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MMA is not anymore vale tudo. Anything goes is something from the past, but some fighters always try to win, even if to accomplish this they have to broke some rules during the fight. Other fighters try to annoy their opponents before the match insulting and raging. Here is also the option of using dirty tricks like modified gloves, using lotion on the body to be slippery, hide illegal hits during ground fighting… continue reading…

A lot of traditional martial arts use kimono or gi as training uniform. This piece of equipment looks the same at first glance for karate, judo or Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but every martial art kimono has different characteristic that make him unique to his style. continue reading…

Sometimes protective gear reduces the level of realism while training. Because this, it is not recommended adding more and more protective gear to be able to do sparring or more combos with higher level of contact. Instead it is recommended to train with basic gear to improve the safety of martial artist but not creating a false sensation of security affecting how guards and attacks are performed. continue reading…

First punch KO

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Fights are usually prepared for days or even months, but sometimes bad luck, overconfidence or skill produce uncommon results. This post is a compilation of matches from different events (boxing, mma, vale tudo) where the fight finishes after one first punch. continue reading…

One punch KO

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Knocking out a skilled opponent is always a hard task, but even harder is doing it by one punch instead of using several hits in a combo before the opponent fall down to the floor.This post is a video compilation of the best KO accomplished by one hit. continue reading…

Wado ryu karate

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Wado ryu is translated as “the way of the harmony”.  This style of karate is a mix of Japanese jujitsu and Okinawan karate founded by Hironori Otsuka. Because of this foundation on different concepts from different martial arts, this karate style presents special characteristics. continue reading…

Becoming a pro boxer is never an easy task, Mike Tyson was one of the greatest boxers in 80′s by holding WBC, WBA and IBF titles at the same time, but after going to jail for three years he couldn’t return to his previous boxing level. This shows the difficulty of being a star and, at the same time, being able to concentrate in the hard task of training 7 days per week every week of the year. continue reading…

Boxing guard has been evolving a lot during last centuries. Changes in rules and equipment were decisive defining boxing style of fighters. Allowing throws could lead to a lower guard to stop the opponent before clinching, using more padded gloves could allow for different strikes like direct punches to the head without risk of injuries. continue reading…

Sambo was developed in the first years of twenty century by Red Army. The origins of sambo techniques are very heterogeneous, it has techniques from judo, karate, western martial arts(wrestling, boxing…) and local Russian martial arts. The two main developers of sambo where Vasili Oschepkov and Victor Spiridonov who trained different martial arts to improve the Russian army empty hand combat techniques. continue reading…

52 hand blocks, Jailhouse Rock, Jailhouse boxing… All of them are names that describe this unusual style of martial arts developed in USA prisons. System’s base are boxing moves highly modified with different blocks using the arms and tricks with the elbows. continue reading…