What is MMA and is it right for me or my child?

Posted: January 20, 2012 in Uncategorized
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MMA is an acronym for the term, Mixed Martial Arts.  By definition, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed_martial_arts:

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, kickboxing, taekwondo, karate, judo and other styles.

However, MMA is a generic term and means something different in almost every martial arts school, depending on the style(s) being taught at that particular dojo.  The term and sport has become very popular over the last several years with the popularity of the UFC and other televised and highly promoted shows and events revolving around the martial arts.  Typically, if a school offers “MMA”, they offer an element of stand-up fighting (Karate, Tae Kwon Do, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, etc.) and an element of ground fighting, (wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Grappling, Shootfighting, etc.).  When searching for a martial arts school, ask them their styles and how they define MMA in that particular dojo.

Remember MMA is a sport, not a self defense system.  So as the customer try different schools, ask lots of questions, find a system and style that works for you and your needs and goals.

Thinking about trying a martial arts school?  Check out our website at www.brkka.com for more info or call 561-926-1846.  Try 2 weeks of karate classes for free.

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