While COVID-19 has halted sports activity around the world, it failed to stop the UFC from staging an event this past weekend in my city of residence, Jacksonville, Florida.
Judge This: A New System for Judging MMA Fights
On February 22, the UFC held an MMA card titled UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker. What was expected to be a brutal and possible fight of the year between Paul Felder and Dan Hooker lived up to its billing. However, the split decision victory for Dan Hooker was met with yet again a judging controversy.
UFC 247: Highway Robberies
In the recent UFC 247, light heavyweight challenger Dominick Reyes lost a razor-close decision to champion Jon Jones although Reyes and tons of fans, fighters, and even Dana White believed he won the fight despite the judges scoring the victory unanimously for the champion Jon Jones who retains his title belt.
UFC 246: Cowboy Takes a Dive
With UFC 246 in the books, now that the smoke has cleared there is a bad smell from the result of the main event that pitted the return of Conor McGregor taking on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. With a fight that lasted just 40 seconds, many fans are accusing Cerrone of taking a dive and handing the victory to McGregor.
Taking Up the Challenge: Organizing Independent Recreational Karate Tournaments to Build Future Champions
There is little doubt that many children who attend karate clubs are incredibly talented and show great promise. With perseverance and hard work, many of today's young karate students can grow up to become elite athletes.
The importance of karate tournaments for young recreational athletes, and FAQ from their parents
Ask any karate instructor or parent of an experienced karate student and they'll agree: young karate students benefit greatly from tournaments. But why? Read on to understand the top five benefits of karate tournaments for students.
Interview with Rafael Aghayev, Five-Time World Champion of Karate
Rafael Aghayev was recently interviewed by the magazine news.day.az and generously shared some of the secrets to his success.
Martial Arts for Children
Martial arts have long been a popular pastime for adults in North America, but it is only during the last 20 years that martial arts have become accessible to children and teenagers.
Karate in Ontario: "The Uphill Battle" - The Cost of Raising a Champion
"The Uphill Battle" is an award-winning feature documentary produced by Invision Pro and directed by Maria Morgunova.