View image | gettyimages.com So called boxing experts constantly criticise the punching skills of MMA combatants during fights. The sweet-science of catching, blocking, slipping, rolling and countering punches doesn’t exist in the octagon. Instead a cruder form of stand-up striking emerged, and despite the abundance of different techniques on display, boxing purists still can’t…

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…

There are countless workouts available that are supposed to help you become the next mixed martial arts superstar. People have heard of Rush Fit and TapouT XT, but to me the best MMA workout program is Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning program. It is often difficult to determine which is best for you, but as…

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…

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.…

Martial Arts Lab decided to conduct a research to find out which martial arts type is considered to be the best in the world according to visitors of our website. The following list is Top 10 Martial Arts that have been chosen by the visitors of Martial Arts Lab (updated October 04, 2014). Top 10 Martial…

When I first walked in to Big John McCarthy’s Ultimate Training Academy (BJMUTA), it felt like I had just stepped onto a movie set. It was 2006. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) was just on the cusp of becoming one of the fastest growing sports in the world. The Ultimate Fighter was already a popular television…