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Dana White – Pulling no punches

This was part of a telephone conference that I took part in for UFC 68; where I was the only one to ask Randy Couture as to whether he was really coming back to fight, or just doing it to top up his pension. Needless to say, things got a bit frosty. Fighters magazine was … Continue reading

Reality Based Personal Protection – Modern Day Martial Arts?

Defensive Tactics, Ground Survival, Knife Survival, Crime Survival and Terrorism Survival are the modules that I saw on the Jim Wagner Reality Based Personal Protection Instructor Level 1 Course menu. I had recently spoken to Pete Lee, the UK Director for Reality Based Personal Protection, about this course and was looking forward to seeing what … Continue reading

Kenneth Funakoshi – Carrying on the legacy

The name Funakoshi is synonymous with martial arts, specifically Karate. Gichin Funakoshi was responsible for Karate being widely accepted by the Japanese. So successful was he in this that many people believe that Karate is Japanese. It is in fact Okinawan. ———– Begin sidebar ———– Kenneth Funakoshi – A brief history1938 – Born in Honolulu, … Continue reading

Bruce Lee – THE martial arts legend

Bruce Lee is widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century. His films, especially the Hollywood-produced Enter the Dragon, elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, and sparked the first major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West. The … Continue reading

Bill Wallace – Kicking’s $6m dollar man!

Bill ‘Superfoot’ Wallace is a kicking legend. With his kicks clocked at over 60mph, and the ability to throw a hook kick, roundhouse (turning) and sidekick from the same chamber, he was as great a pioneer in kicking as Bruce Lee was in concepts. Such was his influence in kicking, that many people now use … Continue reading

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