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Using MMA for Self Defence

Unlike many others in the MMA world it wasn’t the Tap out t-shirts and scary tattoos that first attracted me to the sport. It was the realistic way of testing martial arts and fighting skills against a resisting opponent. I wasn’t convinced that the techniques used in my Karate point sparring would work in real […]

What makes a good MMA promotion

I’ve been at more fight shows than anyone I know. From MMA shows to Boxing fight nights and everything in between. I’ve attended fight shows in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong & Thailand. I’ve also been lucky enough to attend these events in a variety of roles. First off as […]

Long term athlete development and learning progression in combat sports

The old way of doing things in combat sports especially the striking arts of boxing and Muay Thai has been to skip, hit bags, hit pads, hit people, and do a few hundred push ups and sit-ups. They’ve done it for centuries so it must be best practice? Not necessarily. Too much open ended training […]

Sokoudjou drops into Nemesis before his AFC Kun Lun MMA title fight

Good luck to MMA veteran of Pride, Bellator, and UFC Sokoudjou on his upcoming title fight in Melbourne on AFC Kun Lun fight promotions on Saturday 28th October. Even with his busy schedule Sokoudjou dropped into Team Nemesis for a roll in the lead up to his fight. He even showed some of his signature […]

What does it mean to be a pro fighter?

There are several definitions. I have fought under professional MMA rules with punches & elbows on the floor, 5 minute rounds, getting paid in some way to compete. I wouldn’t say though that I’ve ever been a professional MMA fighter. Throughout my fight career I’ve always had another job to support myself, fighting was just […]