Back in the early 90’s, the now highly popular Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) began hosting events in order to answer a question that had perplexed many: What is the most effective martial art in a real fight between competitors of different fighting disciplines, including Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,Sambo, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Karate, Judo, and other styles? Now 20 years later we have an answer, and that is mixed martial arts.
What fighters realized was that there was no specialty which truly shined above the rest. Over the course of the next two decades, athletes competing in the UFC began adopting effective techniques from more than one discipline, which indirectly helped create an entirely separate style of fighting known as present-day mixed martial arts. What they learned is that practicing all these valuable disciplines and adopting the best of each provided a comprehensive skill-set that gave them best chance to succeed and win. If only medicine would follow suit… Read more