Category Archives: Reviews

Reviews of books, movies, instruction materials

New Review: Venum MMA Sparring Gloves

I just signed on as a gear reviewer for a new website, MMA Gear Addict.  This one’s on a sweet set of Venum gloves that you can get on closeout if you shop around.  Check them out! – Bill Venum … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Prepper in Your Life

After testing and reviewing some pretty sweet knives, it’s time for Part Two of our series on preparedness.  We got some great response on the first article, and we hope you enjoy this no-nonsense guide to buying holiday gifts for … Continue reading

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EDC Knife Roundup

Looks like I’m a little behind on my posting lately.  Time to take the reins back from ALar and to tell you a little about what I’ve been up to! I hate to admit it, but one of my many … Continue reading

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What Really Went Down at UFC Fight Night 50

So, as you know, the Moai Martial Arts crew was live and in living color at UFC Fight Night 50 this past Friday. This rare dual post will cue our faithful readers in on some of our favorite moments and … Continue reading

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Popular Workouts for Martial Artists

There’s a neat review of some popular, efficient, and effective workouts posted on our sister site, Jacked Dad you might enjoy.  These workouts are great for martial artists looking to improve performance, to supplement their conditioning, and who don’t have … Continue reading

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Onnit 180 Review

If you’re like ALar and me, you’re still recovering from watching Bigfoot and Mark Hunt last Friday night!  No better time than to direct you to some info about a new supplement, review courtesy of our sister site, JackedDad.com.  There … Continue reading

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The Joy of Sumo

One of my new karate students recently shared his love of sumo wrestling with me. I’ve always admired the wrestlers and their special mix of enormous size and explosive athleticism. Here are some excellent examples of bouts and techniques that … Continue reading

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Coconut Water: The Hype is Real

The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Drink For over a year now I have been full–steam ahead on the coconut water hype train. If I don’t have a stash of the stuff in my fridge, I feel like a drug … Continue reading

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The Way of the Fight by Georges St. Pierre: A Book Review

You’d think a champion in mixed martial arts would have some difficulty reflecting on his success and that he’d be reluctant to share his secrets. The demanding training schedule, the blows to the head, and his training camp’s requirements for … Continue reading

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Feel the Burn!

Here’s a quick review of the Burn Machine Speed Bag. Popularized in MMA by Anderson Silva and Brock Lesnar, this spinnymajig is made of steel and chrome and comes in weights between 4, 8, and 12 pounds. Here’s a compilation … Continue reading

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