A Historical Overview of Mixed Martial Arts in China

Authors

  • William Acevedo Independent scholar
  • Mei Cheung Independent scholar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18002/rama.v6i2.6

Keywords:

Chinese martial arts, kung-fu, combat sports, Ultimate Fighting Championship

Abstract

Mixed martial arts (MMA) has become one of the fastest-growing combat sports in the twenty-first century, drawing millions of Pay-Per-View spectators since the inception of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 1993. Popular conceptions have credited the creation of MMA to Bruce Lee, a Chinese-American actor and martial artist who became an icon in the 1970s and who is still considered by many as a revolutionary figure in the field. This paper will present, in chronological order, examples of ancient Chinese martial arts concepts preceding the creation of modern MMA.

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Published

2012-05-27

How to Cite

Acevedo, W., & Cheung, M. (2012). A Historical Overview of Mixed Martial Arts in China. Revista De Artes Marciales Asiáticas, 6(2), 29–44. https://doi.org/10.18002/rama.v6i2.6

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