Okay, so there was this MMA movie I saw today. Before I did though, a lot of my martial arts friends said it wasn't gonna be that good. I was actually looking foward to watching this movie. I wasn't disappointed in it. Instead, I quite enjoyed it. The fights scenes were realistic enough and I just loved the submission parts. What are your thoughts?
From IMDB.com: At his new high school, a rebellious teen Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fighting club in a Backyard Fight, where he finds a mentor in a mixed martial arts veteran. After receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family, Jake seeks the mentoring of a veteran fighter, to train his mind and body for one final no-holds-barred elimination fight with his unrelenting personal nemesis and local martial arts champion Ryan McCarthy. Written by Anthony Pereyra
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
How did you people think about UFC 81? It was all good, but i was actually looking foward to the Lesnar-Mir fight. I thought Brock had this fight, but fighting against a former heavyweight champion as your debut match ain't a piece of cake. I just didn't think Frank Mir was such a great fighter. His submission attempts got the crowd going and his transitions were very smooth. In the end, he actually managed to submit Lesnar with a kneebar/footlock.
I think that WWE should be worried about MMA now since they're losing all their fans over to us. People are starting to want to see some real action. WWE's wrestlers are getting tired of stunts too. Brock Lesnar joined the UFC and lost his first match, but states that he'll stay. There were also many rumours that Bobby Lashley was also gonna enter the MMA world.
WWE's fans are also becoming younger and younger over the years. The usual audience are people in their early teens. MMA on the other hand, is getting more and more popular. One thing that I'm really pissed about is that the Ontario government won't allow Mixed Martial Arts fights which doesn't allow UFC or any other MMA organization to come here. Well, at least not all provinces are like this. They'll be in Canada for the first time in April. Can't wait to see the event. Comments are appreciated.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Okay, so you wanna join a MMA organization and fight, right? But first, you need to learn martial arts. There are many martial arts around the world. To name a few, Boxing, Savate, Judo, Muay Thai, Wrestling, etc. etc. But you can't possibly have that much time to learn all these! So you have to select maybe 2-3 to learn. Or if you're lucky and there's a MMA class in your area, TAKE THE CHANCE AND JOIN! But, for the people who aren't so lucky, don't worry, i'll guide you through selecting good martial arts.
I'll recommend you to take Muay Thai, Judo, and BJJ. Why? I'll explain. Muay Thai is a striking art that use eight limbs. (Most other arts use only 4) It uses the fists, elbows, knees, and shins. This will help you deal with the stand-up during fights. Next is BJJ. It focuses a lot on submissions and groundwork which is great, but how can you submit someone if you can't get them down? This is where Judo comes in =D Judo is a throwing art. It'll allow you to throw people down so you can submit or just Ground and Pound away. This would be my combination of martial arts to take. What's yours? Comments are appreciated.