“I Want To Be A Mixed Martial Artist, What Classes Should I Take?”

I have it on good authority that Elon Musk is currently planning “Low-Orbit Neck Wrestling Heats”... I had the luxury of being agnostic.  When I began Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu some two decades ago MMA was nascent, and it was beyond my horizon.  I spent close to a year practicing pure Brazilian Jiujitsu 4-5 days a week,… Continue reading “I Want To Be A Mixed Martial Artist, What Classes Should I Take?”

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