I write often about combat sports (MMA, Boxing, Grappling), co-host and produce the Coast-2-Coast Combat Hour podcast and love horror films. Follow me on Twitter: @Carbazel
What Do You Enjoy Most About Halloween?
So here's my answer: There are so many things I enjoy about Halloween for a lot of reasons. First, the time of year is pretty great. Not too hot, not too cold, perfect temperature to not be uncomfortable in a costume. Plus, people seem more sociable at Halloween and not grumpy like around Christmas time.
Is Now a Good Time For Fight Fans to Experience Team MMA?
Last week, Ariel Helwani read off news about a new player in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). It’s called “The World Fight League”, and the news created a small buzz because who doesn’t like more of something popular? MMA has grown a lot in popularity in recent years, but is too much? Too little? Or, is the timing just right?
A Word on Olympic Karate
Olympic karate, like any Olympic level competition, should include the best athletes the sport has to offer. It should also represent the best version of that sport. This year’s summer games wrapped up and karate got some shine, but not in the way many karate stylists and fans had hoped for. An Iranian karate practitioner picked up a gold medal this summer, for getting knocked out.
BJJ Force for Change
HBO recently aired an episode of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, with a segment called, “Force for Change.” The focus of it was on Brazilian Jiu-jitsu being taught to law enforcement officers, and how it has helped them do their jobs in Marietta, Georgia. Rener Gracie was heavily featured in the piece as well as police officers from the region that has already put their training to the test.