China has always been hesitant towards its acceptance of mixed martial arts and favored their traditional styles. But a recent match has forced the country to confront this insecurity.
Women MMA Fighters with Gina Carano, Cristiane Santos, Ronda Rousey and more.
While the sport of MMA is bringing together different martial arts styles, it's actually a combination of 4 combat sports: Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing/Muay Thai, and Grappling/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Martial arts is seen by the general public largely as recreational violence. It is sports, but one whose goal is to dominate your opponent. This view has fueled an internal rivalry.
No matter what your grappling background, familiarizing yourself with the basic choke holds of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can make your overall grappling game much more effective.
Martial Arts are known for bravado these days. And its not everyday someone who uses it truly questions the truth of its effectiveness in an age where your style is going to be tested.
No matter what your chosen form of martial arts competition, keeping these simple techniques in mind will ensure that you never fear the guillotine choke.
This hub is a guide to get started training MMA striking on your own, or with friends. It provides the bare essentials for beginners to start practicing and build a foundation in MMA training.
Sometimes when grappling you need to hurt someone to get out of a choke, lock or other submission. I talk about how to do it effectively.
UFC 2 enjoyed a far larger audience that the original UFC, with better prepared fighters as they knew what to expect this time. Royce Gracie further established himself as the UFC Champion.