Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Celebrating Knockouts

Here's an interesting clip of Mike Tyson being interviewed. He's asked about celebrating a KO win. Listen to what he has to say.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Left Hook Highlight Video

Here's a clip of 5 of the best left hookers in boxing.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Be In Shape

I watched some fights this past weekend and saw a couple of fighters out of shape. They had love handles and got winded during their bouts. And I talking about professional full time athletes. This makes no sense to me. If you are serious about what you do, you will prepare properly (especially if it's your job). Your conditioning is your number one weapon. If you get tired, nothing will work for you. You won't be able to throw your combinations and you won't be able to stop your opponent's. So, do the right things and keep yourself in shape. Remember, "Fatigue makes cowards of men".

Friday, January 25, 2013

Master's Judo Highlight

Master's Judo is for athletes over 30. As you all know, I currently compete as in the Master's M4 category (ages 45-49). It provides me a competitve outlet and I am having fun improving as a judo player. I came across a highlight of master athletes in action and it's really cool. Enjoy.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ronnie Christopher

Came across some old school fight stuff featuring Britain's Ronnie Christopher. Check out this highlight, especially the bare knuckle point sparring (it ain't light contact).

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sanchin And Ibuku Breathing

Here's a section from a documentary featuring Goju Ryu expert, Morio Higoanna. In this part, he talks about the benefits of Sanchin and what proper breathing does for the student.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Do You Believe In PEDs Or Yourself?

With Lance Armstrong coming out and admitting his use of PED in winning 7 Tour De France races, there is a lot of talk about drugs in sports. The use of performance enhancing drugs has been around for decades. Athletes are always trying to find an edge and team doctors and peers pull them into using them. It is sad that guys and girls can't just train hard and get out there and lay it on the line. In looking at combat sports, we have seen fighters get busted for steroids, HGH (human growth hormone), etc. In previous blogs, I have talked about extreme weight cutting where fighters lose 30 plus pounds to try to get an advantage in a lower weight class. In my mind, one can't be a winner if he or she cheats. Deep down inside, you know that you didn't earn it and now matter how much you lie to folks, you will torture your soul and be disappointed in yourself. Be a true competitor and believe in yourself, not drugs and all the other crap.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hiroaki Hiraoka vs Georgii Zantaraia

Came across this great judo match here and wanted to share with you. This between top judoka, Hiroaki Hiraoka vs Georgii Zantaraia. Watch the transitions in this match. Even though it ended in a short time, sparks flew and both athletes are truly world class.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Glaube Feitosa's Brazilian Kick

Here is a highlight of Glaube Feitosa and the Brazilian Kick. This kick is basically a fake front kick rolled over into a round kick. It is decepetive as it folds over an opponent's guard.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Goju Ryu Karate Documentary

Here is an interesting documentary on Goju Ryu Karate in Russian. You won't be able to understand it (unless you speak Russian), but you will see some interesting stuff. Check it out.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Martial Arts, The Best Workout

I view martial arts as the best workout you can get. Sparring in any combat sport works the entire body. If you grapple or strike, you're using every muscle in your body and you have the resistance of another human being, making this type of training the most functional and effective resistance work you can get. The drilling, stretching, bag work, etc. in addition to the sparring will give you well rounded workout. So, practice your art or sport to it's fullest. Learn to make it work for you.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Judoka Doug Rogers Experience

Here's is an interesting short documentary about a westener training Judo in Japan in the 1960s. His name is Doug Rogers. Check this out.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Escrima Documentary

For those of you who are not familiar with stick fighting, watch this documentary on Escrima. Escrima is a Filipino martial art based on stick and knife fighting.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Jon Bluming Interview

Here's an interesting interview with Jon Bluming of the Netherlands. Bluming is a well know judoka and karateka who trained with the likes of Mas Oyama during Kyokushin's early days.