Mixed Martial Arts fighting styles

Mixed Martial Arts fighting techniques can be a combination of various disciplines and training to improve your fighting style. Common disciplines practiced include;


This includes; Muay Thai, kickboxing, kyokushin karate, taekwondo, sanshou, combat, and sambo. These are trained to enhance standup strikes.


Includes; Judo, Sambo, sanshou, freestyle, Greco-roman wrestling, and jujutsu. These enhance clinching techniques, throws, and takedowns.


Include; Sambo, submission wrestling, Brazilian jujitsu, and judo. These enhance the position of a fighter and his ground control. It further teaches on the submission hold application in defense.

The above techniques occur indirectly or directly from their previous traditional form. Previously, MMA was competitive but nowadays it is a popular sport and taught around the world.


A combat form that is popular and frequently used in MMA. Stand-up fight strikes are mostly punches. Knockdowns and knockouts in MMA matches are because of boxing punches.

Boxing styles like kicks, techniques in blocking and combinations are important in MMA.

Muay Thai

Combining this technique with boxing creates the best striking technique. The resulting kickboxing style will be concerned with clinching and striking strategies. Points of contact in Muay Thai include; elbows, knee strikes, kicks, and punches. Arm clinch, low clinch, and side clinch are used. Using Muay Thai, the elbow, and knee strike force taught in the technique is enough to knockout an opponent at a close proximity.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu

It is the source of submission holds, guard positions, locks like, join locks, compression locks, and chokes. The style is very effective as you only use little strength when subduing a larger opponent

Karate (kyokushin)

An efficient style in MMA that involves, striking and kickboxing techniques. Most popular MMA fighters frequently apply this technique.


This puts much emphasis on kicking style. In tae kwondo, the leg is believed to be stronger, powerful, has the longest reach, and always lessens the probability of retaliation.

Tae kwondo also teaches strikes, open hand, throws, joint locks, and takedowns


Grappling, throws, and takedowns are mostly applied in judo. The primary objective is to inhibit the mobility of your opponent, then forcing him to submission through strangle holds or joint locks. Throws in judo are effective because the fighter that throws the opponent eventually falls on top of him, giving him the opportunity to deliver elbow strikes and throw punches. In that position, he can use the submission hold when an opportunity arises.