Urijah Faber was born in his parents home on May 14th, 1979, in the small college town of Isla Vista. His parents holistic practices would come to influence all aspects of his life, including his successful MMA career and UFC affiliation.
Martial Arts Training Is Not Just About Being Practical
I find it slightly amusing that quite often when I talk to other martial artists, some of them get so worked up about what's practical and what isn't. In one discussion, we were talking about martial arts weaponry including bo staffs and swords.
Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, combines many different fighting techniques, including grappling and striking, and high performance standards, particularly in the often intense, and very popular MMA tournaments. The first tournaments came about as a result of the 1993 Ultimate Fighting Championship, which matched different fighting styles in a competition where the rules were minimal and the goal was to find the best fighters in the world.
The martial arts are perhaps among the more dangerous sports one can get involved in but they are extremely rewarding and fun to do. They take many years to master but once you have become a master yourself you will never look back. There are many disciplines to choose from: Thai boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Karate, Kendo to name but a few. No matter which one you choose you can be sure that you are going to be in for a few knocks and bruises.
There are a number of reasons to study martial arts. Fayetteville residents that understand the benefits of martial arts training know that in addition to self defense a person can gain focus and discipline that carries over into every aspect of their life. For children the study of karate allows youngsters to gain confidence and coordination as well as teaching self control and goal achievement skills to the kids that are enrolled in a martial arts program.
The centuries old practice of tai chi is an integral part of a holistic health lifestyle, along with yoga. Its roots come from China, and this martial art focuses on principles which will lead to better health and longevity. If you don't know a whole lot about tai chi, you may recognize it from its depictions in movies or on television: it is often shown as a group of people under the trees in a park, moving their limbs and bodies in ultra slow motion in unison.