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Princeton Mixed Martial Arts


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Princeton Mixed Martial Arts


Train Better. Train Harder. Train Together.

About Us

Founded in 2013, the Consortium's mission is to help you achieve your competition, fitness, and self-defense goals. We offer programs 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.

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Muay Thai

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.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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

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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Frequently Asked Questions


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Frequently Asked Questions


The only bad question is the one you didn't ask.

When do we practice, and how are practice times determined?
At the beginning of each semester, we poll our members and see what times work best for everyone. Each branch practices two times per week (with a third practice just for the BJJ competition team), so you can come to as many practices as you'd like!

I'm interested, but I don't have a lot of experience, or martial arts is brand new for me. Will I still be able to join?
We welcome anyone who wants to learn, whether it's for competition, fitness, or self-defense. All we ask is that you show up and work hard. The rest is on us, and we have lots of experience helping beginners rapidly improve.

I am very experienced in another martial art, but I've never done MMA before. What should I expect?
The nice thing about mixed martial arts is that it allows for great variety: if you've wrestled all through high school, chances are your experience with takedowns will be useful. You can also learn a fair bit from us about striking, while applying your wrestling skills in BJJ. If you're a black belt in TKD, you probably have an excellent kicking base; you can build off of that in Muay Thai, while strengthening your ground game in jiu-jitsu. The bottom line is, everyone has something to contribute. So if you're looking to branch out from your current discipline, you will not find a more versatile forum to do so than MMA.

All of this sounds great if I wanted to do this for sport. But I'm just interested in learning how to defend myself in case I ever have to. How applicable are these arts to a real-world encounter?
Very. When it comes to self-defense, you will not find a single more effective striking system than Muay Thai. With the tools you learn in Muay Thai, especially knees, elbows, and kicks, you'll be able to fend off most attackers and make them think twice about coming after you, without having to resort to "dirty" tactics.
If striking isn't an option, BJJ gives you a powerful arsenal for close-range encounters. Most bar fights end up on the ground, and if you practice BJJ, the ground gives you the upper hand. You can incapacitate someone much bigger, heavier, and stronger than you are with the right technique, and BJJ shows you how to do just that.
And for life-threatening situations, Krav Maga, the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, allows you to rapidly and completely incapacitate an attacker using soft tissue strikes, small joint manipulation, and weapons of opportunity. Don't expect your opponents to be your biggest fans when you're done, but if your life is in danger, the techniques you learn in Krav Maga will have your back.