Yes, judo is a sport and also a martial art. But who says that a sport cannot be effective in a fight. I train in judo and find its throwing and ground techniques extremly helpful in MMA events. Although judo is very useful, that doesn't take any credit away from striking abilities. You cant be a MMA fighter without cross training, so in my argument, both striking and grappling should be used accordingly and at the appropriate times.
Fightin in a MMA compitition soon, should I wear gi or trunks?

Donald

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I'll record my fights guys, hope you'll be rooting for me [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]