how did it got started? 

the vale tudo competiotion.

first of all, what is MMA?

MMA-Mixed martial arts full contact sport allows standing and striking both on the ground. It requires lot of knowledge in all martial arts-Boxing, Muay thai, bjj wrestling and even taek won doo(korean kicking martial art) it is one of the most effective combats for unarmed men.

how did it get started ?

During the early 20th century, various mixed-style contests took place throughout Japan, Taiwan and in the countries of the Four Asian Tigers.

Tough Guy Contest: when you was a kid, remember the big question?

"who is the strongest guy in the neighborhood?"

that's exactly what they were looking for!

80 CV Productions, Inc. created the first regulated MMA league in the United States, called Tough Guy Contest, which was later renamed Battle of the Superfighters.

The company sanctioned ten tournaments in Pennsylvania. However, in 1983 the Pennsylvania State Senate passed a bill prohibiting the sport.

vale todo- a fight with no rules: 

vale todo=vali ˈtudu[portuguese]; English: anything goes)
 is an unarmed, full-contact combat sport with relatively few rules. It became popular in Brazil during the 20th century. It uses techniques from many martial arts. Vale tudo is the precursor of mixed martial arts

it started in brazil, the sport of Vale Tudo, in which fighters from various styles fought with little to no rules, no gloves

they were allowed to kick each other head's while they"re both on the ground, a fight could be not fair, even when the opponent is finished, the fight is not.

In 1993 the Gracie family brought Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, developed in Brazil from the 1920s, to the United States by founding the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) MMA promotion company. The company held an event with almost no rules, mostly due the influence of Art Davie and Rorion Gracie attempting to replicate Vale Tudo fights that existed in Brazil,[6] and would later implement a different set of rules (example:eliminates kicking a grounded opponent), which differed from other leagues which were more in favour of realistic fights.

Originally promoted as a competition to find the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat, competitors from different fighting styles were pitted against one another in contests with relatively few rules. Later, individual fighters incorporated multiple martial arts into their style. MMA promoters were pressured to adopt additional rules to increase competitors' safety, to comply with sport regulations and to broaden mainstream acceptance of the sport.[9] Following these changes, the sport has seen increased popularity with a pay-per-view business that rivals boxing and professional wrestling.

MMA ourdays:

on picture, past fighter ricardo arona landing an"uppercut punch"

Today mma is a very popular sport worldwide. 

it"s recommended by lot of pro's and Without a doubt the most effective sport if you don't have any weapon.

it combines striking, takedowns, hand barriers leg barriers elbow barriers

ALL types of takedowns. All types of strikes.All types of elbows kicks and knees.

Takedown-took from judo and wrestling

 kicking and striking-muay thai, booxing, taekwondo.

 leg/knee/wrist/hand/elbow barriers took from the brazilians-brazilian jiu jitsu style.

But of course, it takes time to learn this art, especially the brazilian jiu jitsu style-this style does not have an end. but it is recomnded for everyone.

There is no other sport in the world i like more than MMA, even if i did"t touch it many years.

for conclusion, this sport is vert satisfying, It gave me all the knowledge and tools for dealing with many many hard situations in my life.

                        Thank you for reading

THIS is me, my coach, and my partner at 2012