Category: celebrities and mma

Angelina Jolie Trains MMA for Fight Scenes in SALT

Angelia Jolie plays CIA officer, Evelyn Salt in SALT a ‘senseless blast’, according to David Edelstien of New York Magazine.  In fact, SALT, which has grossed over $70 million is receiving a nice array of reviews that seem to get exactly the type of movie it is intended to be – ACTION, ACTION, ACTION.  Ann... Read more »

Michael Jackson's Kids Learning Martial Arts

The martial arts is a perfect activity for celebrity kids.  It is an environment where the playing field is equal.  Because of the engrained discipline and the hierarchy system, martial arts can really give a highly privileged child a sense of normalcy. The late pop star Michael Jackson I am sure struggled with providing a... Read more »

Rich Franklin's MMA Exercises

Here is a continuation from Monday’s Blog.  Rich Franklin shares another exercise from his personal workout regiment. Franklin explains why he does the ball knee tuck with rotations as part of his MMA training. “The knee tuck and rotation mimics when I am laying on my back and someone is in my guard and I... Read more »

Bully Beatdown

  Nick Diaz cocks a right at Jason Miller (black hair, with red strip) during the fight after the fights Saturday night By Elias Cepeda In addition to being a StrikeForce middleweight, Jason “Mayhem” Miller hosts an MTV reality show called “Bully Beatdown,” and Saturday night he seemed to mistake a real-life situation for his... Read more »

Celebrities Doing Martial Arts

There is such a wide range of martial arts to practice.  Most long time practitioners will agree that the beauty of the martial arts is that there is one style out there that suits everyone.  Some may even philosophize that the style chosen is a reflection of practitioners personalities.  But it should come as no... Read more »

TapOut's Punkass and Skyscrape in Chi-town Saturday, Feb 27

Punkass and Skyskrape, the larger-than-life personalities and forces behind the MMA brand TapouT will be in Chicago this Saturday, February 27 signing fan memorabilia and TapouT apparel.   Where: Spencer’s in the Chicago Ridge Mall               591 Chicago Ridge Mall, Space H18 Chicago, IL 60415   When: Saturday, February 27, 2010              ... Read more »

Debi Purcell on Celebrity Fit Club Tonight!

Fighter Girls is proud to announce that Debi Purcell,MMA fighter and owner of the popular women’s MMA Website, will be on “Celebrity Fit Club” tonight Feb. 22 on VH1. Purcell is a highly rated fighter and grappler who has been on shows such as “Warrior Nation” on MSNBC, “Montel”, and just recently in the BBC documentary: “Cage Fighting Women”.  ... 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 »

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 »

KoRn Singer Jonathan Davis MMA Fan

Jonathan Davis who is the lead vocalist for the  heavy metal/rock band Korn is a die hard MMA fan.  Davis, also plays bagpipes, guitar and drums in many of the recorded albums of the band.  Davis is ranked in the top 100 All Time Heavy Metal Vocalists.  Davis is a Bakersfield, California resident who has... Read more »