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Striking skills in MMA have reached a very high level. To me, the greatest indicator of those skills is proficiency with the lead hand. Jack Dempsey wrote that when two boxers face off, if neither is a “knockout specialist, the one who is more effective with the left jab and left hook probably will win”. […]
Today marks the 20th year since the passing of the founder of Kyokushinkai Karate, Sosai Mas Oyama. His teachings has made a massive impact on thousands of students around the world and spurred many off-shoot systems, including: Ashihara Karate, Enshin Karate, Daido Juku (Kudo), Oyama Juku, Seido Juku, Seidokaikan, Shinkyokushin, Seibukai and many more.
“Never finish an attack where you started”. All the great defensive boxers follow that rule, but using angles is about more than just evasion. I’ve put together a compilation video of some great fighters and how they’ve used angles to make their attacks nearly unstoppable. Check out Guillermo Rigondeaux, Roy Jones Jr., Yuriorkis Gamboa, Mike […]
While Bruce Lee only completed four movies, he’s become a legend who’s often quoted and mimicked in movies. Here are the Top 10 Bruce Lee movie scenes, as seen in the accompanying video, according to Watchmojo: Number 10 – The Ice Factory Scene in “The Big Boss” This is the scene where Bruce Lee is outnumbered […]
It’s 30 years ago this year that the movie “Karate Kid” starring Pat Morita as the unforgettable Mr. Miyagi and Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso. I was 13 years old when Karate Kid came out. At the time I was training boxing and Tae Kwon Do. It really had a big impact in the way […]
Awesome quote by Guro / Sifu Dan Inosanto – probably best known as a student and close friend of Bruce Lee. “I’m not as good as I want to be, But I’m twice as good as you think I am.” A martial arts legend in his own right, he holds advanced rank in many martial […]
Quote by Grandmaster Ed Parker, the founder and creator of American Kenpo Karate: “Traditionalists often study what is taught, not what there is to create.” Ed Parker was a pioneer in spreading Karate, and introducing other martial arts and martial arts masters (including the likes of Bruce Lee) to the American audience. GM Parker was […]