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‘Fight Science’ Not Sweet Science

The couple of sports science shows aired on TV – namely Sports Science and Fight Science – are filled with intriguing concepts and some seemingly high-tech devices but miss on some key aspects of science and striking science. The shows sell laymen, including me, some pristine numbers in language we

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Bruce Lee – Myth vs. Fact

Like many of you, I grew up wanting to believe, in every way possible, that Bruce Lee was, and will forever be, the greatest fighter to have ever walked the planet. I read the Tao of Jeet Kune Do and all his pamphlets, including the one about the one-inch punch.

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Trainer Talk: Disney World – Build It in Your Goals

More people quit when they don’t have a target goal and an estimated amount of work that needs to be put into reaching those goals. Most gyms, however, use intangible language: 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, etc. How fighters perceive time must make sense. Are your fighters losing focus

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Lack of Mastery What Boxing Fans Knock about Other Fighting Sports

MMA, as well as all forms of kickboxing, have found little acceptance from the boxing public, and the reason for the divide has been recently toiled over by experts, over and again. Besides the cultural divide that adds to the boxing-mma discord – poverty versus prosperity, individuality versus class structure,

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Trainer Talk: On Your Toes or Off?

Being on your toes can be a waste of energy depending on the individual style. Footwork should always change in a fight – going from bouncing to toes to flat feet throughout a fight. Being on the toes, otherwise known as bouncing, is a boxer’s rhythm, and it has only

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New York Daily News Golden Gloves 2012 Fight Log

Walking out of St. Bernard’s Hall after the opening round of the 85th Annual New York Daily News Golden Gloves, I was struck with a feeling of anger. Anger at amateur boxing scoring, and anger at ignorant spectators. Friends, fans, and fake-friends can say whatever they want about what could

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