Mixed Martial Arts UPDATE: XFS #62 will return to Boise's Centurylink Arena Friday JULY 12TH!!

Mixed Martial Arts UPDATE:

XFS #62 will return to Centurylink Arena Friday JULY 12TH!! according to Kasey Thompson.

"These will be the fights of the year!" Thompson said. Get your tickets now by clicking on this link!!


Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports. The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be traced back to the ancient Olympics.

One of the most popular books on the topic is Mixed Martial Arts: The Book of Knowledge, by  BJ Penn, Glen Cordoza, and Erich Krauss.  An amazon reviewer wrote:
The two most valuable lessons to take from this book is that first, a style of Mixed Martial Arts fighting should be built off of one main discipline with techniques from other styles added to complement the base style. Second, that the style should be an integrated blend, not a disintegrated patchwork hybrid creation. Penn warns us against developing the habit of separating grappling from striking, switching on the fly from one to the other. Rather, he says, we should always be doing both. The techniques in The Book of Knowledge are presented as whole MMA techniques which blend striking with grappling.

BJ's book is made up of techniques that work for him and would be usable by most people. There are no kicking techniques and no leglocks. What is shown are basic techniques, which if done properly, are always dangerous. Nothing fancy, just master the basics and shove them down your opponent's throat until you beat him.
All basic positions are covered, standing and on the mat with multiple angles of clear color pictures on coated paper. The sections are color coded and tabbed. The book is physically of a high quality.
Originally promoted as a competition with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors were pitted against one another with minimal rules. Later, fighters employed multiple martial arts into their style while promoters adopted additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport. The name mixed martial arts was coined by television critic Howard Rosenberg, in 1993, in his review of UFC 1. The term gained popularity when the website newfullcontact.com, then one of the biggest covering the sport, hosted and reprinted the article.

Following these changes, the sport has seen increased popularity with a pay-per-view business that rivals boxing and professional wrestling.