Mixed Martial Arts is a competitive sport involving a combination of the least restrictive striking and grappling sports in the world.
The history of the sport has been catalogued extensively in a personal favorite book of mine, The MMA Encyclopedia
The primary martial arts which make up Mixed Martial Arts are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, and Boxing. Michael Whalon’s personal Martial arts history is detailed on his About Me page.

Mixed Martial ArtsMixed Martial Arts is a competitive sport involving a combination of the least estrictive striking and grappling sports in the world.
The history of the sport has been catalogued extensively in a personal favorite book of mine, The MMA Encyclopedia. 
The primary martial arts which make up Mixed Martial Arts are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, and Boxing. Michael Whalon’s personal Martial arts history is detailed on his About Me page.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an immediate relative of Japanese Jiu Jitsu, the groundfighting parts of Judo, and Catch Wrestling. The Gracie family were the pioneers of BJJ, and advanced it across first brazil, and afterward the world. BJJ instructs that a littler, more vulnerable individual can effectively protect themself against a greater, more grounded, heavier rival by utilizing influence to take the battle to the ground, and afterward applying joint locks and chokeholds to rout the adversary. BJJ preparing can be utilized for sport hooking competitions and in self-defense situations.[5] Sparring (commonly alluded to as “moving” inside the BJJ people group) and live drilling assume a significant job in preparing and the specialist’s advancement. BJJ is viewed as a military workmanship, a game, a strategy for advancing physical wellness and building character, and a method for life.[6][7]

The historical backdrop of Muay Thai can likewise be followed to the center of the eighteenth century. During the fights between the Burmese of the Konbaung Dynasty and Ayutthaya Kingdom Burmese–Siamese War (1765–1767)[7] Muay boran, and consequently Muay Thai, was initially called by progressively conventional names such as Toi muay or simply muay. Just as being a pragmatic battling procedure for use in genuine fighting, muay turned into a game in which the adversaries battled before observers who went to look for amusement. These muay challenges step by step turned into a vital piece of nearby celebrations and festivities, particularly those held at sanctuaries. In the end, the already uncovered fisted warriors began wearing lengths of hemp rope around their hands and lower arms. This kind of match was called muay khat chueak (มวยคาดเชือก). Kickboxing was likewise a part of military preparing and picked up noticeable quality during the rule of King Naresuan the Great in 1560 CE. Muay Thai is an essential bit of the high quality striking of Mixed Martial Arts.

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