Here is an example of the "mixing things" point:
I regularly get e-mails, member applications, etc, at the Sambo Association or the Coalition to legalize MMA in NY, that speak to this. I have seen countless example of TMA+TMA+TMA = MMA.
Here is an example I got recently (author's name redacted):
Look the guy up and the guy has taken many years of TMA in a few different styles and transitioned that to MMA. Totally misleading if one looks at the term MMA in it's sporting context. The rationalization of "Teach a mix of martial arts" to "I teach MMA" is a leap. Forget the fact that MMA as a sport has not even existed 20 years...less if you discount the NHB days.Quote:
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