Kicking for life. Hip replacement in martial arts.

Traditional martial arts and high-level combat sports require athletes to possess demanding athletic, technical, and mental disciplines. These sports fall into the category of contact sports, where various forms of physical contact, including standing combat, body-to-body encounters, ground combat, and percussion from hitting bags and pads, create a wide range of challenges and constraints....

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Are You A Master? 

Prior to the arrival of Korean martial artists, the use of the title “master” was not prevalent in North America. Japanese martial arts, which had a significant influence on the development of martial arts in the region, that commonly used the term “sensei” to denote seniority and expertise. However, as martial arts spread and...

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The Cult Of Make Believe

The inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event, held on November 12, 1993, at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado, marked the beginning of a new era in combat sports. The tournament-style event aimed to determine the most effective martial art by pitting practitioners of different disciplines against each other in no-holds-barred fights. One...

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