With the influx of Oriental martial arts into the United States, peaking in the 1970’s, many westerners became familiar with specific styles or traditions of self defense. These styles were almost exclusively in the stand-up and striking traditions: whereby one would most always be standing in a fight, attempt to remain so, and strike an opponent with various ratios of punches, kicks, or other strikes. These fighting styles, coming largely from Japan, China and Korea, were for many years what Americans thought of when referencing “martial arts.” The current revolution in the scope of American practiced martial arts is largely attributed to the advent and rise of Mixed Martial Arts, when a fighter needed to learn the critical skill of ground fighting to be effective.
Students of Tae Kwon Do in Denver Looking to Become Complete Fighters.
MMA is growing rapidly in popularity and skill level. Those with skill sets in what has been the customary martial arts may certainly have an initial advantage, but of course will need to acquire a skill set unique for ground fighting. For instance, a traditional Tae Kwon Do student may be proficient in many effective kicks, but needs to know how to fight in the clinch. This is where Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu excels. The Katharo Training Center offers the crucial knowledge to become a complete fighter.