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"THE TEAM" VOLUME.3 Team Quest/USA (Part.4)

When you're in the ring, fighting is a one-on-one competition. If you want to become truly strong, though, you can't do it all on your own. The support of the fans and support from corner men, trainers and friends becomes an important source of strength. In short, the fighter needs the team, and the team needs the fighter. In this series, PRIDE Fighting Championship puts the spotlight on the "team   Read more...
June 30, 2011

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The Preperation

Text by Martin Rooney, Rafael Werneck and Raphael Nogueira Jacaré, Roger Gracie and Shogun, Ronaldo, Roger, Mauricio explain their preparation and help you evolve in Jiu-Jitsu, Submission wrestling, MMA and everyday struggling. If you live in Curitiba, Manaus, Rio de Janeiro or London, you may very well have ridden the bus, walked by or met by an academy entrance any of these seemingly common yo   Read more...
June 30, 2011

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Ten Exercise Myths

1. You Will Burn More Fat If You Exercise Longer at a Lower Intensity. The most important focus in exercise and fat weight control is not the percentage of exercise energy coming from fat but the total energy cost, or how many calories are burned during the activity. The faster you walk, step or run, for example, the more calories you use perminute. However, high-intensity exercise is difficult to   Read more...
June 30, 2011

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Takanori Gomi

In a press conference at the Dream Stage Entertainment office in Tokyo on March 7th, a match between Takanori Gomi, who became PRIDE's first Lightweight Grand Prix Champion in the New Year's Eve show, and Marcus Aurelio, from American Top Team. The match will be held on April 2nd, in the Ariake Coliseum, at PRIDE BUSHIDO 10. Takanori Gomi, the Lightweight Grand Prix Champion who has become the cr   Read more...
June 30, 2011

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S.E.L.F. Fitness

by Jeff Santella, Founding Master As we all realize, Defensive Tactics training has many intricate parts. It has been my experience that the majority of instructors are what I call "Paper Instructors", they went to a seminar, received a document, and are now the authority. The truth is, it takes years not hours to understand the multiple facets of martial science. You must be able to reach beyo   Read more...
June 30, 2011

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Rodrigo 'Minotauro' Nogueira

Rodrigo 'Minotauro' Nogueira was recently interviewed by Brazilian journalist Denis Martins. Here's what Minotauro had to say: Interviewer: Did you see the Cro Cop vs. Barnett fight? Minotauro: No I didn't. Interviewer: What did you think about the result of that fight? Minotauro: My friends told me that Barnett used his weight in the first round to handle Cro Cop during the clinch   Read more...
June 30, 2011

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Budo Challenge

By Subfighter Since the initial announcement the Budo Challenge committee has received and are still receiving numerous applications from extremely qualified Warriors from around the world to participate in this unique event. The Committee is still seeking applications from Martial Artists interested in testing their skills under this new and exciting set of rules. The Budo Challenge exults and   Read more...
June 30, 2011

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THE MENTAL GAME

Rich Franklin Talks About the Unseen Side of MMA by Jatinder Dhoot After winning all four of his Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts and defeating Ken Shamrock in the first live televised mixed-martial arts event in North America in April 2005, Rich Franklin is a big shot in the MMA world. With a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s in mathematics, the math-teacher-turned-mixed-martial-   Read more...
June 30, 2011

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Remembering Randy Couture

by Jake Rossen At the dais during the press conference following UFC 31, Pedro Rizzo spoke with the deliberate monotone of someone choking back disappointment. He had just dropped a controversial decision to Randy Couture in an Atlantic City arena; the UFC heavyweight title had eluded him once again. Midway through the post-fight speeches, Couture came ambling into the reception area. His face   Read more...
June 30, 2011

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Sokoudjou "AFRICAN ASSASSIN" Special Interview

At PRIDE.33 "THE SECOND COMING," Sokoudjou shocked everybody with a KO victory over top middleweight contender Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a bout that lasted merely 23 seconds. The young judo expert from Cameroon will next do battle with Ricardo Arona on April 8th at PRIDE.34 "KAMIKAZE." Sokoudjou took time from his busy training schedule to speak with us about his PRIDE debut and his upcoming ma   Read more...
June 30, 2011