MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
MMA is Mixed Martial Arts it’s a full-contact combat sport that allows both striking and grappling, using techniques from other combat sports and martial arts. The first documented use of the term mixed martial arts was in a review of UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship by television critic Howard Rosenberg in 1993.
Originally promoted as a competition to find the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat, competitors from different fighting styles were pitted against one another in contests with relatively few rules. Later, individual fighters employed multiple martial arts into their style. MMA promoters were pressured to adopt additional rules to increase competitors' safety, to comply with sport regulations and to broaden mainstream acceptance of the sport.
Following these changes, the sport has seen increased popularity with a pay per-view business that rivals boxing and professional wrestling.
At IFA Martial arts, we work through all the necessary combat sports to put together an MMA program that is suitable for all students.
Students must train and both strike and grappling arts to be a part of the MMA program