The Difference between Traditional Martial Arts and Mixed Martial Arts –

 By Frank Dux;

Frank Dux is considered by some as the father of Mixed Martial Arts.

Despite its name, ‘Mixed Martial Arts’ is not, technically speaking, a martial art.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a professional sport.

It is a business and its athletes are paid to compete. Not that that is a bad thing.

Today there are some who accuse the MMA of corrupting and exploiting traditional Martial Arts without giving them credit.

Frank Dux’s exploits became widely known after the 1988 film Bloodsport starring Jean Claude Van Damme [as Frank Dux] became in international success.

The perception the MMA publicity machine projects is that “Today’s modern age MMA training is superior to traditional Martial Arts in terms of preparedness in dealing with street crime. All you have to do is just look and compare the physique of an MMA teacher versus the…

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