Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), a hybrid combat sport that incorporates boxing, wrestling, judo, jujitsu, karate, muay thai (Thai boxing) and other disciplines.
Mixed martial artsare a true test of disciplines. In 648 B, C, E. This was the first mixed martial arts fight.
Those Greek mixed martial arts fights ended only when a competitor was knocked out or subdued by raising his hand. These fights could last for hours. The fights took place in a small quadrangle, forcing hand-to-hand combat. Techniques included blows, asphyxiation, elbows, knee pads, joint blocks and kicks.
This sport fell into disrepair with the decline of Greek civilization until it was resurrected in the 20th century in Brazil, in the 1920s, when Brazilian jujitsu developed and the sport of mixed martial arts was reborn. Many believe that Greek mixed martial arts arrived in Asia, where they became the catalyst for Asian martial arts. Stand-up: Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing, Kyokushin, Karate, Taekwondo, Sanshou and Sambo combat are trained to improve foot blows. Earth: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, sambo, submission wrestling, judo and some other arts are trained to improve ground control and the fighter's position, and also to use submission restraints to defend against them.
Boxing is a very popular form of combat and is widely used in MMA. Most blows during foot fights are boxing punches. Many boxing punches represent the most takedowns and knockouts in MMA competitions. Many aspects of boxing, such as kicks, combinations and blocking techniques, such as slips, etc.
Some fighters who use boxing in MMA include Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, B, J. Penn, Dan Hardy, Nick Diaz and Shane Carwin. As the name suggests, it originated in Thailand. Muay Thai is also known as the “art of the eight limbs”, since it uses the legs, knees, fists and elbows.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gained most of its popularity in the early 1990s, when its expert Royce Gracie won the second and fourth UFC, against fighters who practiced other more important styles such as boxing, karate and taekwondo. Since then, it has become a popular fighting style. Karate is also known as Kyokusin and Full Contact. It has been very effective in the sport of MMA.
It has the basic foundations of kickboxing and hitting techniques. Some of the popular MMA fighters like Chuck Liddel and Bas Rutten practice karate styles. Taekwondo, also called TKD, is widely used by some of the MMA fighters. Anderson Silva, in his book, admitted that TKD had greatly influenced his style early in his career.
Since the late 1990s, both strikers and wrestlers have been successful in MMA, although it's rare to see a fighter who isn't trained in the arts of hitting and grappling reach the highest levels of competition. While mixed martial arts were initially practiced almost exclusively by competitive fighters, this is no longer the case. The rules adopted by the NJSACB have become the de facto standard set of rules for professional mixed martial arts throughout North America. Originally promoted as a competition to find the most effective martial arts for real combat without weapons, competitors from different fighting styles faced each other in contests with relatively few rules.
Today, mixed martial arts artists must cross-train in a variety of styles to counter their opponent's strengths and remain effective in all phases of combat. Most “traditional” martial arts have a specific focus and these arts can be trained to improve in that area. Takedowns and positional control earn points in mixed martial arts contests, so the skills that fighters develop translate well into mixed martial arts. The first professional mixed martial arts wrestling matches in Japan (known as Ishu Kakutōgi Sen (), literally heterogeneous combat sports combat) became popular among Antonio Inoki only in the 1970s.
Several fighters use this martial art when fighting, although not entirely, since music and dance are important components of the discipline. It has real world champions in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial arts, boxing, wrestling and wrestling without Gi. The basis of modern mixed martial arts in Japan can be found in several professional wrestling promotions in the shooting style, such as UWF International and Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi, both founded in 1991, which sought to create a combat-based style that combined wrestling, kickboxing and submissive grappling. Although in the early years of MMA and particularly UFC fighters tended to concentrate on a martial art and were usually only strikers and fighters, today most fighters recognize the need for cross-training to succeed in MMA.
All the organizations comprised of the FMMAP participate in the training and promotion of MMA with a common goal for amateur sports, but they come from several martial arts including karate, kickboxing, Muay Thai, pankration Athlima, mixed martial arts, jeet kune do, martial arts style Free and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling. Influenced by women's professional wrestling and kickboxing, the Smackgirl competition was formed in 2001 and became the only major all-female promotion in mixed martial arts. Between the late 1960s and the early 1970s, Bruce Lee popularized in the West the concept of combining the elements of multiple martial arts through his Jeet Kune Do system. .