Posts in category "Women in Martial Arts"

Women in MMA Featured by Strikeforce & Bellator

Few Women’s MMA bouts are ever featured despite the growing acceptance of their presence inside the cage.  STRIKEFORCE and BELLATOR are the only large organizations that provide women in the sport of MMA a chance to show case their athletic skills and dedication to the mixed martial arts.  On October 9 in San Jose, CA... Read more »

Debi Purcell - MMA Professional, Paved Road For All Fighters

Taken from THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER IRVINE – You might want to run if you get caught in a cage with Debi Purcell. Being the recipient of her flying knee pretty much guarantees a ruined day. Purcell is known for being a pioneer in the world of mixed martial arts for women – training alongside... Read more »

Women's MMA Showcased on SHOWTIME SATURDAY!

Strikeforce and M-1 Global will be featuring not only a number one male bout on Showtime @ 10PM ET/PT, but the number one fighter Cris Cyborg (delayed on west coast).  Cris Cyborg (9-1)  has a new opponent, Jan Finney who has a four fight winning streak going into Saturday’s fight night.  According to Sherdog readers... Read more »
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Veggies in a Pill, Improve Your Health

No one really argues with the nutritional advise, “Eat more veggies.”  But for a lot of people it is hard to simply get enough.  For example, I love vegetables, all of them; but I like them roasted and grilled.  So it is hard to allocate time to make enough of them every day so they... Read more »

15 Minute Morning MMA Blast Will Burn Fat Fast!

Try boosting your metabolism by waking up 15 minutes early.  Even 15 minutes of training, if it is high intensity can have a positive impact on your physique.  You will see changes in your body in a fairly short period of time if you give yourself a kick in the ass when you wake up... Read more »

FighterGirls Feature: Black Belt Sheila Bird

Written by Cassandra Blaso of Fightergirls.com; Forward by Erin Webb Women’s MMA is not the only one flourishing right before our eyes, Women’s BJJ and Grappling has been continuously pushing the level of competition.  Fightergirls writer, Cassandra Blaso, had the opportunity to sit down with 2008 FILA Grappling World Championship champ and Black Belt, Sheila Bird.  Sheila... Read more »
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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 »

Tonight's MMA Line Up: Strikeforce on Showtime

STRIKEFORCE Challengers, Friday, March 26, from Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.; Five-Fight Telecast Live on SHOWTIME® at 11:45 p.m. ET/ http://www.strikeforce.com This evening of fights will be available to a record 54.4 million households as part of the SHOWTIME ALL ACCESS Free Preview Weekend on SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME HD™ and SHOWTIME On Demand.  From Thursday, March 25 through Sunday,... Read more »

Chicagoan Erin Webb - MMA Professional, Guest Writer

I have covered the overall state of women in the sport of MMA in the past (in September, 2009 – http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/pow-mixed-martial-arts/2009/08/women-in-mixed-martial-arts-fighting-for-equality-part-i.html).  Today, there are so many women working in the MMA industry that bring professionalism, along with a long list of credentials.  I know from expereince that many people that have traditional views on women’s... Read more »
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Pregnant While Training MMA or Martial Arts? Exercising Pregnant.

There are many people who have very conservative views on the appropriate level of exercise while pregnant. I have exercised until my delivery date through my 2 first pregnancies and now at 39 weeks pregnant I say you can keep it up – FOR SURE.  I would never suggest that anyone begins doing combat sports... Read more »