Posts in category "Chicago Fighters"

Killer Leg Exercise: Power Lunge & Plyo Series

Robbie Cole is offering a great leg strengthening exercise in the video below.  Robbie, a Muay Thai instructor shares one of his favorite exercises.  I have done this drill and love it.  If you are suffering from a bad lower back you should remove the jumping portion of this exercise.  Other important safety tips include:... Read more »

A Basic Open Guard Pass with Dino Costeas

If you practice Brazilian jiu jitsu you know that the guard can truly define a practitioner. Open guard passes are not easy. Dino Costeas, a diversified and respected jiu jitsu instructor has an intuitive know-how when it comes to passing, not to mention a brilliant guard. He is an amazing coach.  Here is Dino instructing... Read more »

Fedor Vs Henderson at the Sear Center Goes on Pre-Sale Today at 10am

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced 5 days ago that a catch-weight, 220 lb matchup between Fedor Emelianenko (31-3) and Dan Henderson (27-8) will happen in our great city.  On July 30th the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates will showcase these two MMA icons.  It isn’t Fedor’s first time at the Sear Center, in fact last... Read more »

Muay Thai Boot Camp for All Levels Saturday the 16th

Said Hatim, a Chicago MMA and Muay Thai/Kickboxing Coach is holding a boot camp workout that will feature Muay Thai’s very best training tactics.  This 3 hour workout is being held Sunday, May 16th at 11am to 2pm .  It will be held in the West Loop at POW! Mixed Martial Arts, 312-829-7699.  All levels... Read more »

Strikeforce Brings Heavy Hitters - MMA Fights Tomorrow Night

Alistar “The Demolitian Man”Overeem (32-11) has taken a long trip to face Brett “The Grim” Rogers (10-1) in St. Louis, MO. on Saturday, May 15th and will air on Showtime 9PM ET. This matchup seems a little strange to me.  But not so weird that I do not want to watch the outcome.  Overeem has... Read more »

Andrei Arlovski Train Like Him, Be Fight Fit on May 15th, Exercise 4

The popularity of mixed martial arts has shed a lot of attention on how these athletes train.  Their overall routine is all encompassing, challenging and unique compared to many sports.  Because of the nature of training 4 different sports, along with the plyometrics and strength exercises that correspond to each of them, MMA training is... Read more »

Andrei Arlovski Train Like Him, Be Fight Fit on May 15th, Exercise 3

The results of a recent poll on the ( shows Andrei Arlovski favored to win his against Antonio “Big Foot” Silva, 84% to 14%, which takes place in St. Louis on May 15th.  The fight is hosted by Strikeforce and can be watched on Showtime.   Head-lining the card is Brett Rodgers, a Midwestern MMA... Read more »

Andrei Arlovski Train Like Him, Be Fight Fit on May 15th, Exercise 2

Andrei Arlovski is a great reference to use when aspiring to look like a MMA athlete.  He has a physique that is perfect for so many sports, but truly ideal for a combat sports fighter.  Although many fighters have a lot less to work with and their legacy will never be their physical attributes and... Read more »

Andrei Arlovski Train Like Him, Be Fight Fit by May 15th

Andrei Arlovski will take on Antonio Silva on Strikeforce’s May15th Showtime card.  As a Chicago resident, Arlovski maintains a strong local following from more than just the Russian and MMA community.  The Chi-town Belarussian has endured a career filled with dramatic upsets, his most recent to Brett Rodgers and Fedor Emelianko.  On the flip side,... Read more »

Bellator XIV Featuring Local Chicago Fighters

The Bellator Season 2 opener will feature some local Chicago and Illinois-based fighters including the main bout, part of the Welterweight Tournament; former 2008 Olympic wrestler Ben Askren versus Central Illinois native and UFC veteran Ryan “The Tank Engine” Thomas. Chicago-based Pat Curran, cousin of Jeff Curran, with a winning record of 9-3-0 will take on Canadian Mike... Read more »