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Princeton Mixed Martial Arts


Princeton Mixed Martial Arts

Train Better. Train Harder. Train Together.

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Princeton Mixed Martial Arts


Princeton Mixed Martial Arts

Train Better. Train Harder. Train Together.

About Us

The Consortium's mission is to help you achieve your competition, fitness, and self-defense goals. We offer training in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Krav Maga, and work with you to develop your skills. It is our firm belief that through regular practice and dedication you will improve exponentially.

Central to our club's daily operation is ensuring everyone's safety, so we ask that you bring appropriate protective gear and a responsible attitude to practice. Most of all, we hope you enjoy the experience. These four years are a rare opportunity to explore outside your comfort zone, and we encourage you to take full advantage of it.

History

Originally begun as a Karate group around 2006, the nascent club shifted its focus to Jiu-Jitsu in the fall of 2009. Between 2009 and 2013, the club attracted members from across the student body and competed in local and regional tournaments.

Having practiced informally since the spring of 2013 and received formal recognition in the fall of 2014, the Muay Thai Club entered Princeton's martial arts scene with the goal of simplifying for new students the sometimes-opaque process of choosing a martial art. The Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Club leaderships were centralized shortly thereafter, and the Consortium was born.

 

Lastly, although for all intents and purposes the Consortium is three separate entities, described below, the existence of an umbrella organization has helped countless Princeton students develop new skills and realize their personal and athletic goals. No matter where you are on your martial arts journey, we look forward to working with you, and we'll see you on the mats. OSS


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Muay Thai

ODUS Student Group

Originating in 16th-century Siam, Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing or Siamese Boxing, evolved from close combat techniques used in warfare into a spectator sport that spread beyond Thailand in the 20th century. Today, the sport is governed by the World Muay Thai Council, and was recently recognized internationally as a collegiate sport, with the first University Muay Thai World Cup held in Bangkok in March 2015.

Practiced regularly, Muay Thai will get you in the best shape of your life faster than any other workout program. The intensity and stamina you develop here will improve your performance in other sports, and help you lead a healthier lifestyle.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Campus Rec Sport Club

Following the split of judo from Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, the art practiced by the samurai, in 1882, brothers Carlos and Hélio Gracie began to modify the style and focus on ground grappling. They shared their knowledge with family and friends, and modern Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was born. The sport is currently overseen by the International BJJ Federation, and gained popularity in the U.S. when Royce Gracie won three seasons of The Ultimate Fighter against larger opponents who were practicing other styles.

Whether used as a sport or a self-defense system, BJJ prides itself on allowing smaller and weaker practitioners to overcome adversaries using leverage, joint-locks, and chokeholds.

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Krav Maga

ODUS Student Group

Translated literally as "contact combat," Krav Maga evolved from a mixture of wrestling, boxing, judo, and street fighting techniques. The discipline was refined in the 1950's for use by military and police organizations, most notably the Israeli Defense Forces and Mossad, although elite units across the globe train in Krav Maga because of its brutal efficiency.

Unlike many other martial arts, there are no rules in Krav Maga. While maintaining a safe training environment, students are encouraged to realistically simulate endless attack scenarios, using rapid counterattacks, strikes to soft tissue, and good situational awareness to resolve conflicts as quickly as possible. As a self-defense system, Krav Maga is without parallel.

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