Mixed Martial Arts

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[dt_sc_two_third first type =" type1"]Most martial arts are mixed martial arts (MMA) in a sense that they all incorporate a blend of various skills from all three elements of hand-to-hand combat. These areas are acknowledged as striking, wrestling and submission holds. While the majority of martial arts have their own distinct sport with their own rules, mixed martial arts  (MMA) is considered to be a blend of all or many.The sport or practice of mixed martial arts (MMA) has been around since the dawn of time. Every society on earth has developed some form of unarmed combat system in which most have developed their own sport with their own rules. [/dt_sc_two_third]
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[dt_sc_two_third type =" type1"]The first recorded MMA event we know about is the Pankration in the Olympic Games in Greece of 648 B.C. These fights combined elements of boxing and wrestling with very limited rules of no eye gouging, biting and tearing of the groin. These fights also consisted of no weight or time limits. The Romans had their similar MMA sport called Pancratium whom they spread through their empire throughout Asia, Africa and their European domains. Ancient sources describe and depict all the ranges of moves in modern day mixed martial arts events.

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[dt_sc_two_third first type =" type1"]2000 years later, mixed martial arts reemerges in countries like Brazil with their Vale-Tudo (Anything Goes), USA with UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), and Japan with Pride. These MMA events started out with the one-on-one competition of style-versus-style at first. These bouts would consist of Karate vs. Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu vs. Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu vs. Judo and so forth. Although intended at first to highlight the style-versus-style nature of the fights, the "mixed" element of he name is now more broadly understood to refer to the complex linking of the distinct combat skills that this sport requires of its athletes in striking, controlling, and submitting.[/dt_sc_two_third]
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Today modern Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has greatly evolved into a full-contact sport with distinct rules in both amateur and professional events utilizing a wide range of of fighting techniques and styles, both traditional and non-traditional. With the help of such extraordinaire combatants such as Royce Gracie, Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Anderson Silva and many more the sport has been able to once again grow in the immense popular sport we know today as MMA. Though the sport incorporates all arts from around the world... The striking and defense techniques of Muay Thai Kickboxing and western boxing dominate the striking range. While collegiate wrestling and Judo dominate the clinch and takedown aspects of the game. Lastly, the grappling techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has proven to be most dominant on the ground. Most competitors today tend to stick with a combination of these as their main arsenal of techniques in their MMA competitions.

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