Ludusport Regalia, Symbology & The Like: The Owl

Every team needs a mascot, and every mascot needs a compelling silhouette. Much of Ludusport’s graphic, philosophic and martial roots are Hellenistic in origin even while Ludus is a word of latin etymology that was used at the height of the influence of the Roman empire. The rich mythology of the Greeks and their pantheon… Continue reading Ludusport Regalia, Symbology & The Like: The Owl

Elliot Wave Theory & The Virtue of Failure

“I look down on mountains from a cresting wave. I look up again from under, the water recedes at odds, the trend an even number.” There is a certain self-corrective measure that guides the honest MMA practitioner. Perhaps appealing to investor psychology is too academic, but I do think that Elliot Wave Theory is an… Continue reading Elliot Wave Theory & The Virtue of Failure

Is The Jab As Important In MMA As It Is In Boxing? Part 2

And now that you have borne witness to two gods vaulting into the skies, and those self-same skies weeping with profuse admiration-admittedly, and hopefully this won’t tarnish my tough guy bonafides, I well up every time I watch that fight.  Sniff, let’s consider the jab and its oft underserved utility. ...a lazy jab against an… Continue reading Is The Jab As Important In MMA As It Is In Boxing? Part 2

Ludusport Regalia, Symbology & The Like: The Banner

The Roman Ludus is a precursor to the modern, mixed martial arts combat training academy.  Those of you who have found this blog will likely be familiar with the gladiator games of the Ancient Roman Coliseum, the brutality of blade and political wrangling, the bread and circuses of yesteryear.  For slaves there was the lure… Continue reading Ludusport Regalia, Symbology & The Like: The Banner

Is The Jab As Important In MMA As It Is In Boxing? Part 1

During my early days of learning to become a “Thaiboxer” I heard the boxing Intelligencia in the dominant media of yesteryear (limited internet ubiquity at that time) proclaim in unison that the jab was the most important punch in boxing.  I all but summarily dismissed the claim, as thaiboxers had higher order problems. For starters,… Continue reading Is The Jab As Important In MMA As It Is In Boxing? Part 1

The Modern “Pentathelite”

It was near the beginning of recorded, Western history that combat sports were institutionalized in the Olympiad.  This ancient Greek celebration of fraternal competition and athletic prowess is a symbol of contemporary athletic achievement, and though the games have evolved with the times, their mission of excellence in sport and the exaltation of  competition as… Continue reading The Modern “Pentathelite”