Thursday, January 25, 2007

Columbus digs mixed martial arts

No eye-gouging. No fish-hooking, head-butting, biting or groin attacks of any kind.

The evolution of warriors has not become a bloodless battle, but modern-day gladiators have refined the art of battle. Their bodies are their weapons, an octagonal cage their battlefield.

Mixed martial arts is on the rise worldwide. It is a combination of martial arts that integrates Muay Thai, Japanese and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, judo and karate to name a few.

With the brutality of a thug and the sophistication of a chess master, mixed martial artists deliver knees, elbows, fists and feet to all who oppose them.

There is a curious appeal to it that is not going unnoticed.

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