MMA is more than just the fastest growing sport in the world. It is, without a doubt, the most versatile fighting style, often considered the best when it comes to any type of combat. Whether it's a fight on foot, in the clinch, or on the ground, MMA covers all the bases. The goal of The Ultimate Fighting Championship was to determine which martial art was the most effective of all. UFC 1 had eight talented fighters with skills that included boxing, kickboxing, kempo, wrestling, Brazilian jiu jitzu and even sumo wrestling.
Judo hip throws do just that, and judoka teachers generally have no problem translating to the cage or the octagon. If you ask who trains in boxing, the answer would be everyone. However, guys who use boxing as their main attack aren't as generous. On the one hand, having a stifling fighting game makes you dominant to the point where you can take the fight anywhere you want. On the other hand, it's like Rock, Paper Scissors.
If you have great wrestling and terrible Jiu Jitsu, chances are they'll send you. Look for evidence in Sonnen and Chael. BJJ is the best point guard in all MMA. It's a better base than wrestling, because if two guys are fighting and one has great wrestling and a terrible Jiu Jitsu and the other has a terrible fight and a great Jiu Jitsu, the one with the great Jiu Jitsu will most likely win. The reason is that once the fight hits the ground, the fighter will surely win.
The most impressive statistic about this is that of the 16 champions I have included, 11 have a belt in BJJ. Champions who use Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. MMA is superior to most martial arts when it comes to street fighting. However, there are a couple of martial arts that have a lot of possibilities against an MMA fighter in a game without rules. This is mainly because MMA won't teach you to use dirty tactics, while some martial arts will like Krav Maga. MMA stands for Mixed Martial Arts and its name says it all.
It's a combination of different martial arts styles that make up its moveset. This means it excels at fighting on both feet and on the ground. The freedom you have to perform any other martial arts move here is one of its greatest advantages. It is one of the most realistic and effective self-defense and full body exercises out there. So you will learn to defend yourself, lose weight, get fit and get many other benefits.
Put on your MMA shorts and rash protectors because your journey is about to begin. Although MMA is a popular sport, it's still much better than most martial arts when it comes to self-defense. Karate is not a martial art that translates very well to MMA, however there are fighters like Stephen Thompson who have been an outlier in the UFC. For example, MMA is much more practical in real life than Kung Fu or Aikido which people see as true martial arts while MMA isn't.MMA fighters are masters of many fighting styles as they know how to fight box or execute judo throws. Next some of the fundamental techniques you learn in Kung-Fu are very bad for MMA fights such as posture for example.
Others such as Kung-Fu are bad because they place a lot of emphasis on dirty movements such as tearing your eyes out or hitting the groin which are not allowed in MMA. Most of it has to do with his natural ability his obsession with the arts his heart and dedication to MMA. If you're weak or don't like contact sports judo is definitely not the martial art for you. In contrast to martial arts mixed martial arts are certainly better because they cover most of the situations you might find yourself in. This is how you know that MMA is special a boxer with a karate-style posture who has been able to win several UFC titles. In short there are three main fighting styles that an MMA fighter will need to train to succeed in professional MMA: For example karate represents a solid foundation for MMA that teaches you good footwork kicks and lightning attacks. Personally I've never trained judo in my life and I don't really plan it wrestling is good enough for you to get by in MMA.
Although MMA is widely known as a popular sport its concept makes it almost ideal for self-defense.