Archive for April, 2012

24 Apr 2012

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  • MMA Flashback: Razor Sharps TUF Video.

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    If you have been around the Utah MMA scene you should know Steven “Razor” Sharp. He has been doing the local circuit for sometime now. This video is something that not to many people have seen. So be amused and get to know Steven “Razor” Sharp and how he gets his cardio up!


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    23 Apr 2012

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  • Steelfist: Fight of the Year?

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    Did you miss Steelfist? If you did you missed out on the fight of the year! These two girls had no quit in them. So check out just one fight of the MANY that you missed out on!


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    22 Apr 2012

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  • Execution is Greater than Desire

    This Article comes from Ruiz Combat Grappling – Blog
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    Execution is Greater than Desire

    A lot of times I hear “that guy wanted it more than the other guy”.
    Someone can want it “more” and have done all the
    “right things” prior to competition but without execution they won’t win.
    Sometimes we think that the wanting it and the desiring of something so strong
    will somehow make it happen. The real key in competition is executing it in the
    competition. All the preparation is in rehearsal to what you will do in the
    actual event. If you don’t do it in the event it won’t happen. It doesn’t matter
    how much you want it, how strong or well conditioned or even how technically
    superior you are if you don’t actually go out and execute. You have to
    understand this. It’s not who wants it most. It’s who can keep their
    concentration and complete the necessary simple tasks under pressure. Desire and
    wanting it certainly help and keep one motivated during the pressure and
    adversity but if they stand alone they will eventually fall. Execution is king
    in actual competition. If you want to be successful find more consistent ways to
    execute.

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    20 Apr 2012

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  • SteelFist Fight Night 7 Results

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    Landon Selin vs Branden Hogan – Landon Selin wins via RNC at 2:49 in the 1st
    Lehi Dominguez vs Apaulo Wheaton – Lehi wins via tko in the 2nd at :46 in the 2nd
    Chaska Oneill vs Julie Winter – Julie Winters wins between 2nd/3rd round.
    Nathan Grundvig vs Brad Meredith – Nathan wins by Armbar in the 2nd round at 1:44
    Luke Oliver vs Chris Merritt –     All 3 judges – 29-28 for Chris Merritt
    Lihai Makoni vs Steve Ball – Lihai wins via TKO in Rd 1
    Justin Roberts vs Francisco Espinoza – Justin wins via Tapout to RNC in Rd 1 at 3:25
    Jimmy Talamantez vs Liam Oneill – Liam wins via TKO at :45 in the 1st
    Johnny Mcgee vs Cristobal Perez – Perez wins via TKO in the 2nd
    Vadim Komarov vs Ryan Wagner – Va6dim wins via guillotine submission in the 2nd at  1:56
    Make Arrant vs Lee Doss – Mike Arrant wins via KO(Punch) at 8 seconds into the 1st
    Eli Bice vs Carlos Escalante – Carlos wins via Cut stoppage in the 1st at 1:52


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    20 Apr 2012

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  • Julie “She Hulk” Winter vs. Chaska O’Neil (My Call)

    This Article comes from Nuclearchainsaw » Jiu Jitsu and Judo
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    Tonight, April 20th, 2012, two woment meet in the cage.  These two:

    Yeaowza!

    Since this is a satellite blog of Hidden Valley MMA, I’m permitted to say whatever the fuck I want…therefore:

    Chaska O’Neil (L) vs. Julie Winter (R)  is set to be a great fight.  The weigh-in tonight was fantastic with both girls coming in under 130lbs.

    Julie is one of my fighters, and I know her skills first-hand.  I had met Chaska briefly, and she seemed very nice…almost too nice.  I also saw her have a 44 minute grappling match at grappler’s quest so I know she’s got some skills.  She is a good figher.  I don’t think I’ve changed oil in my car and took over 44 minutes.  The downside to that?  Jules doesn’t take 44 minutes to finish someone…grappling or not..she doesn’t have to…could she?  Absolutley.  If you were to ask her if she’s ever had a match that long, she’d say, “why would I?”  Indeed.

    This is the first amateur cage fight for both women, and I’m very excited.

    There are different feelings on how this fight will go…some think it will go to the ground instantly and some think it will be a jab and slugfest…I’m not going to tell you my opinion, so I guess you have to wait… If you’d like to see it first hand, I suggest you buy a ticket to STEELFIST fight night and check it out..otherwise I’ll blog the results here afterwards.  My prediction?  K.O. 2nd round by “She Hulk” Winter.

    Get some, Jules…

     

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    19 Apr 2012

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  • SteelFist Fight Night 7

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    Live Coverage of SteelFist Fight Night 7 from SLC, Utah starting around 7PM (4/20/2012). Get down to the Complex in SLC, UT to see the action live. If you can’t make it, follow along with us here. As always, brought to you by Cricket

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    SteelFist Fight Night 7


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    17 Apr 2012

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  • Mark Schultz Seminar

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    17 Apr 2012

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  • Chillin’ with the Boys

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    Picture

    This past weekend my family was able to get together and have a really nice dinner over at my brother Justin’s place. I got to peak my head into his spare bedroom, aka trophy room, and it was very impressive. I already knew how good he is but seeing all of those medals and trophies was really awe inspiring!

    He had numerous medals from the Pan Am championships, World Cup and World Championships of Greco Roman wrestling. It was one of those moments where I was super proud of what my “little” brother had accomplished.

    One of the greatest things that I think he can lay claim to is that he keeps on going. Not only is he a great wrestler he is also a great dad and husband to his wife and two daughters. In today’s world its hard to find athletes of his caliber with that kind of devotion to family.

    This was a great time and I was really excited to take a picture of Justin with my boy Joaquin (aka Quino).


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    15 Apr 2012

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  • Dham Doi Ship E Ro (Tan Tui)

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    12 Road Tan Tui, or Dham Doi Ship E Ro in Korean, is a set of basic Chang Quan (long fist/boxing) combinations with a unique emphasis on kicks. Hwang Kee, founder of Hwa Soo Do, Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan, and Soo Bahk Do, learned these exercises while he was in China training under his instructor Yang, Yuk Jin (Yang Chu Chin in Chinese). The History of Moo Duk Kwan, an autobiography of Hwang Kee, notes his training in China included Seh Bop (Postures), Bo Bup (Steps), Ryun Bup (Conditioning) and two sets of forms: Dham Doi Ship E Ro and Tae Kuk Kwon (Tai Chi Chuan). A future article will be written on these other disciplines.

    Since the 12 Set Tan Tui (彈腿)–as they are more commonly known in the martial arts community–were foundational to Hwang Kee’s martial arts career, it’s safe to assume that Tan Tui greatly influenced the Moo Duk Kwan system in a large way, particularly in his study of Soo Bahk found in the Kwon Bup (拳法) section of the Moo Yei Do Bo Tong Ji (武藝圖譜通志). You can quickly identify pieces and even entire sets of Tan Tui exercises in standard Moo Duk Kwan combinations, such as the Sam Kwan Kong Kyuk (Triple Fist Attack).

    Any student of Hwang Kee’s famous Yuk Ro forms, will find many correlations with Tan Tui. Yuk Ro, meaning 6 roads, came from the Moo Yei Do Bo Tong Ji and is one line of text each. Some techniques are further explained in the notes section but overall, little guidance is given to the true nature of Yuk Ro. It seems clear, however, that each “road” is a single technique rather than an entire form. Hwang Kee then extrapolated the information and created a signature technique in each Yuk Ro form that shaped the character of the form. It’s safe to say that Hwang Kee then gleaned other techniques to compose the form from his previous training, including 12 Road Tan Tui. Individual movements and combinations can be found in both 12 Road Tan Tui and Yuk Ro forms.

    Tan Tui Explained

    Tan Tui (彈腿) is commonly translated to “spring legs” or “springing legs” because of the double meaning of spring. The correct meaning for “spring” in this case refers to water. A better translation is likely “pond”. Tan Tui is a foundational exercise in almost all Chang Quan (long fist/boxing) systems in Northern China and came from the Hui Muslim community. Though many variations exist, two main branches are practiced today: 10 Road Tan Tui and 12 Road Tan Tui. 12 Road Tan Tui is what Hwang Kee practiced.

    The signature technique of Tan Tui is the “yoke punch”, which Soo Bahk Do practitioners call “Hwa Kuk Jang Kap Kwon”–translated Seize and Smash Long Back Fist. A yoke was a wooden bar that would “yoke” a team of oxen to pull a wagon. The yoked oxen moved as a single unit because of the yoke. In like manner, both arms work and move together in a yoke punch.

    The yoke punch differs from a Hwa Kuk Jang Kap Kwon in that the front hand strikes with the front of the fist, rather than the back of the fist. A yoke punch is a straight punch with the chest turned sideways for maximum expansion and reach. The back hand acts as a back fist to the rear, though the back hand is only practiced in the forms as you learn Chang Quan (long fist/boxing) theory. In application, it’s a single handed strike with your body turned. It is quite effective and has defensive characteristics while moving offensively.

    A Moo Duk Kwan practitioner will benefit greatly from the study of Tan Tui as it will give him/her a greater understanding of the Moo Duk Kwan system by learning the foundation on which it was built. Some of the more classical movements in Soo Bahk Do begin to be demystified as you study both the motions and applications of Tan Tui. Below is an example of some of the Tan Tui roads, modified to better complement the Moo Duk Kwan’s interpretation of Yuk Ro while still staying true to the spirit of Tan Tui.

    Video Training

    Below are what I consider the best YouTube versions of Tan Tui out there. The first video is the solo practice whereas the second is the two-person version. In the future, I will be posting my interpretation of Tan Tui based on the unique technique found within the Moo Duk Kwan.

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    12 Apr 2012

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    Like many of us, I have dealt with a lot of different online martial arts equipment companies.  I have to tell you though, that one of my favorites has been dealing with Aaron at KarateDepot.com.  Now, I know, you might read that and think, “Karate?  Hmm… not for me.”  But I have worked with Aaron to get a great Jiu Jitsu Gi, Muay Thai focus mitts, and Venum MMA shorts.

    He has been nothing short of a pleasure to deal with, and I can’t recommend him strongly enough.

    Thanks Aaron!!