Do Boxers Lift Weights?

Do Boxers Lift Weights?

Do boxers lift weights? Should boxers even include lifting weights in their strength and conditioning training? The typical vision of a high level boxer is a ripped, muscular, elegant moving pugilist without a lot of muscle mass, but massive KO power in his hands. But in modern day boxing competition, are traditional training methods of…

Shootfighting, Pancrase, Shoot Boxing and Shooto Origins

Shootfighting, Pancrase, Shoot Boxing and Shooto Origins

Shootfighting has its origins in in catch wrestling and specifically from the 1970’s when legendary catch wrestler, Karl Gotch taught Japanese pro wrestlers his catch wrestling techniques which were also known as “shooting”. Shootfighting is the overall umbrella term that included hybrid styles and organisations/tournaments which included Pancrase, Shoot boxing and Shooto. The main common…

Shoot Boxing vs Muay Thai

Shoot Boxing vs Muay Thai

In 2010, world famous Thai Kickboxer, Buakaw Bancahmek did not compete in the K-1 World Max and instead he entered the Shoot Boxing world tournament. In his first competition under Shoot Boxing rules Buakaw defeated another newbie to the Japanese style in finalist and MMA fighter Toby Imada to become the shoot Boxing world tournament…

What is Escrima?

What is Escrima?

Fighting is in our blood as humans, and we have been developing different forms of fighting as long as we have been on this planet. Almost every region of the world has its distinct style of combat. The Chinese have Kung fu, the Japanese have Judo and karate, Brazilians have capoeira, Russians have Sambo, and…