New Fan's Introduction to Mixed Martial Arts

A collection of articles looking at the different skills that make up the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.

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New Fan's Introduction to MMA: Submissions

Now we come to the aspect that makes MMA unique to almost any other combat sport, ground grappling which allows striking. The ground game is often a mystery to those fans who haven't practice a grappling art, and can be divisive aspect of the sport. Some fans decry ground work as boring while others get absorbed in the minuet details, and I fall squarely into the latter category.

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New Fan's Introduction to MMA: Ground Grappling

Now we come to the aspect that makes MMA unique to almost any other combat sport, ground grappling which allows striking. The ground game is often a mystery to those fans who haven't practice a grappling art, and can be divisive aspect of the sport. Some fans decry ground work as boring while others get absorbed in the minuet details, and I fall squarely into the latter category.

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New Fan's Introduction to MMA: The Clinch

While most sports fans are somewhat familiar with the striking game from watching boxing, either in movies or the actual sport of boxing, it is hardly the only aspect. Even with the additions of kicks, knees and elbows, the striking game is something everyone can understand -- hit the other fighter without getting hit. The clinch is an area of combat that many newer fans don't fully comprehend.

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New Fan's Guide to MMA: Standing Striking

Now maybe you throw a mean double jab followed by a 5-8 or maybe you don't know a triangle from an octagon, either way this article is for you. This piece looks at the arts, techniques and strategies that make up this quickly evolving sport. And we will start the way every fight starts, on the feet. While the striking technique of MMA fighters is often decried, the sport boasts some of the best functional strikers in the world and the skill is a critical one for success at the upper levels of the sport.

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