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Martial arts links Just under two weeks left until UFC 129 in Toronto. Here's your link dump for the week ending Sun. April 17, 2011.

  • Baseball players are turning to MMA coaches to learn more about qualities like balance, quickness, and explosive power, and to pick up game-changing new training methods. Here's what America's favourite pastime is learning from its fastest growing sport. [The New York Times]
  • Our friend Jay D shares this video of Alex Ariza, Manny Pacquiao's strength and conditioning coach, answering viewer questions about fitness and diet. Nice too see such a candid, informative video from one of the best trainers out there. [JD Training]
  • Obviously we know sugar isn't the healthiest thing to be eating all the time, but in this massive piece for the Times, Gary Taubes goes one further: is sugar toxic? He lays out a compelling argument for "yes" and also asks tough questions about why we think about health the way we do. [The New York Times]
  • "Gone are the days when a fight might involve a gun, a makeshift weapon, or a hit that actually hurts. Now every movie hero is Jet Li, and every woman is Buffy the Vampire Slayer." New York mag is wondering: are martial arts ruining action movies? [Vulture]
  • You've probably heard all of these before but, just in case you need reminding, here's 16 harsh truths about life that will make you stronger in the end. [Marc and Angel Hack Life]
Thanks to Kombat’s Twitterstream for swapping resources. Follow us @KombatArts!

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