May 30, 2018

 Image Source - Michael Page Twitter

In true 'MVP' style, Bellator MMA star Michael Venom Page continued his fine professional record by taking victory over David Rickels by an astonishing verbal submission.

Venom, a former points fighting kickboxing champion, came up against Rickels in the main event of Bellator 200 on Friday at the SSE Arena, Wembley.

He used his range, timing and technical skill to astounding effect, Rickels c...

May 28, 2018

A modern martial arts problem... just how long should it take to earn the coveted black belt? Here at MAOnline we'd like to find the answer.

We've spoken to a lot of people and done plenty of research (OK, Google searching) to help get to the bottom of this.

What we know so far is the average opinion is somewhere between 2 & 6 years is the sort of timescales you can expect when training regularly.

There are plenty of supporting a...

May 24, 2018

Former multiple Kickboxing World Champion Michael 'Venom' Page returns to MMA action this Friday (25th May) to take on David Rickels at Bellator 200.

After racking up an impressive 12-0 undefeated record, he's had around 18 months of no competition due to injuries. His opponent David 'The Caveman' Rickels also boasts a healthy record of 19 victories to just 4 defeats.

'MVP' spoke to recently about his break and sai...

May 21, 2018

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Team Blue Blood based in Nottingham (UK) took numerous titles in the Senior Light Contact categories at the Hungarian World Cup, part of the WAKO World Series of events.

Will Taylor struck Gold in the -57KG continuous section, whilst his teammate Fin Heesom doubled up for Blue Blood taking 1st place in the -63KG. The midlands based fighters progressing to victory with wins over Slovenian Alen Prelozn...

May 15, 2018

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GB Taekwondo ended the 2018 European Championships as the 3rd most successful team by taking a massive seven medal haul. Including European titles for Jade Jones, Christian McNeish and Lauren Williams.

Bianca Walkden suffered her first defeat in 15 months to take silver whilst Peter Radford, Jordyn Smith and Bradley Sinden all took Bronze medals.

"I feel on top of the world. I did really well in my fi...

May 8, 2018

It's the martial arts equivalent of revising and taking exams, something all students around the UK will have experienced at some point. have some handy tips to help get you ready for your next grading.

Firstly and most importantly, if you or your child don't feel ready for the next grade, or don't wish to take part in a grading examination at all, just don't do it! Martial arts are not all about the co...

May 4, 2018

Ahead of the European Taekwondo Championships in Russia next week, we caught up with one of GB's top female competitors. 25 year old Jade Slavin is among the country's current top medal hopes.

6ft 3in Jade is a part time model, but a full time martial artist. She's previously won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Championships, and has a range of medals from across the Opens circuit, most notably winning the Dutch Open in 2...

May 3, 2018

Former Australian Judo Champion, 2002 Commonwealth Gold Medalist, and multiple Olympian Matt D'Aquino gives us 5 ways to improve Judo skills.

There are a few things that I tell people that will help them get better at Judo.

Have a good gi:

I always encourage judoka to invest in a good gi. Don't go with a no name brand, but buy a well known gi brand, such as Mizuno. A judo gi is like a good suit, when you wear it you feel good and...

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