Kids MMA Begins

FOR all those aspiring to be the next big thing in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), this could soon become a reality as a new dedicated club has just opened its doors in Omagh.
Omagh Mixed Marital Arts (OMMA) is open to people of all levels of fitness, male and female, young and old. The club will offer training in MMA, wrestling, kickboxing, boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ).
“We wanted to bring this gym to Omagh because there was nothing quite like it already here, and with the popularity of the sport we thought it was the perfect time to let local people train with some of the best,” said Gerry Poltarak, one of OMMA owners. 
Working with coaches such as Norman Parke, a former Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) and Tiernan Bradley, a sparring partner of Conor McGregor, this is a perfect opportunity for people in the Omagh area to train in combat sports safely.  
“What we do is for all levels, we have combat classes for those at top level which is very difficult but we also have fundamental classes, they are challenging but everyone can do them,” added Gerry.
“It is a tough sport, but it’s a great form of exercise. There is something on offer for everyone. Even if you don’t want to ever fight, it will be a great way to get fitter and gain more confidence.”
Although OMMA opened its doors at the beginning of January, the club are now launching a new kids and youth timetable, so anyone from aged eight upwards can join.
To celebrate the club’s official opening there will be free classes this Saturday (January 26) in OMMA from 10am-5pm.
OMMA is located beside REPS gym on the Derry Road, Omagh.

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