Ronda Rousey is arguably one of the best UFC fighters in the world. She dominates her opponents and takes them out without hesitation. Get an inside look at what her tactics are and what work is put into being the best. Watch Rousey throw two-time Pan-American gold medalist and judo world champion Rafaela Silva down in Brazil.
Rousey is an American mixed martial artist, judoka and actress. She is the first and current UFC women’s bantamweight champiom, as well as the last strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion. She is undefeated in mixed martial arts, having won nine of her eleven fights by armbar. Rousey became the first U.S. woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo at the summer olympics in Beijing in 2008. The superstar visited Flavio Canto’s judo school in Rio de Janeiro, and the MMA champion taught some of her special moves in a seminar to young kids.
Judo (meaning "gentle way") is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano . Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata,) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.