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ANCIENT GREEK WRESTLING

Tom Billinge
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Ancient Greek Wrestling – Original Grappling While it is not the very oldest civilisation to codify grappling, Ancient Greek wrestling had a powerful influence on all subsequent wrestling in Europe. Known as “Pale” (pal-eh), Ancient Greek wrestling was a cornerstone of the Olympic Games, being one of the earliest sports practiced in the ancient world. […]

WTF DO THEY USE: THE GADA

BOXING GEAR GUIDE

Tom Billinge
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Nik Gittus’ Essential Boxing Gear Guide Boxer and coach with over two decades of experience, Nik Gittus gives us his comprehensive boxing gear guide Head coach at Wallsend Boxing Academy Nik Gittus knows what you need to make your boxing game great from beginner to ring professional. Here’s what he has to say in his […]

HOW TO HANG A HEAVY BAG

MMA GEAR GUIDE

Tom Billinge
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Peter Irving’s MMA Gear Guide Coach, BJJ black belt and former fighter Peter Irving shares his comprehensive MMA gear guide Peter Irving is the MMA, Muay Thai and BJJ coach at Newcastle Fight Centre/Itaipava BJJ. With a wealth of experience competing on the mat, in the ring and in the cage, Pete knows what an […]

MMA TECH – COUNTERING THE JAB

2018 MMA REVIEW

Kyle Cadra
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12 Months of Combat: 2018 MMA Review As another incredible year is added to the MMA history books, Kyle Cadra looks back at the last 12 months in his 2018 MMA review. January This 2018 MMA review kicks off at UFC 220 where we saw Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic defeat Francis Ngannou by unanimous decision. Miocic […]

A NEW YEAR WITH: ANDRE FILI FIGHTER PROFILE

FAR SIDE BAR ARM

Tom Billinge
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Forgotten Fight Science: Far Side Bar Arm Dan Kanagie shows us the Far Side Bar Arm, a lost technique from the Bare Knuckle era. Over the past few months I have discussed the benefit of learning 18th and 19th century Bare Knuckle Boxing for modern MMA. With MMA’s inclusion of fighting in the clinch, it […]

MMA CAN LEARN FROM THE PAST

ROOTS OF MMA: MODERN PANKRATION

Tom Billinge
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Modern Pankration is a pioneering precursor to MMA Modern Pankration, also known as Neo-Pankration, was born in 1969 when Greek-American combat athlete Jim Arvanitis began to resurrect the ancient Greek all-in fighting style. Arvanitis studied striking and grappling like Muay Thai and Judo, as well as spending countless hours researching ancient Pankration. Taking what was […]

PANKRATION: ORIGINAL MMA