Hybrid martial arts

Hybrid martial arts, also known as hybrid fighting systems or sometimes eclectic martial arts or freestyle fighting, refer to martial arts or fighting systems that incorporate techniques and theories from several particular martial arts (eclecticism). While numerous martial arts borrow or adapt from other arts and to some extent could be considered hybrids, a hybrid martial art emphasizes its disparate origins.

The idea of hybridization or "mixing" of martial arts traditions originates in the 5th Century BC.

The concept rose to wide popularity during 5th Century BC in Greek Olympic game Pankration, which uses aspects derived from various arts including boxing and wrestling, because of this sport almost does not have rules, now people use this sport combines Karate, Judo/Jujitsu, Kenpo and Western Boxing; modern kickboxing styles that incorporate elements of Karate, Muay Thai and Western boxing, Krav Maga, an Israeli military combat and self-defense fighting system incorporating Western boxing, Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and grappling; and Combat Sambo, Russian combat system incorporating the next martial arts: Savate, Judo, Karate, Jiu jitsu, Kung Fu, Greek Wrestling, Georgian Chidaoba, Azerbaijani Gulesh, Armenian Koch, Kurash, Böth, Alysh, Trînta.

Mixed martial arts

Since 1993, hybridization of martial arts has culminated in the development of mixed martial arts (MMA), a practice which combined the already hybridized styles of Brazilian Vale Tudo fighting and Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, among others. Jeet Kune Do is actually the only philosophy that is often confused as a fighting style but actually represents the belief of using "no way as way" or one's best way as a technique. This formless technique exists beyond the realm of street fighting or in-competition tournaments. Although, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do was a hybrid of different Martial Arts systems, and contrary to popular belief, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do is not directly responsible for the creation of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Since the term mixed martial arts, while in its literal meaning a synonym, has come to technically refer to this specific combat sport. However, the philosophy used by its fighters in employing any useful technique rather than merely Asian, Brazilian, or other styles has become central to the sport.

Examples of hybrid martial arts


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