Warning, this video from Daniel Herbertson and Enson Inoue contains scenes of both tragic destruction and cute Japanese kids. If either one makes you cry, sorry in advance. Herbertson and Inoue continue to do great work helping out with relief efforts and documenting the after effects of the quake that hit Japan.
Some other good links from the week ending Sun. May 15:
- For a spin on the same old fighter’s story, this profile on Sean Pierson touches on the business aspects of making the decision to switch careers and become a professional fighter. [Canadian Business]
- As they say, relaxation is key. This guest post on the Combat Trainer blog shows how relaxation can be achieved at all levels of training camp, and uses some great examples to illustrate the difference between fighting tense and fighting loose. [Combat Trainer]
- Here’s a really cool story about how Andre Ward and Nonito Donaire met when they were kids at the same karate and boxing gym. Amazing to think how young they were when they started training together and how far they’ve come since. [SF Gate]
- In this first installment of Matt Hamill’s new blog, the deaf UFC fighter talks about being picked on for his condition but finding confidence in wrestling. [Sportsnet]
- Think medieval European martial arts are only for geeky cosplayers? If these guys from Utah get their way, jousting will be the latest full-contact extreme sport to catch on with the masses. [The Salt Lake Tribune]
- Interesting job profile of the week: working security overseas, protecting China’s rich and famous. [China Daily USA]
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