IMMAF welcomes the Japan MMA Federation The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) is excited to welcome the Japan MMA Federation (JMMAF), which is undergoing formal name change from Japan MMA License (JML).   Established in 1998 by Japan’s largest professional MMA promotion PANCRASE, the Amateur MMA organisation was founded to aid the development of MMA as a sport in Japan.  The organisation is run according to democratic statues in line with international sporting values.   As the JML, the Japan MMA Federation has built up a nationwide network of over 200 MMA gyms and 20,000 participants; and holds Amateur MMA competitions 10-12 times a year across many Japanese cities. The organisation has been working to establish Unified Rules MMA using a caged enclosure at both amateur and professional level, in order to meet a global standard and is to adopt IMMAF Amateur rules.  ...

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