What is UFC?
U.F.C refers to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is a private company that seeks to promote Mixed Martial Arts in America. Its history dates back to November 1993 when it was founded by Bob Meyrowitz, Rorion Gracie, Art Davie, John Millius and Campbell McLaren. At the time, the company was born from the parent company Zuffa and has its headquarters in Las Vegas city, Nevada in the United States of America.
The leadership comprises Lorenzo Fertitta who is the CEO, Dana White who is the president, Mark Ratner and Joe Silva share the deputy president post, one in charge of regulatory affairs and the other in charge of talent relations respectively. Some of the players who have really benefitted from the parent company Zuffa are Nick Diaz, Rich Franklin and Daniel Cormier who plays under light heavyweight category.
UFC is the largest premier promotion company of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the world and features a majority of the highest-ranking champions in sports. It has also gained a lot of popularity in the various islands. The company organizes world-wide events in which ten weight divisions are showcased. So far, the company has organized more than 200 events, all of which abode by the Unified Rule of Mixed Martial Arts.
Keysi Fighting Method is a Spanish Martial Art developed by Andy Norman and Justo Dieguez Serrano since 1980 from their fighting experiences in the streets of UK and Spain. It was established to fit the needs of many people who wanted a thorough self defense system. It is well known for its close range techniques and using a double arm cover over its head (The Pensador) but came into public view when it was used in various Hollywood Films such as the Batman Begins Film. However, Justo decided to increase the number of seminars to make this Martial Art more known in the world.
The Martial Art makes use of multiple attacking ranges with or without weapons its main focus being to protect the most vulnerable parts of the body. For this reason, the art is not only about fighting physically but also about being aware of your environment and anticipating the possible moves of your opponent. With that said, to find out what this Martial Art has to offer, read this KFM review.
Japanese Martial Arts refers to various forms of Martial Arts that traces their origin from Japan. Three Japanese terms; Budo, Bujutsu, and Bugei, are used interchangeably with ’Japanese Martial Arts”. The historical origin of these Martial Arts can be traced in the warrior traditions of the caste system and samurai. The said systems prohibited the use of weapons by other society members which made the Martial Arts developed to become extraordinarily diverse, with great differences in philosophy across many schools and styles, methods, and training tools. That said, there are countless types of Martial Arts that originated from Japan.
In the old days, Martial Arts were frequently used as self-defensive mechanisms as well as in combat sports. In the modern days, Martial Arts are also being used as the most effective defensive systems during some of the most horrific situations due to their powerful capabilities. Also, Japanese Martial Arts are widely being used for body fitness purposes. The warm-ups, the drills, the rolling and many other physical training techniques that accompany these Martial Arts lets the students get in proper body shape quickly, easily, and effortlessly as they learn highly-effective life-saving skills. These Martial Arts are really engaging, fun, and captivating. Here follows a brief but in-depth description of a few of them.
Martial Arts is a science that will forever be practiced. While there are different arts ranging from Kung Fu, Muay Thai to Jiu Jitsu, nearly every practice has its place of origin. While some people practice Martial Arts as a sport, there are various reasons to learn a single art if not two. In a bid to enlighten you on the diverseness of different arts, below is an in-depth coverage with their benefits.
Throwing punches can be a good activity for a boring day. Apart from passing time, can it be of any other benefit? Yes. Due to the intense exercise involved, you are likely to develop a heightened level of athlete efficiency. First, your body benefits from the enhanced cardiovascular health due to burnt calories. Second, you will improve your hand-eye coordination due to punch timing. Lastly, your total body strength will improve due to punching of 100+ pound bags.
There are many different types of Martial Arts in the world practiced for a variety of reasons such as competition, self-defense, entertainment and even physical fitness. The arts have diverse histories and their uses in modern day may defer from one region to another. Here is a closer look at some martial arts practiced across the world.
This Martial Art is designed for the purpose of street survival. It is known for its focus on real-world situations and its extremely brutal counter-attacks. It was developed by the Israeli Defense Force to be used in real life combat situations. The idea behind it was developed by Imi Lichtenfeld, a former Chief Instructor for Physical Fitness and Krav Maga at the IDF School of Combat Fitness. The art incorporates some aspects of Karate kicks, traditional Boxing punches, Jiu Jitsu ground fighting and even Jiu Jitsu grappling.
Wing Chun is a traditional Chinese self-defence and Martial Art that originated from a civil war period marking the transition from Ming to Qing dynasties. It utilizes both grappling and striking while at the same time focusing in close-range combat.
According to many Wing Chun practitioners, those who practice the Martial Art should seek to develop a good body structure which should be more like a bamboo which is rooted but yielding, firm but also flexible. This kind of structure is designed to either redirect or deflect external forces for one to win. A Wing Chun student should therefore seek to learn not only how to combat and be defensive but also how best to be balanced and relaxed. Wing Chun is considered to be one of the best attack & defence Martial Art and is as effective as others like Krav Maga, Boxing, Kung Fu and Jiujitsu.
Boxing Gloves are important in Boxing training and competitions. The main purpose of Boxing Gloves is to protect the hands of fighters. The bones found in human hands are relatively fragile and need protection to throw punches to pads, bags, accessories, or opponents’ bodies. Gloves also protect the opponent since he will not be hit with the bare hand but with a cushioned glove, minimizing the impact. Interestingly enough, a set of Boxing Gloves also adds force to the punch itself since more mass is being used.
Punching Bags are treasured training tools for kickboxers, boxers, and many other martial artists. The most obvious benefit of using a Boxing Bag is to enable you practice kicks and punches at full force, but this is not the only reason these bags are used. Working out with a Punching Bag increases your balance and strength, improves your mood and strengthens your heart as well.
Boxing Bags have been used in swordplay and Martial Arts all through the whole history of military training. They were also used in combat sports and Martial Arts such as Muay Thai, Boxing and Karate to practice kicking and other striking manoeuvres as well as in the development of punching techniques.
Muay Thai also known as Thai Boxing, is one of the oldest Martial Arts with its origin in Thailand. The close combat Martial Art utilizes different parts of the body including knees, elbows, feet and fists as weapons. Over the years, Muay Thai has gained popularity all over the world as a combat sport with many people professional training.
Muay Thai is a popular fitness sport in Singapore and there are many benefits that one can gain by simply training under instructors who have the desired experience and qualification. Students who learn Muay Thai appreciate the many differences that are there between this combat art and others such as Brazilian Jui Jitsu especially when it comes to grappling techniques. If you are a beginner, it is important to develop a wide range of fitness qualities in order to excel in MuayThai.
Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing is Thailand’s national sport. In this practice, all the parts of the human body are used as weapons. There are different pieces of equipment needed for practicing Muay Thai, such as hand wraps, shorts, running shorts, gloves and many others. One pair of gloves is needed and this piece of equipment is one of the most important of all.
For people who practice Thai Box as a sport, but also for those who do it at the gym, knowing how to buy Muay Thai Gloves is very important. In order to do this, it is good to know the details behind this type of gloves first. The equipment used for this category of martial arts has changed over time. In the past, there weren’t any rules about what equipment to use and how to do it, but there are rules today. Past Thai boxers didn’t even use gloves, but soft string wrappings and a technique that helped them to avoid injuries.