Thread: Common UFC styles
05-07-2006, 17:14 #1
Common UFC styles
i'm just wondring what kind of martial arts do they commonly practice. I know chuck lidell does kickboxing and stuff but what are the most common and practical martial arts in the UFC?
05-07-2006, 18:32 #2
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05-07-2006, 18:36 #3
There is also an MMA section, which is where a question of this type should have been posted. I'll see if one of my esteemed colleauges can make that happen.Dennis Monk
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05-07-2006, 18:39 #4
Chuck Lidel does Kenpo if I'm not mistaken. It is tatooes on his arm. (allthough it might be kempo, because I can never distinguish he two)Respectfully,
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05-07-2006, 18:48 #5
To save you some time...
"what kind of martial arts do they commonly practice"
Typically one or more of the following:
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
05-07-2006, 18:57 #6
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05-08-2006, 15:28 #7
I agree with your list of styles, but I would have put it this way.
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05-09-2006, 08:32 #8
Most of the guys started of in some form of TMA but most have abandoned that type of training and now use a combination or mix of the martial art elements already listed.Rene F. Garza
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05-09-2006, 12:12 #9
Many/most MMA fighters practice Boxing, Muay Thai, western wrestling, and BJJ. These are consequently refered to as the "big four."
Eastern European fighters often substitute SAMBO for the BJJ and wrestling.
Some fighters had extensive martial arts experiance before switching to MMA and they may still practice portions of their old arts. I remember hearing something about Liddel doing kempo kata for his first couple years in MMA, and there is a canadian guy that in the UFC that still does TKD. However, stuff like this is of a "few and far between" variety.
05-09-2006, 18:38 #10
Most of the big-name fighters nowadays started with some kind of foundation in either striking or grappling. That is, you have former college wrestlers, BJJ artists, boxers, and kickboxers.
Then, to augment their skillset, they started training in whatever the opposing style is. So, if you used to be an amateur boxer, you might start training in Greco, or BJJ. If you were a college wrestler, you would start training in boxing or kickboxing.
Now, we're starting to see a new generation of fighters who are learning striking, takedowns, and submissions simultaneously. Most fighters still have a preferred range of combat, and many still have previous experience (college wrestling, in particular), but they are becoming increasingly capable of finishing the fight at any range.-Michael Luebbers
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