Monday, August 13, 2012

Understanding and Learning MMA

You do not need to be in wicked good shape to join. You do not need to be a fitness guru just to make it through a practice session, either. How hard you push yourself, how often you come to class, and how well you take care of yourself the other 22 hours of the day will largely determine your success, and supplementing your routine with a few hours of jiujitsu and wrestling will definitely help you achieve your fitness goals.

Understanding and learning MMA techniques will not only help you to attain various self-defense techniques to safeguard yourself in difficult situations, practicing these combative skills will also help you to attain better health and a fit body.

Mixed martial arts of MMA include various fighting skills such as Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Judo, Sambo, pugilism, and wrestling. All these skills involve intense physical cardiovascular exercises and practicing these exercises prove to be very beneficial for your health. Thus, practicing some or all of MMA skills and techniques properly with devotion will help you to attain a better physique, greater self-confidence and a better personality. All these fighting skills and techniques are being used by soldiers and competitive fighters for self defense since ages and these fighting skills are used for both defensive and offensive purposes.

Everyone has a right to be safe in their person and belongings, and everyone is allowed the right of self-defense. As you have already read, MMA is the superior martial arts system. It only follows that the techniques that make for great fighters also make for safe people. MMA has been proven to be more effective than other martial arts, so imagine what a Mixed Martial Artist could do for someone in a situation that calls for self-defense. MMA, and especially BJJ, have always emphasized the REALITY of combat.

Fighting and self-defense are ugly things that typically lack the finesse of a Jackie Chan flick. There is no difference between fighting and self-defense, only the intentions of the people involved differ. This does not mean that things like biomechanics change all of a sudden in order to give the 'defender' a greater chance of success. Don't be fooled by claims of 'pressure points' or advice to 'kick him in the balls, gouge his eyes out and run.' Not only is it literally impossible to execute these techniques, but the human body is far more resiliant than most martial arts theories give the body credit for.

With MMA techniques you will gain confidence and maturity that will carry over into other facets of your life. Confidence and maturity are the first steps to avoiding conflicts or situations that would otherwise require the use of force, and that is the best weapon you can use to defend yourself.

Travis S. Lutter is an American mixed martial artist who won The Ultimate Fighter 4 reality show. His UFC record, not including his exhibition wins on The Ultimate Fighter 4, is 2-4. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos Machado.

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