August 16, 2012
Like it, love it, hate it or even fear it,
there’s no doubt that the sport of MMA (mixed
martial arts) is starting to make waves across the globe. The expansion of the
sports largest promotion, the UFC, has no doubt eclipsed all competitors with
most acting as talent feeders. Some people who are new to the sport even call
It’s not all been positive, however, and
the advent of the term ‘cagefighting/fighter’ and the lack of professionalism
with cowboy promotions...
December 13, 2011
BASE is an acronym coined by filmmaker Carl Boenish, his wife Jean Boenish and their colleagues Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield. It stands for the four categories of fixed objects from which an individual can jump: Buildings, Antenna, Spans (bridges) and Earth (cliffs). BASE jumping grew out of Skydiving and originally throughout the 80’s and early 90’s jumpers used Skydiving parachutes, until specialized equipment was eventually designed in the late 1990's.
In 1978 Carl Boenish film...
August 31, 2011
In recent times a new trend has emerged out of the Parisian suburbs of France and is growing in popularity right across the globe. This phenomenon is known as Parkour; a way of conditioning the body and mind by learning how to overcome obstacles using speed, efficiency and agility. The basic concept behind Parkour is not necessarily a new one and to fully understand the teachings and philosophies of this art form we must trace the roots back to prehistoric man. Tens of thousands of years ago,...
August 10, 2011
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is often considered to be the foundation of UFC and MMA but the story of this ‘grappling art’ begins many moons before Rorion Gracie and Art Davie sat down and invented the whole concept of The Ultimate Fighting Championship. We may be talking as far back as Ancient Greece; it has long been suggested that the wrestling techniques used in Jiu-Jitsu could well have been derived from those used in these Ancient times and probably stem from the sport Pankration, which was a mi...