The mixed martial arts (often known by its acronym in English MMA, from mixed martial arts) are the combination of techniques from different martial arts and combat sports, generally used for competition in the combat sport but also for self defense.
He combat sport The current one that allows the use of mixed martial arts is the one with the greatest contact that exists, since it allows both the use of techniques to fight standing up or punches (striking): punches, kicks, knees, elbows, etc. such as ground fighting techniques or grappling (grappling): takedowns, throws, joint locks, chokes, etc. and the combination of both: grips with punches (ground and pound) that come from a wide variety of martial arts and combat sports such as karate, kick boxing, boxing, muay thai, taekwondo, judo, hapkido, wrestling, Greco-Roman fight, Jiu Jitsu Brazilian, wushu, San Da, sambo, among other. It is the fastest growing combat sport in the last decade.