Archive | April, 2009

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British Martial Arts – Quarterstaff, Bartitsu

Posted on 29 April 2009 by Tony Hackerott


This traditional English stick-fighting art uses a weapon known as the “quarterstaff”—a hard, wooden staff that sometimes has a reinforced metal tip. It is possible the name evolved because the primary weapon was a staff and, when fighting, was typically held with the right hand in the middle and the left hand a quarter of the way from the end— hence “quarter staff.” However, a more probable theory is that the name refers to a fight settled without the use of a lethal sword or knife. In medieval English, “quarter”—meaning to give mercy—may have referred to the act of pardoning an opponent by not killing him and using the staff as a response to an insult instead of the deadly sword. Typically made from oak, hazel, or ash, they ranged from 6-9 ft (1.8-2.7 m) in length and would have been employed in swinging, arching actions, and poking thrusts.

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British Martial Arts – Lancashire Wrestling, Cornish Wrestling, Catch Wrestling

Posted on 26 April 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Mixed Martial Arts and the Ground Game History

Lancashire Wrestling

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MMA and Human Physiology, Part 3

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Here is the building block that everyone seems to think is the enemy. Yes, it is true if you eat too much fat, you will get fat. What everyone must remember, though, is that fat is essential in our diet for insulation, our cell membranes, our nerve conduction, and it is an important energy source, as well. Just as with all of the other building blocks, without fat, you are going to die.

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MMA and Human Physiology, Part 2

Posted on 19 April 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Here is the first part: MMA and Human Physiology, Part 1

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MMA and Human Physiology, Part 1

Posted on 15 April 2009 by Tony Hackerott

I feel that physiology is the most important “ology” an athlete in mixed martial arts can know. I am talking about human physiology, which can be defined as the science of the functions of the human body and the chemical and physical processes involved. The better you understand how the body works, the better able you are going to be to train and feed it.

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Shopping for food on an MMA Diet?

Posted on 05 April 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Just like throwing a great punch or executing a powerful throw, shopping for food takes training. You need to have the right information and, once you do, make the right moves.

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