Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Straight Right Punch

From your stance, let the right hand start to come out. Now, as with any punch, the fist should lead the punch, but almost simultaneously, your right hip should begin torquing in a counter-clockwise motion. As the punch continues straight out to a full extension, which means your arm will straighten out, the shoulder should automatically follow the punch. The shoulder should never lead the punch. At the end of the punch, your rear heal should be slightly turned out. This shows that you torqued your hips properly.

Make a Fist

To properly make a fist, roll your fingers up tightly into your palm until your hand is closed. The flat part of the fist, between your big knuckles and middle knuckles, should be as even and flat as possible. Now take your thumb and bring it over to rest on your third finger between it's middle and little knuckles.


PrideFC is a mixed martial arts organization that was founded in Japan. Fighters with all different styles combat in the ring to find out who is superior. The second most popular MMA organization only to the UFC.

Conditions of Victory

1. Submission by:
  • Physical tap out.
  • Verbal tap out.
2. Technical knockout by the referee stopping the contest.
3. Decision via the scorecards
4. Technical decision.
5. Technical draw.
6. Disqualification.
7. Forfeit.
8. No contest.

UFC Weight Classes

Lightweight - over 145 lbs. to 155 lbs.
Welterweight - over 155 lbs. to 170 lbs.
Middleweight - over 170 lbs. to 185 lbs.
Light Heavyweight - over 185 lbs. to 205 lbs.
Heavyweight - over 205 lbs. to 265 lbs.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

The UFC is the leading organization Mixed Martial Arts. Through the UFC a lot of popularity and interest has been given to the Mixed Martial Arts world.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Mixed Martial Arts is the sport of combat that combines all different styles of fighting. From Wrestling, to Jiu-Jitsu, to Boxing, etc. Fighters in Mixed Martial Arts strive to be "well rounded" so they can fight back in any situation.

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is Korean martial are that emphsizes on different types of kicks. One of the few fighting styles that gives respect to high kicks.


This sport is done with blows from the hands and feet. Concentration and momentum of strength are used to take out the opponent. Popularized recently by the style of Muay Thai kickboxing.


This is a fighting style that was developed in Japan. Karate involves discipline as well as blows to vulnerable areas of the body. Fluidity and precision are key parts of this martial art.


This is a martial art that was founded in Japan. This fighting style emphasizes throws, and blows are not allowed.


This fighting style involves no blows a all. Wrestlers grapple, throw, and take down their opponents. This is possibly the oldest sport in the world.


Jiu-Jitsu is a fighting style that involved grappling and twisting or hyper-extending limbs. This became a popular fighting style out of Brazil. This is very effective on the ground.


Boxing is a fighting style that uses only fists. When done in the ring, fighters padded leather on their hands. Eye coordination and footwork are crucial in boxing. Commonly described as an American fighting style.