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  • Spartan Fitness MMA 2021 Halloween Party - Birmingham, AL

    Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham, AL is taking a few hours off of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai kickboxing practice to h ost our annual Halloween Party on Saturday, October 30th! This Saturday from 12pm-3pm is our Halloween Party and one of our favorite events of the year!There will be NO CLASSES on Saturday - only costumes, food, music, games, and fun! When it comes to costumes, bring your A-game because there are prizes on the line! We will have a contest for both kids and adults for a chance to win Spartan swag! We'll have snacks, drinks, and treats for everyone and we hope to see YOU there! P lease let us know on the sign-up sheet at the ....

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  • Dodgeball Tournament and Kickboxing Fundraiser at Spartan Fitness MMA in Birmingham, AL

    Dodgeball Tournament and Kickboxing Fundraiser at Spartan Fitness MMA in Birmingham, AL

    Spartan Fitness MMA is home of the best kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, and mixed martial arts training in Birmingham, AL but next weekend, we're adding dodgeball to the list! IF YOU CAN DODGE A FIST, YOU CAN DODGE A BALL! The Spartan Fitness Dodgeball Tournament is going down on September 25 th at 12:00pm following our Kids Belt Promotion and it’s going to be a banger! Start getting your teams and costumes together because we’re going ALL OUT! This year all entry fees and profits from our food vendors are going towards Coach Anna’s ‘Road to the Olympics!’ Anna is competing in the World Kickboxing Championship in Italy this October and we’re going to ....

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  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling Tournament Recap from Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham- AL

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling Tournament Recap from Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham- AL

    Ten of our white belts competed this weekend at the Gi and No Gi Alabama State Championship and we came back with almost a dozen metals! It was a joyous experience for both the #whitebeltmafia and the other tribe members that came to support. The Spartan Fitness Coaches and team prepared the competitors for weeks ahead of time and everyone’s hard work paid off. And if we’re being literal, the Coaches have been equipping their students for battle from the moment they first stepped on the mat. Be sure to congratulate Alexander, Collier, Tyler, Josh, Miranda, Sarah, Pedro, Brent, Yasmine, and Michaux when you see them on the mat! White belts are people too! Coach ....

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  • Muay Thai, "The Art of Eight Limbs," at Spartan Fitness MMA- Birmingham, AL

    Muay Thai, "The Art of Eight Limbs," at Spartan Fitness MMA- Birmingham, AL

    At Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham, AL we encourage a well-rounded mixed martial arts practice, which includes Muay Thai kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Wrestling. Some of you joined the Tribe to train Muay Thai, others are too busy choking your friends to realize that chopping them in half with a switch kick or finally mastering one of Coach Ethan’s 15-piece reps is equally as fun and addicting (I promise). Wherever you fall on the spectrum, there’s a lot to be learned about the “Art of Eight Limbs”. Muay Thai goes beyond boxing to include vicious blows from knees and elbows, utilizing the entire body and making a “limb” of ....

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  • 5 Important Strength Training Exercises for Mixed Martial Arts

    5 Important Strength Training Exercises for Mixed Martial Arts

    At Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham, AL we strive to be well-rounded mixed martial artists, which not only includes our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai kickboxing training, but Strength and Conditioning as well. One of the key aspects of martial arts is the prioritization of skill over strength. Someone who is smaller and weaker than their opponent can control the fight so long as they possess sufficient knowledge and technique. That is not to say that strength and athleticism are to be ignored by any martial artist. Anyone who has been training for a while knows the feeling of partnering up with someone who looks like a professional athlete. Your skill and experience may greatly ....

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  • Tips to Improve Your Cardio for Mixed Martial Arts from Spartan Fitness MMA- Birmingham, AL

    Tips to Improve Your Cardio for Mixed Martial Arts from Spartan Fitness MMA- Birmingham, AL

    Five, 5-minute rounds. That’s how long a title fight in the UFC lasts. Twenty-five minutes of pedal-to-the-metal, non-stop movement. Think you could last? While most of us won’t need that level of cardio, it’s still one of the most important elements in our martial arts training at Spartan Fitness MMA- Birmingham, AL. But “Don’t put me down for cardio,” amirite? Cardio sucks. Unless you’re one of those people that runs 5 miles every morning just for kicks, in which case, we don’t trust you and we’re not talking to you. For the rest of you, the reason you think cardio sucks is probably because you have the wrong mindset ....

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  • Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Belt Promotion at Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham, AL

    Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Belt Promotion at Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham, AL

    This past weekend at Spartan Fitness, our Growing Gorillas Youth BJJ Program participated in iron man rolls for their belt promotion! Our Kids BJJ program builds confidence, strength, leadership skills, and respect, and during belt promotions their character is put to the test. The iron man itself is not a belt test, but rather a rite of passage and a celebration of their hard work. Each of our kids being promoted must roll with every other child on the mat. If they show up to the belt promotion, they’ve already earned their new belt! But the tradition of iron man rolls is one that leaves kids and adults alike with a sense of accomplishment like nothing else. We had 16 of ....

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  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Q&A for Beginners at Spartan Fitness MMA - Birmingham, AL

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Q&A for Beginners at Spartan Fitness MMA - Birmingham, AL

    Whether you’re just getting started on your mixed martial arts journey, or you’ve only been focused on kickboxing or fitness,you’re bound to have some questions about BJJ. At Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham, we’re here to help. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is great for improving confidence and self-awareness, as well as fitness and self-defense! As you start your Jiu-Jitsu journey, here's a few things for you to know. What should I bring to Jiu-Jitsu class? Bring your gi, your belt, a bottle of water, a towel, and shoes that are easy to slip on and off. Wear a rashguard or a fitted SBG shirt and spats or shorts underneath your gi. If you choose to wear a rashguard ....

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  • 5 Post-Workout Recovery Tips from Spartan Fitness MMA – Birmingham, AL

    5 Post-Workout Recovery Tips from Spartan Fitness MMA – Birmingham, AL

    If you’ve been through a fitness or strength and conditioning class at Spartan Fitness MMA Birmingham, AL, or even a kickboxing or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class, you know that it’s no joke. After an hour of sweat and hard work, it’s important to recover. Here are 5 post-workout recovery tips to improve your training sessions! Cool Down We get it. You’re tired, you did the work out, and now you just want to go home. NOT YET! Take 5-10 minutes at the end of your training session to cool down. Take a little walk around the building or do a few minutes of stretching out on the mats. This allows your heart rate and blood pressure to return to normal and helps regulate ....

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  • Fight Recap & Facility Updates!

    Fight Recap & Facility Updates!

    This past weekend, on Saturday 1/23, our Spartan Fitness team members Rebekah Rotenberry, Tyler Stevens, and Quadarrius McGinnis fought in the StrikeHard 58 b2 fighting series! We won 2 out of 3 fights, though it felt like 3 out of 3. Rebekah started out the night with three rounds of vigorous battle. She fought beautifully in all three rounds. Our head coach, along with the rest of the tribe, is very proud of her, though she did not take the win. She dominated in the first round, and the next two rounds were a little closer. Though she lost by a split decision, she landed numerous deadly shots, successfully executed several takedowns, and overall performed with exceptional ....

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