August 2015


The Gentle Way: From Tatami Mats to the Octagon

In this article, we are going to look at the relationship between judo and Mixed Martial Arts with reference to a couple of fighters who have successfully crossed the bridge between the two, completing a successful transition between the two disciplines. Not commonly viewed as a traditional gateway to the world of MMA, Judo has nonetheless provided the perfect background for a number of eminent and preeminent stars. A gold medallist Judoka in the +100kg category at the 2008 summer games in Beijing, Satoshi Ishii catapulted himself onto the MMA... Read More