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    Essay #3 Mixed martial arts is one of the fastest-growing sports on the market. The sport’s fan base is excited, dedicated, and extremely supportive. While sports such as football or baseball are far more well-known, mixed martial arts or MMA, as it often referred, is featured regularly on sports news stations, and magazines, such as ESPN. The biggest stars of the sport, such as Conor McGregor, are famous celebrities in their own right. However, there is no college feeder program for the sport, unlike every other major sport in the U.S. The reasons for making MMA a collegiate sport are as follows. First, for colleges, MMA would present an opportunity to make money off of the spectators of the sport. Fans would be willing to pay decent prices for tickets, bringing income to the school. Second, the popularity of the sport could attract prospective athletes and donors to the school and program. If a school became known as a sort of “breeding ground” for successful MMA fighters, it could attract talented fighters to attend the school, who could then donate back to the school and program. Finally, the rise of the sport means that colleges would be able to make use of another option to attract students. Some schools in the U.S. are able to attract students solely off of the performance of their sports teams. Other schools are able to attract students simply because they have those teams. Therefore, I would like to argue this: Due to the advantages of increased income for the…

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    matters inside this room besides one thing and that is improving your skills as a wrestler. Unlike a basketball court or a football field, which are used for many different activities, the wrestling room is for work only. Isolated from the rest of the school with a set of heavy metal doors, the wrestling room contains two full sized mats that cover the floor and go halfway up the walls along with a speaker mounted up in each corner. The parts of the walls not covered in mat, are decorated with…

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    Kool-Aid Kronicles: Kool-Aid Man's Komeback All my life I had fought to be the top; I remember my first fight, against Moon man that’s when I finally figured out what I was gonna do for the rest of my life. I wanted to make it to the top. I had fought and fought until I finally reached the top. Once I finally made it to the top I decided to settle down and begin on another journey, exploring the world. But another journey came about while I was in the midst of this one. While I was touring…

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    ground-fighting art. The Gracie fighter's objective is to avoid punches and kicks while attempting to clinch his opponent. Once in the clinch, the opponent's strikes are rendered ineffective. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter will then proceed to take the fight to the ground where his opponent's strikes will not have any power behind them. Taken out of his game, the striker is helpless, without the ability to use his stand-up skills. With the fact that 95% of all fights go to the ground, an…

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    My first ever boxing match Everyone has something they love to do more than anything else. We all have hobbies that we wouldn’t give up no matter what, simply because of the passion that thrives through our blood that pushes us to try our best to be the best. No matter what obstacles come in between what you love, we always figure out a way to get it done. My passion is boxing I enjoy everything about it and can’t imagine myself giving it up for anything. I’ve physically been apart of boxing…

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    success, it is difficult to understand its effectiveness. In my athletic career, I experience both victory and defeat as a direct result of aggressiveness. I would rather reflect upon my athletic careers and think “I cannot believe I did that,” rather than think “I wish I did that”. Whether it be stealing home late in a baseball game with my team down by two or trying to granby-roll my opponent while I am up by ten, I refuse to be conservative in athletics. During my junior wrestling season…

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    For four years the second Monday in November till the last full weekend in February I have slaved away in the wrestling mat room to try and qualify and make the top eight wrestlers in the state championship tournament. Most years haven’t been successful, but last year was different. In The November of 2015, on the Monday that wrestling practice was planned to start, I showed up to practice after all day at school to meet my teammates for the year and plan out the season. This year been my…

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    Jiu Jitsu Research Paper

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    One of those perks being that it is taught with the goal of winning a competition against an equal opponent, not just self defense. It helps to teach how you can earn points in a competition so that your are not clueless on what you or your opponent can get points for during a competition. Modern Jiu-jitsu focuses a bit more on wrestling as a crutch along with no-gi training(your train in gis, also known as kimonos). These trainings are advantageous for Mixed Martial Artist that want to use…

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    Kick Research Paper

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    The goal of every taekwondo olympic fighter is to master a kick you know will knock out your opponent. The most common one and the I am testing is a Round kick, is a kick where the attacker swings their leg around in a semicircular motion, striking with the top of the foot. There is a lot more that goes into the perfect kick than most think. What is the perfect angle? What is the perfect distance away from the opponent? What is the perfect speed of the kick? These are all things that go into a…

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    I remember back in seventh grade, I signed up for wrestling because it looked cool because you could slam people to the ground. Boy I was wrong. The first day they just conditioned us until we were about to die it felt like. I wanted to just quit but my favorite quote is my favorite bull rider cody nance, “ It was either be tough or get beat up and quit and I ain't never had much quit in me.” I wasn't about to get beat up and quit I signed up for it i'm going to do it. So I did. It was the first…

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