The Lead Up

What has led to the development of Mixed Martial Arts? As the name suggest, MMA is a style of fighting that encompasses many traditions and disciplines. Each form of fighting is unique to the individual fighter and the kind of training they have had. For example, Ronda Rousy has a background in Judo and therefore is much more powerful in her throws and takedowns. Whereas a fighter like Amanda Nunes has a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing making her more effective in striking. However, every fighter begins somewhere and fighting traditions and styles are no different. Here is a quick breakdown of the world’s fighting disciplines:



Greece // Pankration

China // Kung Fu

Thailand // Muy Thai

Ireland // Bare Knuckle Boxing

Japan // JuJutsu

Brazil // Brazilian Jiu Jitsu




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