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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

PANKRATION: ORIGINAL MMA

Tom Billinge
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The Ancient Greek Art of Pankration Pankration is deeply rooted in the ancient Olympic Games. The modern sport of Neo-Pankration pays homage to the original Greek combat style. In 648 BC, a submission combat sport with very few rules was introduced to the Olympic Games. With legends crediting mythical heroes Heracles and Theseus with its […]

ROOTS OF MMA: MODERN PANKRATION

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

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