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Coach Franco Says: New podcast episode available now!

I got to talk with my mentor, coach and MMA living legend Richard Lasprilla about his early years in the fight game and his advise for future Pinoy MMA hopefuls.

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Mixed Martial Arts

The first sanctioned MMA fight in History

“Milo if you bite my finger I’m going to take your eye out.”- Gene Lebell had said to the opponent underneath him.  

There is little contention as to when the sport of Mixed Martial Arts arrived into the public eye in 1993 at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver Colorado. 713 more words

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Dodiya Sonal : Won gold in the 44kg category judo competition

Gujarat’s Dodiya Sonal was ecstatic after she won gold in the 44kg category judo competition at the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati. The young judo athlete expressed that her parents have worked day and night to ensure that she is provided with all the facilities. 206 more words


Bromsgrove Backyard Martial Arts Blog

I’m starting this new blog series for 2020 to share some of what I’ve learned from dabbling in martial arts over the years. In particular I want to reach out to people who play at wrestling and fighting with friends or family at home, rather than training with a club. 120 more words


Re-framing Failure: Learning from your losses.

I recently heard Yoda say this on Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery, hmm… but weakness, folly, failure also. 525 more words

Judo on a world stage.

I have been thinking about Judo lately, played between nations…  Or it is actually something more akin to a combination of Judo and Chess.  Judo, for those who are unaware, is a Japanese martial art whose primary focus is defense by using your opponent’s own strength and/or inertia against them.  742 more words