Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is quickly growing into a juggernaut of a sport. Many people are starting to learn how to compete and fight. It is also making the people who are running the shows very wealthy. However, it is a very technical sport and because of this, new fans are often lost at all the terms in MMA. Here are some of the most used and more confusing terms in MMA.
Sprawl-and-brawl style – This method is a combination of strikes standing up and various sprawl techniques to take down an opponent. Boxers, kick-boxers, and even full contact karate fighters all use some form of sprawl-and-brawl MMA fighting skill.
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.