ROOTS OF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
The roots of mixed martial arts can be traced back to various mixed style contests that took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim during the early 1900s. Modern MMA competition emerged in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, although professional MMA events had been held in Japan by Shooto starting back in 1989. Originally organized with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors were pitted against one another with minimal rules for safety. Later promoters adopted many additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport.
BENEFITS OF LEARNING MMA:
- MMA provides well rounded skills in fighting
- Weight loss
- Builds self confidence and mental toughness
- Improves physical fitness
- Compete in MMA Fighting