Martial Arts

A UFC Contract, the Splits, and a Pregnancy Announcement
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Undefeated contender Jordan “The Monkey King” Leavitt (6-0) submitted Jose Flores with an arm-triangle choke in the first round of his bout in the opening promotion of Dana White’s Contender Series, season four. Although the win was impressive, his post-fight celebration and interview have earned Leavitt a great deal of social media attention. Immediately following […]

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Are You Ready to be the One Percent? – Personal Blog
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In order to earn your spot in the “one-percent club”, you have to be willing to sacrifice more than you’re comfortable with. Sacrifice is an all too familiar word in my life. As a multi-time martial arts world champion, college graduate, coach, and student, I knew if I wanted to be at the top I […]

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Sport Karate Throwback Thursdays: Richard Branden
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This is the first edition of a weekly series that will be featuring old school sport karate videos to keep the history of the sport alive. This week, we take a look at an incredible performance from Team Paul Mitchell’s Richard Branden at the 1998 U.S. Open on ESPN2. This performance came at the age […]

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The Top 10 UFC Fighters to Never Win a Title: Part 2
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Finishing up our list of the best fighters to have fought in the UFC but never have won an undisputed championship or a pre-weight class tournament title, here’s our all-time top five… 5. Tony Ferguson With a record of 15-2 in the UFC, including two wins over former lightweight champions, Ferguson certainly merits inclusion on […]

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Breaking down the most common myths we have been taught about nutrition and exercise
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During this seminar, Sensei Mike Storms will discuss the significance of optimal health and well being for martial artists, why good health is the ultimate form of self-defense, and how some of the top martial artists in the country are leading by example during this health crisis. Breaking through all the diet myths, he will […]

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The Top 10 UFC Fighters to Never Win a Title: Part 1
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Joseph Benavidez’s recent loss to Deiveson Figueiredo, in what was almost certainly his final chance to win a UFC title, got us to thinking just who are the best fighters to never win a UFC championship? Discounting “interim” titles, here is a list of the best mixed martial artists who appeared in the UFC at […]

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The Toronto Tournament of Champions Going Virtual for 2020
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The Toronto International Tournament of Martial Arts Champions is the newest event on the NASKA world tour, but unfortunately the original event scheduled for December 4-5 will be replaced by a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event will join the Ocean State Grand Nationals, AmeriKick Internationals, and Pan American Internationals on […]

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Disney to Release Live-Action Mulan on Its Streaming Service
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Disney has announced that Mulan, the live-action version of the studio’s 1998 animated hit, will be available starting September 4, 2020, on its streaming service. The film had been scheduled for a theatrical release, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused Disney to postpone its debut. Disney’s Mulan | Official Trailer youtu.be (Trailer Courtesy of Disney) Martial […]

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Darryn Melerine on Minami Ryu Jujitsu Live!
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Training for 30+ year in martial arts Darryn Melerine is one of the most experienced and dynamic Martial Artist you’ll find domestically and internationally. Holding rank as a 5th Dan (Go Dan) or 5th Degree Black Belt in Minami Ryu Jujitsu under Shihan Jack E. Garrett (New Orleans, LA). Follow him on Instagram at @Darryn_80

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South African Judo Champion Preston Davids Stabbed to Death
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South African judo champion Preston Davids was stabbed to death Monday in the Bellville South neighborhood where he grew up. He was 29. www.judoinside.com Godfrey Kleinsmith, the South African national team coach, said the two men arrested for the murder committed the attack out of jealousy over Davids’ status as a role model in the […]

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Terunofuji Wins Grand Sumo Tournament
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On the final day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, Terunofuji clinched the championship with a win over Mitakeumi in what marked a long comeback to sumo’s top division. The 28-year-old had been demoted from the elite sumo ranks more than two years ago due to injury and illness, falling all the way to the […]

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Marketing
 for the 21st Century
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David Church recalled the day when one of his students asked to buy a new backpack with his taekwondo school’s logo on it. The little girl had already purchased one, so he assumed she had simply lost her first pack. “But she told me she gave her backpack away to another girl at school who […]

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Police and Chokes: Do They Mix?
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In the current tumult surrounding the use of force by law enforcement officers, one of the most controversial topics is the employment of choke holds. While many police departments across the nation have banned what’s now commonly known in martial arts as the “rear naked choke” (a term first coined by “Judo” Gene Lebell more […]

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Martial Arts and Dog Defense
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The prospect of being attacked by a dog is frightening, especially one that’s bred to be aggressive. The first thing all students of self-defense should keep in mind, even if you’re comfortable around canines, is that no matter how domesticated a dog might be, it’s still an animal. As such, it can turn on you […]

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