Archive for March, 2012
Pvt. Marquis Moore, of Marlow Heights, Md., and soldier with the 978th Quartermaster Company, recently won the 165-pound division of the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championships, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 8–10.
Moore defeated Marines Lance Cpl. Felix Magallanez after the referee stopped their contest at 2 minutes, 27 seconds of the second round
“Moore was very impressive,” said U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and Olympic coach Basheer Abdullah. “He impressed me the most tonight. He was explosive. He demonstrated good defense. He was slipping and countering right off the defense. He was very exciting to watch. I think he has what it takes to compete at the elite level.”
U.S. Marines and Sailors in Afghanistan with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 participated in a ground-fighting tournament. The tournament included four weight classes: 164 pounds and below, 165–179 pounds, 180–199 pounds and 200 pounds and above. The tournament was one of several sporting events held by CLB-1 to boost morale and encourage friendly competition between its companies during their seven month deployment to southern Helmand province. Produced by Cpl. Alfred Lopez.
By Pfc. Ryan Carpenter
With the growing popularity of Mixed Martial Arts intertwined with the aggressive and physical nature of today’s military, it’s no surprise that the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Submission Grappling Club and Competition Team is gaining momentum.
The free club started more than two and a half years ago and is open to any active-duty service member — regardless of experience — aboard MCAS Miramar, or Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Marine Corps Community Services funds the club by supplying large wrestling mats and a building to train in.
Which program, system, or style of law enforcement armed and unarmed combatives or defensive tactics is the best? Ask any martial arts instructor, police instructor, or military instructor, OR any student of any of the systems out there and you will receive a different answer. I will tell you which is the best at the end of this article.
There are so many who think that there is “one way”, “a way,” “their way,” that is the “ONLY way!” This is not pragmatically possible, nor is it philosophically possible. Even in mathematics there can be different methods to solve the equation (although the correct answer will be the same); mathematics is a hard physical science. Combat is not so scientific and has different “solutions” that all work. We only wish the solution was that simple that “One way” would always save our lives.
by By Jose T. Garza III
Ultimate Fighting Championship competitors descended on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Saturday to showcase their mixed martial arts and fighting skills.
UFC professional fighters Ben Rothwell and Reuben Duran demonstrated several of their fight techniques and gave some technical training students from the 37th Training Group an opportunity to grapple with them at the installation’s Combative Lab behind the Gateway Fitness Center.
More than 50 students from three of the group’s subordinate units — the 342nd, 343rd and 344th Training Squadrons — got a taste of the UFC experience before gathering to watch the UFC 144 pay-per-view event at the Skylark Community Center.
by Jose T. Garza III
A martial arts student of five years and a black belt in American Taekwondo, Jim Fiore is handing down his expertise to women attending his self defense and conditioning classes at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
Fiore’s class features high intensity exercises, philosophy and martial arts combative training for self defense. The goal is to decrease the likelihood of being an attack victim, limit the assault and increase the possibility of survival, said Fiore, clinical research coordinator with the 59th Clinical Support Group.
by MC2 (SW/AW) Elliott Fabrizio
Check out this full interview with the Air Force Boxing Team’s Senior Airman Adam Hassan from coverage of the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championship at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
This is our third year covering Armed Forces Boxing. This year, we’ll run nine hour-long episodes, covering each weight class, female exhibitions and consolation bouts. We’ll also feature profile packages on boxers, scoring and rules and much more. Episodes will begin releasing every Friday, starting March 9.