Mixed Martial Arts
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport, known also as cage fighting or ultimate fighting. Mixed martial arts (MMA) allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts. Pankration is the first recorded form of MMA and served as a foundation for the various Asian martial arts. Most Asian martial arts trace their origins to India around the time it was invaded by the Greek Army in 326 BC.
The main features of MMA are its exciting combination of striking and grappling techniques from standing or seated or ground positions, allowing a range of sports persons with fighting training to compete.
Singular arts have been combined and transformed into the newest and fastest growing sport in the world: mixed martial arts, or MMA. The quickest and easiest way sum up this electri-fying sport is that it is an integration of Olympic boxing, Olympic wrestling, Olympic judo, Muay Thai kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Fighters go all out for anywhere from fifteen to twenty-five grueling minutes of hand-to-hand combat, pushing their minds and bodies to the limit.
The MMA warriors at the top of the sport have developed incredibly advanced skill sets and techniques in each of the prominent combative arts. They are highly intelligent competitors who develop in-depth tactics and strategies to overcome their opponents.
The history of what we know today as mixed martial arts is a fascinating journey that takes us from the beaches of Brazil to the streets of Las Vegas.
The top fighters in mixed martial arts are some of the most highly conditioned athletes in the world. In addition to having supreme anaerobic endurance, they also have incredible strength, flexibility, and speed. The MMA warriors at the top of the sport
have developed incredibly advanced skill sets and techniques in each of the prominent combative arts. They are highly intelligent competitors who develop in-depth tactics and strategies to overcome their opponents.
MMA deserves to be called a sport. The majority of states have approved MMA competitions. Reputable studies show that MMA is far safer than the well-established sport of boxing. Essentially, MMA is no longer a fighting spectacle. The sport of Pankration has come full circle, in time, it will to find its way back home to the Olympics.