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Around 18 months ago on a miserably wet  and freezing cold Monday evening in January 2010, Fusion Combat (then One On One MMA) held it’s first ever class to a packed out attendance of four people! Within six months three of those attending on that first night; Daniel Otley, Gavin Quirke and Barrie Livock bravely stepped into the ring for their very first fights, at semi pro level, with both Barrie and Dan winning. By this time the class had slowly trebled in size to twelve.

How times change!

A few of those original members have fallen away but Fusion Combat School now boasts over sixty members, including a growing junior section – Daniel Otley is one of the hottest young professional fighters in the country – Lewis Long, another incredibly talented young pro has come on board – FCS has a back room team of Diet and Strength and Conditioning guru’s to rival any premiership football team and on Sunday 27th June Fusion Combat was able to field an eight man team in Falcons MMA’s excellent Grapple and Strike tournament.

The majority of the guys fighting were complete novices and each and every one of them performed superbly with Daniel Thompson one of FCS’ newest young fighters getting an excellent win. Gavin Thomas, gave an outstanding performance which was voted by our lads as the fight of the day (click on link below).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGzJUGyGeV0&feature=player_embedded

In July 2011 our current batch of excellent Junior members will be the first to attempt the Fusion Combat grading system and take their first step on the way to a coveted Black Belt! I’d like to take this opportunity to wish them all luck.

So from very humble beginnings indeed, Fusion has grown and continues to grow into a Martial Arts Club with true strength in depth. True strength in depth in that the majority of our members do not choose to fight, the majority of our members want to learn a martial art as a means to attain fitness, for self-defence, for something exciting and different from the usual forms of exercise. They are the ones who travel to each and every Fight Night and tournament, giving those that choose to compete very welcome and very vocal support; they are the ones that turn up at 6am in the morning and 6pm at night; they are the beating heart of Fusion Combat without whom we could not survive.

They are our Strength In Depth.

South Wales Scorpions Rugby League team recently took advantage of a free weekend to come along to Fusion Combat School and practice some ground technique and have roll with one of the country’s rising MMA stars, Lewis Long. This was then followed by a grueling hour of  MaXfit MMA conditioning training. FCS coaches, Andy O’Brien and David Thomas were very impressed with the way the Scorpion players wholeheartedly applied themselves to all aspects of the session and with their impressive fitness levels.

We hope they visit again soon.

Below is the news article from the South Wales Scorpions website about their visit to Fusion Combat and One To One Gym.

http://www.scorpionsrl.com

South Wales Scorpions took advantage of their week off from Co-operative Championship 1 action by having an intense Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) session at the Fusion Combat School in the One to One gym in Treforest last Saturday morning.

The Scorpions take on Keighley Cougars at Caerphilly RFC this Sunday (kick-off 3pm) and they believe that this intense MMA session has helped them in both their fitness and Rugby League techniques.

“We had the MMA session at the One to One gym in Treforest on Saturday which was really tough,” said Scorpions’ skipper Aled James. “There was a lot of wrestling and a lot of grappling. It’s a new technique for us which was good to try out.

“We did a full MMA circuit which was tough so, even though we didn’t play a full 80 minute Rugby League game, it wasn’t really a week off for us.

“I think the boys came out of it a lot better because they had to buy in to it, compete and basically be honest with each other. It rounded off a good week of training for us to be honest.

“We did a lot of Muay Thai and Cage Fighting and a lot of it is wrestle techniques which helps our game of Rugby League. Obviously we can’t choke people out on the field but it’s more the process of putting people on their back and keeping them there and how to counteract people trying to put you on your back so it was really positive.

“It’s more the wrestle in the ruck and controlling the ruck area. There are some little techniques that you can use to get out of certain holes that we can incorporate in our game hopefully on Sunday. We’ll touch base on that again this Saturday and make sure that those techniques are well-drilled in the players’ mindsets.

“We’d like to thank Dave Thomas the owner of the Fusion Combat School in Treforest, Andy O’Brien the instructor and Lewis Long the MMA champion for all of their help and instruction last Saturday.”


 

 

 

 

 

 

What an amazing night at the NABBA Wales contest. On Saturday 14th may, One to One gym member Nathaniel Rose, of Glyntaff, was named Mr Wales 2011 in the annual National Amateur Bodybuilders’ Association (NABBA) contest .

Nathaniel will now go on to compete in the NABBA Britain Finals 2011 at Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on May 28. We wish you all the best Nathaniel.

As well as this amazing success, Staff member Rhian Adams-Jones also won the Miss Wales title on her first attempt!

Gym member Jonnie Reid got 2nd in his class, Dai Fitzpatrick 3rd – AWESOME RESULTS!!!

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Fusion MMA at One to One gym already boasts a line up of some of the finest up and coming talent in the worlds of MMA and Competative Sport to name but a few, and are delighted to announce that one of Wales’ best young MMA fighters, Lewis Long, is now a Fusion/One to One Gym member.

With yet another professional fighter joining our ranks this simply reinforces our place as one of the finest MMA school in Wales.

Dan Otley, already a success story for our Fusion Combat School, progressed from a complete beginner in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) to becoming a Pro Fighter and one of UK’s hottest prospects. He will now be joined by Lewis, and will undergo the most grueling strength training and diet and nutrition regime ever to come to this part of the world, devised by The well Respected and Nutritional GURU David Antony Thomas; not to mention being tested to their limited by UK’s leading conditioning coach/trainer Andy O’Brien.

Dan Otley

(Dan Otley – pro debut at the valley of kings show)

Lewis, who recently won his fight at the Valley of Kings tournament held in Cardiff on the 7th May, has already carved his place amongst the top young fighters in Wales with a Pro MMA record of 4-1-0.

Lewis Long

We’re sure his knowledge and experience is sure to bring on our existing members skills by leaps and bounds.

“Fighting has become everything to me. I live and breath martial arts and I’ve known for a long time now that theres nothing I want to do more. My goal is to keep learning new things everyday and keep my mind open to others. I know everyone goes on about being in UFC but my goal is to be the best and if thats what it takes then thats what it takes.”

(Quote: Lewis Long)

At One to One Gym your health and fitness is our priority, so as well as changing our membership so that all Premium One to One members get classes for free, we’re now offering even more exciting and new classes. Check out our updated timetable, which includes new day time classes. You can also download the timetable to your own desktop so you’ll always have it to hand, so there’ll be no reason to miss a single session again!

If you’d like further information about a particular class please speak to an instructor or member of staff who’ll be happy to help.

Prices:

Non-Members – £5.00

Students/Mum’s/Over 55s – £3.50

Premium Membership – FREE

Download Class Timetable (PDF)

Not only is this an opportunity to get to experience the exhilarating and dynamic aerobic class, Combat Fitness, but it also gives you, your friends and your family the opportunity to have an hours workout completely free! Guaranteed to burns serious calories, make you work your entire body and simply have some fun whilst getting fit.

This workout has been endorsed by Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox, with fantastic music and choreography suitable for all levels.

Try it out, you’d be crazy not to!

Simply download and print the Free Card and present it at reception at One to One Gym prior to the class.

Free Card Download (PDF)

Very exciting changes happening at One to One Gym this week. Our One Cafe is now open and will be marked with an official opening some time in the very near future so keep eyes and ears open as there will be some fabulous taster sessions involved, a chance for you to tuck-in to some of the amazingly delicious food we have to offer.

Now for the difficult part…what to choose from the menu first, hmmm!

Download Full Menu (pdf)