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Resolve Yourself

by Doug Ward on July 1, 2013

If you happen to be one of the millions of “Resolutionaries” to make a fresh fitness goal at the start of a New Year, then you might also be taking the time, right about now, to do some soul-searching.  You either never made fitness goals, you made them and failed to reach them or you […]

Calling All Officials!

by Brian Doerfler on June 28, 2013

If you watch MMA long enough, you’re bound to encounter a judge’s decision that you don’t agree with. MMA judges and referees are the butt of many a joke and the target of much scorn from fans, fighters and promoters. Partially to blame is the relative youth of the sport. Also at fault is the […]

Decisive Point

by Doug Ward on June 24, 2013

There is a term used in battle and in business that also applies to boxing.  It’s called Decisive Point.  Whether it’s on the battlefield or across the boardroom table, it refers to the moment during negotiations, conflict or war when victory is certain.

The Wow Moments

by Brian Doerfler on June 18, 2013

Watch MMA long enough and you are bound to experience at least one moment that leaves a lasting memory. Some moments leave you covering your face in a mixture of horror and disgust while others have you jumping out of your seat in amazement. There are far too many of these “mixed martial moments” to […]

Scaling New Heights… and Weights

by Doug Ward on June 12, 2013

While many fighters continually struggle to compete in the lowest weight class possible-they diet, use sauna suits, sweat it out and will go to great lengths to make weight-there are still others who are only kidding themselves into thinking that they are competing at their optimal weight.  These fighters typically eat poorly, get beat when […]

Fight for Your Life

by Doug Ward on May 31, 2013

When it comes right down to it, everyone is a fighter in one respect or another.  You may be fighting to become the next champion of the world or simply fighting for a better life. You may be fighting to get that next big promotion at work or fighting to improve your health.  No matter […]

How to Get Started in Boxing

by Doug Ward on May 23, 2013

For the past two installments, we’ve dispelled some of the myths that relate to safety and explored the philosophical question of “why boxing” at all?  Assuming you’ve made it past those first two rounds and now want to know how to actually get started, there are some basic steps you can take and moves you […]

Why Boxing?

by Doug Ward on May 15, 2013

Almost all sports are considered more mainstream and better understood by the general public than boxing. It has always been a little bit of mystery to parents and prospective fighters and yet, people still find their way to sport. Those few are intrigued, even though from the start, it’s harder to find out the how, […]

Is Boxing Safe?

by Doug Ward on May 8, 2013

From the beginning, boxing has had its ardent critics. Not unlike other sports, it has also had its share of tragedy.  In all honesty, accidents happen in competitive sports.  Athletes get hurt.  This is true in all sports and boxing is not immune.  But the fact is, boxing has no more risk than other contact […]

Ranking the Champs: Light Heavyweight (MMA)

by Brian Doerfler on April 25, 2013

Light Heavyweight was, for many years, seen as the “glamour” weight class in Mixed Martial Arts. Much like the Heavyweights in boxing, Light Heavyweights in MMA have typically been held in high esteem by fans of the sport. Many of the earliest superstars existed within the weight class making it one of the tougher ones […]