Training as an Ultimate Fighter or mixed martial artist, means you need to learn different styles of combat Here are the most important forms you should learn as your base, and at the bottom are some ways you can learn all the aspects of mixed martial arts quickly and effectively.
Ground Work – Jujitsu.
The ground game is incredibly important and Jujitsu is a great way to master it. You'll train the various aspects of wrestling, as well as choke holds, submissions, locks and take downs.
You will also get the much needed endurance aspect needed for mixed martial arts. Jujitsu is very physically draining and taxing. Sparring sessions will take your cardiovascular training to task and will show what it feels like to be exhausted during a fight.
Stand up Game – Muay Thai
By training Muay Thai you'll learn the strikes and kicks needed for successful mixed martial arts training. Muay Thai is a great way to get your stand up game mastered, by not only learning offensive moves, but learning how to effectively defend and deflect strikes, kicks, and knees.
Some people will decide to train boxing as their stand up game. But Muay Thai gives a more rounded and realistic approach to what it will be like fighting as mixed martial artist.
How and Where to Train?
Try to first pick up a mixed martial arts / ultimate fighting training manual which will give you a head start and provide the exercises and skills for what you'll need to do in ultimate fighting. This way, when you do train with other people, either sparring independently or at a school, you'll already have great base knowledge and will not be going in green.
Next you'll want to find a mixed martial arts school. There are more ultimate fighting style schools and classes popping up. They can provide a well rounded training environment for mixed martial arts and ultimate fighting.