Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Karate's Alexandre Biamonti

One of the best Shotokan tournament fighters was Alexandre Biamonti. Check him out.

/www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_cUqYykAuM

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Rickson Gracie's Budo Challenge

A tournament that features some of the best grapplers in the world. Check this out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pee-nDNJgVA&feature=fvst

Friday, May 27, 2011

1st Real Karate Championship

Here's a cool tournament here. The different Knockdown Karate styles (Kyokushin, Shidokan, Seidokan, etc.) did a tournament with each other to get a full contact karate champion. It would be nice to see this happen all the time, as most organizations stay in their on little worlds. Enjoy.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozf_J7z4DfY&feature=feedrec_grec_index

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9ogmwk7jfs&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saqF7A20LZo&feature=related

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Remy Bonjasky

One of the top K-1 Heavyweight fighters was the "Flying Gentleman" Remy Bonjasky. Check him out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPevMOcj6hQ&feature=fvwrel

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mestrando Cocada

I want to share a clip of a good friend of mine, Mestrando Cocada of Groupo Maculele.  He has dedicated his life to the spread of Capoeira and he is a true master. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnh11IRimAg&feature=related

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Paul Biafore

Canada's Paul Biafore is truly one of the best welterweights to lace up in the sport of Kickboxing. He could box and he could kick. The way he put combinations together is second to none. Check this out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PviZ9UL33Fw&feature=related

Friday, May 20, 2011

Judo's Justin Flores

I came across this judo highlight clip of Justin Flores. He is an accomplished judo player and wrestler. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o4V8crkClU&feature=feedf

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Muay Thai Clinch

Muay Thai is known for it's specialization of the clinch. This art has the best knee techniques of any martial art, as thai fighters speed hours honing the clinch range.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8A6oEq72BE&feature=related

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bong Soo Han (Hapkido)

Bong Soo Han is helped popularize martial arts by show casing the Korean art of Hapkido in the 1970s "Billy Jack" movies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLbpxbvs4mw

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Smooth Character

Here's a clip of Wayne Gregory winning Shidokan Team USA. Wayne is an accomplished kickboxer and pro boxer. He is the first American to win by KO at Lumpini Stadium.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET5Mf5Rk8vM&feature=fvsr

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cross Train!

In today's martial arts, everyone needs to cross train. You need to cover the different ranges (close, middle, long, and ground). When looking at combat arts to study for a realistic martial arts that you can learn self defense skills from, here are my picks. Pick 2 to 3 out of this group and train.

Bare Knuckle Karate (with grabs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsD63IUQvkM&feature=related

Boxing (hands)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B9hiYodAd8&feature=fvst

Muay Thai (use of 8 limbs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlpOCUq3nYo

Judo/Wrestling (throws like these on hard surfaces would end it all)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME2Y9Ue-fNA

JuJitsu (nogueira highlight because he's one of the best submission artists in MMA)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi7ZfFpf_Mg

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Koshiki Karate

Here's a different Karate that many of you may have never seen. It is a full contact sport, where competitors wear a helmet and chest protector. No gloves and the supersafe helmelts are really hard, so condition your hands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iizbs40-89g

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pull Ups Anyone?

Try some of this stuff next time you do your pull ups.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctLOTwoW02M&feature=related

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rob Kaman

Here's the legendary Rob Kaman in action. He is one of the best kickboxers of all time fighting in full contact, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai. During his time, the best kickboxers fought any fighter in the different kickboxing disciplines (above the waist, low kick, and full Muay Thai).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa4p9M7nzMA

Monday, May 9, 2011

Manny Pacquiao is the Pound For Pound Top Boxer in the World

Pacman showed us why he's the top guy in boxing this past weekend by beating Shane Mosley. Here's a clip of the 3rd round knockdown.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFIs1fFBZL8
Floyd Mayweather calls himself the best, but when we look at common opponent's that they've fought (Ricky Hatton, Shane Mosley, Oscar), Manny has beaten them much easier. Of course match up of styles determine the outcome of fights. Floyd has to step up to the plate and take on the "Pacman" to prove who's top dog to the fans.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Jerry "Golden Boy" Trimble Interview

I've had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of Jerry's kicks back in the day. I commend on him on making a successful transition into acting and creating his destiny. Listen to this interview and be inspired.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaetPrRl4OQ

Friday, May 6, 2011

Savate

There are many forms of kickboxing out there. Check out the art of French fighting with the feet, Savate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egeeEHqyn_I&feature=related

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Shidokan Katutogi Festival

Here's a triathlon match from a few years ago in Japan. Shidokan and Muay Thai fighter, Steve Phillips in action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P4EJvMVhIQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRNNAPWqSF4&feature=related

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Full Contact In America

During the early 70s karate fighters to compete in Full Contact. Eventually karate fighters would develop boxing skills and the sport would become kickboxing. Here are a couple of clips of karate and kickboxing legends, Benny "The Jet" Urquidez and Bill "Superfoot" Wallace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yblJ9VqHW8w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6txg9BaJnSM

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Ice Man

Now, I am not talking about Chuck Lidell. I talking about kickboxing legend, Jean-Yves Theriault. From the 80s to the 90s he was the best full contact fighter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0vXTpYqd2k

Monday, May 2, 2011

Jump Front Kick in MMA

Lyoto Machida's karate at work again against MMA legend Couture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUhjhW0NE2Y