August 29, 2019

Former England Rugby star James Haskell has signed with MMA promotion Bellator in a bid to launch a new career in cage fighting.

34 year old Haskell has been training with London Shootfighters along with Kickboxing superstar Michael Venom Page, and is now working full time in preparation for his first bout, yet to be announced.

With 77 England caps to his name, he's no stranger to the limelight, and having only retired from his...

August 21, 2019

Jacob Edwards-Bytom, director at one of the UK's leading martial arts equipment suppliers, Made4Fighters, provides his comprehensive guide to elbow protection for the modern martial artist.

Protection, Injury Prevention, and Rehabilitation:

Experience a lot of falls to the mat? Play an elbow intense sport like Muay Thai? You need to make sure you protect your elbows, regardless of age. If you’re a long time practitioner of Mar...

August 7, 2019

Emily Sharland is a black belt in Karate and has English, British and World titles to her name. She is now competing to be Miss Essex GB and is hoping to progress to Miss Great Britain in 2020.

She is not your typical pageant girl nor your typical Essex girl and has dealt with anxiety due to being bullied as a child and teenager.

Emily decided to compete in this pageant as she wanted to gain back her confidence and become an exa...

August 5, 2019

Mark Weatherill, along with Eric Williams travelled all the way to Okinawa to train with and interview Shimabukoru Kenei Hanshi 10th Dan, Chairman Okinawa Goju Karate Do Goekai. Here's what they talked about:

MW: How old were you Sensei when you started training in Karate and who was your first instructor?

KS: I was born 1st December 1942 and now I'm 76 yrs old. I was 16 yrs old when I started goju ryu karate, my first i...

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