Lazy Sunday Link Dump: Never Fought Someone Like Me edition

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!