What's with UFC fighters?
Question:i respect UFC fighters a lot and i know they're really good and all but how come they say they know mixed martial arts and wrestling (i don't mean pro wrestling). When almost all of them are kick boxers that don't fight, kung-fu, karate or anything like that. Also even if they know judo or other wrestling martial art, they always use a tackle a move that doesn't require much tecnique and almost everybody can do to bring down a person.
I mean i wish i could see a real kung-fu fighter in UFC
or a real wrestler in UFC
like i said before this doesn't mean i dont respect UFC fighters, i just think they sould be called (at least most of them) kick boxers enstead of mixed martial arts fighters
As to Asian influenced martial arts, they were used by many during the formative years of professional mixed martial arts competition. That they are not prominent today is primarily due to experience. The years have distilled what are winning techniques in this style of fighting and such forms were found lacking. This isn't to say they are inferior but instead that they are not suited to the format. Of course the Thai style is the most widely accepted of the Asian disciplines in the ring today but this is because it's primary strikes involve knees and elbows, both staples of a winning fighters repertoire.
futhermore, the whole purpose of the ufc originally was to determine what style of fighting is the best, since everybody always claimed theirs was. the reason there is so much grappling (any form) is cuz it primarily, if used properly is the most devastating and in sorts is the best ala "gracie". and in truth jiu jitsu in real life on the streets is hands down most effective. my hubby is a detroit cop, and is also a jiu jitsu instructor..officers often call him specifically over the radio to a run for him to defuse a situation. no joke, one time there was 6 officers on the scene, my husband was the one, and only one who got the guy down--and then they all jumped in to help.
he claims one of the reason jiu jitsu is so effective is because during training you practice with a "gi" (uniform) which symbolizes clothing and you learn specific techniques to choke people out etc using their clothes (he also practices mma style--no gi).
dunno if i answered yor question or not..
MMA guys and girls mix boxing, kick boxing, muay thai, wrestling, Ju Jitsu, and some other arts to compete. Many of them are grapplers/wrestlers first (Matt Heughs). Most traditional artists (Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, etc.) are not well rounded enough to compete at that level.
I hope that answers the question.
I really like to watch MMA, but rather than saying that they practice different martial arts, I'd prefer to say that they practice different fighting systems.
You obviously didn't see the first UFC's as there were kung-fu fighters (as well as kenpo, ninjitsu, tae kwon do, etc) and they all..every one...got destroyed by Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Kung Fu was proven long ago to be overall an ineffective art in MMA competition. If it were useful, MMA fighters would use it.
This is the same thing as what happened in the first few UFC's:
BJJ vs Kung Fu: http://youtube.com/watch?v=vn6pvpcrsti...
Another clip of BJJ vs Kung Fu instructor: http://youtube.com/watch?v=izyesscnh8y...
You have 3 main elements. Standing, ground, and submission.
Standing arts work for the standing fights, and include kick boxing and Muai Thai. However, they don't really cover the ground game.
Ground arts: BJJ for example covers next to no standing work. JJ covers the throws of Judo (Only slightly less of them) and ground work. Both also cover submissions.
Wrestling works to improve your position, but is why a lot of wrestlers can't finish.
You haven't fought UFC before, but you should so you are then in a position to comment or question.
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