MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts. Various mixed-style contests took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s. In 1980 CV Productions, Inc. created the first regulated MMA league in the United States namedTough Guy Contest, later renamed Battle of the Superfighters, sanctioning ten tournaments in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Senatepassed a bill in 1983 which prohibited the sport. The combat sport of vale tudo that had developed in Brazil from the 1920s was brought to the United States by the Gracie family in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Practicing MMA, we seek to achieve greater effectiveness in the fight with extreme body contact and physical vigor. In addition, as the name implies, MMA is a variety of other combat sports and martial arts, so it also provides self-control, discipline, respect, friendship and companionship.
Having said that, through the MMA, I hope I can rescue basic and necessary values for a good citizenship development and physical well being.
If there is still any doubt about what is MMA, come be part of this sport that is growing more and more worldwide.