Preview
Preview

Essay on Mixed Martial Arts: Violence or Discipline

:: 1 Works Cited
Length: 893 words (2.6 double-spaced pages)
Rating: Yellow      
Open Document
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

This article is about the views of mixed martial arts, commonly known as MMA, on whether it promotes violence or discipline as it gains popularity among children. Kahn states, “In the 1990s, mixed martial arts was marketed as a blood sport… [However,] MMA is now promoted as a competitive combat sport and has crossed over to popular culture” (“Violence…”). In 2004, Gracie Tampa, an academy of MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, consists about 10 percent of children but now consists about a growing 50 percent of children. Those who instructs mixed martial arts “emphasizes sportsmanship, respect, and safety” (“Violence…”). Parents like Dawn Baker and Ken Bland supports MMA and believes that mixed martial arts is good for their children because it promotes discipline, good sportsmanship, better confidence and self-esteem, and good self-defense. Critics like Nenad Omerovic, instructor of traditional tae kwon do, view MMA as too aggressive and violent. Omerovic comments that all he sees on television of MMA was kicking, punching, and hugging each other. However, Rodriguez, “lead instructor and co-owner of the school's youth program,” believes MMA teaches realistic self-defense (“Violence…”). He states that it is not realistic for a person to do a jump spin kick to defend himself from an aggressor who is trying to hurt him; it is more realistic to teach MMA, which includes ground defense, because majority of the fights will end there on the ground. This article can be connected to cultural anthropology through the themes of emic vs. etic, ethnocentrism, and enculturation.
The first theme this article relates to cultural anthropology is emic vs. etic. Emic basically means the insider’s view while etic basically means the outsider’s view; this...


... middle of paper ...


...een within the critics and explain why they have an etic perspective. The third theme, enculturation, can be seen within the supporters like the kids. This theme explains the types of learning the children go through in training within enculturation and how it can lead a person to see an emic perspective. In conclusion, there’s always going to be an emic and etic view within things. Etic perspectives are express through ethnocentrism, and emic perspectives are express from knowing the culture and going through enculturation. A person with an etic perspective will be able to see an emic perspective if the person is willing to go through enculturation.



Works Cited

"Violence or discipline? MMA gains popularity among kids." TBO.com. The Tampa Tribune, 2 June 2012. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. .


Click the button above to view the complete essay, speech, term paper, or research paper








This essay is 100% guaranteed.


Title Length Color Rating  
Essay on The Benefits of Mixed Martial Arts - For those who do not know, I am a mixed martial arts fighter. Mixed martial arts fighting is “a sport allowing a wide range of fighting techniques that include striking, kicking, and grappling.” (www.merriam-webster.com) It is a compilation of forms of different martial arts. Two fighters will face each in the rings (known as the octagon due to its shape) for three to five five-minute rounds. I started taking martial arts classes when I was six years old. I wanted to be a mixed martial arts fighter all my life....   [tags: Contact sports, discipline]
:: 8 Works Cited
1749 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Mixed Martial Arts and Martial Arts Insurance Studios Essay - More than 45 plus United States Athletic or Boxing Commissions have agreed to regulate and allow Mixed Martial Arts in their states. While the sport continues to explode and the enthusiasm seems to know no limits, regulation has added much needed rules and guidelines to ensure the safety of the participants and spectators. Each state has specific rules when it comes to fighter safety, typically including all combatants must participate in a pre-fight medical screening by a commission-approved doctor, and that insurance is required for all fighters and referees in the events....   [tags: Martial Arts ] 1049 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Essay on Mixed Martial Arts And Ethics - Mixed Martial Arts: A Controversial New Breed of Sport "In its December 6, 2006 profile on Ultimate Fighting, USA Today writer Marco della Cava states, ‘Football and baseball may be American pastimes, but for a high-tech generation weaned on immediacy, such sporadic action doesn't compare with UFC's short and definitive flurries of violence’" (Dallas-Based Fight Company Enters the Cage). According to an editorial in Market Wire, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), commonly recognized as cage fighting, is the fastest growing "Sports Entertainment business in the world" (Dallas-Based Fight Company Enters the Cage)....   [tags: Sports MMA] 1192 words
(3.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Essay about The World of Mixed Martial Arts - We live in a world where a controversy lies just around every corner. Welcome to a controversy that’s been spanning 20 years, the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) or commonly referred to Cage Fighting. Who could have imagined these two words not causing controversy, right. Nobody can argue that the label implies a barbarically violent the sport. The reality is mixed martial arts happens to be one of the safest sports in its genre of Contact Sports because of strict safety standards. In 1993 an idea was born; the idea was to figure out what the most effective form of martial arts was....   [tags: safety standards, fighters] 1675 words
(4.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Exploring The World of Mixed Martial Arts Essay - “In the course of battle you could find a hundred different reasons to give up, but you got to find that one reason to stay in there, one reason to stay in the fire”(Chael sonnen). MMA fighter Chael Sonnen uses the word “fire” to describe how hard the sport of MMA is and how much effort it takes to stay in and not quit. Most people would not even consider this a sport because of its violence and aggression but this is one of the oldest living sports in the world. There’s more to this sport then just fighting....   [tags: wrestling, Karate, Sumo, Jiu Jutsu, Tae kwon do]
:: 8 Works Cited
1759 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Essay on Social Media's Affect on Mixed Martial Arts - ... We will also be covering the social media aspect of public relations and how it helps organisations communicate with its public. As for MMA, we will understand and study the history of MMA and how the sport has used social media to improve the development of the sport. In the literature review, I would first start by giving a brief history of MMA, how it all started, and subsequently go into the discourse of social media; the marketing and advertising aspect, and how it has help the growth of MMA....   [tags: sports, website, marketing] 1684 words
(4.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Essay about Modern Martial Arts - Lack of Confucian Doctrine - Philosophy is one of the most important aspects of any traditional martial art. The philosophies of many martial arts such as Taekwondo, Kung Fu, and Karate are based off of Confucianism and principles from Confucius’s The Analects. Although traditional martial arts contain philosophical teachings, modern martial arts have lost their meaning, or “art.” The popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has contributed greatly to the loss of meaning in modern martial arts....   [tags: Philosophy ]
:: 4 Works Cited
1135 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Mixed Martial Arts Essay - Mixed Martial Arts      First off mixed martial arts is what it sounds like. It is a session between two opponents who have trained or cross trained in martial arts. Although mixed martial arts in not a mainstream sport, there is no reason why it should be banned in any state here in the United States. Like most, if not all sports, there are rules that one most abide by , the fights are sanctioned, so rules must apply. There are regulations and weight classes much like other sports. Mixed martial arts is considered to be the ultimate fighting method....   [tags: Sports Mixed Martial Arts History Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
1876 words
(5.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Overview of Martial Arts Essay - Introduction Martial arts has always been a tool for channeling negative energies within yourself such as stress, anxiety, depression and anger. From ancient Greece to the modern world, MMA has developed and been compiled by many different martial arts, mainly muay thai, kickboxing, classic boxing, wrestling and Taek Wondo. The training of martial arts is wholly aesthetic, the beauty of art. History Firstly, mixed martial arts has been into existence since ancient Greece in 700 B.C. wrestling, boxing and other combat sports were already a part of the Olympiads....   [tags: ancient greece, mixed martial arts, MMA]
:: 3 Works Cited
1553 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Essay about Japanese Martial Arts - Japanese Martial Arts In Japan, especially during the earlier periods of Japanese history such as the Tokugawa, physical adeptness was much revered and valued. This was mainly because of the fact that these strengths were the basis on which much of the population depended upon for survival during these fairly turbulent periods. Throughout time, Japan has been a very organized and scrupulous society, and even its style of physical combat has been sorted into specific categories according to what particular method is being used or referred to....   [tags: Japan Culture Martial Arts Tokugawa Essays] 1253 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]