The UW-EC Mixed Martial Arts Club is the newest sports club on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Started in the fall of 2008, the club already has over 20 members and is looking for more UW-EC students to join.
MMA Club members learn various fighting disciplines used in mixed martial arts, such as Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thia kickboxing, and wrestling. However, the club does not promote fighting or violence. Rather, the techniques help promote physical fitness and self-defense. If members want to pursue professional bouts, the club promises to give them full support and help them train.
While a majority of the club's time is spent practicing, the club also participates in community enriching activities. The activities help the club and its members live by the motto of strength, respect, and discipline.