What exactly does Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) mean? As it stands today, the term refers to multiple disciplines being used in sport fighting, most commonly in a cage or ring and a set of rules. Formerly we used terms like “No Holds Barred” (NHB) “Ultimate Fighting”, “Full Contact Fighting” (FCF) and in some places like Brazil, still use the term Vale Tudo.
However, is Mixed Martial Arts just limited to this? So, if MMA refers to multiple disciplines being used, does Kickboxing fall under this definition? Muay Thai Kickboxing uses kicks, punches, elbows, knees and takedowns.
Many other Martial Arts systems incorporate multiple disciplines and styles. Others include weapons. Do these qualify as Mixed Martial Arts? Or do they, only if are just used for sports?
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By: Avin Ederman MMA is not boxing, and should not be governed like it.
Rule Changes - Mixed Martial Arts needs a combination of old UFC and old Pride FC rules.
Like time limits vs. rounds. Those who are familiar with Pride FC, they used a 10 minute 1st round, followed with a 5 minute 2nd round.
Also, a combination of Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling rules for scoring in addition to striking.
When stand up is doing nothing, put them down on the mat.
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