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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

Great Job, Nevada!: Vitor Belfort Has Been Drug Tested Exactly Zero Times Since Being Re-Licensed by NSAC

(Well, the visual evidence is definitely on Belfort's side.) Back in July, UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort went before the Nevada State Athletic Commission to answer for his failed drug test for elevated testosterone in February. It went pretty well, which is completely unsurprising since a big-money fight against Chris Weidman hung in the balance. Show More Summary

UFC 182: Nate Marquardt vs. Brad Tavares booked for Jan. 3 in Las Vegas

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is sending longtime veteran Nate Marquardt back into battle against fellow middleweight Brad Tavares at the upcoming UFC 182 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place on Jan. 3, 2015 inside MGMShow More Summary

Once a Hot Prospect, Phil Davis Faces Career Crossroads at UFC 179

It’s strange to think of UFC 179 as a must-win situation for Phil Davis. Theoretically, Davis is still in the thick of his fighting prime. He’s a respectable 12-2-1 and continues to hang around the UFC’s light heavyweight Top 10. Before...Show More Summary

The 3 Worst Coaches in TUF History

Between the American version of the show and international variants, The Ultimate Fighter has had over 20 seasons. In that time, we have seen a plethora of coaches give their time and effort to their teams in an attempt to help build future champions of the world. The show has seen its fair share of excellent coaches. Show More Summary

UFC 179: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

After a short break from UFC action over the past couple of weeks, many of you may have started to experience withdrawal symptoms. But fear not, Saturday night’s UFC 179 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, should take the edge off. As has been...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 59: 'McGregor vs. Siver' official for Jan. 18 in Boston on FOX Sports 1

Ireland just shut down! Don't say we didn't warn you. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Conor McGregor, who is currently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to taunt the winner of UFC 179, will pass on a featherweight...Show More Summary

Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2: Keys to Victory for Both Fighters

At UFC 179, Jose Aldo will attempt to keep his reign over the 145-pound division going in a rematch with Chad Mendes. Since being named the UFC featherweight titleholder after two title defenses under the WEC banner, Aldo has retained...Show More Summary

Cung Le wants apology from UFC for botched drug test, but 'indifferent' Michael Bisping insists Le 'got off on a loophole'

For Cung Le and his representatives, that simple press release just isn't cutting it. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently rescinded the 12-month suspension it levied against Cung Le after the striking specialist tested positive...Show More Summary

UFC 179 'Embedded' video blog, Ep. 3: What's a pretty Irishman like you doing in a place like this?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back with its "Embedded" pre-fight video blog series for UFC 179, featuring behind-the-scenes footage ahead this Saturday night's (Oct. 25, 2014) "Aldo vs. Mendes 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event at Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Show More Summary

MMA’s Last Taboo: Sexual Abuse and the Sport’s Silent Victims

("The reason I put it into the book is there are a lot of people that have a secret like this...and if that's weighing you down, then get rid of it." / Frank Shamrock on his own experience with sexual abuse) By Brian J. D'Souza The storylines...Show More Summary

Aldo vs. Mendes 2: Updated Scorecard Predictions for UFC 179

The rematch Chad Mendes has been waiting for since 2012 is upon us. He and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will clash again at UFC 179 on Saturday night. Mendes has one loss on his record and it came at the hands—or should I say knee—of Aldo. Back in Jan. Show More Summary

UFC 179 weigh in results, live stream

The official weigh-in event for UFC  179: "Aldo vs. Mendes 2" takes place today (Fri., Oct. 24, 2014) from the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As usual, MMAmania.com will provide both a live video stream and complete UFC 179 weigh-in results below, as well as detailed recap of the festivities just as soon as they conclude. Show More Summary

UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More

The first time Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes met, the former landed a knee that sent the latter into la la land. What happened next created one of the most iconic scenes in the UFC's history. Aldo spilled out into the crowd at the HSBC Arena...Show More Summary

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