I have been a member of Citus MMA since August last year and I can honestly say it has changed my approach to exercise. I have a Physical Education and Dance degree and have always been active at a good level. Following a change in career I decided to tackle my health and fitness which had had been neglected for a number of years, first training for strength and conditioning and losing 2 stone in weight, this felt good but I missed the competitive element of sport.
After saying I wanted to learn self-defence to a friend, he suggested I try MMA but specifically jiu jitsu and he introduced me to the basics, after that Nico invited me to try one of the classes and within weeks I was hooked! I can honestly say it is the best fully body workout I’ve ever experienced, working my cardio, strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and agility.
The atmosphere in class is awesome with a great team spirit and a balance between skill acquisition and the opportunity for testing those skills. Earlier this year I competed for the first time and I had that excitement of putting my training into play and it gave me the determination to keep working hard to be the best athlete I can.
My children are also members and it’s amazing seeing their confidence and ability grow both physically and with the discipline needed for combat sports.
I cannot recommend enough Nico’s excellent coaching skills and welcome anyone who would like to come down to Citus MMA and give it a try.