Archive | August, 2011

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Does A College Education Give MMA Fighters An Edge?

Posted on 31 August 2011 by Jillian Bullock

By Jillian Bullock

When many people look at mixed martial arts fighters they tend to think that these people make a living with their hands, knees, elbows, and feet because they are uneducated thugs or bar brawlers who can’t make a good living doing anything else – meaning any white collar type job or one that calls for a college degree. However, those same people would be very surprised to find out that many MMA fighters do have formal education under their championship belts. In the UFC, 70% of fighters have college degrees.

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38 Facts You Should Know About Taekwondo

Posted on 30 August 2011 by Tony Hackerott

Here are 38 facts about Taekwondo that you may not know.

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MMA in Colombia

Posted on 25 August 2011 by Tony Hackerott

Written by: Erin Littlefield

Developing a New Scene To Enable Social Change.

In honor of the UFC’s imminent return to Brazil, the birthplace of vale tudo and modern MMA, it’s time to take a look at the emerging MMA scene in neighboring Colombia. Colombia has been torn apart by civil conflict for the past forty years, breaking records for murder and kidnapping rates as well as suffering widespread poverty and cultural violence. However, in the past few years, Colombia has undergone a cultural revival, and the new influx of foreign business and tourism has brought with it new ideas. One of these foreign imports is MMA, and after its incredible bounds in popularity, the sport has become something of an instrument for social change.

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The Challenges Women MMA Fighters Face

Posted on 23 August 2011 by Jillian Bullock

By Jillian Bullock

When former professional Philadelphia boxer Jacqui Frazier (Joe’s daughter) used to train for upcoming fights she had to concern herself with three children, a husband and her law firm. Unlike males fighters, women who train for sporting events where they compete must still contend with all these other “womanly” duties. Like Frazier, who is now retired from boxing and has traded in her gloves for a judge’s robe in Philadelphia courts, most people don’t realize exactly what goes into the life of a female MMA fighter.

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Hot Christmas MMA Gear for 2012!

Posted on 19 August 2011 by Tony Hackerott

With Christmas 2012 just around the corner we thought we would publish our picks for the best MMA Gear for Christmas 2012 list now before the season got closer and things started getting hectic! You will notice that on this publishing we only have 6 items to begin with. This will leave us the flexibility to fill in the remaining four as we get closer and thing pop up.

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Which Martial Arts Style Is Best To Become An MMA Fighter?

Posted on 18 August 2011 by Jillian Bullock

By Jillian Bullock

World famous martial artist Brue Lee created Jeet Kune Do, which means “Way of the Intercepting Fist,” and he believed that only what worked for you should be used in martial arts and the rest discarded. Mixed martial arts can actually be compared to Jeet Kwon Do, which is a hybrid fighting system or fighting styles and theories from several different martial arts.

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The Future Of Women’s MMA

Posted on 11 August 2011 by Jillian Bullock

What They Must Do To Survive In A Male Dominated Sport?

By Jillian Bullock

First, a little back story on the history of the UFC: Rorion Gracie, son of Helio, partnered with Art Davie, a salesman who had television connections and Bob Meyrowitz, who was president of Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG). Together, the three men established the “Ultimate Fighting Championship,” or UFC, as it’s referred to, which held its first pay-per-view event in 1993.

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Taekwondo & Self Defense

Posted on 09 August 2011 by Tony Hackerott

I am a full-fledged lover of the martial arts. To be specific I practice the Tae Kwon Do Forms, Tae Kwon Do Sparring and Poomse also.

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Get the Best MMA Training From The Best MMA School

Posted on 05 August 2011 by Tony Hackerott

When a student is looking for MMA training to take them to the next level, whether they are starting out or have already been in the cage, a good place to begin is the search engines. The internet provides a great way to find your local MMA schools, and gives you an up-front idea of what they will be like. It may also be possible to read school reviews.

Most of the MMA school websites will give you information about their instructors on a “about the instructor” page. This will give you an idea of the background and accolades associated with your potential future trainers. The majority of these pages will also have information about assistant trainers, or junior instructors.

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