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What Do MMA, Pro Wrestling and Traditional Martial Arts Have in Common?

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

I had never seen anyone quite like Ken Shamrock, who at 6 feet 1 inch tall and 217 pounds handily dropped opponent after opponent in World Wrestling Entertainment (then World Wrestling Federation) matches. An Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran, Ken Shamrock brought a unique style to the pro-wrestling milieu in 1997, combining wrestling with martial arts
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Posted in Boxing, Bruce Lee, General Martial Arts History, Grappling, MMA Fighters, Mixed Martial Arts, Randy Couture, Royce Gracie, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Western Martial Arts History, Wrestling.

Gokor Chivichyan: The King of Sport-Sambo Submissions

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

If you don’t know Gokor Chivichyan, you’re not really into grappling.

Disagree all you want, but you can’t dispute the fact that Gokor Chivichyan is the go-to guy for submissions techniques, especially leg locks. He was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame in 1997 as Judo Instructor of the Year, but his curriculum vitae
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Posted in Grappling, Judo, Jujitsu, Sambo, Traditional Martial Artists.

NICK DIAZ – Takedown to Arm Triangle

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Fans might think Nick Diaz is just another mixed martial arts fighter, but he has more than 20 years of experience in the traditional arts, including aikido, karate, escrima and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In this exclusive in-studio video, he demonstrates how to execute a takedown to an arm triangle.


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Posted in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Joint Locks, MMA Fighters, MMA Videos, Mixed Martial Arts, Throws/Takedowns.