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Review of “The Book of Knowledge” by BJ Penn

Posted on 20 November 2011 by Last Ronin

Written By Last Ronin

So you want to get a mixed martial arts book, but aren’t really sure which one would be the best.  That’s totally understandable with the hundreds of books sitting on the shelves at your local bookstore, meaning that picking one is going to be a bit overwhelming.  The good thing about buying a book though is getting to look at the reviews and hear what others have got to say about it.  Now I have read a lot of books in my time and my martial arts library is pretty fat, but out of all of the ones I own I would definitely say that my BJ Penn book is one that everyone needs in their library.

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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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Don’t Underrate the Gi Choke in Jiu Jitsu

Posted on 05 May 2011 by Tony Hackerott

Due to the incredible success Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has had in the ring and octagon in big MMA and UFC events it popularity has BJJ Techiquesjust sky rocketed. However, many people don’t understand that although MMA is real fighting there are a lot of moves and types of techniques that are banned or illegal which can’t be brought into the ring or octagon and even though these moves can’t be used in a sanctioned MMA even they are still worth practicing and working on as a self defense.

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Why we will see the Silva – GSP super fight

Posted on 07 February 2011 by Hobson Lopes

Should Georges St-Pierre defeat Jake Shields, he will set up the mega fight that fans all across the world have been hoping for.  He would battle Anderson “The Spider” Silva for the UFC Middleweight Title.  Jake Shields is standing in the way of every MMA fan’s dream fight, but does he pose any real risk to St-Pierre?

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Silva Proves to be #1 P4P in the World

Posted on 06 February 2011 by Hobson Lopes

If there was ever any doubt going into Saturday night’s UFC Middleweight title fight that Anderson Silva was the best pound for pound fighter in the world, those discussions were abruptly halted.  Silva, the reigning champion took his time in the first 2 minutes of the fight with Vitor Belfort, as is typical of the Spider, before landing an exceptional front kick to the chin  to knock down Belfort and landed another 2 punches before referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the fight.

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Has Nick Diaz done enough to be considered a top welterweight?

Posted on 01 February 2011 by Hobson Lopes

Nick Diaz, Top Ten Welterweight?

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UFC Fight for the Troops 2 Main Event Preview

Posted on 17 January 2011 by Hobson Lopes

UFC President Dana White hopes to put on great show for troops.

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Marine Corps Martial Arts Program

Posted on 18 November 2009 by Tony Hackerott

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) was created to instill into troops the warrior ethos, and to teach them close-quarter combat techniques. It also serves as a way of building team cohesion and morale. MCMAP replaced former programs such as the LINE system and may be referred to as a synergy of mental character and physical disciplines, with applications across the full spectrum of violence.

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Styles: Cuong Nhu and Vovinam: “vovinam viet vo dao”

Posted on 10 August 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Different Styles of Martial Arts

Cuong Nhu and Vovinam: “vovinam viet vo dao”

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Different Type of Martial Arts: Shingitai Jujutsu

Posted on 08 July 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Style: Shingitai Jujutsu

Shingitai jujutsu is a form of jujutsu grappling that blends various strikes and submissions. The founder, John Saylor, was influenced by his experiences in the early 1980s when he ran the judo coaching at the US Olympics training center in Colorado Springs. A former US heavyweight judo champion, he had officially retired in 1982 because of a shoulder injury.

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