Common Disciplines in MMA
Martial Martial Arts or MMA is an aggressive and skillful full body combat sport that allows fighters from various fighting schools and trainings to combine their skills and create their mindset in the fight rounds. It is also often called barbaric. But MMA allows one to bring in the best qualities that each sport offers in itself and is therefore often considered superior to individual sports.
The traditional martial arts aim to enhance certain aspects and not to provide a complete package as can be obtained through Mixed Martial Arts or MMA. The techniques of coping and hitting are mainly used in MMA but it also develops other aspects of a person. A detailed list of MMA disciplines is discussed in the previous sections.
The first fighting discipline included in MMA training is wrestling. Wrestling is widely used in Mixed Martial Arts or MMA. Wrestling helps a fighter take down his opponent with great strength and impeccable technique. It is useful in both conditions ie when the fight is happening while you are standing and when the fight is hitting the ground. Wrestling teaches the fighters some explosive movements and trains them to have good stamina.
The second fighting discipline used in MMA and its training is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This technique became very popular because of Royce Gracie in 1990 when he won the first, second and fourth Final Fighting Championship (UFC). The movie ‘Never Back Down’ beautifully showcases this fighting talent or technique. This technique was so popular because Royce could chase away people who practice wrestling, boxing, judo and all sorts of other Asian, American, Chinese and Japanese fighting techniques.
The next technique used in MMA is the art of Catch Wrestling. I don’t really know much about it except that it is from the mainland of England and can be seen to have influenced the Indian-style warfare known as ‘kushti’ and Japanese-style shooting warfare. Many fighters used it to be agile, flexible and learn the deadly deadly techniques.
Other techniques used in MMA training are Judo and Karate techniques. In judo the art of land empire or ne-waza and the art of resisting or tachi-waza are prominently used in the mixed martial arts. It provides the fighter with the sheer strength and accuracy necessary for the final lock to occur so that the opponent’s tap is out. Karate, as the father of kick boxing, provides strength to the fighters ’feet and adds better operability and mobility to the fighter’s fighting style.
The last discipline used to augment striking techniques and fighter clinic in MMA is the Thai form of boxing known as Muay Thai. It enables the fighter to develop tremendous strength and agility in movement with high levels of concentration in order to increase the power of the fighter. It helps the fighter use his legs, knees, elbows and fists to their full potential. Eight limbs is therefore art and is mostly used by MMA fighters in the UFC.
Now that you know all the disciplines of MMA, choose what you think is best for you. The decision is entirely yours!