Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Although the concept of mixed martial arts has been around for millennia the terms ‘Mixed Martial Arts’ and ‘MMA’ rose to popularity in 1993 and particularly with the emergence of the United Fighting Championships (UFC). It is very difficult to pinpoint the founders of the modern MMA art form as practiced for use in the ultimate fighting championship.

Many trace it back to the Gracie family and their work since 1920 in Brazil. Others pinpoint Bruce
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