira * The general program offers: - Fitness & Gym - Stretches & Yoga - Various fighting techniques - Self defense - Using weapons
Note: Our programs are adjustable for people of different interests such as losing weight, martial arts, self defense and weapons.




EMMA Schedule
Friday 8:00 10:00 PM
Monday 8:00 10:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 10:00 PM

Boxing

sport, both amateur and professional, involving attack and defense with the fists. Boxers usually wear padded. Matched in weight and ability, boxing contestants try to land blows hard and often with their fists, each attempting to avoid the blows of the opponent. A boxer wins a match either by outscoring the opponent—points can be tallied in several ways—or by rendering the opponent incapable of continuing the match. Bouts range from 3 to 12 rounds, each round normally lasting three minutes.

Taekwondo

Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics.
Let's take a closer look at the meaning of the word "Tae" "Kwon" "Do." It is composed of three parts as shown in the English spelling, though it is one word in Korean. "Tae" means "foot," "leg," or "to step on"; "Kwon" means "fist," or "fight"; and "Do" means the "way" or "discipline." If we put these three parts together, we can see two important concepts behind "Tae Kwon Do".

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a form of hard martial art practiced in large parts of the world, including Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. The art is similar to others in Southeast Asia such as: pradalserey in Cambodia, lethwei in Myanmar, tomoi in Malaysia, and Lao boxing in Laos. Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand and is the country's national sport. Traditional Muay Thai practiced today varies significantly from the ancient art muayboran and uses kicks and punches in a ring with gloves similar to those used in Western boxing.
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 ("nakmuay") 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

Wrestling

Wrestling is a sport as old as mankind itself. Since the dawn of time men have been pitted against each other in physical hand-to-hand combat, making this almost certainly the most ancient of Olympic sports.
It's a simple concept. Two men or women wrestle until one is declared the winner. Over the years, wrestling techniques have become more sophisticated and generally speaking the winner of any wrestling bout is the person who has the better technique, strength and overall fitness.
Wrestling is split into Greco-Roman and Freestyle disciplines. In Freestyle wrestling the competitors have a much greater freedom. They can use not only their arms and bodies, but also their legs and can take a hold of their opponent anywhere that allows them to overpower and gain total control of them.
In Greco-Roman Wrestling, it is strictly forbidden to grasp the opponent below the belt line, or to trip him or to use the legs actively to perform any action.
In Free Style wrestling, however, it is permissible to grasp the legs of the opponent, to trip him and to use the legs actively to perform any action. Female wrestling follows the rules of freestyle, forbidding however the Double Nelsons

Brazilian jiu

jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique. The Gracie family, the founders of BJJ, modified judo and traditional Japanese jujutsu to create the art. It contains stand-up maneuvers, but it is most famous for its devastating ground-fighting techniques. Gaining superior positioning—so one can apply the style's numerous chokes, holds, locks and joint manipulations on an opponent—is the key in BJJ.

What's EMMA

1 ) Just what IS mixed martial arts?

Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. MMA encompasses disciplines from various martial arts and Olympic sports, such as boxing, kick-boxing, karate, jiu-jitsu, muay thai, tae kwon do, wrestling and judo.
Rounds are five minutes in length and there are typically three rounds in a contest, unless it's a championship fight (or a non-title UFC main event), in which case, the contest lasts five rounds.

2 ) Mixed martial arts is the sport NOT the UFC

Mixed Martial Arts is the name of the sport. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the name of the premier organisation. Akin to basketball being the sport, but the NBA being the name most people associate with it.
The UFC has been the driving force behind the sports popularity and they have done a great job of marketing their brand. However, we've all heard casual fans tell their friends that they 'train UFC', so next time you hear that, politely correct them.

3 ) Yes, there ARE rules. Many rules...

A common misconception is that MMA has no rules, when in fact, it has many. The Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts is the most common rule set used throughout the world. All state athletic commissions in the United States adopt the Unified Rules to help regulate the sport.
The rules are thorough and include the size of the fighting area, specifications about hand wrapping and information on judging and fouls, amongst many other things. They are an essential read for those wanting to understand the sport.

4 ) There are fouls too

In the Unified Rules, there more than 25 fouls officially listed. Some examples are; no head butting, no small joint manipulation and no unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent. If a foul is determined by the referee as intentional and flagrant, he can disqualify the competitor. Typically, a foul will result in a point being deducted, which could be crucial in a three round fight. A fouled fighter has up to five minutes to recuperate.

5 ) MMA DOES have weight classes


The current weight classes in the UFC are:


Flyweight up to 125 lbs
Bantamweight over 125 to 135 lbs
Featherweight over 135 to 145 lbs
Lightweight over 145 to 155 lbs
Welterweight over 155 to 170 lbs
Middleweight over 170 to 185 lbs
Light Heavyweight over 185 to 205 lbs
Heavyweight over 205 to 265 lbs


6 ) How is a fight scored?

There are three judges sat cage side, each with a different viewpoint of the contest. They evaluate MMA techniques, such as effective striking, effective grappling, control of the fighting area, effective aggressiveness and defense.
They use the 10-Point Must System, the winner of the round gets 10 points, the loser gets 9 or less, unless, in rare occurrences, it's an even 10-10 round.

7) The cage is actually for the safety of the athletes

The term 'cage fighting' is detestable, but the cage (referred to as 'The Octagon' in the UFC) is an essential part of fighter safety. In the Australian state of Victoria, MMA events that use a cage are banned, when in fact, the cage is used to protect the athletes, particularly when the wrestling aspect of the sport is involved.
The Unified rules of MMA state, 'The fighting canvas area shall be enclosed by a fence made of such material as will not allow a fighter to fall out or break through it onto the floor or spectators'.

8) MMA fighters are highly skilled sportsmen and women

MMA fighters are some of the most well conditioned and skilled athletes in sport. It takes years of dedication and hard training to be successful. Many MMA fighters in the UFC have University degrees, as a direct result of their wrestling scholarships. In the UK, you'd be hard pressed to find sportsmen and women more articulate and approachable. The first female UFC fighter from the UK, Rosi Sexton was even a Cambridge graduate!

9) The UFC is the biggest organisation but it's NOT the only one

UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries, to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide, in 28 different languages. The UFC is also the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Yes, it's huge. However, there are other organisations. In America, Bellator Fighting Championship averages over 600,000 viewers for their fight cards. The standout organisation on our shores is unquestionably, Cage Warriors. A respected organisation, Cage Warriors has been the starting point for many current and former UFC fighters.

10 ) A fight can finish a number of different ways

The ways in which a bout can end are as follows: submission, technical knockout, knockout, judges decision, forfeit, technical draw or decision and no contest.
At the time of the UFC's 20th Anniversary in November 2013, there had been 833 knockouts, 644 Submissions, 964 Decisions and 34 Other results in the UFC.

11 ) Handshakes and hugs are important (really)

There is a unique and unparalleled respect in MMA. Fighters have even been known to talk and joke with each other before they weigh in and face off.
There is an entertainment aspect to the sport, but at the end of many bouts, the fighters will shake hands and embrace in the Octagon and then again backstage. They respect their opponent and they respect the sport.

Members

Instructor - Amir Elsayed


At age 12 Amir El Sayed found himself starting in Martial Arts. By going to the gym he met a Boxing instructor who started him off through his yet to be long journey in martial arts. Training one year of boxing as a kid he decided to pursue a more traditional martial arts. Learning Kung Fu, taught him to be more disciplined which wassomething important any young teenager needs to have. After 2 years of training and building discipline he decided to join a streetfighting gym for the next 5 years. Ever since he was a kid he was unintentionally pursuing the concept of mixed martial arts. During his education in self defence and weapons, Amir learned the importance of mixing martial arts skills together. From there he kept exceling and learning for another 2 years to one day passing his knoweledge down to others. Though he started learning streetfighting he never entirely left the martial arts that inspired him to be a fighter which was Kung Fu. This is how Amir learned the concept of Martial Arts. Amir is an excellent striker and knows how to mix it up to knock out his opponent. After meeting another fighter (Eslam Mohamed) he started self training in mixed martial arts for 2 years due to the lack of martial arts here in Egypt, especially Alexandria. Amir taught himself proper workouts, yoga, muay thai, submission grappling, and even capoeira. By sharpening his skills he was able to teach others the right way to apply techniques and this kicked off the birth of EMMA on the year 2011.

EMMA Fighters

"Salah is 20 years old Egyptian, live in usa has trained with us over than 2 years now, Good fighter and fast learner. The areas that we see salah is good at Boxing - Bjj - takedown - defense - stamina. The areas salah need to work on this year kicks - attack and combos. To know more about salah you may contact him www.facebook.com/salah.bastawy.3
It's been more than 6 month for nehal in EMMA, she's been from a challenge to another and keep fighting EMMA apreciate that keep it up. our program has been adjusted to fit nehal. Areas she's good at Boxing Areas she need to work on, combos and footwork To know more about Nehal you may contact him
Ismail, his dream is to be a profesional MMA fighter it's been around a year now for him joining our team we wish he would reach his dream soon. ismail's strength point would be his body structure, reach and strength he's good at striking and takedown's we would love you improve your footwork,defense and fighting plan in this year ismail. To know more about Ismail you may contact him
Omar one of the fighters that love training more than anything els that's the kind you want to see more often :) it's been for omar around year and half with us now he train in italy EMMA looking forward for his return. he is getting ready to get into a tournament their wish him luck. Areas we see omar is good at boxing, attacking methods, Bjj and muaythai Areas that he need to improve defense, stamina and fight planing. to know more about more contact him here.
Saleh, one of the fighters that adore MMA love fighting and challenge him self always. he trained around 2 years now with us and he's totally different person since the day one and now. good job so far saleh. areas we see saleh good at boxing, capoeira, muaythai, takedowns, BJJ areas saleh need to improve footwork, combos, speed and guard To know more about saleh you may contact him
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Phone : 012-870-19991
E-Mail : info@emmaclub.net
Address : 21 el geish street cambshizar mogmaa abdelmneam gaber, Alexandria, Egypt