Monday, July 30, 2012

Great Tae Kwon Do Match

I came across a good match, displaying the incredible kicking skills of Tae Kwon Do. This style of competition require 3x2 rounds. TKD is often criticized by other martial artists because the athletes drop their hands and bounce around. The relaxed movement of the athlete is used to create kicking opportunities. It is not as easy as it looks and requires great endurance. Anyway, check out this match between Aaron Cook and Sebastien Crismanich at the Dutch Open. Look for the head kick in round 3. Great fight.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Neil Adams

Neil Adams is one of the most well rounded Judo players ever. His abilities in standing and ground work are truly incredible. He was known for his juji gatame (arm bar) and had an awesome tai otoshi (body drop throw). Check him out.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Gene Lebell

Judo Gene Lebell is has been a National Judo Champion, a Pro Wrestler, Stuntman, and Actor. He is probably the first martial artist to really impact hollywood as he has been in movies with all the top stars of his day. He is known as the "Toughest Man Alive". Here is Gene in a 1960's MMA bout against boxer, Milo Salvage. Gene wins by choking him out.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Military and Cops Martial Arts

Hand to Hand training for military and law enforcement is extremely important. In the U.S. it has not as intense as it is in other countries. In Korea and Japan, police have to train in martial arts. In many countries, soldiers and cops have to have attain blackbelt status in some martial art. Here's how military and police forces of other countries get down in hand to hand combat training.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mr. Perfect (2 of 'em)

Ernesto Hoost was K-1 Kickboxing's "Mr. Perfect". Hoost was 4x K-1 Grand Prix Champion and was known for his devastating left hook and crushing low kicks. I must say that in my opinion MMA's Mr. Perfect is Anderson Silva. He is the longest running UFC Champion. And now his stats exceed previous UFC Champions. Hoost Silva

Monday, July 16, 2012

Awesome Throwing Video

Here's an incredible highlight video of throws (judo and wrestling). Check this out. Truly amazing stuff.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Trammell Highlight

Sorry it's been a little over a week since my last post. I was out of town with the family. But, I'm back to feed your more of whatever comes out of my mind, or things I see, or thoughts that enter my mind. A few days ago, a good friend of mine made a highlight video of me. I am very appreciative of it and wanted to share it with you all.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Georgia Games 2012 Judo

Here's a clip of me and our guys at the Georgia Games Judo tournament.

Monday, July 2, 2012

2002 My Best Year

I see 2002 as my best year in competitive martial arts. I fought in my second Shikoon Thai Boxing Grand Prix (in Switzerland) I won my 3rd Shidokan Team USA Championship and my first Shidokan World Open. Shidokan hosted two 12 man tournaments featuring some of the best fighters at 155lbs. 6x Shidokan Champion and 8x World Kickboxing Champion Jerry Morris, Lumpinee and World Muay Thai Champion Matee Jedeepitak, Midwest MMA star Rolondo Higueros, World Sports JuJitsu Champion Craig Oxley, MMA fighter Cruz Gomez, World Kickboxing Champ Peter Kaljevic, Polish Kickboxing Champ Tomaz Korcyl, MMA Veteran Steve Kennision, French Muay Thai Champion Remmy Bonnel, and many other tough warriors. A lot of great fights and experience as I got to compete with some really good fighters. Thank you guys for the experience.