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.
Women MMA Fighters with Gina Carano, Cristiane Santos, Ronda Rousey and more.
MMA events are the among the biggest money makers in sports with huge fan bases worldwide. Yet many people were shocked by the recent post fight brawl at UFC 229. To me however it was simply the nature of the beast.
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.
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.
From domestic violence to murder, MMA fighters are definitely not exempt from moments of craziness that lead them to commit such acts.
The Referee Position from wresting can be borrowed in the BJJ game to provide a unique and less-than-expected way to enter into the Butterfly Guard.
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.
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.
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.