Tag Archives: Martial-arts

Dambe: Forgotten Nigerian martial art is growing online

(CNN)From Nollywood actresses to afrobeat superstars, August Udoh, has captured them all. He’s lauded as Nigeria’s most talented celebrity photographer but it is the stories of those on the very margins of society that are important to him. The fighters captured in series “Dambe” are ordinary working men. “They have normal jobs. Some are truck drivers, others mechanics,” Udoh told …

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This Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champ shows how you can get out of someone’s grasp

Michelle Nicolini is an eight-time world champion in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) and a third degree black belt holder with 20 years of martial arts experience. You’d never know it if you ran into the petite professional fighter in the street. On Friday, she’s up for one of the biggest challenges in her martial arts career. SEE ALSO: Ronda Rousey kicks …

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Portuguese MMA fighter dies from harms held in push

A mixed martial art soldier from Portugal died Tuesday, three days after being hospitalized with injuries from a fight. Total Extreme Fighting announced the death of Joao Carvalho. It didn’t disclose the nature of Carvalho’s injuries, and said formal hospital medical reports and procedures are still being carried out. The 28 -year-old Carvalho was knocked out in the third round …

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