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GOLDEN ERA GREATS: SAMART PAYAKAROON

Tom Billinge
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Samart Payakaroon: The Muhammed Ali of Muay Thai The name Samart Payakaroon is heard spoken with reverence whenever the subject of who is “the greatest” comes up. While the King of Thailand awarded Apidej Sit-Hirun the title of “Fighter of the Century”, he competed in the 1960s, a couple of decades before the Golden Era. Samart […]

MUAY THAI RHYTHM

CLINCH INFIGHTING

Dan Kanagie
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Forgotten Fight Science: The development of Clinch Infighting Dan Kanagie discusses how clinch infighting developed in the English Bare Knuckle arena. Over the past couple of months we’ve been looking at fighting inside the clinch from the English Bare Knuckle tradition. We looked at the Head in Chancery, a particularly devastating form of the clinch. I briefly explained […]

BAREKNUCKLE AND THE LONDON PRIZE RING

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?