From the time we were little kids, we were always told to have good sportsmanship. In the heat of competition, this is often difficult. The same desire that pushes us to win, is the same desire which hates losing and is often the cause of poor sportsmanship. Quite often, great competitors are notoriously sore losers.
This shouldn’t be the case, and this next news story is a great demonstration of a professional athlete’s incredible sportsmanship.
We can’t always control our circumstances, but we can control our reaction to them. I have nothing but respect for the way in which this young baseball player handled himself. I also admire the fact that the umpire admitted his mistake.
The Need for Proper Leg Conditioning
Posted: June 01, 2010
If you like throwing leg kicks, but you aren’t spending time conditioning your legs; you might want to look at these 2 videos. In both cases the striker’s legs weren’t up to the test. A lot of guys like to block with their knees and the upper part of the shins. This is often referred to as a “spike”. So be careful, and condition your legs.
Warning: the following 2 videos are quite graphic, so be prepared.
Reflections on Ufc 114
Posted: May 31, 2010
I just wanted to thank everyone who attended our UFC event this past Saturday. It was a packed house, and we enjoyed having you all there. The fights were all pretty good, with the exception of the main event.
The main event just didn’t live up to the hype. Typically guys that don’t like each other usually want to hurt each other. In this instance, it seemed like both guys were more concerned with not losing. This tentative approach resulted in a pretty sad match.
I don’t understand why an MMA fight has to be a title fight to go 5 rounds. In boxing the duration of the main event is not limited in the same way. In this instance, the short duration was a blessing, but in most cases it is not.
If You Think That Girls Can’t Punch, Think Again.
Posted: May 28, 2010
This is a clip from the show “Sports Science.” While people can argue about the comparative techniques used by each of the fighters to get the results that were shown in the show, there is no denying that girls can generate an amazing amount of power in their punches.
I have always liked Lucia Rijker, and I think she’s a great boxer and an all around great martial artist. So if you’re a big tough guy that thinks that girls can’t hit, you’re in for a surprise. Maybe if you try real hard, you too can hit like a girl.
Check These Kids Out
Posted: May 26, 2010
I think these kids are pretty amazing. They have taken a love of martial arts and started making short films. If I remember correctly these guys have had some training with the legendary Sammo Hung. (Jackie Chan’s classmate, and a world class action choreographer.) It’s cool to see what hard work and a video camera can produce. Like most movies, the trailer is the best part, and that is why I have posted it. I hope you enjoy it.