Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that is primarily rooted in self defense, but has also developed into a sport. BJJ is best known for its application in ground fighting. However, the self defense aspect covers a broad range of combat positions, including standing defence, takedowns, and ground work.
Famously known as the art of eight weapons, Muay Thai (“MT”) is an ancient form of combat that originated in Thailand. A powerful art that employs clinch (upperbody) throws, punches, kicks, knees and elbows, MT forms a key part of the Thai cultural identity and is a source of great national pride.
MMA competitions typically take place in a caged venue and involve a combination of striking with the hands, elbows, knees and feet, clinching, wrestling, and submission grappling. The goal of MMA is to place a resisting opponent in a position from which there is no intelligent defense.
One of the original sports in the ancient Olympics, competitive wrestling is often considered to be the ultimate test of athletic ability and mental toughness. The goal of wresting is to use one’s strength, leverage, speed and torque to take a resisting opponent of similar weight and ability to the ground.