Archive for May, 2011

24
May

A form of martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is all about ground fighting where fighters without weapons strive to defeat an armed opponent. Not using their own force, the jiujitsu fighters know how to skillfully manipulate the force of the opponents to defeat them.

This art was derived in the twentieth century from the Japanese martial art and focuses entirely on joint locks and chokehold techniques to fight with and defeat the opponent. Most people learn Brazilian Jiu-jitsu as a means of self defence and to take part in MMA or mixed martial art competitions.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a sport that has been recently recognized as a sport. This sport is fast gaining in popularity among martial arts enthusiasts. Originating from the Gracie brothers, this sport arrived in Brazil along with the huge immigrant population from Japan. The origins of the Bjj kimono or the jiujitsu kimono can be traced back to the Japanese kimono.

Both men and women in Japan wear the traditional kimono which is a garment shaped like a T. The legs and sleeves of the kimono are loose. Just like the origins of Jiu-jitsu can be traced to Japan’s martial art judo, so has the uniform bjj kimono from the Japanese kimono.

There are differences between the judo kimono and the Brazilian jiu-jitsu kimono especially with regard to the legs and sleeves. When laid out flat, the kimono is T shaped and has on either side of the upper part lapels.

As you are on the lookout to buy bjj gi, you must remember that the sport of Jiu Jitsu concentrates on a host of grappling techniques and groundwork. This makes it important for the uniform to have tighter sleeves, cuffs and legs as compared to the traditional judo kimono.

Bjj gi is made of tougher and durable materials as compared to the judo kimono. Bjj kimono is made of materials with a strong weave as the sport is all about holds, chokes, grappling and ground techniques.

As compared to the traditional judo kimono, the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu kimono also comes with a tighter ankles and cuffs as garments with open legs could prove to be very dangerous. Especially while practicing the art of grappling which is all about trapping the legs with that of the opponent, loose garments could even be fatal.

If you are not familiar with martial arts like karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Taekwondo or Judo, you will find that all the gis look very similar. You will find a host of differences if you look at all them closely in terms of the garment weight, weaves and design. As compared to the traditional kimono, the jiu jitsu kimono is much more durable due to its single and double weaves.

As you browse around, you will find two different kinds of Bjj kimonos namely the traditional and modern. Modern kimonos come in various designs while the traditional kimonos are in blue or white. Before purchasing your Brazilian jiu jitsu gi, find out what your school prefers you to wear. Bjj kimono is an important part of the mma gear especially if you are planning on becoming a professional martial artist.

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23
May

UFC 129 saw Georges St. Pierre (22-2-0) once again defend his welterweight title against a top five welterweight, and one that hadn’t lost in nearly six years while compiling 15 wins in that time. Jake Shields was a game challenger, although I personally wonder how he would have fared against a more confident St. Pierre who was noticeably concerned with an irritated/injured eye early on.

The UFC is now faced with a situation where the champion has handily defeated six of the top seven welterweights – accordingly to several credible ranking sites – in mixed martial arts today; Nick Diaz (25-7-1) remains the lone man out, coming in at number six on Sherdog.com’s welterweight top ten, and is the only man currently outside of the UFC banner in the bunch.

If there was ever a time to capitalize on the Strikeforce welterweight champion’s popularity, particularly in the West coast, the time is now. No remaining welterweight inside the UFC has the marketability that Diaz would bring to this main-event; the Stockton native is riding an extreme confidence high on the back of ten consecutive wins, and as a tri-athlete, has the kind of gas tank to continue pushing the pace against the notoriously cardio-strong GSP. His Jiu-Jitsu is of a high level, which will rival if not surpass St. Pierre in that area, and his offensive boxing continues to improve by leaps and bounds with each bout.

It is worth mentioning however, that Nick Diaz has not fought a high-level MMA wrestler in some time, arguably since his TKO victory over Gleison Tibau at UFC 65 in November of 2006. Diaz has never possessed the kind of takedown defense or strength to ward off powerful wrestlers; that blueprint was written by Diego Sanchez, Joe Riggs, and Sean Sherk respectively in 05/06, and remains the only time Diaz has lost consecutive matches in his career to date.

Georges St. Pierre is perhaps the best mixed martial arts wrestler in the sport’s short history; his timing and explosiveness is unparalleled and his speed will be on par with Stockton’s favorite son. Taking a glimpse at their most recent victories tells a tall tale; while Diaz has toppled (literally) Zaromskis, Sakurai, Noons, Santos, and Daley… St. Pierre has arguably won every round in his past five bouts – and beyond – against the likes of B.J. Penn, Thiago Alves, Dan Hardy, Josh Koscheck, and Jake Shields.

Bringing Nick Diaz into the UFC without the intention of granting him an immediate title shot, or presenting him with a favorable style match-up first would be detrimental to the marketing value he currently offers. In this writer’s opinion, it’s highly likely that either of Jon Fitch, Thiago Alves, Josh Koscheck, or Jake Ellenberger could derail that hype and Zuffa knows this. Not to mention, with Cesar Gracie Academy teammate Jake Shields dropping the most recent of a growing list of decisions on St. Pierre’s resume, Nick Diaz also presents an attractive storyline in the way of revenge…

Will it be UFC 140, Diaz versus GSP?

It will be interesting to see how Zuffa handles these negotiations, and the extent to which they’re willing to bend. Dana White had initially stated that cross-promotion super fights were not an option for the UFC brand, but at this point, what alternative do they have?

Dayna Deruelle is writer/editor at MMACombat.com and has been an avid follower of mixed martial arts since taking in UFC 1 – The Beginning, Nov12, 1993.  He attended school at Brock University in St. Catharines , Ontario, Canada, and currently resides in Brampton, Ontario. 
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22
May

With a philosophy that emphasizes on threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression, Krav Maga is an extremely efficient and brutal martial art form derived and developed in Israel. Known for its striking, wrestling, grappling and counter-attack techniques, this martial art form derived from street-fighting skills developed by Imi Linchtenfeld. This dangerous martial art form culminates fighting techniques from traditional Eastern European street-fighting, military combat, Boxing, Muay Thai, Western Wrestling, and Ju-Jitsu.

This martial art is famous and is included in the regular training regime of Israeli Special Forces units and is the defensive tactics system that is used to train the Israeli Police, Israeli Intelligence and all Israeli Security Divisions. Not only to the special forces personnel, this art is also taught to civilians, military, law enforcement and security agencies around the world. Apart from Israel, the Norwegian Military and the Swedish Army also use this art in close combat training for urban warfare.
This martial art is taught using a grading system which is similar to Judo’s grading system. Grading starts with White belt, promoted to Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Brown and Black belts for experts. Black belt holders can choose to move up the ranks from 1st to 9th Dan depending on their exhibition of skill.

Training this martial art also involves grades that are divided into 3 main categories; Practitioner, Graduate and Expert (abbreviated as P, G and E), with each category having 5 ranks. Grades starting from P1 to P5 are the practitioner or student levels. Grades G1 to G5 are Graduate levels and if a practitioner wishes to hold a graduate grade, he must be proficient in all of the P level techniques. The Expert grades are achieved by elite practitioners of this art only and by those who usually specialize in military and police instruction as these grades cover military and 3rd party protection techniques as well as advanced sparring and fighting skills. In order to achieve any expert grade, one must pass through all 5 ranks in both grade P and grade G. Even beyond Expert 5 grade, there exists the rank of a Master and this rank is only held by a very select few elite individuals who have dedicated a lifetime to Krav Maga.

Training organizations in the United States and Europe award grades by following a belt system. This system has fewer grades than the above mentioned patch system; even they follow the same core techniques and principles of this martial art. The belt ranking system with Yellow and follows the order of Orange, Green, Blue, Brown, Black (dans 1 to 5), Red/White (dans 6 to 7), Red (dan 8).

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22
May

If you ever pay a visit to the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and hear the loud noise of clashing sticks, chances are you’ve just stumbled upon the UP Sangkil Karasak, a club devoted to the martial art of arnis, most especially the LSAI style of arnis, or Lightning Scientific Arnis.

It was developed by one of the most famous personalities in the Filipino Martial Arts world, Grandmaster Benjamin Lema Luna, who even during his old age was still a very formidable fighter. One of the specialties of this style is called the espada y daga, or more literally sword and dagger, which uses two weapons in very close combat. Such a technique can literally “chop” up the opponent into pieces when used properly. LSAI is also famous for its high-powered long-range stick strikes, which can twist and bend in various angles to always hit the opponent.

The most high-level student of the grandmaster, Guro Elmer Ybañez, was the one who formally established the UP Sangkil Karasak, in line with his new system called LESKAS, or Lema Scientific Kali Arnis System, which was named after his teacher. Things were looking good for LSAI, LESKAS, and the UP Sangkil Karasak, until the untimely death of Mang Ben in 2003, and Guro Elmer in 2004.

The charge of the UP Sangkil Karasak was then left to Guro Elmer’s top students, such as Master Joey Quiriones, a member of Philippine Law Enforcement, and Master Alex Ortinero, a security specialist who has had significant experience in Iraq. The effectiveness of the style can be gauged in how well these masters were able to do in their chosen careers. The same effectiveness of the style is still emphasized in the UP Sangkil Karasak, which also aims to help ordinary people by teaching them practical and applicable self-defense techniques.

Most of the students of the UP Sangkil Karasak have been ordinary college students, who do not have the opportunity to train full-time. That is why the training system has been fine-tuned, and is still being improved, to be able to get the most out of every training session. However, the teachers in the club also accept private students for a reasonable fee. Training is usually done in true Filipino style, improvising with tires for practice, in an old classroom.

Those who get the most out of escrima training in UP Sangkil Karasak are those who are willing to stick to it for the long term, and that means several years. Training requires patience, determination, and a love for the art which has been hailed as the deadliest martial art in the world. If you’re interested in getting a head start in escrima, the UP Sangkil Karasak is a good place to be!

Jeremiah was a member of the UP Sangkil Karasak for more than five years, and has just recently received his escrima black belt. His other hobbies include the Bible, Internet technology, and the study of metaphor.
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21
May

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a popular martial art. Gi or kimono is the training uniform of this martial art. If you want to get training in this self-defence system, you need to buy Bjj Gi that offers you a comfortable fit. You can find a vast range of jiujitsu gi in the online store. They are made of superior quality fabric that ensures your comfort. Investing in a quality jiu-jitsu gi offers great value for your money.

Gameness Kimono is the right option, if you are more concerned about good look and comfort. It is made of pre shrunk cotton that assures lifelong reliable performance. Its pearl weave pattern offers great fit and better comfort. It comes with ripstop pants made of lightweight fabric. This Jiu-jitsu gi set s available in different sizes, so you can pick the one that suits you well. It requires little maintenance like washing in cold water and line drying can help maximize the life of this gi. Gameness Elite Gi comes in gorgeous colors like black and white.

If you are looking for a lighter and softer Bjj gi, Gameness Feather Gi can be the best for you. It is made of high quality pre shrunk cotton that ensures ultimate comfort. It is durable and offers long-lasting performance. This Gi set includes jacket and pants. Its rubber collar is made of ripstop material that gives excellent protection to your neck.

Atama kimono is ideal for training and competition. It is made of 100% pure cotton that enhances your comfort, while training intensely. It is lightweight, but strong. Atama gold weave kimono is lighter than the double weave and stronger than the single weave. It features tapered body and sleeves that minimize the chance for your opponent to grab. It boasts of a unique cut ensuring great mobility. This jiu-jitsu kimono includes pants and jacket. You can make use of the sizing chart to choose the gi that offers the most comfortable fit. It is available at discounted price online. This BJJ Gi is not only comfortable, but it looks awesome. You can place your order for any of the kimonos conveniently from your home.

Koral Bjj Gi is another exquisite option for jiu-jitsu training. It is made with extremely light and resistant fabric that gives you excellent comfort, no matter how long you get training. It is 35% lighter than traditional gis, which increases your chance of victory in competitions. It is made of 100% cotton that is soft and skin friendly. It absorbs sweating easily and quickly, keeping you dry and comfortable throughout the training session or competition. This Brazilian jiu-Jitsu kimono is approved for all CBJJ and IBJJF tournaments. The set includes jackets and pants. It is durable, lightweight and well constructed. It withstands several washes, offering you dependable performance for years.

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