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  • Academy Award Winning Actress Charlize Theron is Obsessed With UFC

    Academy Award winning actress and star of the new films Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus went on the late night television show Conan recently to talk about her love for mixed martial arts and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. "I was originally introduced to the world of UFC by one of my best friends, who is like a five-foot-seven, really hot, very feminine, girly, girly, girly Asian girl who turns into a foam-at-the-mouth monster whenever she watches UFC," Theron told Conan O'Brien. The 37-year old actress from South Africa, who has also starred in films such as Monster, the Italian Job, Sweet November, and Hancock, told Conan that she watches all the time and s...
  • Take Your Fitness to the Next Level and Begin Training Jiu Jitsu

    If you’re like many others and struggling to find a great fitness program that’s challenging and keeps you motivated for the long run, then you may be missing something from your regime. Simply going to the gym day in and day out doing the treadmill and elliptical or taking spinning classes and lifting weights may keep you coming back for a while, but you may soon tire of the same routine and give up! If you’re looking for a program that gives you health benefits and is great for any age and sex, then you may want to consider an Indianapolis BJJ coach to get you on the right track. You should keep in mind that regardless of your age or fitness level, you can achieve a total body workout wit...
  • Instructional DVD Review: Kenny Johnson’s Bolt Wrestling: “The White Bolt Series”

    Through the course of its evolution, wrestling has garnered the reputation of being ranked among the greatest sports in the world. Widely recognized for its combat tactics which incorporate aggressive grip fighting, joint locks, and high impact takedowns, its popularity has extended worldwide, inspiring many grappling hopefuls to participate in this pastime. Wrestling in turn has not only helped introduce the world to great athletes but also aided in propelling other disciplines like Judo and Mixed Martial Arts. However, aside from the accolades and championship titles they may have obtained in their careers, wrestlers never truly had a way of separating an individual's skill level su...
  • Abraham Lincoln: How Would America's Toughest Wrestling President Fare in Mixed Martial Arts?

    It is a little known fact, but long before Hollywood turned him into a vampire hunter, the nation's 16th President Abraham Lincoln actually dabbled in the sport of competitive wrestling. And not only did Lincoln compete, but one match actually became a beloved part of Lincoln's lore. While living in New Salem, Illinois, Lincoln worked at a general store. He was in his early 20's and maintained a physically fit frame. Denton Offutt, his boss and storekeeper, boasted to the town's people about Lincoln's physical strength. A group of local misfits known as the Clary's Grove Boys caught wind of the chatter and thought something must be done. The leader of the grou...
  • A Detailed Look Into the Positive Things Going on Behind the Scenes of Utah MMA

    When I began covering the sport of mixed martial arts and stepping into the local community, I realized that giving back and reaching out was important. Just like something out of a superhero comic book, they were choosing to use their powers for good. There is no need for fighters, promoters or managers to help others but many of them do. A few of them have shown that their passion lies within the fight as well as within improving the lives of others. This type of passion can start from a simple choice, an inspirational story, or a chance to see where their help is needed most.
  • From Winning Wars to Modeling: Shannon Ihrke Takes Off Her Marine Corps Blues and Picks Up a Ring Card

    "She's a good girl, loves her mama. Loves Jesus, and America too. She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis, loves horses and her boyfriend too." She may be too young to be crazy about Elvis, and she certainly does not have a boyfriend, but rocker Tom Petty was right with nearly everything else with Shannon Ihrke, a model and ring girl for Pro Elite MMA who is turning heads in every direction. As Shannon readied for an afternoon of riding horses with her mother she was able to take some time to talk with US Combat Sports about her past, her future, and how she transitioned from the Marine Corps to modeling. So now you know why the lyrics from "Free Fallin'" fit perfectly.
  • Amateur Mixed Martial Artist Rob Larson Offers Pointers to Aspiring Fighters

    The amateur stage of the fight game can be considered the foundation of one's development into becoming a complete mixed martial artist. Everything from the choice of gym, training habits, and even proper guidance are all key elements that help determine an individual's fate and whether he will survive to obtain success in the sport. Ivan Salaverry fighter Rob Larson has had a remarkable journey thus far in his experience as an amateur. Surrounded by a great atmosphere of individuals helping his along his pathway it is no coincidence why he continues to evolve as a mixed martial artist. In this interview with USCS Reporter Monta Wiley, Larson shares his experience of being an ama...
  • Instructional DVD Review: Jimmy Pedro's Grip Like a World Champion Delivers on All Levels

    For martial arts grappling practitioners it is a common custom for one to be captivated while learning a favorite submission, guard position or throw technique. Although these elements are crucial in developing one's overall game none of these maneuvers can possibly be performed effectively without proper control and gripping. Widely overlooked and rarely taught, gripping can be considered one of the most important and essential skills to have if you hope to excel as a Judo or Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner. It is the first thing you do in a fight that ultimately supports in setting up the stage of how a match will play in one's favor. Evidence of this concept can be seen from ...
  • Ipponent Fight Wear: Restoring the True Essence in Judo Appeal

    The ideas put forth in creating a clothing line originate from the need of assisting and relating to a target market audience. Through one's clever approach of using trendy images and a themed message to catch the buyer's attention many Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA clothing brands have formulated a strategy that has generated major success for their franchise. Various "I Love Judo", "Judo Chop", and even "Flying Judo Kicks" shirts that have spawned over the years have attempted to stake their claim to fame and fortune. However, in a twist this tactic has backfired triggering a huge misconception in the buyer's mind of what the sport of Judo is all...
  • Strikeforce Middleweight Contender Tim Kennedy Tackles Katy Perry

    If you are at all familiar with last year's brilliantly humorous and extremely viral YouTube videos released by Ranger Up and recently retired middleweight contender Jorge Rivera you know the men behind the camera hold back no punches. The videos were posted to entice Michael Bisping into a brawl and also recruit thousands of new fans to the company's social media networks. Since that time Ranger Up's Facebook and YouTube pages have been flooded with new activity leaving one to question, "What will they think up next?"

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