Monday, October 23, 2017 
Kris Roesken Madison, WI Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
I've been training at The Blast for approx 3 years and can honestly say it has been a life changing experience. Before I started, I had poor diet, exercise and life balance. Since joining, I have lost ...


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THE BLAST’s Mixed Martial Art (MMA) program is based on the principles of Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW), which is the oldest MMA association in the USA and also well-known across the world. CSW is a blend of STX Kickboxing (Paulson’s personal blend of Muay Thai, Savate, Jun Fan Kickboxing and Western Boxing) and standing/ground grappling (Paulson’s personal blend of Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling, Filipino Dumog, Judo, Shooto and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). In The BLAST’s CSW MMA class, students will learn how to smoothly flow from striking to wrestling to ground grappling while receiving a one of a kind conditioning and strength training. 



  • Broader martial arts experience
  • Dynamic, functional techniques (self defense)
  • Team environment
  • Intense physical conditioning
  • Modern training methods


When you turn your television on and watch Spike TV, what is the most common show playing? It usually is a re-run of an Ultimate Fighting Championship event or related show, such as a replay of an UFC Pay Per View, a rerun of the reality show ‘Ultimate Fighter’ or a LIVE Fight Night event. The prevalence of mixed martial arts (MMA) on various TV stations (i.e. Spike TV, Versus, Showtime) demonstrates its popularity and shows how it is becoming the fastest growing sport in America today. MMA events held all over the United States as well as other countries in Europe and Asia. The sport is composed of several different martial arts, which include stand up, wrestling, and ground techniques. In order to be a complete MMA competitor, you need to be skilled in all areas; superiority in only one art will leave you vulnerable in the cage. The most popular and effective arts in MMA include: Muay Thai Kickboxing (punches, kicks, elbows and knees), Standing Clinch (Greco Roman Wrestling, American Wrestling and Muay Thai Clinch), Takedowns and Takedown Defense (wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) Ground Grappling with Strikes (Brazilian Jitsu/wrestling control positions combined with strikes and submissions on the ground). You will receive training in all of these areas here at The BLAST in our curriculum classes as well as on TEAM BLAST. An integral part of performing well in MMA is having supreme conditioning; without being in great shape one doesn’t stand a chance in the sport. Because of this, MMA classes at The BLAST not only include training effective techniques, learning cage control, and MMA strategy, but also include intense strength and condition workouts to make sure you are ready to compete, if you choose to do so. The BLAST’s MMA program is designed for students who wish to compete as well as those who are just intrigued with the sport and looking for a great way to get in shape. All students, whether recreational martial artists or MMA competitors, enjoy training MMA for the phenomenal cardiovascular and strength training workouts and general understanding of the sport. If the student decides to step into the cage, competition is the ultimate way to test ones technical skills and mental strength. Our MMA curriculum consists of:


· Training all areas of MMA

· Safe MMA sparring

· What techniques are effective in what areas of MMA

· Developing your own MMA game

· Getting into competitive shape

· Proper use of heavy bags and training dummies

· Proper use of focus mitts, thai pads and kick shields

· Cage strategy

· Mental preparation: controlling emotions in competition




Want your opportunity to step into the cage and compete in a MMA bout? TEAM BLAST is committed to taking people to the next level and has been since MMA started in Wisconsin less than a decade ago. With many MMA shows available in the Midwest (WI, IL, MN, and IA) and across the nation, we can give you the opportunity to climb the MMA ladder. THE BLAST runs a professional fight team that will help you build an MMA career through fight opportunities and promotions. Through dedication and hard work, TEAM BLAST can help you reach any level of MMA competition.

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