Tag Archives: MMA

Iron Hook to King Tut Wrist Lock!

I created the Iron Hook Submission Series a few months back. Shortly after that I injured my knee training. Now that I’m back on the mat, I started playing with it again. If you are a blue belt or above … Continue reading

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Hip-Hop Chess Federation Video Highlights

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Get Lyrical Swords Vol. 2: Westside Rebellion FREE for the holidays!!

Lyrical Swords Vol. 2: Westiside Rebellion is a powerful, soul stirring collection of essays and interviews on Hip-Hop, chess, martial arts and non-violence. The Hip-Hop Chess Federation was born shortly after the release of this book. It features interviews with … Continue reading

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MMA Suicide Raises New Questions About Philosophy

My friend Thembisa M’shaka just sent me the news on Justin Levens death in an apparent murder suicide with his wife Sarah. Details are sketchy, but whatever the conclusions its all quite sad. Being a martial artist, even at my … Continue reading

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UFC’s Fight For The Troops Gives Birth to New Era of Warrior Philanthropy

December 10th 2008, Dana White proved why he is the mastermind of the MMA world. Josh Koscheck, Mike Swick, Ben Saunders and other fighters in the MMA world came together to raise money for wounded soldiers. It was a powerful … Continue reading

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RZA Speaks to Kung Fu Tai Chi Mag about Hip-Hop, Chess, Martial Arts and Obama

RZA on Iron Fist, the Last Dragon and Barack Obama by Gene Ching In 1999, I had the honor of travelling in China with RZA and his shifu, Shaolin Monk Shi Yanming. We journeyed to Wudang Mountain, the inspiration for … Continue reading

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New Study Shows Link Between Youth Who Train Martial Arts and Non-Violence (Imagine that!!)

During the recent federal election, the leader of the Conservative Party announced he was going to get tough on juvenile crime. Enlarge Photo A good kick: Teaching martial arts to youths at risk for violence and delinquency has proven to … Continue reading

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HHCF EXCLUSIVE!! Formless Wisdom: 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Founder Eddie Bravo Pt. 1

Eddie Bravo: Formless Wisdom Pt. 1 By: Adisa Banjoko Jiu Jitsu Innovator and UFC Commentator Eddie Bravo Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand … Continue reading

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Two MMA Films, A Million Complaints- One Conclusion

In the past year or so, two MMA related films have come out. One is Never Back Down, the other is Red Belt. There has been a lot of talk about the legitimacy of these films. These films have one … Continue reading

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HHCF CEO’s UFC 87 Predictions (going out on a limb here)

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