The ultimate self-defence system! Mixed Martial Arts was originally based around the concept of pitting different martial arts and fighting styles against each other in competition with minimal rules, in an attempt to determine which system would be more effective in a real combat situation. This was in an effort to answer the age-old question that had plagued martial artists for generations: which style is ‘the best’.
Now, MMA refers to the cross training of various arts, like a triathlon of self-defence. As such, modern MMA competition ( UFC ) is an evolution of such events, but rules have been implemented to promote acceptance of the sport, while at the same time maintaining as much of the original no-holds-barred concept as possible. If you love the UFC you will love Mixed Martial Arts!