The sport of Mixed Martial Arts has been around a lot longer than most people believe, however; it was introduced to the world on a cold evening in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 1993, and called the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The premise was beautiful in its simplicity: to simply answer the question of which martial art is most effective. Fast forward over 20 years and we now have a sport that jockeys for top position in popularity in many countries. Although the sport has evolved, the original question that was set out to be answered is still one that intrigues people to this day
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is martial art combat system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting fundamentals that were taught by a number of individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda, and Soshihiro Satake. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of Judo through Carlos and Helio Gracie as well as other instructors and years later is still being utilized by nearly every mixed martial artist on every level.
Wing Chun, likewise, is a concept-based Chinese martial art and form of self-defense utilizing both striking and grappling while specializing in close-range combat. What we see in the video below is a Wing Chun expert taking on a Jiu-Jitsu fighter under mixed martial arts rules.
Check out the video below to see what happens when one traditional style of martial arts is put to the test against another style. This is a modern contest that sets out to answer the age-old question of which style reigns supreme.