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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?

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?

BEYOND BOXING: TEAM ALPHA MALES JOEY RODRIGUEZ

Alex Wright
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Beyond Boxing: Coach Joey Rodriguez In 2002 when I first experienced transferring the skills I’d learned during years of boxing and traditional martial arts training, to the new sport that was taking over… MMA, the landscape of Mixed Martial Arts was very different in many ways. Names like Matt Hughes, Tito Ortiz, Jens Pulver and Rico Rodriguez were dominating […]