Is this the weirdest martial art you’ve ever seen?
The sport of Mixed Martial Arts has been around a lot longer than most people believe, however; it was introduced to the world on a cold evening in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 1993, and called the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The premise was beautiful in its simplicity: to simply answer the question of which martial art is most effective.
Fast forward over 20 years and we now have a sport that jockeys for top position in popularity in many countries. Although the sport has evolved, the original question that was set out to be answered is still one that intrigues people to this day.
Even more intriguing are people’s interpretations of exactly what encompasses and defines the term “mixed martial arts”. I would be hard pressed to name a single martial art that does not incorporate some aspect from at least one other martial art. At its core definition we could theoretically say that any martial art that incorporates an aspect of another art into its practice is then considered a mixed martial art.
Take these guys for example.
It would appear that these two have incorporated some sort of rhythmic dancing into their martial art. Now it is true that arts such as Capoeira used rhythmic dancing and drum beats to disguise the true nature of their practice, however; I doubt that this is what these guys are doing.
If you watch carefully there are some legitimate martial arts maneuvers being utilized and at one point they even incorporate nunchukas, however; it oddly resembles some sort of drug induced, rave-type dancing.
Needless to say, these two peculiar gentlemen have something very unique and intriguing going on and it is safe to say that they put the ’ballet’ in the ballet of violence.
Posted by Fight Videos on Thursday, December 29, 2016
Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…