Despite all your rage, you're still just a rat in a cage... or so you sang as a teen when the pumpkins were still smashing. Feel like a caged-in charging fighter instead with this Adventure: a tour of mixed martial arts (MMA) school the Freestyle Fighting Academy, fighting lessons, lunch, and the chance to watch a professional sparring match.
We'll get our haunches in gear at the Freestyle Fighting Academy (right across the street from the FIU Campus on SW 107th Avenue), where our team of ring-side supporters will be on hand to keep the punches rolling throughout the day. Once we settle in, we'll head off on a tour of the academy and take in the history of this high-octane sport. Then, it's our turn to enter the metallic fray as we receive hard-nosed lessons from one of the pro MMA fighters that trains at this top-notch gym. We'll get decked out in protective gear and hand gloves, and then hit the cage for a lesson in kicking, punching, lunging, and defense skills.
With our bodies spent and our energy waning, we'll recoup with a hearty post-lesson lunch consisting of grilled chicken with yellow rice, black beans, lettuce, tomato, and electrolyte-laden fluids. Once we've refueled, we'll sit cage-side to take in a sparring match between two pro MMA fighters. And to cap it off, we'll all leave with a commemorative T-shirt and photo op with the professional fighters—proof we didn't get our gourds knocked out.
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Cage Fighter for a Day: MMA + Cage Fighter Training
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