Mixed Martial Arts Insurance
The relatively new sport of mixed martial arts, or MMA fighting, is taking the sporting world by storm. People are so thrilled by the mix of different fighting techniques that many have started amateur MMA gyms and competitions. However, many of these competitors lack mixed martial arts insurance coverage. As competitions in amateur MMA can lead you outside of the U.S., you should consider HCC Medical Insurance Services (HCCMIS) Atlas Travel® policy, as it now includes mixed martial arts insurance at no additional cost.
Despite the love for the competition, many people do not know what different styles of fighting make up MMA combat aside from kickboxing or wrestling. Here are some of the more exotic styles:
This style of combat emphasizes getting your opponent to the ground to grapple them to submission with brutal chokeholds, arm-bars, and other joint-locks. Made famous by Royce Gracie’s domination with this style, it has become a very important technique to master for MMA.
Originating from Thailand, Muay Thai focuses on stand-up strikes using the fists, elbows, knees, and feet. “Clinches” are also used to exert pressure on your opponent. Muay Thai provides a solid base of striking techniques for amateur MMA fighters and has become a widely trained style as a result.
Developed in Korea, Taekwondo puts a large emphasis upon kicking techniques. The rationale behind the style is that the leg is the longest part of the body and may therefore deliver the most powerful strikes. Other techniques, including palm strikes, are used for close-quarters attacks.
A relatively new martial art style, Judo was created in Japan in 1882. Its emphasis on ground and standing grappling as well as a variety of throws and takedowns makes it perfect for the intense fighting of the MMA ring.
If studying these exotic techniques takes you to their country of origin, be sure to purchase mixed martial arts insurance to help protect yourself in the ring and beyond.
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