Tag Archives: Mixed martial arts

MMA Combine: The Future of the Sport?

I’m going to scoop this story over ALar.  It’s been a while since I’ve written about MMA, so here goes nothing! – Bill __________ There’s been a lot of press about the first ever UFC Combine to be held at … Continue reading

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Karate Chopped: Five MMA Fighters Who Have Conquered Addiction

It’s been a while since we’ve shared a guest post with you.  Here’s an interesting and inspirational look at fighters who’ve overcome addiction from author and MMA fan Jennie Reedy.  Enjoy, and let us know what you think! ____________________ The high-adrenaline … Continue reading

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Poetry in Motion

I generally consider this a family-friendly blog, but please indulge me this PG-13 rated post. (It’s really not that bad!) First, a story. Teaching high school English is my day job, and we recently held an assembly on how to … Continue reading

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ALar in 2012! My Campaign for MMA Presidency

With the election buzz beginning to take hold in the US and my Political Science degree collecting dust in the corner of my parent’s basement, I came up with a tantalizing proposal for the world of Mixed Martial Arts. What … Continue reading

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The Flipside: ALar’s Thoughts on The Reem…

I might be a little more long-winded than our webmaster, but hear me out. I have a legitimate belief that Alistair Overeem will indeed fight as scheduled for the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 146. The fact that Overeem recently … Continue reading

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Why I Might Stop Watching MMA

This will be quick.  If Alistair Overeem gets the title fight against Junior Dos Santos, I will boycott the UFC, and most likely MMA in general, for now on.   I’m no fan of Chael Sonnen, but his elevated testosterone levels didn’t … Continue reading

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Circuit Training for Karate Nerds

Here are a few examples of workouts I’ve created that combine MMA-style conditioning drills with karate techniques.  Take a look at each and let us know if they might be helpful to you.  If you have suggestions, please share them … Continue reading

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10 Best Mixed Martial Arts Moves Caught on Camera

Here’s a fun and thought-provoking guest post by Clint Henderson of 2MCCTV security solutions.  It’s interesting to see how some of the moves we practice work in real threatening situations.  No one wants to have to use their martial arts training, but sometimes … Continue reading

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One Minute Bunkai

Here are a few neat videos suggested by one of our readers.  They offer grappling-based interpretations of moves from sanseiryu and seichin.  I love the moves in theory, though I may do things a little differently.  What do you think? … Continue reading

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Wrestling to MMA: A Seamless Transition

By: Aidan Fitzpatrick The emergence of wrestlers in the UFC isn’t a new fad, it’s just one that is taking over more and more. Gradually the sport’s top fighters–Cain Velasquez, Jon Fitch, Dan Henderson (an Olympic Silver Medalist), Matt Hughes, … Continue reading

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