Lazy Sunday reads for March 6, 2011:
- Now ranked number one contender for the WBC Muay Thai super middleweight championship, California’s Joe Schilling is a star on the rise. Check this in-depth Q&A where Schilling talks about his career, how he got into Muay Thai, and how it helped his confidence issues when he was in school. [The Science of 8 Limbs]
- Nancy Foster-Mills is a 44-year-old Tae Kwon Do black belt. She holds the United States Breaking Association’s women’s record for the most boards broken with an elbow. She lives with a degenerative neurological disease that will likely put her in a wheelchair someday. Also, she’s my new hero. [The News Tribune]
- Need more inspiring women? Not only is Crystal Starkey a college English professor and mother to a 7-year-old, she’s also an MMA fighter. This four-part series from the Saginaw News follows Starkey as she juggles her dreams and responsibilities. [MLive]
- Inside Kung-Fu magazine is shutting down. It’s been years since I’ve picked up an issue, but it was one of my favourite mags back in the day. Check this blog post to reminisce about the mag’s ups and downs over the years. “Its passing reflects the end of childhood in the martial arts.” [Plum Publications]
- Regardless of how you feel about the decision outcome, the recent bout between Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann is up there with MMA’s greatest all-time wars. After witnessing that display, Luke Thomas makes his case for Sanchez having the biggest heart in the game. [SB Nation]
- And for the Mini-Dragons, the trailer for Kung-Fu Panda 2 was released earlier this week. Looks like there will be some epic, hilarious battles in this sequel. [Cartoon Brew]
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