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Dispelling the Myth of the Martyr-Athlete

I read an article once which talked about the correlation between Italian-American communities and Italian-American stereotypes in the form of depictions in works such as The Godfather films and The Sopranos TV series. 1,158 more words

Motivation & Inspiration

Knee Injuries in Submission Wrestling and BJJ

Last week there was no blog post. This was due to me having zero spare time between setting up my new clinic (details to come) and prepping for an interclub competition that took place last Sunday. 1,319 more words


The Main UFC 180 Fight Card Was a Hell of a lot of Fun

(I say the main card, as I didn’t watch the preliminary bouts.)

I took my girlfriend to this past Saturday night’s UFC 180 — her first UFC — and the card didn’t disappoint. 257 more words


Death in the ring: a dark look at combat sport

Please take a minute to watch this video:


You can also read the entire article at http://m.jsonline.com/watchdog/watchdogreports/Milwaukee-kickboxer-Dennis-Munson-Jr-dies-following-cascade-of-errors-by-fight-officials-b99356847z1-280084622.html

I was incredibly angered the first time I saw this, over this weekend. 611 more words

Muay Thai

Judo or Judon't: Officials Move to Prohibit Combat Sports Crossover

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has taken the extraordinary step of formally stating a ban exists on crossover grappling and combat sports competition for ranked Judoka in international competition, unless permission is granted. 205 more words


Japanese Pluck and American Degeneracy: The Origins of Jiu-Jitsu in the United States

by Adam Park

The Russo-Japanese War sparked American fascination with Japanese culture at the turn of the 20th century. “Japanese things are in fashion nowadays,” claimed one 1904 periodical, but “where does Japan get her muscle and pluck?” 1,786 more words

Joe 'Stitch Em Up' Schilling Star Shines Brightest at Bellator 131

By: Jonathan M. King The Clinch Report

Photos By: John Walsh The Clinch Report

If you have watched a Joe Schilling fight once your hooked. As a fight fanatic I find him to be the combat sports equivalent of heroine. 446 more words

Combat Sports