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Who said "the best fighter is not a Boxer, Karate or Judo man. The best fighter is someone who can adapt to any style, to be formless, to adopt an individual's own style and not following the system of styles." ?
What is the main difference between Jujutsu and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu?
Which boxer holds the record for the longest combined title reign?
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Bruce Lee believed that single forms of martial arts had become too rigid and believed instead that fighting should be more fluid and responsive and employing whatever method best fit that moment. His philosophy was one of the foundations for modern Mixed Martial Arts or MMA.
Japanese jujutsu originated around 600 years ago and means ‘the art of giving way’. It was different to other martial arts such as karate which used stikes by emphasizing throws and locks. Brazilian jiu-jitsu originated from this Japanese style but much more importance was placed on grappling and ground fighting. It also allowed moves from other forms of fighting or martial arts.
At Wrestlemania 33 Goldberg suffered his first clean loss against Brock Lesnar who became the first wrestler to win the Universal Championship and WWE Championship.
Boxing has been featured in every Olympics since 1904 except Stockholm in 1912 as Swedish law did not allow it. Men’s Judo became a permanent fixture from 1972 with Women’s following in 1992. Taekwondo was a demonstration sport for the Seoul Games then became a proper event in 2000. Wrestling has two styles at the Olympics, Greco-Roman which began in 1908 and Freestyle since 1920. Fencing is a classic combat sport and has featured in every Games. From Tokyo 2020 karate will also make its debut.
Boxing can be confusing with so many different organizations and titles. Some boxers are able to beat all-comers and unify titles and a rare few can sustain it over time. Wladimir Klitschko held IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles for a combined 12-year period or exactly 4,382 days.
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