Category: Editorial

Lead Jab – What Should Have Been Done With UFC 151

Posted by Mika Frankl By now we have all heard the news that UFC 151 has been canceled and by this point most of the match ups found homes on other cards. Dana White put the blame for the cancellation squarely on the shoulders of UFC Light Heavyweight champion …

Lead Jab- Heart of a Fighter

Posted by Mika Frankl You can’t see it or measure it but we know it exists. The heart of a warrior lives deep within all of us. Every combat sport athlete wears the Aura of the warrior on their sleeve. When you see the combination of the human …

Lead Jab – Why Same Day Weigh-Ins Are Needed In Big Time MMA

Posted by Mika Frankl MMA is still relatively young and the sport is having rule changes, equipment changes, and many other changes being talked about all the time to help the sport. I would like to even the playing field in a way that would shake up the …

Lead Jab – UFC Entertainment or Sports League?

Posted by Mika Frankl Now don’t be deceived by the title of this week’s article, I know every person training Mixed Martial Arts is an athlete. There is no doubt that an MMA bout is a sporting contest. What I am talking about how the UFC differs from other …

Lead Jab- Is controlling really effective grappling ?

Posted by Mika Frankl This past weekend I, like many people, tuned into the UFC 148: Silva vs Sonnen II event. The main card delivered with excitement and three TKO finishes. The prelims on the other hand were full of striker vs grappler match ups. Meaning one person …

LEAD JAB – Wrestlers Point Fight Too

  Posted by Mika Frankl Many times strikers that use a lot of movement and so not to stay in the pocket are looked at as point fighters. This, at the basis of there strategy is correct, but lets not hold only the strikers accountable lets take a …

Lead Jab – Allusive technical strategy or just plain running?

Posted By Mika Frankl When it comes to Mixed Martial Arts there are many different kinds of strategies competitors employ to come out victorious in a fight. It goes without saying that some strategies are more exciting then others. The effectiveness of a strategy is usually only determined by …

KNUXX Vol. 2 No. 6 – Women in Combat – June 2012

  Women in Combat Series & Tribute to Johnny Tapia. We profile Seager Condit, Brandi Montoya, and women boxers and MMA fighters from FIT-NHB & Jackson-Winklejohn. Fitness Lies are exposed by Daniel Rocha and we sit down with K O Cartel. Open publication – Free publishing – More …

KNUXX Vol. 2 No. 5 – COPS – May 2012

    KNUXX 2-5:  The second in the Fighters in Combat series – COPS and how they play.  We take a look at cellulite, we preview the Fitness NM event, interview Brandon Gibson (“mitt-man extraordinaire”),  Travis Marx gets mentioned and good times are had for all in the New …

Chasing Dollars: Letter from the Publisher

I was speaking to my wife recently about this issue.  I told her that I was struggling to come up with something to write that wasn’t just a rehash of prior articles.  She asked me if this article was going to be about fighting or business again.  I …

KNUXX Vol. 2 No. 2 – Rising Generations – Feb. 2012

Rising Generations – KNUXX takes a look at a couple of the local kids MMA programs. We also get to hear how the owner’s 90 day challenge is going, we get to meet Chris Luttrell, and we start the Charter/Max Challenge. Hope you enjoy, we just keep getting …

My Principles – By Daniel Rocha

For those who are wondering just what are my principles behind my coaching..   Here is what I focus on… 1. Food is your foundation… But how much and what kinds of foods. A. So many of my consultations begin with the fact that so many people are …

Marine Corps Martial Arts: One Mind, Any Weapon by Ian Luna

“One mind, Any weapon”. That’s the creed of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program or MCMAP.  MCMAP is a hand-crafted fighting style developed specifically for Marines to not only develop combat skills but develop the combat mindset needed for the rigors of battle. MCMAP’s goals are not only …

What’s Up at KNUXX?

Hey there, what’s up?  I can’t believe that an entire month has passed since our first issue of KNUXX hit over 100 racks in New Mexico.  So many things have happened and we’ve seen “just how deep the rabbit hole goes” in theNew Mexico fight community.  It seems …