Our editor travels to UFC 286 to report on the event and thinks he has finally cracked the essence of MMA.
The Beauty of Fighting: UFC 286 Press Conference
Behind the noise of the fans and the showbiz, perceptive fans will have seen the focus of the athletes at last night’s press conference: the profession they have chosen and the battle that they are about to fight.
The End of Boxing?
This past weekend saw two celebrity boxing bouts as well as a few professional fights. As the interest in celebrity boxing seems to wane, we ask ourselves what the future has in store for boxing.
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Is Fighting Moral?
Can one make a moral case for fighting? Looking back at antiquity and investigating some philosophical reasoning, a moral case might be made.
Homer: The First Sportswriter?
Boxing writing has become a profession of its own, with journalists lining the ring to get a decent view and write up their commentaries on the fights. Legendary writers such as Norman Mailer and A. J. Liebling have taken up their pens to write about boxing bouts. But the profession could be said to stretch back to antiquity.
Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare
A classic work when it comes to strategy and warfare is Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, which has found application outside of the field of combat. Business executives and politicians refer to it. After that, Von Clausewitz’s On War is taken to be a classic of combat strategy. Another, perhaps less well-known work, is Yamamoto Kansuke’s Secrets of the Japanese Art of Warfare.
The Martial Roots of Martial Arts
Martial arts simulate combat and stem from warfare. Here we delve deeper into the martial roots of martial arts.
Who’s Going To Call The Bluff?
This weekend saw two huge boxing fights, but it was a third boxing bout that stole the show: Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva. Neither of them is a professional boxer, yet they are reported to have brought the largest audience. Influencer boxing has been discussed before, but nobody is asking the question: who will call the bluff?
The Judo Moral Code
Martial arts are not about violence – they are about skills, virtue, and personal development. They stem from ethical codes attached to a martial craft because warriors know that when it comes to matters of life and death, ethics are key. Judo is a martial art that has developed a strong moral code.