Inspired by Bruce Lee, Chris was first introduced to Martial Arts at a young age through Karate. He moved on to Boxing as a teen in Ireland where he trained with several All Ireland Champions and proved he could hold his own in the ring. Wanting to utilise the ability of the kicking element from his Karate training and combine it with his boxing training is what then led Chris to train in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). It is through MMA that he was introduced to incorporate Muay Thai and the Grappling arts into his training, all of which play an important role in the training methods he shares with Legends MMA members.
Meet Your Trainers
Talent on the rise, Thomas “Tommy Gun” David is a young Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter boasting an undefeated amateur and professional record and is also a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). A fighter to keep an eye on. He is currently competing in the HEX Fight Series – Australia’s premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion and is soon destined for the UFC!
Passionate about fitness – Tom teaches the techniques from the actual training programs he uses to condition his body ahead of his professional MMA fights for peak performance in the ring and to last round after round without slowing down!
Is Mixed Martial Arts safe for beginners?
If this is your first time training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) then don’t worry, at Legends MMA one of the first things you will notice when you step into the gym is the friendly vibes! We have beginners come through every day, so you are not alone!
The most important thing is to just be good to yourself and make a commitment to attend your first class and have fun. Once you start training you’ll be amazed at what you can do!
Do I need to be strong, flexible, and in good shape before starting?
No – You do not need to be strong, flexible, or in particularly good shape before you start training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). However, after you start training in MMA consistently you will get in the best shape of your life!
Why do people learn Mixed Martial Arts?
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is the fastest growing sport in the world…and it’s not because of people taking it up competitively, but because of people taking it up as a way to exercise and keep fit whilst learning a real practical skill as a means for self-defense.
What type of people do Mixed Martial Arts?
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) at Legends MMA is for everyone – regardless of age, gender and fitness levels.
MMA is a magnet for interesting people. At Legends MMA we have professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, builders, students, finance professionals, marketing executives…the list goes on! MMA attracts a diverse range of people and so many fascinating minds, it will be impossible to not form some great friendships.
What are the health benefits of Mixed Martial Arts?
Given the cardio intense and agile nature of MMA workouts, you will get fitter, faster, stronger and more flexible in a short amount of time. MMA classes include stretching, shadow boxing and bag work, jogging and techniques drills involving a combination of grappling and striking elements. All of this results in an intense, fast paced workout period, where you can put your skills to the test and improve your strength, technique and cardiovascular fitness.
How should I prepare for my first class and what should I wear?
You don’t need any special preparation before your first class. Just wear comfortable workout clothes (t-shirt and shorts) and bring a powerful attitude so you are ready to learn and have fun!