Feb 9, 2011

Judo and MMA

This is my first affiliate post with the leading MMA blog Punch Kick Choke. Although I am a fan of the UFC and MMA in general I had not considered doing anything about Judo with an eye to the MMA world. Mainly because I’ve only done a little bit of no-gi grappling and MMA training and have never had an MMA fight, although its something I may do in the future.

So I thought I’d focus this inaugural post with a little exploration into how I see the relationship between Judo and MMA. Focusing on the role of Judoka in MMA, what Judo techniques are applicable to MMA and why some Judoka are resistant to MMA and Judo being used in MMA.

One of the most asked questions about Judo and MMA is why Judoka don’t seem to have been as successful or achieved as high a profile as people coming from other combat sports like Wrestling, BJJ and Muay Thai...

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Punch Kick Choke said...

Good to have you on board- fixed the link for you, btw.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Article - You might be able to write a book on Judo off of your blog if you keep at it.

This blog's getting cleaned up and running again, and that's fucking crackerjack.

Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu said...

Great material.