So Let Me Get This Straight-- Why Don't We Have New Arts?

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But why would you take Kudo when you can take MMA instead? I’m willing to bet that there’s more MMA schools in Japan than Kudo dojos.

Okay, so I don't know much about "taking MMA." Is there such a style as "MMA?"

I was always under the impression that MMA fighters had backgrounds in other martial arts, but then trained to hone those styles for the cage.

Is that not always the case?
 

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Okay, so I don't know much about "taking MMA." Is there such a style as "MMA?"

I was always under the impression that MMA fighters had backgrounds in other martial arts, but then trained to hone those styles for the cage.

Is that not always the case?
Nope Not at all not for a long time
 

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Okay, so I don't know much about "taking MMA." Is there such a style as "MMA?"

I was always under the impression that MMA fighters had backgrounds in other martial arts, but then trained to hone those styles for the cage.

Is that not always the case?
Many train at MMA gyms. Lots of folks now start their training at such places. MMA could reasonably be considered an umbrella term for somewhat similar systems, like Karate is.
 

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Okay, so I don't know much about "taking MMA." Is there such a style as "MMA?"

I was always under the impression that MMA fighters had backgrounds in other martial arts, but then trained to hone those styles for the cage.

Is that not always the case?

Yes. Typically their curriculum is divided between striking and grappling. When you fight, you're encouraged to mix them together.
 

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I think we don't need a new Martial Art people joined Martial Art to defend themselves or for exercise if ever one invented a new one that would be great who knows maybe in year 3000 or so will do
 

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Having a martial art called "MMA" makes zero sense. In fact, it's downright oxymoronic.

If MMA is its own martial art, then it is not "mixed."

They need to call it grapplekickboxing or something, not "MMA."
 
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Having a style called "MMA" makes zero sense. In fact, it's downright oxymoronic.

If MMA is its own martial art, then it is not "mixed."

They need to call it grapplekickboxing or something, not "MMA."
At the same time, any hybrid martial art is a mixed martial art. So you could call any martial art that combines two or more arts as a 'mixed martial art' by referring to the origin of said art.
 

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Having a martial art called "MMA" makes zero sense. In fact, it's downright oxymoronic.

If MMA is its own martial art, then it is not "mixed."

They need to call it grapplekickboxing or something, not "MMA."

It's marketing. People recognize "MMA" so many places use that in order to draw in students. It's also helpful if you're a potential MMA fighter looking for a gym to train at.

BTW, it's shocking how many MMA schools are in Japan now.
 

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Having a martial art called "MMA" makes zero sense. In fact, it's downright oxymoronic.

If MMA is its own martial art, then it is not "mixed."

They need to call it grapplekickboxing or something, not "MMA."

Yeah yeah. Saying ATM machine or calling an AR a machine gun isn't technically correct either. But it is the world works. People call things stuff.
20 words that once meant something very different
 

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Having a martial art called "MMA" makes zero sense. In fact, it's downright oxymoronic.

If MMA is its own martial art, then it is not "mixed."

They need to call it grapplekickboxing or something, not "MMA."
Names that evolve into place don't always make sense. If a few folks decide they have a great formula for training folks for MMA competition, they could put together a curriculum specific to that aim. Their students wouldn't be training in the base arts, but in an amalgamation of stuff from those arts and the experience of the folks teaching (and those training there, who would help evolve it over time). Can't think of a reason they couldn't be said to be teaching MMA. Over time, that essentially becomes the name for the thing they're teaching. By common MA terms, that's then the name of the "style".
 

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Having a martial art called "MMA" makes zero sense. In fact, it's downright oxymoronic.

If MMA is its own martial art, then it is not "mixed."

They need to call it grapplekickboxing or something, not "MMA."
Because MMA is a sport, the training will continue to evolve. Even if there are MMA schools now, the MMA they teach is different now than it was 10 years ago and will be different 10 years from now. Strategies and techniques will evolve as better ways are created.
 

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Having a martial art called "MMA" makes zero sense. In fact, it's downright oxymoronic.

If MMA is its own martial art, then it is not "mixed."

They need to call it grapplekickboxing or something, not "MMA."

A rose by any other name...
 

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Different styles use different spellings for the word. "Jiu-jitsu" is actually an older usage, as I understand it.
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Names that evolve into place don't always make sense. If a few folks decide they have a great formula for training folks for MMA competition, they could put together a curriculum specific to that aim. Their students wouldn't be training in the base arts, but in an amalgamation of stuff from those arts and the experience of the folks teaching (and those training there, who would help evolve it over time). Can't think of a reason they couldn't be said to be teaching MMA. Over time, that essentially becomes the name for the thing they're teaching. By common MA terms, that's then the name of the "style".
Agree. I have always thought the name is about as accurate as they come. As you say an 'amalgamation of stuff'.
 

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Feels like every club I've trained at has never been pure this or that, but have added their own flair and unique stuff to it. As though every specific dojo/gym is teaching its own specific interpretation of the art, and there can be infinite creativity in martial arts even in that thought :)


THIS! Folks just don't feel the need to name it after themselves anymore:)
 
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Having a martial art called "MMA" makes zero sense. In fact, it's downright oxymoronic.

If MMA is its own martial art, then it is not "mixed."

They need to call it grapplekickboxing or something, not "MMA."
100% spot on
 

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100% spot on
Names are just names. They evolve from one point to another. If a system evolves from MMA-oriented training, and people commonly call it "MMA", then that is its name, whether it is linguisitically correct or not.
 
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