Today's days, people tend to relate MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) to the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Mr. Dana White has achieved what no other promoter had been able to achieve. He has put MMA in the global map. Thanks to him, MMA is now considered a mainstream sport. This is a fact. And for those of us who own and operate MMA schools, these are exciting times. MMA is not some abstract subject anymore. In our schools we have great students, who in time will become great martial artists. Including talented female martial artists. Still, MMA is not perceived in the same way Karate or Taekwondo are.Karate and Taekwondo schools tend to have a more neutral feel to them, gender wise. MMA schools are for the most part full of guys, so, female students can feel somewhat uneasy about joining in the classes. There are also some other issues affecting female martial artists. For instance, there are not many promoters putting on female martial artists in their fight cards. Also, with the UFC franchise buying in STRIKEFORCE -which had been steadily promoting female fighters in their cards- some worried about the impact the buyout could have in the female fighting world. There is the ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP TV reality show, males only. TV channels are showing MMA fights all the time. There are TV shows with plenty of MMA male commentators, mostly males. We have seen famous fighters, Florian, Mir, Shamrock, to name a few, become TV commentators, but for the most part, female martial artists are not being showcased as they should, in their own right. We at Jungle, are doing our part, by giving our students excellence in training, we are hoping to make exceptional martial artists and practitioners, males as well as females.
We at Jungle are posting the Ringsidereport.com article about the all female fight card that will be held on the 28th of this month in Kansas CIty, Kansas. On the same day, two of students will be fighting at an event, one of these students is a female martial artist. We will share with our readers all the information, in our next post.
MMA is growing very nicely, every day and with it, many women are becoming interested in practicing it and learning about it. With this post today about the INVICTA FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS, we are going to begin an exploration in the history of women in the world of Martial Arts.We hope you accompany us in this journey of discovery. Feel free to give us your feedback about this or any other subject you find interesting. Enjoy the reading.
Royce Gracie UFC SHOCKER – Breaking MMA News
A spinal injury sustained during training has forced Shana Nelson to withdraw from her scheduled bantamweight (135 pounds) match up with Sarah D’Alelio (4-2) of San Jose, Calif. on the inaugural Invicta Fighting Championships all-women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. on Saturday, April 28. Undefeated Vanessa Mariscal (2-0) of El Segundo, Calif. will step in to face D’Alelio at the event.