Posts in category "fight news"

Do you ever wish you could punch someone in the face?

Do you ever wish you could punch someone in the face?
Hell, Yeah!  Now, I am not spreading violence, but the truth is if you have ever taken a boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, martial arts or krav maga class you are training to punch, kick, elbow and knee someone.  If you have never taken one of these classes – you really should!  I honestly believe that... Read more »

Nick Diaz vs BJ Penn, New Main Event for UFC 137, Prediction

Nick Diaz vs BJ Penn, New Main Event for UFC 137, Prediction
With GSP off the UFC 137 card due to an injury, Nick Diaz and B.J. Penn are now going at it for 3 rounds.  Diaz hoping for a more motivating fight – with 5 rounds against Benn,instead of the scheduled 3 rounds.   It is odd that Diaz is now back in the mix, considering he... Read more »

Bas Rutten Visits Chicago: 5 Things He Taught

Bas Rutten Visits Chicago: 5 Things He Taught
Bas Rutten came to Chicago-land last weekend  to offer a striking seminar.  It was hosted by my friend and colleague Sue Garski, the Owner of Illinois Krav Maga.  This was the 3 or 4th seminar I have taken with Bas (I can’t really remember), but it did not fail to deliver.  Although Bas Rutten and... Read more »
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MMA Classes for Kids, I Still Don't Support It

Mixed martial arts fighting for children warrants a significant dialog.  I am not a supporter of kids in MMA,  however I do not want the topic to be evaluated by people who do not approve the sport in the first place.   There are many obvious elements to MMA for kids that create  unsettling images, but... Read more »

Kid's MMA is Not Appropriate

There have been a couple news stories that have covered kid’s MMA over the past five years (an NBC story). As a parent of 3, a PE teacher at The Chicago Montessori Academy, 4 time Black Belt, MMA school owner and writer who covered the UFC for 5 years for Ultimate Grappling Magazine, I still... Read more »

Develop Punching Power: Great for Cross-Training

There are so many fantastic sport specific exercises for boxing, muay thai, MMA and kickboxing.  I consider this to be a fundamental exercise.  It offers a true application of straight punches.  The difficulty with this exercise is that you need to know how to punch before adding it to your routine.  This exercise expects you... Read more »
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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 »

MMA Fighter Nick Diaz Taking a Stab a Professional Boxing

Story Taken from: Yahoo Sports.  Written by  David King. Former boxing world champion Jeff Lacy wasted no time accepting MMA veteran fighter Nick Diaz’s challenge. Nick Diaz, who recently made his intentions to compete as a professional boxer known to MMA fans around the world, listed Lacy as someone he would be interested in fighting.... Read more »

Pacquiao May Take Worst Beating of Life From Margarito

60 Minutes featured Manny Pacquiao last night.  It was a fascinating interview.  Pacquiao now a Congressman in the Philippines spoke about being the greatest boxer of all time and possibly the future President of the Philippines.  Pacquiao is clearly one of the greatest boxers and has been key in keeping the sport alive as it... Read more »
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20 of the Best MMA T-Shirts & Where to Buy Them

If you have time to go shopping online this weekend for some new training clothes you may want to consider some of my picks of t shirts and tank tops.  I tried to find pictures of many of my all time favorites from when I have traveled to Tokyo to visit the house of Sakuraba... Read more »