Are you feeling unmotivated? Here are two great video speeches meant to give you some inspiration and motivation. If you want to achieve something, hard work and determination are the best way to accomplish your goals. Next time you are in the gym think to yourself, "Am I just going through the motions?", or are you pushing yourself closer to your goals? This is not just true for sports, fighting, and the gym, but also for many aspects of life.
If you didn't get to see it, Dave Bautista from the WWE made his MMA debut. He is no Brock Lesnar, but he has been training with the Gracies' and did manage to win his first bout.
Here is a video of some Gracies fighting a karate team back in 1975. Gracie Jiu Jitsu was very effective against people who were not familiar with their style of grappling and submission holds, yet. They demonstrate how easily they handled their opponents in this video.
In boxing news this weekend, Roy Jones Jr. gets knocked out yet again. This time at the hands of Denis Lebedev, with only 12 seconds remaining in the tenth and final round. The referee did a poor job of stopping the action, and let Jones take one punch too many. This was the result...
And Bernard Hopkins became the oldest Champion ever, at 46, beating George Foreman's previous record of 45 years old. He outboxed and outclassed Jean Pascal, who is 19 years younger. At one point, he was even doing pushups before the round to further discourage the younger fighter.
Here is an awesome diplay of grappling skills/defense in an MMA fight. Here is the second and final round of Bogdan Cristea‘s decision loss to Daisuke Nakemura at M-1 Challenge 5 (7/17/08).
Strikeforce is kicking off their Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament on Saturday, February 12th. Here is a preview of the competitors, and a brief highlight video.
In the first two fights of the 8-man tournament, we have...
Fedor Emelianenko (31-2) vs. Antonio Silva (15-2)
Andrei Arlovski (15-8) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (16-4)
great techinque, keep this one a secret lol
Here is a story from last year, about a 9 year old boy who saved a girl and her dog, from a bigger dog, by using a choke he learned in his jiu-jitsu class.
Here is a video demonstrating what can be done if you put your mind to it and push yourself. Crazy bodyweight exercises and borderline gymnastics but pretty impressive.
In an attempt to spice up the website a little bit, randomly I will throw up links to awesome knockouts, or other random martial art related videos. In my first post we have a spectacular knockout by capoeira fighter Marcus "Lelo" Aurelio.