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MMA: Mixed Martial Arts

LMA MIXED MARTIAL ARTS %3D MUAY THAI JIU JITSU In the 1920's After WWII Around 1914 Since 1925 Over 40 members of Rings were introduced replacing open courtyards. Fights were divided into 5 rounds, and Japanese Jiu-Jitsu the Gracie Family have dedicated their lives to was introduced to the the practiceand philosophy of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. time limits were Gracie family in Brazil imposed on each round. Muay Thai or Thai boxing is the cultural martial art of Thailand. The origin of Muay Thai dates back several hundred years, and was, essentially, developed as a form of close-combat that used the entire body as a weapon. The earliest recorded use of the word "Jiu-Jitsu" happens in 1532 and is coined by Hisamori Tenenuchi when he officially established the first school of Jiu-Jitsu in Japan Wrestling has been popular through- out recorded history. Origins of the sport can be traced back 15,000 years to cave drawings in France. The establishment of National Boxing Association (NBA) in 1927 ensured a fair governing body that looked into the game and its success. WRESTLING BOXING 2= In Ancient Greece In 1888 In 1866 In 4000 BC The first organized national wrestling Historical evidence New rules introduced Wrestling occupied a prominent place in legend and literature. lead to the fact that limited number of boxing was prevalent in North Africa. tournament was held 3-minute rounds. in New York City. NOTABLE CHARACTERS Anderson Silva Chris Weidman Georges St Pierre Cain Velasquez The UFC champion is, in fact, the best wrestler in MMA right now. As is the case with many wrestlers once they develop hands, The Arizona State product uses relentless pace, crazy cardio and powerful shots to put opponents down. Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist GSP has used the same formula to dominate the and current UFC Middleweight Champion. Silva is the UFC's longest reigning champion and also holds the longest winning and title defense streak in UFC he hasn't been using it as history, with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses. welterweight division for years. The MMA-based wrestler jabs, shoots and holds; that's all he needs to often as earlier in his career. do to control fights, much to the chagrin of fans. Sources: tory.html http://www.kombatgroup.com/html-muay-thai/ http://www.gracieacademy.com/history.asp http://www.gracieacademy.com/generations_royce.asp http://library.thinkquest.org/3369/wrestle/history.htm http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1739768-ranking-the-top-5-wrestlers-in-each-mma-weight-division/page/6 http://www.historyofboxing.info/ http://www.mma-training.com/boxing/ INFOGRAPHIC DESIGNED BY MMA GALORE

MMA: Mixed Martial Arts

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With the rise of Mixed Martial Arts and UFC’s subsequent popularity into mainstream sports, any sports enthusiast has wondered what culture grappling or a certain fighting style stems from. Before a...

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