MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
AND WHAT IT TEACHES!
what is mixed martial arts?
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports. The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be traced back to the ancient Olympics where one of the earliest documented systems of codified full range unarmed combat was in the sport of pankration.Various mixed style contests took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific rim during the early 1900s. The combat sport of vale tudo that had developed in Brazil from the 1920s was brought to the United States by the Gracie family in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). It is made up of six different combative sports including judo, wrestling, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, boxing and Kickboxing.
what can mixed martial arts do for me?
MMA gives you the confidence and the knowledge in developing all kind of different combat techniques, it can keep you safe on the street in self-defense, help you to develop different skills in training and in competition. it can also help to get fit and strong and help in dangerous matters like when you are getting mugged you could defend yourself. however I advise you dont try and show off and say that your tougher than someone just because you know mixed amrtial arts, as it could get you into some ral trouble and could lead you getting hurt. however MMA can help you in having a vetry active lifestyle and may help different aspects of your life like your flexibility training, your speed and endurance, your fitness and also your strength and power. MMA is a very recommended sport to compete in or even just get involved with.
My personal experience from mixed martial arts
people always asked me why and how i started mixed martial arts. well it all started when i was 6 years old and I began my first kickboxing and karate clases around my local area, i really enjoyed it for many months until it cam to when i became 12 and started my first years at dinington comprehensive. i began to drag away from the sports and not attend to many classes, until i bagan to train in K1 which is a full contact kickboxing involving knee strikes, elbow strikes and the vicious spinning back fist. it was an intense sport and made my fitness and my training alot harder. a few months passed and yet again i dragged away from the sport. until then a few weeks later I attended a local boxing class with my friend, now that really put my technique to the test because it involved alot of movement and ring craft. a few weeks later and i yet again didnt attend anymore. until i joined my local gym and started just to work out and keep fit. until then suddenly i was introduced to Mixed Martial Arts and i beagn classes, now that is where my mentality and my physicality was put to the test, i was practically introduced to a whole new different style which onvolved 6 different martial arts, so accordingly my trainer said i was very good at my stand up which meant i was good stood up fighting tha pon the floor, so he set me on with many many differetn exercises to help me improve my grappling and my ground and pound whish is basically fighting on the floor and trying to get my partner into a submission, a lock where they tap out becasue i cause pain to a muscle. my fitness was nothing in MMA to what it was in my kickboxing, boxing or K1. so i had to improve it massivley which involed more fitness trainign and strength training and also my power training. somixed matials arts has a great impact on my life as i wish to become a professinal fighter and i also wish to have my own gym and become a mixed martial arts trainer. im not really sure why i starteed all the combat sports i suppose it was because i had a keen interest in fighting and in entertainment. and also including my mum was a kickboxer and my dad was a boxer. so i wanted to put my fighting to the test and be involved in the most growing, professional combat sport in the world.
what would i have to do to be involved in mixed martial arts?
my advice would be to searvch online and look for a local fighting gym and try and be involved with many fighting styles involving mixed martial arts.