Deaf mixed martial arts group officially formed


August 30, 2013

Establishment of the mixed martial arts for the Deaf "JAPAN-DMC" was announced on August 28.

A former yokozuna (Sumo's grand champion) Akebono Taro, 44, was a chief advisor for the group..

DMC (Deaf Mixed martial arts Championship) has held three match games since September, 2012 in Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi. 
In order to improve the environment where a Deaf wrestler plays a game with a hearing opponent, DMC needed to be systematized through cooperation of the CMA mixed-martial-arts league which sponsors mixed martial arts "Gladiator" and others.

DMC will make the place where the Deaf wrestlers can practice without worry.

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