MMA has now developed to a new level when the government allowed the establishment of MMA federation. However, because it is still a new sport, MMA still faces many misunderstandings.
What is Mixed Martial Arts – MMA?
In fact, mixed martial arts (MMA) is a form of athletic competition. The range of MMA allows for a fairly wide antagonism, both when the boxer is standing on the floor or the boxer has been lying on the floor, using vertical attacks (Striking) and tightening locks (Grappling) of all the sets. martial arts and other fighting competitions.
Thus, in theory, a boxer who knows both boxings, wrestling, and Jiu-jitsu can fight MMA, a boxer who only knows boxing or a fighter who only knows Brazilian Jiu-jitsu can still fight MMA. However, to gain the upper hand in the ring, boxers must know more than one martial art.
Along with the development of mixed martial arts (MMA) for more than 20 years, instead of having to learn 2-3 martial arts and combine them to compete, martial artists and coaches have been able to synthesize the moves. The best way to create complete lesson plans and separate training classes for MMA competition. That is probably the reason MMA is misunderstood by many people as a “martial art”. MMA is a form of a martial arts competition.
Which martial arts does MMA include?
Right from the name General Martial Arts, we can see that MMA covers all sorts of techniques from many different martial arts. As long as the martial arts together with each other must meet the following 3 factors:
+ Striking: including punches and kicks from Muay Thai, Boxing, Karate, Taekwondo, Canopy, Pencak Silat, Shaolin, Wing Chun,…
+ Wrestling: includes methods of restraining the opponent by grasping, pulling, pressing, but not directly kicking and fighting like Greco-Roman, freestyle wrestling, etc.
+ Grappling: including methods to control the opponent by falling to the floor (takedown), changing the upper-lower position (transition), locking (clinch), tightening (submission hold) such as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Judo, …
MMA is like a white book for you to be creative. But creating a masterpiece or just scribbling to damage those pages is entirely up to you.