Is MMA a Threat to the Values of Traditional Martial Arts? written by: Master McCorry
The Erosion of Traditional Values in MMA Along with the rising popularity and zest of the MMA, a number of analysts and martial art enthusiasts have started pondering the other side. A number of analysts have come up with bold remarks on how the glamour and competitive zeal that is associated with UFC tournaments have resulted in an erosion of the values that were an integral part of the traditional martial arts. MMA, in itself, is an art with a lot of positives to it. The benefits of MMA are doubled by the fact that it has acquired the status of the most popular martial arts in countries like the US. Even the modernized facet of MMA with its focus on healthy competition and sports-like spirit is an aspect worth keeping. If the core values like respect, humility and cooperation could be blended with these, MMA has the potential to be the greatest martial art of all. For this, we need training institutions that teach MMA without effacing its humanitarian outlook.There are a number of martial art institutions in the US, like the Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts Academy (Peabody. MA) that emphasize the core values of conventional martial arts even in radical arts like MMA. What we need is an MMA with a human face and academies like Bruce McCorry’s gives us that.