MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is “a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, kickboxing, taekwondo, karate, judo and other styles.”
FightWriting.com was created because of the enormous potential in the fastest growing sport in the world, MMA, as well as for its media space.
MMA is a sport that has grown up on the internet and become an international sensation because of it. Now that the sport faces mainstream attention we plan to be there to help negotiate the convergence between mediums with a superseding editorial and content brand.
About Mixed Martial Arts
Throughout the 20th century, Brazil’s underground fight scene called Vale Tudo (“anything goes”) started gaining popularity. In the 1980s in Japan, the first official full-contact hybrid martial arts organization was founded (“Shooto”). The sport as we know it, however, began its evolution with the inception of the UFC (“Ultimate Fighting Championship”) in 1993.
Early in the 20th century, the Gracie family of Brazil had started adapting Japanese martial arts into their own proprietary system that came to be called Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). This system proved more effective than other fighting styles in the underground Vale Tudo fights.
In order to prove their superiority, the Gracie’s started issuing challenges to anyone who would accept. This mentality of challenging others, and themselves, directly led to the development of the UFC in the United States.
With distinct weight divisions and strict regulations, athletes around the world are developing into elite professional fighters. No longer reliant on a singular traditional martial art, successful fighters are trained in a broad range of techniques, styles, and combat philosophies.
While the sport is violent in nature, MMA upholds some of the highest medical and safety standards in modern sports.
FightWriting.com strives to become an esteemed MMA editorial brand that, with the sport, becomes increasingly recognizable and accessible to the general public.
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Jerry Del Priore
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