Prepared for BRIAN J. | Delivered December 28, 2019
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Martial Arts in MMA
Mixed Martial Arts
(MMA) is a martial arts based sport that has massively grown in popularity, even surpassing professional football and automotive racing in some demographics.
This sport combines numerous martial arts
that include, but are not limited to wrestling, jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, tae-kwondo and judo.
Currently, many athletes practice multiple types of martial arts, with the
highest success rates
of fighters from individual disciplines being from wrestling, jiu-jitsu, and boxing backgrounds.
Wrestling is a
and popularly practiced form of martial arts.
A national organization called
maintains wrestling club listings in every US state and sanctions events across age groups and weight classes.
Wrestling has shown
in martial arts and consists of grappling without strikes or submissions/chokes.
Jiu-jitsu is a very popular and successful form of martial arts that consists mostly of
While exact numbers of active jiu-jitsu gyms globally and/or in the US were unavailable, there are many extremely high-quality and prominent gyms/schools available
with top-ranked professional instructors.
Boxing is a particularly historied martial art that can be traced back to
This sport consists of fighting solely with the
Some estimates of the number of boxing gyms in the US reach
is an organization that maintains lists of active boxing gyms in the US, along with sanctioned competition events in every US state.
There are many
of kickboxing, including unique styles, and some that even allow certain grappling techniques, all involving both punching, kicking, and sometimes the use of knees and/or elbows.
can be very effective in MMA as kicks, punches, knees and elbows are allowed in competition.
Team USA Taekwondo
maintains lists of active clubs, schools, gyms, and sporting events for taekwondo, an Olympic style of kickboxing.
Martial Arts for Self Defense -- Krav Maga
is a highly popular martial arts practice that emphasizes self-defense tactics that include street fighting, weapons use and defense, and real-world, no-rules techniques.
An organization called
Krav Maga Worldwide
lists over 150 certified Krav Maga training centers globally.
in this training include government employees, military and law enforcement personnel.