Tag Archives: Combat sports

The Sports Archives – What Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian jiu jitsu is a combination of several styles of Asian martial arts that was developed in the country of the same name. It was designed to be an effective form of self-defense that has some cultural elements from Brazil … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Fighters Who Have Retired As Undefeated Boxing Champions!

When you look at the list of some of the most famous fighters in history, they all have a mark or two in the loss column throughout their career. There are not many who have retired as undefeated champions, but … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – The Pacquiao-Bradley Screwjob

The Pacquiao-Bradley Screwjob On June 9th, 2012, Manny Pacquiao experienced once of the biggest screw jobs in the history of the sport of boxing. In basic terms, Pacquiao dominated his opponent, Timothy Bradley, in almost every round of their fight, … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Games Our Ancestors Used to Play!

When we think about games and athletics today, we often end up thinking about things like football, handball and basketball. While these sports have a very modern feel to them, the truth is that our ancient ancestors played games that … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Popular Sports in Thailand!

Thailand could hardly be described as a sporting nation. If you are going to measure sporting success at the Olympics, then Thailand was hardly rated as a mention at the last Olympics in London. The only medal that the country … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – MMA – Everything That Boxing Isn’t!

Over the last few years it would be fair to say that boxing had literally gone into hiding. This is the result of two things, the rise of other sports such as MMA and the lack of big names materialising … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Philadelphia’s Long Tradition of Sports Welcomes Another Member!

Whether we like to acknowledge them or not, we are currently living in uncertain times. Depending on your exact location there may be political or other concerns dominating your local news headlines. In a world full of uncertain times, people … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall!

I’m not a religious man and I’m certainly not one for preaching, but for the sake of spreading an important message, I’d like to call upon a well-known parable from the book of Samuel. I’m sure we’ve all had the … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Popular Styles of Mixed Martial Arts!

Mixed martial arts are one of the most popular types of martial arts, mainly because they are high energy, interesting to practice and one of the best fighting sports for losing weight. Mixed martial arts are also currently popularised by … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Traditional Versus Sport Taekwondo

Before embarking on the physical engagement of martial arts one must recognize that each style of martial arts training stems from steep traditions. In the case of taekwondo, there are two different approaches that classes offer: (i) traditional katas and … Continue reading

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