Archive for the ‘Mixed Martial Arts’ Category
I know that when you think “knockout”, you’re envisioning some sort of punch or blow to someone’s coconut, right? Well what if I told you that you could actually knock someone out with a simple “ankle stomp”? Think about how powerful this could make you?
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Here’s how to do it…
Tony Southard is a unique man. He has been a full contact professional fighter, a bodyguard for celebrities, a martial arts instructor, a police instructor, a military instructor, a Karate Grandmaster, and a chaplain! This North Carolina based martial arts expert and trainer is a man you should know. Many law enforcement officers, police recruits, and military operators already know Mr. Southard very well. He frequently teaches the local police and military personnel.
This story might be a work of Fiction but this author, and his impressive background, are Fact!
I happen to be an avid reader of martial arts and combat related books. I enjoy both technical books containing information of how to perform certain techniques but I also enjoy martial arts and related novels and books of fictional stories and characters. I especially enjoy those books that describe police or law enforcement officers who are involved in stories where martial arts play a strong role in the theme and storyline.
By Cpl. Thomas A. Bricker
To storm the beaches of Normandy, June 6, 1944, thousands of United States service members had to be trained to assault the beaches without fear.
On the 68th anniversary of the monumental amphibious battle, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow opened a martial arts training facility for Marines so they can continue to be the nation’s ‘force in readiness.’
The facility contains numerous stations to work out; each element is designed to physically condition different areas of the body, and several fighting pits to allow sparring sessions during workout.
By Lance Cpl. Michelle Piehl
Community members are able to get a unique look into the heart of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program during Marine Week Cleveland, June 11–17.
Techniques ranging from basic punches to complex disarming maneuvers wowed audience members in Public Square during a presentation, June 12.
“It’s nice to see the actual combat they can do with or without weaponry,” said Hillary Duchnowski, a Lakewood native at the demonstration. “It’s wonderful for the community and the city to see what these men and women do every day for their country. It’s very impressive.”
By Cpl. Christopher Duncan
Service members of all branches faced off in the 2012 US Military Mixed Martial Arts Championships, at Camp Pendleton’s 53 area gym in Camp Horno, May 12.
A total of eight teams, comprised of 112 military members, competed for placement titles and prizes. One team came out on top with nearly every member performing with strength, speed and determination to win.
By Ms. Vickey Mouze (USAG Hawaii)
Army veterans shared their knowledge and skill of an ancient Hawaiian martial art here, April 27.
Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. and Jerry Walker taught Soldiers and their families about lua at the Aha Aina, or banquet, lecture series, hosted by U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Native Hawaiian Liaison Office, founded to build relationships between Soldiers and their families with the Native Hawaiian community.
“Lua comes from a time when men grappled with each other and beat each other with clubs; this was before firearms,” said Kaulukukui, who served in Vietnam as a paratrooper from 1968–1970.
By Lance Cpl. D. J. Wu
It was another early morning. It was cold. I knew there were going to be nine fighters in the tournament but I didn’t know what to expect.
I went to the meet up spot a little early as usual, just so I wouldn’t miss anything.
The first two people I met were a couple of guys I’ve never seen before. It turned out that one of them was a visiting coach from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., and the other was a student from the Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School and new to the team.
by Airman Daniel B. Blackwell
Competitive mix martial arts has swept the nation in a craze of blood, sweat and steel. Combatants are pitted against one another in a battle of strength, skill, endurance and mental fortitude.
Shaw Air Force Base is no exception to this phenomenon and Capt. Anthony Genochio, 20th Fighter Wing manpower and personnel flight commander, knows this to be true and is the driving force behind Shaw’s upcoming endeavor.
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.