World Order


Music Videos have been kinda dull lately. Despite the high def quality and cool camera angles, it appears every one is following the similar template as others. This music video from World Order is definitely liberating! World Order is a Japanese band formed by Genki Sudo, a former Japanese MMA fighter who was known for his unorthodox, amazingly-choreographed ring entrances and adroit footwork. He’s since traded the fighting trunks for slim suits and spread collar shirts—but he’s kept his pop-and-lock dance moves as fresh as ever.

Their precise dance moves are perfectly accentuated by their clean-fitting suits. Sartorial mobility at its finest. Who says wearing slim suits means sacrificing movement? The next thing I would love to see is trickers kicking and twisting in tailored suits!

Nike Free 5.0 TR Jon “Bones” Jones Edition


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Nike has released a special edition of its Free 5.0 TR for current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones, who just signed with the sports brand last summer. Designed to give the wearer greater freedom of movement thanks to its ultra flexible build, it was only natural that these two parties would find a match with the Free 5.0 TR. The shoes feature a predominantly tonal black upper marked by an interwoven pattern and contrasting Gym Red accents on the outsole, and “Bones” and “Jones” printed on the tongues. A subtle but integral element is the pink that lines the edges of the woven bands, allowing them to pop out from the body of the shoe. Priced at $105 USD, the shoes and an accompanying T-shirt can be found at select Nike outlets as well on Nike.com .

Despite the great design, I don’t see how this is considered as “functional”. Are going to see more martial arts (or mixed martial artists) with sneaker launches. Are there going to be used inside of the pentagon? Afterall, the sneaker is made for Jon Jones and he is a fighter! I love the fact Nike has taken the step to curate sleek footwear, which I would hope they would be able to design apparel for other sport martial arts styles (i.e. sport karate, Tae Kwon Do,  wrestling, etc.).

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GSP vs. Anderson Promo Poster


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There was a time I have dreamed if Anderson Silva would go head to head with Georges St. Pierre. The martial art gods have answered to those prayers because it has been scheduled to be one of the greatest bouts in UFC history! I admire both of these martial artist (notice I did not say Mixed Martial Artist). These two are the epitome of well-rounded skills with unparalleled styles. Strategic striking will be in full effect.I am not sure how the crowd would take that because they don’t see or respect the mental aspect of fighting/sparring. For the two being strikers simply makes it better coming from a sport martial art background. Only a matter of time we shall experience one of the most watched fights in UFC history!

Sidenote: Those who have never seen any of their fights, the videos below are highlights through their career.

“Iron WIll”

 

Bas Rutten – Number Drills


It is without a doubt Bas Rutten is absolutely no one you would like to fuck with! This mixed martial artist knows who to send a message with inside and outside the ring. Here is a pretty dope number drill you can work on regards to your punches. Before watching this film, I performed a similar number drill consisted of three rounds. Unfortunately, my version was slightly unorganized compared to particular drill.

There is no need for a trained partner available for this video. Another person could easily shoutout a command by calling out a number, which enhances that attentive ear of yours.

Knockout video of the week: Edson Barboza


Knockout mondays! The video I decided to post was from the UFC bout a few weeks ago with Edson Barboza landing his opponent with a beautiful spinning hook kick!! The amazing thing about this was not only the technique, but the fact he landed the kick while both fighters are in a ready position. Spinning hook kick are generally better as a counter. Check out his opponent’s arm at the end #priceless!!

My kind of woman


Besides martial arts and fashion (also being a parent), I probably love SEXY women more! There is nothing better than seeing a woman who can hold her own whenever I am not around. She doesn’t have to fight or argue. Matter of fact, she can beat that bitch with a bottle lol! This example of that specimen is mixed martial artist, Michelle Waterson.

Some may have remember this Asian Persuasion from Fight Girls reality show on theOxygen television network. She was also featured as one of the fighters in the MTV/MTV2 reality show Bully Beatdown. Fellas, can you actually imagine having a woman like that? You have to both a lover and a fighter; Honestly, you maybe be doing more fighting than anything lol.

 

Dana White’s thoughts if Anderson Silva retires


In MMA news, Its has been reported that UFC president, Dana White, was speaking in regards to Anderson Silva fighting Jon “Bones” Jones and/or Georges St. Pierre (GSP). If this fight was to ever occur for Silva, we talking his final bout in the UFC. White stated:

“He’s probably the greatest fighter in history. He hasn’t lost and has been champion since 2006. I think he has two more title defenses and I do not know what he’ll do next or if he will retire,” he said. “He could end his career with a super fight against Jon Jonesor George St-Pierre. He could end his career like that — fight in a different weight class. I would be happy with that. Then he could take a boat and sail into the sunset.”

Although he doesn’t think Jones’ youth would play a major factor in the fight, “The Baldfather” says Father Time and his effect on fighting skills is one of the leading causes of retirement in the sport, even amongst the sport’s best.

“Age is a shit, man. It’s the only thing you can not cheat. The fighters who become champions never finish their careers at the top. Anderson may have the ability to do this. The problem is that you never know when time will catch up with you. You are the king of the world one day, then you get in there and one day is half a second slower than before,” he explained. “And only you will know right away. Anderson is 36 years old. Jon Jones is 24. Jon Jones was in that war with Rampage. He finished the fight with swollen knees, unable to walk. Then six days later he was fine. That’s how you heal when you’re 24. But the fact is that Anderson did not get beat for a long time.”

Speaking of aging veterans, Dana said that he was disappointed that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira didn’t finish Frank Mir when he had the chance at UFC 140 since he seemed to have the fight in the bag.

“He was two punches away from winning that fight,” White said shaking his head. “Instead he passed the guard and tried to apply a guillotine on Frank Mir. Nobody understood that. He will regret that decision for the rest of life. It was his fight. It was finished. I do not know how he sleeps after that.

I am an Anderson Silva fan without a doubt! Far as his style of fighting, it is a great advantage for viewers who have never seen him right. In fact, he looks like a regular dude you see in the club. This guy is gonna beat the $%&^ outta ya instead. Anderson aggressive techniques and his manipulation around the ring sure does make him one of the best ever.

Calling him the best, I would disagree on. You still have Fedor Emelianenko, who was practically a dominate beast in the ring as silva. Despite the fact he was a pride fighter, I am more than sure Dana White wouldn’t say that. Wouldn’t that be like the president of Coca-Cola says Pepsi taste better. What do I know right? I am just a martial arts/fashion blogger #kanyeshrug ..

However, he correct about silva. He has been the most dominant fighter in the sport. The only accomplishment he hasn’t faced is fighting in a different weight class. GSP and Jon “Bones” Jones would absolutely be a great bout against silva. All three well rounded fighters. #strikersallday

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Fedor vs. Silva


Of course this fight was a while back, but you have to appreciate the strategic fighting from Antonio Silva and Fedor Emelianenko. One perception people fail to realize is that heavyweights has enough footwork as their counterparts. One thing I love abont Fedor Emelianenko is his versatility. This fighting powerhouse (proficient in combat sambo and judo prior to Mixed Martial Arts) happens to use what is effective to him. Strong punches and a great defense (stand up and off the ground). Its ashame I never paid close attention to him after he retired. He’s definitely one of my overall favorites.

George St. Pierre- Superman Punch


Apparently someone is going to need some kryptonite after getting punched like that. I mean really, who really gets a kick out of being punched in the face. Lord knows I know sparring, but a good punch to the face (especially this punch in particular) means its time to rumble lol! However I must say this is a very flashy technique. What matters the most is if the technique effective!/

Undisputed fighting scene – Scott Adkins and Lateef Crowder


If anyone wants to see XMA and MMA combined, scott adkins is one of the martial arts actors out there to see! This fighting scene from Undisputed starring Michael Jai White features Atkins fighting Lateef Crowder. Alot of flashy kicks, but we all know that basics anchors it all like a pocket square and tie bar would do to a suit, Hell you know what I mean! Overall, I hope to see these guys gain more recognition because American martial arts star don’t get any love opposed to their Asian counterparts!

The kick heard around the world- ANthony Pettis


fighters live to tell all kind of shit, which comes as an experience.  but I am sure a kick like this, ol dude didn’t get no $%^ that night.. Anthony Pettis has to be one of the most talked about MMA fighters right now! Talk about adding XMA and MMA together. I would be more than proud to call this Extreme Martial Arts. While I am talking smack at the moment (no pun intended), how about I make sure my guard is up at all times as well…