Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sports Martial Artists

Gholamreza Takhti

Gholamreza Takhti was born on August 27, 1930, in Tehran. He was raised in in poverty... 


Wally Slocki

Wally Slocki One Best Fighter Out of Canada When Wally Slocki began teaching karate... 


Robin Alice Rowe Robin Alice Rowe

Robin Alice Rowe A Woman of Many Talents Robin Alice Rowe began her intensive martial... 


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Mixed Martial Artists

Ortiz, Tito Ortiz, Tito

Jacob Christopher Ortiz was born on January 23, 1975 and he is of Mexican American... 


Griffin, Forrest Griffin, Forrest

Forrest Griffin was born on July 1, 1979 in Columbus, Ohio. He attended the University... 


St-Pierre, Georges St-Pierre, Georges

Georges St-Pierre is a Canadian professional mixed martial artist and MMA world champion.... 


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MMA Yoga On The Mat: General Conditioning: Neck Alignment MMA Yoga On The Mat: General Conditioning: Neck Alignment

The upper triangle of the body consists of the base of the neck, the shoulders and the upper-mid back. If this area is compromised in any way, lacks proper alignment, or sufficient strength, it will be hard to hold yourself up in the octagon if the opponent simply doesn’t want to go to the ground. We’ve see this happen time and time again. The fighter... Read more of this article


Kumite: A Learning Experience Kumite: A Learning Experience

From Time to time, BLACK BELT learns of unusual events or occurrences in the martial arts; events that-either because of their nature or because they occurred in the distant past-cannot be easily verified. Because we do not want our readers to be misinformed, BLACK BELT has a policy of strict verification of all facts pertaining to any article. In this... Read more of this article


MMA Yoga On The Mat: General Conditioning: Hips, Shoulders, Legs, Neck MMA Yoga On The Mat: General Conditioning: Hips, Shoulders, Legs, Neck

All fighters like economy of movement. Make something complicated and there goes your reaction time. It’s the same thing with foundational training. As a fighter you need something efficient, effective and easy in order for you to want to add it in to your regiment. This is what I particularly like about my brand of MMA Yoga. One single technique... Read more of this article


Old School . . . Osu

It is 1993, the vision of the Sport Karate Museum was already in my head and Johnny Kuhl had given me Master Aaron Bank’s phone number, so I called him. I talked with Master Banks for almost two hours about everything and everybody, from his breaking of all those boards on the Mike Douglas Show, to his being the super promoter he was. At the end... Read more of this article


MMA Yoga On The Mat: General Conditioning: Focused Breathing 2 MMA Yoga On The Mat: General Conditioning: Focused Breathing 2

You know that awful feeling you get when you start to get winded and your second wind hasn’t happened yet? That’s when you’re really in trouble in the stamina and the strike department. I learned many years ago in my training, the practice of punching out the candle or palm striking out the candle. If the strikes are on target, the... Read more of this article


MMA Yoga On The Mat: General Conditioning: Focused Breathing MMA Yoga On The Mat: General Conditioning: Focused Breathing

Last weekend I watched a great little movie called: From Mexico With Love. I was happy because it had a very happy ending, but happier because the training scenes were just wonderful and offered some great advice about something that I’ve been insisting that my fighters pay close attention to if they want to strike with more stealth, more power... Read more of this article


10 Things you need to know to be a Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Part 4 10 Things you need to know to be a Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Part 4

Everyone knows that the Mixed Martial Arts Craze is taking over America and everyone wants to be a part of the craze. The problem is that 99% of the Martial Arts Schools in America can’t teach you all you need to know to become a great MMA fighter. Why? Because the teachers don’t know all the skills necessary to become a great MMA fighter and so... Read more of this article


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