Martial Arts

Elite XC Goes Under

I recently learned that mixed martial arts federation Elite XC filed for bankruptcy.  It’s one of those occasions that makes you scratch your chin because it is both surprising and expected. If you’ve heard of Elite XC, it’s probably due to their two main stars: Gina Carano and Kimbo Slice.  These headliners drew a lot [...]


Hey, Show Me Something Karate

Here is a classic problem that every martial artist will run into sooner or later.  If you’ve experienced it already, you probably cringed just reading the title of this post.  If you haven’t…well let’s say you have something to look forward to. There is a strange biological occurrence that happens in people when [...]


Book Review: Black Belt Karate

Hi all.  I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend.  I just wanted to post quickly about a book review I did recently on Chris Thompson’s Black Belt Karate.  I’m one of the “critics” over at BBMReview (Black Belt Mama’s pet project) and did a little write up for it. I’m no end-all-be-all authority on these [...]