Support Our Fighters – MMA Down Under 7

Mike “The Turnernator” Turner and Micheal “Blocka” Fitzgerald weighed in last night and faced off against their opponents.

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They both fight tonight at MMA Down Under 7 at Titanium Security Arena – Tickets are still available from TicketMaster.
We hope to see you there, cheering for “Blocka” and “The Turnernator”!

Both fighters would like to thank their teams and sponsors.

Micheal Fitzgerald fights out of Team Machine and cross trains at Trinity MMA.
Please support his sponsors: JS Sports and Sports Power (Salisbury and Golden Grove).

Mike Turner fights out of Trinity MMA and cross trains at Arruda BJJ, United MMA, Universal Freestyle Fight Club, and Fast Twitch Performance Training Centre.
Please support his sponsors: Adelaide Comic Centre and Synergy Fight Shop.

Go Team Trinity!
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If you are preparing for a fight and would like to join us for training, or if you are interested in MMA and would like to try it out, please see our About page for details.

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Setting SMART Health and Athletic Goals for 2015

Setting SMART goals is the best way to improve your confidence and achieve the outcomes you want.
Here is a quick guide on how to create SMART goals to help you achieve your health, fitness and athletic goals for 2015.

Specific:
‘I want to feel better about myself’ or ‘I want to be an MMA fighter’ are great ideas  but they are too broad. To make a plan, goals must be clear and understandable. This is your chance to decide exactly what you want to achieve. What will help me feel better about myself, or what will help me become a fighter?
Examples of specific goals – I want to lose fat. I want to have an amateur MMA fight.

Measurable:
Making your goal measurable is important. It will help you track progress and to know if your goal has been achieved.
Examples of measurable goals – I want to lose 20% body fat. I want to have 10 amateur MMA fights.

Attainable:
When making your goal measurable, research and discuss with your coach to make sure your goal is achievable.
After research and discussions with an expert, you may need to alter your goal so that it can be attained. It may not be possible for you to safely lose 20% of your body fat. After 1 amateur MMA fight you will gain experience and insight which will impact if you want to have another amateur fight.
Examples of attainable goals – I want to lose 7% body fat. I want to have 1 amateur MMA fight.

Relevant:
We have established the core of our goal, and we know it is specific, measurable and attainable. Now is a good time to assess if it is really want you want to achieve. Do you feel motivated to achieve this goal and is this goal your priority? If yes, move onto the next step.

Time:
What time frame is realistic to achieve your goal?
This is other opportunity to research and discuss your goals with your coach. Their expertise will help you set appropriate time frames to achieve your goal. At this stage you may also want to set progress checks if appropriate.

Example SMART goals:
I want to lose 7% body fat in 6 months. I want to have an amateur MMA fight in 12 months.

It doesn’t stop there. Now we have decided on our goals, we must make an action plan. If  you have not yet discussed your goals with your coach, now is the time to get some specific advice on what actions you can take from here. The action plan will be filled with more SMART goals:

To lose 7% body fat in 6 months I will: (examples)
– Participate in 4 training sessions at Trinity MMA each week
– Stop drinking soft drinks starting today

To have 1 amateur MMA fight in 12 months I will: (examples)
– Participate in 6 training sessions at Trinity MMA each week
– Learn all of the rules of competing in MMA within a month

At Trinity MMA, our focus is to provide our members with a satisfying, challenging and fun training experience. Head Coach Nick Hughes expertly guides our members to develop their skills and accomplish their goals.  Whatever your goals may be, from improving your health to active competition, come and check us out and see what we can help you achieve.

For more information about Trinity MMA, visit our About page and please Contact Us.

Jerick Panes Upcoming Fight – Valor 9

Jerick Panes is a skilled South Australian fighter. Panes has fought 5 times since September 2012 and has competed at Bantamweight, Featherweight and Lightweight. He will be fighting at Featherweight (65.8kg) for his next fight against Tasmanian Dalton Jenkins, at Valor 9 on the 22nd of November.

Panes primarily trains out of Progressive BJJ / de la Riva Jiu Jitsu. For this fight camp, he has also been training at Trinity MMA to work with Head Coach Nick Hughes and the Trinity MMA team. With his fight a little under 2 weeks away, Panes continues to work hard and smart with the Trinity MMA team to refine his skills.
Panes has what it takes to come home with the win, and Trinity MMA wish him the best of luck for the fight.

If you are preparing for a fight and would like to join us for training, or if you are interested in MMA and would like to try it out, please see our About page for details.

UFC Maybe Coming to Adelaide in 2015

An article by MMAKanvas detailed the likelihood of a UFC event being held in Adelaide next year.

UFC Director of Operations (for the region), Tom Wright, stated that 2 or 3 events are planned in Australia for 2015. Adelaide is being considered as one of the cities to host an event.

Tom Wright also shared that the UFC is working to overturn cage bans in Victoria and Western Australia. If discussions with state governments fail Wright said “…maybe we have to go to Canberra, and do something on a federal basis”. Wright is optimistic after his discussions with state Labor ministers in Victoria, and expects if they win the state election this November, that a stadium show in Melbourne is likely.

For information about training at Trinity MMA, visit our About page and please Contact Us for more information.

Mike Turner Prepares for His Championship Fight

Trinity MMA fighter and coach Mike Turner is preparing for the biggest fight of his career. Training at Trinity MMA allows Mike to focus on his Striking, Wrestling, and No-Gi BJJ in an MMA focused environment. He will face fighter Connor Murphy for the new Brace  Light Heavyweight Title. Brace Australia are putting on a stacked event, with a title on the line for each weight division from Bantamweight to Light Heavyweight.
The event is on November 22nd, and is being held at the AIS Arena in Canberra.

At Trinity MMA, our focus is to provide our members with a satisfying, challenging and fun training experience. Head Coach Nick Hughes expertly guides our members to develop their skills and accomplish their goals.  Whatever your goals may be, from improving your health to active competition, come and check us out and see what we can help you achieve.

For more information about Trinity MMA, visit our About page and please Contact Us for more information.

MMA in Adelaide – MMA Downunder 6

The Trinity MMA team is getting excited for this weekend.

MMA Downunder 6 is on this weekend in Adelaide. While none of the  Trinity members are fighting on the card, a few of the featured fighters for the event have trained at Trinity MMA to gain insight from Head Coach Nick Hughes, and to utilise our cage training facilities.  Head Coach Nick Hughes  will be in Anthony Bynoe’s corner as he faces Myles Simpson for the new MMA Downunder Lightweight Championship Belt.
FIGHT CARD: (as of August 29)

Anthony Bynoe (SA) vs Myles Simpson (SA) 70kg (Lightweight Championship Fight)

Micheal Fitzgerald (SA) vs Kym Robinson (SA) 93+kg

Sav Caruso (SA) vs Luke Howard (SA) 90kg

Jesse Medina (VIC) vs Jasper Jesson (QLD) 70kg

Brad Murray (SA) vs Yianni Alexiadis (SA) 77kg

Tony Caruso (SA) vs Mitchell O’Dowd (VIC) 84KG

Filipae Tago (NSW) vs Gregory Hearne (SA) 93+kg

Mark James (QLD) vs Jack Scudds (SA) 77kg

Dale Billett (QLD) vs Shane Mitchell (SA) 82KG

Jed McArthur-Bolton (SA) vs Nick Hillman (SA) 70kg

Jake Hearl (SA) vs Kieren Renouf (QLD) 61kg

James McGlashaw (VIC) vs Daniel Dufresne (SA) 70kg

 

It will be a fantastic night of fights!  Tickets are still available for the event through Ticketek.
We hope to see you there, but if you can’t make it down for the event you can follow Trinity MMA on Twitter for event results.

If you are preparing for a fight and would like to join us for training, or if you are interested in MMA and would like to try it out, please see our About page for details.

Join Us In September

September is a fantastic time to join us for training at Trinity MMA.

Coach Nick Hughes will be taking the team back to basics. Each class, during the month of September, we will focus on fundamental MMA skills. This presents a unique opportunity for new team members and beginners to mixed martial arts. It is a great time to get on board, and develop your essential MMA skills. September will be the time for experienced fighters to polish their fundamental BJJ, Striking, Wrestling and Cage Skills for MMA.

As always, Coach Nick Hughes tailors the training experience to those in attendance. His experience in MMA and coaching helps him to identify your strengths and weaknesses, as he provides individual feedback during each class.

Fighter Mike Turner will also be preparing for his Brace Light-Heavyweight Championship fight in Canberra, November 22nd.

For class and club details, check out our About page and feel free to Contact Us for further information.