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ROOTS OF MMA: VALE TUDO

Tom Billinge
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Vale Tudo, MMA prototype Vale Tudo, Brazil’s version of MMA has been entertaining crowds since the 1920s. While most fight fans were not aware of all-in, no-holds-barred fighting until UFC 1 in 1993, and only a select few were going to cage fights in bars on the wrong side of the tracks before then. In […]

ROOTS OF MMA: BJJ

MUAY THAI RHYTHM

Jonas Menken
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Move to the Beat of the Muay Thai Rhythm Watch the Thai fighters move. You will notice they have a Muay Thai rhythm that is missing from many of the Western fighters’ game. In their stance, they have a rhythm of motion that is different from boxing or MMA. It is slower and smoother than […]

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COLIN BYRNE JAB COUNTER TAKEDOWN

Tom Billinge
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Colin Byrne Jab Counter Takedown Colin Byrne of Shinobi MMA shares a simple, yet effective jab counter takedown. For those in the know, Colin ‘Serpico Ninja’ Byrne requires no introduction.  Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Colin is the head coach at Shinobi MMA Academy in Lagos, Portugal.  Colin works with the highest level of competitors and coaches, such […]

HOW I BEAT MR FINLAND: ARNOLD ALLEN MMA TUTORIAL PT1

ROOTS OF MMA: BOXING

Tom Billinge
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Power Punching: Boxing for MMA  In the early 19th century, the world’s first star sports writer, Pierce Egan, called boxing “the sweet science of bruising”.  It was a century-old sport that was a major, if illicit, part of English sporting life along with horse racing, cockfighting and cricket.  The English prize ring was the crucible of early […]

MCGREGOR VS MAYWEATHER: SHOULD IT HAPPEN?

BRAD PICKETT: UK MMA PIONEER

Tom Billinge
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Brad Pickett UK MMA Pioneer Brad “One Punch” Pickett’s credentials can never be doubted.  The former Cage Rage UK Featherweight Champion and UFC Bantamweight contender is a legend of the game.  He has fought in four weight divisions and recently come out of retirement to fight once again on the Russian Absolute Championship Berkut promotion.  […]