MMA and Muay Thai: A Look Back When competition mixed martial arts (in particular, the Ultimate Fighting Championship) was still in its infancy, rules and regulations were unheard of. Matches were no-holds-barred, players were allowed to strike at the groin, or headbutt and fish-hook if they can. The aim was to recreate the feel of…

Martial arts have been practiced for thousands of years and have evolved over time into a wide range of styles and disciplines. When many people think of martial arts the first thing that often comes to mind are Asian martial arts such as Kung Fu and Karate. However it’s important to remember that the term…

When it comes to real world self defense there really is no substitute for learning the right Krav Maga technique. Krav Maga was created by Imi Lichtenfeld by combining the principle of several other combat systems in an attempt to create a fighting system designed to deal with real world situations. The guiding principles of…

With MMA having such a wide variety of moves, it’s sometimes hard to determine what works best for you. The world’s sum of knowledge regarding grappling and striking is vast, and each culture seems to have its own take on each method. Below are some of the martial arts for MMA that have withstood the…

The are six main Brazilian Jiu Jitsu positions that a beginner will come across when he or she starts to train this fascinating martial art. These six positions are what the whole Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial arts system is based on. There are positions that are more offensive, positions that are more defensive and positions…

There are different forms of martial arts in existence. Some people find it quite difficult to narrow down their choices to a single form when choosing which one to learn. In order to make this easier, at least to a certain degree, we can categorize the fighting arts into a number of martial arts styles.…

If you are going to discuss the history of Brazilian jiu jitsu, you have to go back and look at the martial arts that it evolved from, namely judo and before that traditional jiu jitsu from Japan. It was Jigoro Kano who was responsible for the development of judo as a form of physical exercise.…

After attaining relative proficiency in the various barehanded combat forms, the majority of martial artists opt to expand their skills to include mastery in the techniques of one or more Chinese martial arts weapons. The question then becomes what weapon one should choose? For more than 5,000 years, Chinese martial artists have developed a vast…

There are many types of martial arts and one of the most popular has to be Tai Chi, or more properly, Tai Chi Chuan. This style is popular even among those who have no real interest in martial arts but simply want to gain the health benefits Tai Chi exercises provide. For me, however, two…

So you have been practicing one of the types of martial arts for some months or years now and you are itching for someone in a bar or in the street to pick a fight with you so you can show them some moves. Sadly, while lethal punches and kicks look great in the movies,…

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