Effective Anti-Grappling Techniques for MMA With Matt Thorpe
Welcome to the latest video in our series of martial arts tutorials filmed and explained by Warrior Collective. Warrior Collective is run by Stuart Tomlinson, who has been involved in shaping the UK martial arts scene for over twenty years.
Origin of the Sport
Mixed martial arts, or MMA, is not one specific system. It is a term coined in the early nineties to describe the modern day combat sport that allow both striking and grappling within the same contest.
Although mixed rules bouts had been taking place across the world for centuries, the emergence of large promotions such as UFC and Pride, coupled with the evolving media and technology of recent years, has seen these styles of contest brought to mainstream audiences globally.