Archive for January, 2012

29 Jan 2012

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  • SteelFist Fight Night V Results!

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    Here’s just the results from SteelFist Fight Night V.   Thanks to the SteelFist guys for always being great to work with.

    Scott Harrison VS Jimmy Talamantez @185 LBS – Jimmy wins by TKO in rd 2

    Ryan Ault VS Johnny McGee @ 175LBS – McGee wins within the first minute of round 1 by KO, but it gets overturned to a NC due to a strike to the back of the head that landed after a punch put him down

    Uriel Gonzalez VS Steve Walser – Uriel wins by Unanimous Decision

    Gabe Francis VS Scottie Casey – Scottie wins by tapout to RNC in Rd 1

    Curtis Johnsen VS Greg McFarland – Curtis wins by Anaconda Choke at 4:14

    Raymond Davis VS Sean Powers – Powers wins by tapout to Triangle in round 1

    Chris Merritt VS Keoni Turner at 145 LBS – Chris wins by tapout at 1:45 in round 1

    Kyle Herrera VS Cole Rose at 162 LBS – Rose wins by tapout to standing guillotine in round 3 at :46 seconds

    1st fight of 2nd Round of Tournament – Uriel taps out to an RNC from Scottie Casey

    2nd Fight of 2nd Round – Sean Powers wins via triangle vs Curtis Johnsen

    Eric Wahlin vs Brandon Marchant – Eric Wahlin wins via tapout to twister at 1:57

    Eli Bice vs Joe Martinez – Eli Bice wins via tapout to guillotine in the 2nd round

    Tournament Final – Scottie Casey wins via KO Punch in the 1st round vs Sean Powers at 10 seconds into the 1st Round.


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    26 Jan 2012

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  • SteelFist Fight Night V LIVE PBP

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    Live Coverage of SteelFist Fight Night V from SLC, Utah starting around 7PM tonight. As always, brought to you by Cricket

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    SteelFist Fight Night V


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    26 Jan 2012

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  • Zenbie Judo Club – BJJ and Judo Seminar Feb 4 2011

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    25 Jan 2012

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  • Spring 2012 Writing Assignment: Fight Analysis (U of U students)

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    No matter who you are, its good to take time and analyze fights to sharpen your mental game.

    For U of U students, the assignment is as follows:

    Go to http://www.allthebestfights.com/best-mma-fights-of-2011/

    Watch any one of the fights of your choosing.

    Post a comment in this post using your first name and first letter of your last name. (Eg. Bart B, Mike F, etc)

    State the fight you watched at the begining of the comment. (Eg. “Jim Miller vs Melvin Guillard)

    Following the title, in about 200 words summarize the fight briefly and attempt to analyze the keys to victory for the winner. If one fighter was faster, stronger, a better striker … or even just lucky, explain how things played out. Think about how fighting style, aggression and technique may have affected the winner’s victory. Use all the knowledge at your disposal to craft your insights – don’t worry about being perfect or knowing it all, just do your best.

    Before hitting the “submit comment” button read the comment  OUT LOUD to yourself and make any changes you’d need to. Remember, if you type something like ” XOXOX I lulz’d and <3  MMA so when d00d got jacked from kickz i was like OMG! ;) ” the spirits of justice and grammar will find where you live and punch you in the face next time you fall asleep. Also, I will not accept your assignment.

    Remember, after submitting your comment, it will not immediately show – they go to my inbox for approval before being visible.

    If you have any questions, let me know.


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    21 Jan 2012

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  • Elbow Sandwitch: Nick Denis KO’s Joseph Sandoval

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    Elbows from the clinch are no joke.

    Just thought I’d leave this here.


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    20 Jan 2012

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  • WCFC: Last Man Standing LIVE PBP

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    Live Coverage of WCFC: Last Man Standing from Orem, Utah starting around 7PM tonight. As always, brought to you by Cricket

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    WCFC: Last Man Standing


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    19 Jan 2012

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  • What Soo Bahk Do Means to Mia

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    By MiaBella Brickey

    Age 12, Cho Dan

    Mia's first time wearing her dobok as a Cho Dan.

    Ms. MiaBella Brickey is our senior Cho Dan with a unique story. She is an inspiration to many in our community and a joy in the dojang. Below is her essay she wrote during her Cho Dan test:

    What Soo Bahk Do means to me is strength (I have become much stronger), balance (I have learned how to be ‘heavy’ or ‘light’), safety (I have learned how to protect myself), being prepared (I have learned to be one step ahead of my opponent), and making good decisions (I have learned how to do the right thing). I started Soo Bahk Do in third grade. What it meant to me then is very much different from what is means to me today. Back then, Soo Bahk was a class for me to go to every week and it was something I liked doing with my friends. I had fun pairing up with my friends and working on my ‘one-steps’. I thought it was something I was just going to try, I didn’t know that I would keep training. I didn’t think that I was good enough to become a red belt. I grew to love and understand the art, but really I did not realize the deeper meaning of Soo Bahk Do until I was a green belt. As I became stronger and as my understanding of the art grew, I found myself loving it more and more. I started to realize that I could become a black belt and I began to feel more confidence in my abilities. I began to believe that I was actually good at it!

    My class and I ended up with the opportunity to go to California where I competed in a sparring competition. I hadn’t done a lot of sparring and in my final bout I was paired with a boy who was older and bigger than I was. I was scared and nervous, but did my best. Although I did not win, I did win third place! I was so proud of myself! Soo Bahk Do has helped shape me to become the person I am today. Master Corrales has helped me to understand and embrace the concept of “peaceful confidence”, and has helped me with my flexibility and my overall fitness. I have become stronger by being disciplined with my forms and my stances and in becoming healthier by respecting my body and eating correctly every day. What I mean is, I have been eating healthy food not junk food. That is why you don’t want to do drugs and drink to much alcohol because what you eat or drink plays a big role in your life! You have to understand that everybody has their bad days and everybody has had the thought of not wanting to go to class or even wanting to quit. I’ve had those days, but I have never thought about quitting. Soo Bahk Do is too important to me. Every time I would think about that, I would say to myself, “Are you really just going to give up like that?” or “Is that really the best sidekick I can do?” Knowing that I am almost a black belt, I think that giving up now would be the worst decision I’ve ever made. I’m so close and I’ve worked so hard to get this far that I can’t even imagine quitting. That’s not the kind of person I am. For example, there used to be six of us that were testing in April and I remember Master Gibbons calling us the six pack… Now there’s only four of us, and were all extremely excited to accomplish something that we’ve all been working on for so long. My friends that are testing with me are awesome when it comes to supporting you, they help me when I need it, they give me advice when I ask for it. Soo Bahk Do is something I look forward to every week and I enjoy it a lot. Master Brian Corrales has inspired me for so long, and Mr. Snarr has taught me to be confident in myself. Mr. Rios is what I want to look like when I’m an E-Dan and I will always look up to him. He is always working hard and giving class a lot of effort. He is usually the one that is sweating the most after class. And he stinks. :-) Mr. Snarr always shows incredible discipline and is a huge mentor. He is always encouraging me with my breaks and helps me polish my technique. Master Corrales is the master of discipline. He expects and encourages 110% from me every day. Master Corrales is also a great mentor. Master Corrales has helped me to believe that a person’s physical size is not as important as ones mental strength and determination. He has taught me that through hard work and discipline that I can become anything I want to be. Soo Bahk Do has also helped me with my schoolwork. For example, I used to hate taking tests. I would get so worked up over them and because of the pressure; I would not do very well. Soo Bahk Do has taught me that if I try hard enough and set my mind to it, I can do it, and I can succeed.

    Soo Bahk Do is like another world for me. I can go to class and just forget about my day, or my problems. I become one with the art. I think that some day Soo Bahk Do will not only change my life but it will help me to change the lives of other people, too.

    I think that every body should try to do Soo Bahk Do. I think it will change a lot of people’s minds about Martial Arts. A lot of people think its just kicks and punches and fighting. But really it’s not! It is so much more. It is a way of life. It is a way of being successful and a way of being healthy throughout life. Soo Bahk Do is one of the best decisions I ever made. Master Corrales told me, “You can’t run too fast for too long.” He told me that because I have a busy schedule. I know that sooner or later I will not be continuing with one of my sports, but I hope I can continue Soo Bahk for a very long time. I am very lucky to be able to train Soo Bahk Do and I’m very lucky that I have such a great instructor.

    That is what Soo Bahk Do means to me.


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    19 Jan 2012

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  • WCFC: Last Man Standing

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    Back in the infancy of MMA it was one night of fights, except you could fight multiple people. In the first UFC they had “No Holds Bar” fights, where anything but gouging out eyes or fish hooking an orifice was allowed. Today it’s much different. There are rules to keep fighters safe, and commissions are in place to make sure of it. The days of tournaments have long been gone — until now.

    World Championship Full Contact, better known as the WCFC, is a promotion that has a strong presence in Utah and Idaho. WCFC is holding a tournament on Jan. 20 at the UCCU Events Center on the UVU campus in Orem.

    Previously, the WCFC held a 155-pound tournament won by Steven “Razor” Sharp. The tournament was one of the most exciting night of fights Utah has seen in recent history. Now the excitement is back.

    The upcoming tournament, “Last Man Standing 2,” will consist of five-minute rounds, with the winner fighting a total of three rounds. There will be two tournaments happening at the event: 170 pounds and the heavy guys ranging from 206 to 265 pounds.

    This tournament has brought fighters from all over the country. This exciting night will have a total of 16 fighters, putting it all on the line for the chance to call themselves a WCFC Champion and take home a hefty fight purse of $4,000 to $6,000. Eight fighters from the welter- and heavy-weight divisions will be on a mission to submit or knock out anyone put in front of them.

    Some of these fighters have fought in the UFC, such as Brandon “The Murderer” Melendez and Kasey “Ice Cold” Uscola. Some are relative unknowns who are on the fringe of becoming the next household name of MMA. The welter-weights will consist of Kyacey Uscola, Scott Pike, Mike Arrant, James Birdsley, Brandon Melendez, Ben Smith, Kirt Patterson and Ryker Ranstrom. The heavy-weights fighting that night will be Fabiano Scherner, Liua Fonua, DJ Linderman, Juan Hernandez, Jack May, Kyle Keeney,Ty Lee and Rodrigo Artilheiro. Every fight this night will be “Main Event” worthy any other weekend, but we get a whole night of them this time.

    The fights were randomly drawn, and here are the matchups:

    Heavy Weights:

    •Fabiano Scherner vs. Liua Fonua
    •DJ Linderman vs. Juan Hernandez
    •Jack May vs. Kyle Keeney
    •Ty Lee vs. Rodrigo Artilheiro
    Welter Weights:

    •Kyacey Uscola vs.Scott Pike
    •Mike Arrant vs. James Birdsley
    •Brandon Melendez vs. Ben Smith
    •Kirt Patterson vs. Ryker Ranstrom


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    18 Jan 2012

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  • Quick video tip: Jab – Cross – Knee (Frankie Edgar style)

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    Here’s UFC champion Frankie Edgar teaching a basic combo, using the standard Jab-Cross to set up a clinch where knees to the face and body will be delivered.  Notice how crisp his defense is even while throwing strikes and how he circles while disengaging.  We worked a slightly different version of this in class, and its nice to see how its done by an elite striker.

     


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    14 Jan 2012

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  • Fight King Results 1/13/2012

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    Nick Swenson vs. Kevin Whitlock
    Nick Swenson Def. Kevin Whitlock via tap to RNC @ 2:35 of rnd 2

    Dustin Jenkins vs. Tyler Rackham
    Tyler Rackham def. Dustin Jenkins via Tap to Guillotine Choke @ 0:41 of rnd 1

    Kensei Sato vs. Augustin Espinoza
    Kensei Sato def. Augustin Espinoza via tap to armbar @ 3:41 of rnd 1

    Ben Robinson vs. Johnny Ramirez
    Ben Robinson Def. Johnny Ramirez via tap to armbar @ 3:20 of rnd 1

    Kevin Hamby vs. Mario Espinoza
    Mario Espinoza Def.Kevin Hamby via Tap to guillotine choke @ 2:03 of rnd 1

    Mike Crisman vs. Jarom Woodbury
    Jarom Woodbury Def, Mike Crisman via Tko / strikes @ 4:51 of rnd 1

    Greg McFarland vs. Rad Martinez
    RadMartinez Def. Greg McFarland via tko / strikes ref stoppage in rnd 1

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