Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use in competition of a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills from a mix of other combat sports. The rules allow the use of hitting and gripping techniques while standing and on the ground. Although there were examples that date back to the late 19th century, it wasn't until the 1950s when fights and combat in which fighters from one sport or martial arts fought against fighters from other disciplines. This especially applies to MMA styles, which incorporate a mix of ground combat, foot strikes and takedowns into their training.
It has true world champions in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial arts, boxing, wrestling and wrestling without Gi. In the middle of the 20th century, another phenomenon occurred that today is considered a direct influence on modern MMA: mixed fighting. The unified rules of MMA were eventually developed as mixed martial arts sought widespread acceptance. Although mixed combat sports originated in ancient times, it wasn't until the mid-19th century that these sports re-emerged and began to gain popularity.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and one of the most dynamic and exciting all-contact combat sports on the planet. That question has been asked for years and there is no clear answer, since every fighting art has advantages and disadvantages. A mix of styles that harness each other's strengths is essential to being successful in modern MMA and consistently winning games. Not only has the popularity of MMA increased in recent years, but the sport itself is relatively new; the term “mixed martial arts” was first used in 1993 by television critic Howard Rosenberg, who coined it in his review of the UFC 1 event, the first UFC event in history.
Since mixed martial arts is the best individual combat sport, no other equipment is used other than MMA gloves, padded and lightweight gloves that allow finger movement and, at the same time, protect the hands when hitting. The experts wanted to combine several martial arts and combat sports into a single discipline, using it to challenge the traditionalist views of individual sports. UFC 1 was televised and it was in a review by critic Howard Rosenberg that the term “mixed martial arts” first appeared. MMA is also used to describe any modern martial arts style that incorporates techniques and theories from various sports martial arts.
Mixed martial arts are closer to a real fight than any other martial art, making them the ideal martial art for self-defense. Mixed martial arts uses techniques from various combat styles to create what many call the ultimate fighting system.