Macroscopic MMA Concepts: The Box

Forest Not Trees. There is a wealth of instructional information available these days on the web for the rigorous student and the casual peruser alike.  It is easy to lose the forest for the trees when viewing a video with the niche specificity that you can indulge in from practitioners trying to make a name,… Continue reading Macroscopic MMA Concepts: The Box

What To Do With Your Son In This Era Of “Toxic Masculinity”?

Remember “Slug Bug?” If not, it was a game that I used to play when I was just a young lad.  Before Volkswagen had committed the cardinal sin of cheating at the expense of the environment by failing its breathalyzer test and then fibbing about it, Volkswagen made a “wagon for the people.”  They were ubiquitous…if… Continue reading What To Do With Your Son In This Era Of “Toxic Masculinity”?

Boxing, Wrestling Or No Shoes For MMA Training?

Sissy feet are a righteous, justified reason to wear shoes for MMA training.  I have them now.  I haven’t always.  Perhaps wearing shoes is just a holdover habit from the 90s when sneakers became a fashion anchor of pop culture, or maybe it was the elephant patterned Nike wrestling shoes that Caol Uno wore when… Continue reading Boxing, Wrestling Or No Shoes For MMA Training?

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

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