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Rose City Digest - Shotokan

The reality of moving South has broken a lot of expectations I didn't realize I had. I've been here since March and it's only now that I'm getting out of the house to search for a new school. The Rose City has so many schools to chose from that I had to develop a criteria list to help me winnow it down. Show More Summary

Friday Links: UFC 179 Weigh-In Results, War Machine’s Latest Jail Letter, Cung Le Demands an Apology + More

("The Night Earnest Lost His Sht at the Kumite" — classic karate footage, via MMALatestNews) Three Fighters Miss Weight at UFC 179; Scott Jorgensen Fined (MMAJunkie) Cain Velasquez Has Successful Surgery, Hopes for March Return (MMAFighting) War Machine...Show More Summary

Video: Hostile Brazilian crowd heckles Conor McGregor, who promises 'Jose Aldo is going to die'

26 minutes agoMartial Arts / MMA & UFC : MMAmania

In case you were wondering why Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Conor McGregor was cruising around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, inside a bulletproof limousine, check out the video of his UFC 179 Q&A from Friday's (Oct. Show More Summary

Cain Velasquez out of knee surgery, targets UFC return in March 2015

37 minutes agoMartial Arts / MMA & UFC : MMAmania

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titleholder Cain Velasquez went under the knife on Thursday to repair a torn meniscus, a procedure that came just a few days after his decision to withdraw from the upcoming UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, scheduled for Nov. Show More Summary

Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2: Latest Predictions Before Anticipated Rematch

The featherweight title rematch that so many were clamoring for is coming to fruition at UFC 179, with Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes facing off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to headline an exciting main card. The goodness will start early with...Show More Summary

UFC 182 Adds Middleweights Nate Marquardt and Brad Tavares

Following a rebound win that likely saved his UFC career, former Strikeforce champion Nate Marquardt will look to build momentum against Brad Tavares on January 3. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Adam Hill, Marquardt andShow More Summary

Conor McGregor vs. The Haters: UFC Fan Q&A in Brazil Turns Hostile [VIDEO]

(Any time you need a security detail to do a live interview, you're gonna have a bad time. / Props: UFC) Since UFC featherweight Conor McGregor is in Rio this weekend to mean mug at Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes at UFC 179, the promotion decided to book him for a fan Q&A at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium. Show More Summary

Video preview: GLORY 'Top 20 Knockouts' special airs this Friday (Oct. 24) on Spike TV

The world's leading kickboxing promotion will return to Spike TV this Friday (Oct. 24, 2014) at 11 p.m. ET with a "Top 20 Knockouts" show featuring the top finishes in the promotion's history. GLORY is returning to Spike TV this Friday night (Oct. Show More Summary

Bellator 130 LIVE results stream

Bellator 130: "Newton vs. Vassell" takes place TONIGHT (Fri., Oct. 24, 2014) at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. Tonight's main event sees "The Hardcore Kid" Emanuel Newton defend his light heavyweight title for the second time in two months against "The Swarm" Linton Vassell. Show More Summary

UFC 179 weigh in video replay

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held weighs ins for UFC 179 earlier today (Fri., Oct. 24, 2014), and saw all of the 22 fighters scheduled to compete on the card make weight, which means the 11-bout line-up that goes down tomorrow...Show More Summary

Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes staredown pic from UFC 179 weigh ins

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its weigh in event earlier today (Fri., Oct. 24, 2014) at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for those fighters competing at the UFC 179: "Aldo vs. Mendes 2" event, which is...Show More Summary

CagePotato Roundtable #34: What is the Single Worst Tattoo in MMA?

(And this debate is ALLLLLLLL OVVVERRRRR!!!) Don't let the "A" in MMA fool you, mixed martial arts fighters are not least, not  in the traditional sense of the term. Look no further than the hilariously atrocious inkwork that so often adorns their bodies for proof of this. Show More Summary

Asia's biggest amateur MMA promotion 'Malaysian Invasion' is going digital on Oct. 25: Here's how (and when) to watch!

With major Malaysian telco Tune Talk behind it, Malaysian Invasion (MIMMA) has developed into the biggest amateur tournament in Asia today and this weekend, the promotion will roll out its new expansion into a fully digital platform. The MIMMA Season 2 Finale is set for this Saturday (Oct. Show More Summary

“Nage’s job is to draw that attack out, like poison, and lead it to a less harmful conclusion!” — J.S.

Morihei Ueshiba Founder’s Course… Available through Monday, October 27th! One of the characteristics of Morihei Ueshiba’s technique is his unique ability to seize the initiative from the start of the encounter. In other words, it is Morihei’s action as nage that triggers uke to react. The result is that uke’s response is weak and cannot… Read More

Morihei Ueshiba Founder’s Course… Available through Monday, October 27th!

One of the most famous of the surviving films of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba was the documentary made in 1958 by an American tv production crew. It is appropriately titled “Rendez-vous with Adventure”. Among the numerous highlights of the film are spectacular action scenes of the Founder including empty-handed and weapons techniques, O-Sensei demonstrating a… Read More

Morihei Ueshiba Founder’s Course… Available through Monday, October 27th!

In 1961, an amazing documentary focusing on the life and techniques of Morihei Ueshiba was shot on location in Iwama and Tokyo. This film contains beautiful footage of the Founder in his daily life and during training. There are many marvelous action scenes, including an incredible display of empty-handed techniques, defenses against multiple attacks and… Read More

Aikikai style… Katatedori demo at World Combat Games by Slovakia representatives

This is an interesting clip of a highly-polished aikido katatedori demonstration by the representatives from Slovaka at the 2013 World Combat Games held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Aikikai members have become regular participants in these international events… Click here to watch video

Live! Conor McGregor Fight Club Q&A video from UFC 179 weigh ins in Brazil

Watch the "Fight Club" Q&A with featherweight sensation Conor McGregor LIVE this afternoon (Fri., Oct. 24, 2014) at 1 p.m. ET, which streams shortly before the UFC 179 weigh in event (results here) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Expect the...Show More Summary

Surprise kaeshiwaza… When you lose control of uke in shihonage, here’s what can happen!

Dojo practice is often seen as a pleasant activity among friends. The problem is that we also believe that we are learning a martial art. There is something akin to cognitive dissonance at play in the sense that we are casual in our practice when we need to be alert for what should be construed… Read More

UFC 179 predictions, preview, and analysis

After a three-week (and much needed) break from the mixed martial arts (MMA) business, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on pay-per-view (PPV) with UFC 179: "Aldo vs. Mendes 2," featuring a couple of fights you probably care...Show More Summary

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