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Topic: 5 Non-Combat Sports to Prepare You for MMA (Read 869 times)
5 Non-Combat Sports to Prepare You for MMA
March 31, 2021, 09:27:34 AM »
When we mention "background" in MMA, we usually find ourselves discussing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai or college wrestling. As professional fighting becomes more lucrative, however, we are beginning to see athletes from an eclectic range of sporting disciplines entering the cage for the first time.
I'm discussing some activities which prepare the modern warrior for battle without a single punch, kick or knee being thrown.
While soccer players lack many of the attributes associated with fighting fitness, perhaps novice strikers really could improve the fluidity of their movement by adding ball drills into their training regime.
Rugby emphasizes hip power, explosiveness and unyielding determination, producing machine-like bodies perfect for wrestling and clinch-work.
With a history rooted in Gaelic warrior training, hurling looks and feels like a violent marriage of lacrosse and field hockey, and is undoubtedly one of the most difficult games on earth.Hurlers have a tactical mind, an iron body and a fighter's heart—the perfect head start to a successful MMA career.
4. Sepak Takraw:
Any sepak takraw players in the audience? I doubt it. Despite the sport's lack of popularity in the West, however, few who have seen "takraw" could argue that the sport, sometimes known as "kick volleyball," requires anything short of superhuman flexibility, coordination and strength.
5. Rock Climbing:
While rock climbing undoubtedly produces a wiry musculature and vice-like grip, a climber's best asset, should he or she choose to try MMA, comes from a highly-developed understanding of balance and pressure. As any judoka or BJJ player will tell you, grappling is a game of physics, a battle of physical chess won and lost in a matter of millimetres.
Moreover Ballet, Gymnastics, Trialthlon, Parkour/Freerunning & Decathlon are also non-combat sports that can be count in this category.
Cecile J. Nason
Re: 5 Non-Combat Sports to Prepare You for MMA
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March 31, 2021, 05:23:09 PM »
I want you to describe more about MMA.
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