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Footwork drills develop fluid movement around the boxing ring, maintaining a position to attack, evading an opponent's punches and dictating the pace of the fight. Correct foot movement assists in maintaining balance and stability when both attacking and defending...
The Riddle of the 52 Over the last decade much has been said on the topic of "52 Hand-Blocks" also referred to as "The 52," Stato, Jailhouse Rock, or any of the other generational or geographic terms associated with this...
Make them miss, Make them Pay One of the most common topics I seem to get asked about is that of footwork. It has become a primary focus of my study efforts over the last decade, and I feel it...
Growth in the Sweet Science Over the course of pugilistic history there have been identified five basic styles of fighters each with ranges and points where one counters the other. These stylistic approaches are more "temperaments" than anything else and...
Evolution of MMA The process of natural selection has proven over and again that given the right environmental factors and a combination of climate, timing and genetics, nature will to streamline an organism's most natural path into its 2.0 version....
Simply the Best 18 Poprad Kickboxing series Simply the Best 18 was held last March in Poprad, Slovakia. The show was the fifth episode produced in the country featuring local and international competitors in a series of bouts with three...
Often lost somewhere between the outside ranges of probes and kicks and the transition to the ground game lies the humble insidiousness of the clinch. While a position in which Muay Thai exponents prosper and various wrestling styles relish,...
Kickboxing series "Simply the Best" was created by World Kickboxing Network in October 2014. As many as 24 episodes were produced across four seasons in various European countries as well as in South America. The events featured prominent international...
The good thing about combat sports for its hardcore fans, is that there is always action to enjoy at the end of the week. There is no wait for a season to kick off, there is no breaks between...
I often receive questions from readers on my various social media platforms regarding my opinion on various training methods and the latest comes from John Bolinger via Facebook. "Curious, What is your opinion on hard sparring and how often?" Well John,...
Muay Thai event Nemesis 10 took place at Kingsway Stadium in Madeley (Perth) WA on May 23, 2015. The fight card featured local and international competitors in a series of bouts with four WKN titles contested on the night....
Basically, any action film features some sort of fighting. It can be a sports drama covering the real aspects of this or that martial art, or a fast-paced adventure or crime, which includes combat. In a way or another...
We are all familiar and basically used to a spectacular performance of Muay Thai star Saenchai executing his trademark, cartwheel kick, practically in every bout. Here is, arguably, a never seen before extravaganza from the European kickboxing scene with...
With just a little over five months left in 2019, let's have a look at the announced to date kickboxing matchups*. The list includes some of the notable competitors and events of the current era. The lineup is presented...
Ramesh Habib and Hamish Dempsey squared off on April 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The bout was featured on the "Kings of Kombat 9" fight card topped by the first three-round encounter between Dzhabar Askerov and Steve Moxon. The video...

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