Archive | March, 2012

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Grandmaster Duk Sung Son

Posted on 30 March 2012 by Tony Hackerott


Written by: David Schwartz

In this day and age where sport style Tae Kwon Do is so prolific, it may surprise many to learn that there is a whole world of Tae Kwon Do which at its core believes in the principal of strong blocks and a single strike so powerful that a fight would ideally end in one blow.  No man was a greater champion for this approach to Tae Kwon Do than Grandmaster Duk Sung Son. Grandmaster Son passed away a year ago this week and as a former student, I feel a responsibility to share his unique contributions to the art of Tae Kwon Do with the broader Martial Arts community.

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Get Your Mind Right For Sparring

Posted on 28 March 2012 by Tony Hackerott

As with many fighting or competitive sport you will only go as far as your brain will allow!

This is heightened when it comes to point based competitions, winning can be influenced by swaying the judges decisions through some swift moving and strategic techniques.

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BJJ Vs. Judo for MMA – One Practitioners Opinion

Posted on 25 March 2012 by Mike Long

Written by: Mike Long

Ask 10 MMA enthusiasts what the best grappling art for MMA is and chances are you’ll hear BJJ 10 times. Ask 100 and you might hear Judo once or twice.

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Ronda Rousey: Bad Ass Lady of MMA

Posted on 24 March 2012 by Jillian Bullock

By Jillian Bullock

Little did Ronda Rousey, who was born February 1, 1987 in Riverside County, California, ever imagine that one day she would be a mixed martial artist, let alone world champion. Fast forward 25 years and Rousey is just that – Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion.

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Protein Powder & MMA: How Much Do You Really Need?

Posted on 24 March 2012 by Tony Hackerott

Elite athletes are always looking to get a leg up on their competition and one way they do so is with the use of supplements, either performance enhancing or muscle development. Not all supplements are bad or banned by the athletic commissions. Whey protein powder is a pretty common supplement that helps build muscle, makes a great recovery drink, and is legal to use for competition. While it is a great product to use when you are training it is quite easy to get carried away and consume more protein than your body needs or can handle. If you choose to add whey protein powder to your routine then make sure you know both the benefits and pitfalls as well as know just how much your body needs.

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The Grapplers Are Coming…

Posted on 20 March 2012 by Tony Hackerott

Over at Cagewriter MMA writer Maggie Hendricks wrote an interesting article about 5 All-American wrestlers who COULD be awesome in the cage. At the very least they would be excellent grapplers when compared to the average UFC fighter.

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The Main Pressure Points AKA Death Touch

Posted on 19 March 2012 by Tony Hackerott

In this Dim Mak series we have talked about, “Dim Mak & Today’s MMA Fighter” & “Hidden Past of Dim Mak & Pressure Points”.  Today we get down to the point, the pressure point that is (pun intended).

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Marines Due Away With “Tough Man” Style Fighting

Posted on 18 March 2012 by Tony Hackerott

The Marines like the skills and abilities that MMA has to offer their soldiers.  However, with the explosion in popularity and increase in numbers involved in MMA style fighting and training so have the injuries.  The Marines realize that they can’t just let the soldiers have a “free reign” to the tournaments and competitions they setup so they are now setting rules and guidelines in place to protect their solders.

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Dim Mak & Today’s MMA Fighter

Posted on 17 March 2012 by Tony Hackerott

Like we mentioned in our popular article, “Pressure Point – 7 Most Lethal Pressure Points” Dim Mak is one of the most popular and mysterious martial art disciplines out there. A lot of people have hear about “Pressure Points” but do not relate it to Dim Mak, or they have never heard of Dim Mak before. Dim Mak or more commonly referred to as the “Death Touch” by Americans isn’t widely practiced in the Western world as it has been stereotyped as a hoax and leaves a bad taste in some people’s mouths just to even speak of it. There are videos and articles all over the Internet that claim or show people using the Death Touch to do harm to opponents and because this media is so over the top in its showing a lot of people pass up Dim Mak as nonsense.

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Hidden Past of Dim Mak & Pressure Points

Posted on 16 March 2012 by Tony Hackerott

Like we mentioned in our last article about Dim Mak, “Introduction to the Art of Dim Mak” the history of Dim Mak is shrouded in tale and tradition. What is amazing is that it wasn’t like todya’s martial arts where anyone who pays for classes or sessions gets to learn a martial arts like; Kung Fu, Taekwondo, or Karate. Masters of this veiled style would only pass on knowledge and technique to honorable devoted students, had they found no trusted student his knowledge went un-passed.

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