Mixed Martial Arts is abbreviated as MMA and is a full contact sport. Translated, the term means something like “mixed martial arts”. MMA became known in the early 1990s through the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) organization. This is the world’s largest organizer of tournaments and other sports television broadcasts.
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MMA combines techniques of various martial arts (Taekwondo, Karate, Judo, Sambo, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, etc.). Unlike the vast majority of martial arts, ground fighting is also allowed.
Due to the hardness of the martial arts, there was a broadcast ban on German television from 2010 to 2014. In the past, there have already been several fatalities, following competitions.
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Who is MMA suitable for?
Mixed martial arts is a combination of varied and intense combat sports such as Thai boxing, judo and kickboxing. Accordingly, the training is also physically and technically quite demanding. A more versatile and complex martial arts training is hardly possible.
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However, there are always newcomers who start training without any martial arts experience and are successful. In this case, the professional trainers will help you learn and improve your skills in strength, endurance, reaction, mental strength, speed and agility. For beginners, the training is initially designed to help students achieve the necessary endurance and physical strength. In addition, simple techniques are on the program so that you get a basic feel for the sport and ground techniques.
So basically, Mixed Martial Arts is a martial art that can be learned by almost anyone, as long as there is a good level of physical fitness. However, as an absolute beginner in martial arts, you should have patience, perseverance and willpower if you want to learn Mixed Martial Arts. Without any previous knowledge, it will take you a few years to master the basic techniques of this full-contact sport.
WARNING: The MMA fights that are held in the cage and televised are not the standard among amateurs. In the cage fights not infrequently flows blood and is suitable only for professionals.
Mixed martial arts fighters use punching and kicking techniques (striking) from boxing, taekwondo, kickboxing, muay thai and karate as well as ring and ground techniques (grappling) from Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, wrestling and sambo.
In addition, techniques from other martial arts are also part of the training of Mixed Martial Arts. The main difference between MMA and other full-contact sports is that ground fighting includes punching and sometimes even kicking.
In other words, in MMA many martial arts are used, just as the name says “Mixed Martial Arts”.
- German MMA Championship (GMC) – German mixed martial arts organization and event series in Germany.
- Gammaf – German Amateur MMA Federation
- Gemmaf – German Mixed Martial Arts Federation