Japanese Martial Arts Articles

Judo gold medallist Kayla Harrison to follow ‘frenemy’ Ronda Rousey into MMA

Kayla Harrison, the two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo, will begin a mixed-martial arts career in the World Series of Fighting Kayla Harrison, the two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo, will begin a mixed-martial arts career in the World Series of Fighting. The move is not a surprise. Harrison has been talking about becoming an MMA fighter since she became …

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This No Touch KO Grandmaster Has Bet $5000 That No MMA Fighter Can Beat Him

His name is Yanagi Ryuken and he apparently is a self-mastered martial arts expert. His style is definitely unique, as it does not involve any physical contact! Thats right, he says he mastered Qigong, which is some form of martial arts that doesnt involve contact. They call him a no touch KO grandmaster and hes either a one of a …

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LeBron James offers support as Ronda Rousey considers future in UFC

Ronda Rousey has received support from fellow high-profile athletes after her first-round defeat to Amanda Nunes on Friday night Ronda Rousey has received support from fellow high-profile athletes after her first-round defeat to Amanda Nunes on Friday night. Rousey who, along with Conor McGregor, is UFCs biggest draw was beaten in 48 seconds during her comeback. But Cleveland Cavaliers star …

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Ex-MMA fighter ‘War Machine’ convicted of kidnapping former girlfriend

LAS VEGAS –  A Las Vegas jury on Monday found a former mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend. Jurors deadlocked Monday on two attempted-murder charges against Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver but convicted him of a total of 29 counts. He could face up to life in prison. Koppenhaver, 35, …

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How UFC’s $4bn sale marked a journey from the shadows to the mainstream

In 2001 a small group brought a mixed martial arts organization for $2m. Today it is a global brand and there is still room to grow The architects who built mixed martial arts into a globally popular sport have ceded control of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. An official release announcing a $4bn sale of the UFC to a group led …

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How IBM Watson’s CMO sees the future of data and AI

Steve Gold, IBM Watson’s chief marketing officer, presents at the MMA Summit in California in July 2016.Image: photo courtesy of ibm IBM Watson can do much more than answer questions on Jeopardy. Earlier this month, the artificial intelligence system created a movie trailer. It also powers driverless cars and is helping doctors with cancer care and research. Watson is IBM’s …

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Roy Jones Jr returns to ring to beat fan by technical knockout in second round

Roy Jones Jr stepped back into the ring on Sunday night to beat a boxing fan with a second-round knockout, the latest instalment in the veterans stuttering career Roy Jones Jr stepped back into the ring on Sunday night to beat a boxing fan with a second-round knockout in the latest instalment of the veterans faltering career. Joness opponent, Vyron …

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Will Ronda Rousey’s downfall kill female UFC? Don’t panic just yet

The Americans future is uncertain after defeat to Amanda Nunes. But womens mixed martial arts are in rude health and has other big draws Ronda Rousey was rare enough, and the memory of womens MMA was shallow enough, that some people believed as she went so would the trajectory of female cage fighting. From the moment Rousey proved she could …

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