Mixed Martial Arts is a relatively new and politically correct term for a sport that has been called Submission Fighting, No Holds Barred, Total Fighting, Anything Goes etc.
Mixed Martial Arts incorporates the best of well established Martial Arts. Techniques from Jiu-Jitsu, Submission grappling, Muay Thai, Boxing, etc., are combined to create an all-around fighting style.
The common denominator is reality. Testing what works within the limits of safety. Full contact. Mixed Martial Arts delivers what martial arts has promised for so long. Something exciting, and something that works.
Other names for MMA sports include Vale Tudo, Shootfighting, Pankration and Submission Fighting
Please submit sites that are Mixed Martial Art or Submission Fighting related only (see category description).
For example a site for a club that has classes in TKD, Tai Chi and Ninjitsu is not suitable for this category. That is a mix of martial art styles, rather than Mixed Martial Arts - the sport. Clubs with numerous ''styles'' should be submitted to Sports/Martial_Arts/Schools_and_Instruction category in the appropriate geographical region.
If the club/site features no Gi fighting, both standup and grappling then it''s suitable. It should pertain to training specifically for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
If in doubt, look at the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC.tv), for the prime example of what MMA is.
Discussion forums for MMA. MMA means Mixed Martial Arts, and it consists of grappling, striking, and submission fighting.
Submission fighting and MMA news, ezines, audio, and streaming media.
Please submit sites about Submission fighting and MMA news and media here. Sites with a regional focus should be submitted only to the most appropriate category within Regional
, sites specific to one martial art style should be submitted to that martial art style category, and non-English-language sites should be submitted only to the most appropriate category within World
Submission fighting, Mixed Martial Arts and No Hold Barred events.
Please only submit sites to MMA organizations and promotions.
First introduced into the Olympic Games in 648 B.C. during the 33rd Olympiad, pankration was considered the ultimate combat sport of ancient Greece.
Called by Philostratos the "Worthiest contest in the Olympiads and the most important preparation for warriors", pankration was the martial training of the Greek armies and was taken to India with the legions of Alexander the Great, where it became the accepted ancestor of the oriental martial arts.
Schools, websites, and organizations teaching Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). This includes "no hold barred" fighting, submission fighting, "vale tudo", etc.
Please submit sites to schools that teach Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). This includes "no holds barred" fighting, submission fighting, "vale tudo", etc.
Schools that teach multiple styles that does not fit the scope of MMA and NHB will NOT be listed here.
Submit sites at an organizational level higher than an individual schools. Individual schools should be listed in their corresponding regional areas.
Submit sites that focus on online "teaching" of techniques. That is, if your site contains MMA instruction, please submit it here.