- Grip strength is a crucial factor in martial arts but often gets overlooked. It’s important not just for the fight itself but also in pushing your training and preventing injuries. Rob at the Combat Trainer blog looks at several ways to start improving yours today. [Combat Trainer]
- Popular fight game nutritionist Mike Dolce gives us a peek into his kitchen and shows us the only cooking oils he trusts. [DolceDiet]
- Whether it’s KOs from Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva or swift Muay Thai teeps to keep opponents at bay and off balance, we’re seeing a lot more front kicks in MMA recently. Here’s a great breakdown of the kick George Roop used to knock down Josh Grispi at the TUF 13 finale. [Bloody Elbow]
- We’ve heard the alarming stories of young athletes suffering life threatening heart attacks. What are the warning signs and how can tragedy be prevented? The Toronto Star looks at how to protect young athletes’ hearts. [Healthzone]
- Shannon Lee welcomes a guest post from renowned JKD instructor Chris Kent (a longtime student of Dan Inosanto), tackling an old but always interesting debate: What’s the true nature of Jeet Kune Do? [BruceLee]
- One of the most interesting story lines from last night’s UFC 131 was Kenny Florian’s drop to the featherweight division. Leading up to his fight with Diego Nunes, Florian called his weight cut “a test of discipline.” [MMA Fighting]
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