Mixed Martial Arts started as a full contact sport but is now also being taught as a self defense as well as a fitness program. Mixed Martial Arts includes strikes and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, and Judo.
The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be traced back to the ancient Olympics where one of the earliest well documented systems of codified unarmed combat was utilized in the sport of Pankration.
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