A traditional martial art of Thailand, Muay Thai is a form of kickboxing that uses fists, elbows, knees, shins, and feet in its arsenal of devastating strikes to subdue one's opponent. The variety of its striking techniques and the essential toughness of its practitioners has made Muay Thai an instrumental part of modern MMA.
Wrestling is a grappling art that has been part of western civilization for centuries, having been added to the ancient Greek Olympic Games in seven o eight B.C. It excels in Take downs and pins. It also includes submission in its folk version, widely known as catch-as-catch-can.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling martial art that focuses on attaining favorable position in order to secure a submission of one's opponent as a means of self- defense. Adapting the art from the Japanese form BJJ has become an essential component of MMA and one of the most effective Self- Defense systems.
The sport of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) entered the world stage in 1993 with the introduction of the televised event known as the UFC, which pitted various styles against each other, and simultaneously introduced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the world.
Judo is a Japanese martial art that grew out of Jujutsu and was established as a combat sport by its founder Jigoro Kano in 1882. As a martial art and Olympic sport Judo emphasizes throwing techniques and pins, though it also
makes use of submissions. The traditional discipline and training mentality of Judo has had an enormous impact on both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.
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