Kombat holiday party Dec. 16: Mark your calendar!

Kimbo Slice is ready for Christmas and so is the Kombat Arts Training Academy! Christmas is known as a time for family and loved ones and Kombat’s family atmosphere is one of the things that makes training here so special. Every year we like to get together and celebrate the work put in throughout the year, the friendships made, and …

In-House BJJ Tournament this Saturday

Kombat Arts is holding an in-house gi-only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament this Saturday open to Kombat and Buckley BJJ students. If you haven’t signed up to participate yet, reach Scott Lewis at the club ASAP. Pre-registration is mandatory. When: Saturday, November 19 at 12:00 p.m. Where: Kombat Arts Training Academy Cost: $20 registration fee

Lazy Sunday Link Dump: “Marcelo Garcia’s Keys to Victory” edition

In the above clip, Marcelo Garcia walks us through his matches at the 2011 ADCCs and explains his keys to victory. More cool stuff from the week that was: The New York Times looks at the business histories of Dana White and the Fertitta brothers in “Ultimate Fighting Championship Dips a Toe into the Mainstream.” [The New York Times] Personal …

UFC on FOX 1: Junior dos Santos claims heavyweight belt on network TV

Junior dos Santos burst into tears after taking Cain Velasquez’s heavyweight belt in just over sixty seconds. After months of hype leading up to the championship tilt — the only fight from last night’s card to air on FOX’s broadcast — it was perhaps anticlimactic. But while new casual fans didn’t get to see the breadth of mixed martial arts, …

Bojan Kladnjaković in the Score’s “Wreck MMA Goes to Afghanistan”

Keep your eyes out for some cameo appearances by Kombat fighter Bojan Kladnjaković in this video from the Score, where host Arda Ocal talks to Wreck MMA organizer Nick Castigila about why he decided do a show in Afghanistan for the troops. It’s a timely clip to watch as we head into Remembrance Day. To read about Bojan’s Afghanistan trip …

UFC 137 results and recap: Diaz calls out GSP, Penn and Cro Cop announce retirement

Nick Diaz took B.J. Penn to a brutal decision at UFC 137, winning what Penn said during his post-fight interview was The Prodigy’s last dance in the Octagon. “This was probably the last time you’ll see me in here. I can’t keep performing at the top level,” Penn said. “I’ve got a daughter and another daughter on the way. I …

Lazy Link Dump: “This Is Where My Strength Is. This Is Where My Mana Is” edition

BJ Penn hits home in Hawaii to power up for his match against Nick Diaz at UFC 137. With his beautiful daughter and the beautiful landscape, it’s easy to see why Hilo holds the Prodigy’s heart. More links from last week: Shannon Lee talks about plans to build The Bruce Lee Action Museum in Seattle. [Northwest Asian Weekly] Hollywood director …