For the kick boxing lovers. Join Bloody Elbow for live coverage of a stacked night of Muay Thai action, as Lion Fight returns with Lion Fight 23 – July 31 at 10:00 p.m. ET live on AXS TV.
With Legacy Kickboxing this past weekend and Glory coming up in August, we are in the midst of three straight weeks of kickboxing/Muay Thai on TV – which should make any fan of the stand-up arts happy. Of those three cards, this one is arguably the best, with some really superb Muay Thai fights. As a reminder for those tuning in, this is traditional Muay Thai rules, meaning 5 round fights instead of 3, plus a wider range of allowed techniques including elbows, knees from the clinch, and throws.
Judo (meaning “gentle way”) is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano . Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata,) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.