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FORGOTTEN FIGHT SCIENCE: CHANCERY

Dan Kanagie
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Lock up your opponents in Chancery One the distinguishing aspects of the old Bare Knuckle Boxing style was the inside clinch fighting and Chancery. A blend of standing wrestling and striking. It’s a part of the fight game that fell by the wayside after Queensberry Rules took over as the dominant combat sport. That is […]

MMA TUTORIALS: COUNTER THE JAB

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 […]

GOLDEN ERA GREATS

GOLDEN ERA GREATS: DIESELNOI CHOR THANASUKARN

Tom Billinge
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Dieselnoi: Sky Piercing Knee Talk to anyone remotely interested in Muay Thai about the Golden Era, and the name Dieselnoi is guaranteed to come up.  The Undefeated Lumpinee Stadium Lightweight Champion at 135 lbs from 1981–85 remains a legendary figure of the greatest era of Thai boxing. Charin Sorndee was born in Nakhon Luang in Ayutthaya province […]

HOW TO WRAP HANDS WITH ANDY THRASHER

THE VERTICAL STRAIGHT PUNCH

Dan Kanagie
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Forgotten Fight Science: The Vertical Straight Punch One of my favorite things as a hoplologist is looking at martial arts from different regions and eras, stripping them down to their basics, the comparing what techniques remain: the techniques that transcend time and location. The vertical straight punch falls in this category. First let’s dispel the […]

MCGREGOR VS MAYWEATHER: SHOULD IT HAPPEN?

THE TRIBE

William Calvani
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Join The Tribe I like my Prose like I like my wrestling: heavy, without gaps and without letting up on the pressure. Writing and wrestling can be alike. We use techniques to achieve our goal, but those techniques practiced until they are the vocabulary of our movement come alive in the fight and are only meaningful […]

ORIGINAL: DESIGN TAKES ON A CLASSIC FEEL

THE REBIRTH OF CATCH-AS-CATCH-CAN

Jake Shannon
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Combat Sport’s Secret Weapon… Catch-As-Catch-Can I’ve been pushing a boulder up a hill for what seems like an eternity. Every time I get closer to reaching the top, it rolls downhill again. It is worth all of the effort. The boulder is catch-as-catch-can wrestling and, in my opinion, it is the greatest martial sport in the […]

WTF DO THEY USE: THE GADA

BRUCE LEE’S MMA LEGACY: BE WATER

Tom Billinge
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Bruce Lee is the Father of MMA If you don’t own a copy of Tao of Jeet Kune Do, you aren’t serious about mixed martial arts.  A bold statement, but absolutely true.  Bruce Lee’s masterpiece essentially laid out the framework of taking the best elements of the most effective martial systems and melding them together into […]

TEAM QUEST AN MMA LEGEND