Mix Fight (MMA – from the English. Mixed Martial Arts) – martial arts, which are a combination of many techniques, styles and directions of various martial arts. Mixfight is full-contact battles in which shock technique is used, both in the rack and on the floor. Some still say – fights without rules, but this is not right, since there are still rules here.
The most ancient style of fighting without weapons, like modern MMA, in Ancient Greece was Pankration, which was part of the ancient Olympic Games. Further, this sport grew from the ancient Romans into fierce battles, which were still on display at the Coliseum. Continue reading
Jiu-Jitsu is the name of a series of Japanese martial arts that includes techniques for working with and without weapons. Jiu-Jitsu is the art of hand-to-hand combat, which is based on the principle of “soft” and “supple” movement techniques.
Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most ancient forms of Japanese wrestling. The basic rule of jiu-jitsu is “do not go into direct confrontation to win,” it teaches you to give in to the enemy’s onslaught, not to resist and direct his actions in the right direction until he is trapped and turns his own strength into actions against himself. The principle of this rule arose in connection with the legend of the doctor Sirobei Akayama. Once he noticed that the branches of large trees broke in a storm, and the willow branches yielded to force, but then they rose and survived. He was inspired by this observation, and later, the doctor founded the first school of ju-jutsu, calling it “Yoshin-ryu,” which means “willow school.” Continue reading