Traditional martial artist takes on MMA fighter – ends decisively

Friday, September 29, 2017

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 it was 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 more than 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.

For some, the past 20 years have been a learning experience and nearly every competitive martial artist who competes in mixed martial arts cross trains in a variety of arts including, but not limited to, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and wrestling, to name a few. Other practitioners, however, have refused to adapt and train a single art; they are effectively known as traditional martial artists.

In the video below we see a representative of each style: mixed martial arts as well as traditional martial arts.  It is clear to see that the confidence level of the mixed martial artist is extremely high as evidenced by the fact that he is wearing boxing gloves but allows his opponent to compete with bare knuckles.

The gentleman, whom we’ll refer to as the TMAer, clearly looks a bit disheveled and out of place with his jockstrap on the outside of his sweatpants but hey, at least his jewels are protected.

So check out the video below to see what happens when a TMAer takes on a mixed martial artist.

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…

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