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What Are Mixed Martial Arts, Growth of Mixed Martial Arts

What are Mixed Martial Arts, process and growth of Mixed Martial Arts, concept of MMA and what can you expect from this awesome sport. How MMA grew from being only known in a few countries, learn about the basics of MMA and Vale Tudo, full contact combat techniques and martial arts.

Mixed Martial Arts is perhaps one of the fastest growing sport that is taking place right now, for some this "full" combat sport is one of the most complete and most entertaining sports that are out there. Wether if you like to watch athletes competing in the octagon or the ring, or if you like to take place into action and train this awesome sport by yourself, you have to agree that MMA or Mixed Martial Arts is one of the most complete and fastest growing sports of all time, this sport is one of the oldest sports in earth, being practiced by the ancient greek 700 b. C in the olympic games.

Mixed Martial Arts have been known for a long time, however it seems that in the past 15 to 20 years this sport has exploded into media and social awareness, it was on the 90's that MMA started to be known world wide however the amount of awareness regarding this sport cannot be compared from what it was 20 years ago to what it is now.

Mixed Martial Arts basically consist of fighting an opponent with any Martial Art or self defense / fighting technique known, Mixed Martial Arts or "Valetudo" as it is known on some places in the world such as Brazil, is now a world wide known sport. This sport was very popular in Japan, Brazil and Thailand a few years ago, however now it has had a great boost on many places in the world mainly because of the fighting organizations such as the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), PRIDE Fighting Championship and Strike Force among many others.

Some of the most popular fighting techniques that are used in MMA are:

  • Muay Thai.
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
  • Kick Boxing.
  • Box.
  • Kenpo.
  • Sanbo.
  • Judo
  • Olympic Wrestling.

Mixed Martial Arts are known world wide right now, this sport has millions of fans around the world and it is being practiced by millions of people around the world as well. It is has been known that many people consider this sport to be one of the most complete self defense sports some one could learn while many people use MMA as a self defense method some others consider it to be a great way to stay in shape.

Mixed Martial Arts are now considered to be "normal" these days, many people have been practicing this sport, from children to elderly people, proving that MMA is for everyone, its is also very safe to practice as long as there are enough measurers taken when practicing it such as protection pads, mouth guards and head gear.

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