Archive for January 2010

Nate Marquardt's Training Camp Gives Some Insight Into UFC 109 This Saturday

Nate Marquardt (29-8-2) has had a career filled with great opponents and opportunities. Although he is listed as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu stylist, Marquardt at 185 pounds has displayed solid stand up skills in his fights against Damian Maia, WIlson Gouveia and Joe Doerksen.  Marquardt is scheduled to appear this Saturday on the UFC 109... Read more »

Krav Mage Featured on National Geographic's Fight Science

Fight Science is a popular show that reveals the science behind Mixed Martial Arts, Special Operations, and Self-Defense. Scientists analyze the unique fighting styles and techniques of UFC fighters and special operations military personnel under the most adverse circumstances. A new episode featuring Krav Maga Worldwide Instructors Amir Perets,  Kelly Campbell, Sam Sade and other Krav Maga... Read more »

Saturday Strikeforce Fighters Getting Ready

Take a peek at the fighters for Saturday, January, 31st’s MMA fight night.  Showtime will be broadcasting 

Strikeforce is Offering a Dynamic Card this Weekend

Herschel Walker, the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner, will make his MMA debut against Greg Nagy.  The 47-year-old two-time Pro Bowler will compete in the cage the night before the Pro Bowl and one week prior to the Super Bowl.  The 6-foot 1-inch, 220 pound Walker holds a fifth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has experience... Read more »

New York MMA Sanctioning Update

Legislation for Mixed Martial Arts in the New York state budget has been advocated by Governor David A. Paterson.  Although most Chicagoans are not too concerned about New York, it is important for MMA to expand into new markets.  MMA as a sport is drawing millions of dollars in pay-per-views, as well as ticket sales.... Read more »

Overtraining? How do you know?

The concept of overtraining is somewhat obscure to the average person.  It is much easier to identify overtraining signs in others than it is in ourselves.  It is condition that can manifest physically or mentally for both an athlete or hard-core exerciser.  So how exactly can you identify overtraining ? Simply put it is when... Read more »

Great Core Exercise for MMA/ Combat Sports Training

Medicine ball training is not very complicated.  There are so many useful adaptations where a somewhat benign exercise can become redefined by adding the weighted ball.  I like two types of medicine balls – those that bounce and have a stickiness or those with handles on the side of them.  The exercise shown above needs... Read more »

MMA NOT Jackie Chan's Thing

Jackie Chan has driven a lot of martial art’s popularity over the last decade.  He has really made martial arts look good to skeptical parents who only viewed it as Cobra Kai scene from Karate Kid.  Although he is a huge proponent of kung fu, wushu, karate, tae kwon do, judo and tai chi, Chan... Read more »

MMA Fight in Chi-Town this Saturday the 23rd

If you want to check out an MMA event at an affordable ticket price, the XFO has an event at the Copernicus Foundation Theatre located at  5216 W. Lawrence Ave in Chicago. The XFO has been a loyal organization to the Midwestern MMA community.  It has always given local fighters a chance to build a... Read more »

Herschel Walker Fights in MMA Bout in 2 Weeks

Herschel Walker, the Heisman Trophy winner admits that his mother is hoping they don’t find an opponent for him in his MMA fight on January 30th.  Too late, his fight was solidified last Tuesday when Greg Nagy was announced as his opponent.  Walker and Nagy will fight on the Strikeforce card at the Florida Panther’s... Read more »