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An inside look at the six-year journey to the most anticipated fight of the modern era. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao happens Saturday, May 2 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT
Move over MMA, boxing has come back to reclaim it’s throne. With the high profile return of boxing to network television and the stellar line up of Championship boxing over the next couple of weeks, undoubtedly boxing has thrown a devastating flurry towards the UFC and to the sport of MMA in general. It is hard for me to remember a time when boxing was in the spotlight like this. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big MMA fan but boxing has always been my favorite combat sport. Boxing fans, let’s hope that boxing has finally gotten it’s act together and from here on out will put on the fights that fans want to see. If it does, MMA will be relegated to secondary status. This is BOXING!!
Heavy handed big punchers Mexican, Saul “ Canelo” Alvarez and Texan southpaw James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland, are preparing in their respective school of hard knocks training camps in California and Texas, for a highly anticipated May 9th dynamite clash at the Minute Maid Park of Houston.
Golden Boy Promotions are in charge of this high octane event, where Saul will fight one of the toughest customers he’s ever faced. The “Mandingo warrior” earned his lumps with bumps in Mexico, by knocking out Alfredo “Perro” Ángulo in 2011. At that time, “Perro” Angulo was at the zenith of his career, being guided by Mexican trainer “Nacho” Beristaín.
Kirkland and Angulo both made impromptu visits to the canvass in the opening round, but Kirkland domainated thereafter, until round six, when the Referee stopped the fight, with him as the winner.
One of the fastest growing sports in the world is MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts. One of the core arts every Mixed Martial Artist learns is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It’s a form of self defense that is designed for the smaller fighter to beat the bigger fighter using leverage, timing, and joint manipulation when the fight goes to the ground. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has started to grow along with MMA. The local tournaments and gyms in each state get bigger every year.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu originated in the U.S. as Gracie Jiu Jitsu, introduced by the Gracie family. For a little more history, this link will take you to a short history on jiu jitsu.
The art of jiu jitsu is a very real martial art design to keep you safe in a street fight against a bigger, stronger, and faster opponent. However, as the art has grown, so…
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From The Federal Reserve Bank To Madison Square Garden, A Philadelphia Boxer Fights For A World Championship
(reproduced from http://shaolin.org/shaolin/greatest.html)
Shaolin Kungfu is the greatest martial art in the world because it has produced the largest number of generals and masters in history, has the most extensive techniques, skills and philosophy, enriches people’s life and leads to spiritual fulfilment.
Shaolin Kungfu is the greatest martial art in the world! Understandably, exponents of other kungfu styles or martial systems will vehemently oppose this claim, but if they care to read on, are prepared to discard provincial prejudice and reason intellectually, they may even agree. I must clarify that I am far from originating the claim of Shaolin Kungfu as the greatest martial art. A statement to this effect has already been popular in China since the Tang Dynasty more than 1000 years ago!
Great Generals and Empire Builders
Many great generals were trained in the Shaolin tradition
What criteria should we…
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