Things that you don’t know about the MMA

The Chinese Tai Chi was defeated by an inexperienced MMA fighter in 10 seconds. What’s the MMA that’s so strong in the end? 

Recently, Chinese netizens are very interested in the knowledge that traditional martial arts masters are publicly presenting to MMA the challenge of modern martial arts. The cause of the incident was a clip about a spectacular “solo” process between Xu Xiaodong-an MMA-style fighter, and Wei Lei (Lei Lei)-a master of Tai Chi.

However the incident also leads many people to doubt the traditional martial arts, while also curious about MMA. After all, what is the MMA that Xu Xiaodong is able to use to ‘lift his voice’ in a land that prides itself on being the cradle of the millennial kungfu? 

MMA is not only a martial art

MMA stands for Mixed Martial Arts, which means mixed martial arts. By and large, MMA would have to use several different martial arts at the same time.

While traditional martial arts concentrate on boxing, moving, and fighting, MMA takes advantage of the strengths of many martial arts to form its own fighting style. There are three ways to fight as follows:

The fighting style uses wrestling, highlights such as Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Battle Sambo, Karate, Taekwondo (standing) 

Free-body artifacts, Judo, Jiu-jitsu, and Sambo can boost stuffing, grappling, and throwing, while Muay Thai improves stuffing strength when fighting (stuffing, stuff) 

Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Jujutsu, Sambo… Help control situations after wrestling, improve grip, hold and protect in such circumstances.

It’s seldom an MMA fighter who practices a particular style of combat, but the style of fighting can be flexibly used depending on the situation. 

It is common for a martial artist to train with several different masters, and it is not rare for a person to use a boxing pose, but to fire high and dangerous muay kicks, then to dive into objects. And a necklace like the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

What made Muay Thai so popular at MMA

Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, and Jon Jones are among the major names in MMA who make good use of Muay Thai moves in the octagon.

What makes Muay Thai so appealing to boxers?

1. There are a lot of threats to combat 

Muay Thai has attacks that use both arms and legs, as well as elbows and knees for effective attacks. The “clinch” move is a maneuver that is commonly used by many boxers. 

Clinch (somewhat translated as “holding in a standing position”) is one of the special techniques that gives Muay Thai a difference. If the boxing boxers have to avoid fighting and correct their places for each step of the opponent’s hug, Muay Thai also helps the boxers to continue attacking.

2. Efficient in vertical warfare 

Muay Thai is very successful in mixing various strategies that you can use before it forces the enemy to crash to the pit. From strong strikes to punches with your feet, Muay Thai can also be a successful way to beat your enemies.

3. It’s easy to understand 

Muay Thai is renowned for its versatility and authenticity, making it a perfect martial art in the MMA warrior training curriculum.

4. This is one of the pillars of MMA training

Many of the world’s most successful boxers use Muay Thai as part of their repertoire, and because of its flexibility, this is part of the fundamental mixed martial arts preparation. That any warrior has to go through before he starts.

5. Strong defence 

Very few martial arts are useful in actual self-defense situations. Muay Thai is one of the few subjects chosen, not only teaches how to strike vulnerable points in the body, but also locks, squeezes, and uses the power of the enemy to defeat them. Since MMA has fewer rules and it is difficult to foresee the martial art the enemy will use, learning how to react to a “real” challenge is a valuable skill, and Muay Thai has taught it. It’s really healthy.