Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows both striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from other combat sports and martial arts. The first documented use of the term mixed martial arts was in a review of UFC 1 by television critic Howard Rosenberg in 1993.The high profile of modern MMA promotions such as UFC and Pride has fostered an accelerated development of the sport.

Today MMA consists of stand up, clinch and ground fighting, Another words, techniques from many combat styles rolled in to one including, Boxing, wrestling, karate, judo, jui jitsu, muay thai, kickboxing and many others.