Archive | June, 2010

Train Like A Ninja

Posted on 30 June 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Ninjas and the art of Ninjitsu are perhaps the epitome of martial arts at their best. While there is much myth surrounding the ninja there are now ninjitsu training schools around the globe. Of course they are much fewer and farther between than most other martial arts, though this only adds to their mystic. There are now even ninjitsu home study courses. Perhaps besides their stealth the ninja are best known for their weapons. Certainly the ninja are heralded as using some of the coolest weapons from history that are still highly coveted today.

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Fight Skills: How To Build Explosive Power & Speed

Posted on 28 June 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Anyone who watched the Rashad Evans VS Quinton Jackson fight at UFC 114 will no doubt have a new appreciation for just how important

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Punches: Taking Them VS Dishing Them Out

Posted on 26 June 2010 by Tony Hackerott

What is more important, being able to take a beating or being able to throw the hardest punch? While both are obviously important UFC 114 surely must have changed the priorities in the minds of many.

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What To Do When The Judge’s Call Is Bogus?

Posted on 24 June 2010 by Tony Hackerott

It happens all the time; from the viewers perspective one fighter clearly deserved to win but the judges call it the other way. A classic example of this was the recent UFC fight between Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Jason Brilz. Brilz clearly the underdog going into the fight who picked up the match at the last minute when too many others were afraid to take it. Amazingly fighting against a more experienced fighter Brilz managed to dominate the fight from beginning to end. It went the distance and there was clearly not one viewer, spectator or presenter that didn’t believe that Brilz had taken the fight by a long shot.

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Greatest Movie of 2010: The Expendables Movie?

Posted on 22 June 2010 by Tony Hackerott

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Why MMA Ground Fighting Styles Are Totally Ineffective In Real Life

Posted on 20 June 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Ground fighting styles may have taken over as the leading styles for most MMA battles these days. Besides the fact that this is extremely disappointing for those who love real stand up, knock ‘em out action, these styles are surely pretty useless when it comes to most real life situations. Even if you did decide it was a good idea to tackle someone to the ground on concrete and try to submit them, any real attacker isn’t likely to submit and they certainly won’t be following any UFC rules that’s for sure. That’s if you can actually take them down before you get stabbed or take a bottle to the head.

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How To Get Out Of A Headlock

Posted on 20 June 2010 by Tony Hackerott

You know the position, your opponent grabs you around the neck, standing next to you with your head down at their waist height and you can’t breathe. This is a dangerous position, so easy to get put into and you only have seconds to get out of it before you blackout from lack of oxygen following which they can do anything to you they please. So what do you do?

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MMA Terminology and Definitions (updated 01-20-2011)

Posted on 17 June 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Standing- Standing refers to when both fighters are on their feet with some distance between them. Most fighting from this position is done with punches, kicks, or other strikes. Offensive and defensive capability in this position is called the stand-up game. The standing position is the default starting position in MMA. At the beginning of every round or if the referee calls for a reset, fighters will be in this position.

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Promote Your Bar Or Nightclub With Your Own MMA Brawls

Posted on 14 June 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Promoting your bar or club or even an event can be a difficult and competitive business these days. So why not do something completely different and stand out from your competitors. It almost goes without saying that mixed martial arts is the most watched sport on the planet these days. Almost everyone is a fan of MMA, men, women, old and young. Your competitors no doubt show the UFC’s pay-per-view events on fight nights and try to pack in the crowds to watch them. However what if you could host your own MMA fights! How many of your competitors can say they are doing that? It ought to be a winner for sure and guarantee you are packed out. Plus you can probably charge $30-$500 entrance depending on exactly how you do it, and that’s on top of what you are going to make on drinks, food and any other promotional items.

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What Does It Take To Open Your Own Mixed Martial Arts School?

Posted on 12 June 2010 by Tony Hackerott

Opening a martial arts school is becoming an increasingly popular choice for many martial arts students, instructors and entrepreneurs. Certainly it is a profitable business to be in these days. especially with the tens of millions being spent on promoting the industry by the UFC. Once again martial arts are big business and are actually one of the few industries that are continuing to grow by leaps and bounds in the current economic environment.

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