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Playing The Game Explores Life Of Professional Street Fighter Players

Playing The Game

Playing The Game

There’s a not so secret world where people play the video game Street Fighter professionally.

There’s also a world where there’s a documentary film about these digital athletes called Playing The Game.

During the 2017 edition of the Hot Docs film festival Sarah spoke to the film’s director Takao Gotsu about this world.

To read the story head over to Fightland by clicking here.

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Reasons To Be Concerned About Chris Brown’s “Jiu Jitsu” Song

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Chris Brown, the enemy of all right-thinking Rihanna fans around the world, recently released a song called “Jiu Jitsu.”

From a martial arts standpoint this song is… problematic.

Sarah explained why in a post for Fightland.

To read it click here.

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Why The Ultimate Fighter Is Tired Now

The Ultimate Fighter

The Ultimate Fighter

The 25th edition of TUF, The Ultimate Fighter, concluded in July and with it came the realization that this reality television program about mixed martial arts is getting a little stale.

There are a number of reasons why this is the case and Sarah explained some of them in a story for Fightland.

To read it click here.

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Dr. Shawna Pandya’s First Fight

Dr. Shawna Panyda

Dr. Shawna Panyda

Hands up if you’re a practicing doctor, aspiring astronaut and amateur muay thai competitor?

Well, there is one person who ticks all those boxes, Dr. Shawna Pandya.

Sarah spoke to her for Fightland’s “My First Fight” column.

To read the story go here.

 

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Chuck Norris’ Awkward Obamacare Martial Arts Metaphor

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris, the aging action hero with the same relevance as a strip mall pager sales kiosk, has some very strong pro-Trumpian opinions.

Awhile back he stated those opinions in something called “Obamacare Jiu-Jitsu 2.”

Sarah analyzed this column to find out how much “jiu jitsu” it actually contained. It turns out, not much.

To read her story in Fightland go here.

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Robin Black’s First Fight

Robin Black in the demure red shirt.

MMA analyst and friend of Risky Fuel Robin Black had his first professional fight the week of his 39th birthday.

It was a learning experience for the former rocker.

He explained why in Sarah’s latest “My First Fight” feature for Fightland.

To read it go here.

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Baseball Fights Take The “Art” Out Of Martial Arts

Not artful fighting

Not artful fighting

In an ongoing semi-regular series, Sarah has been tasked by Fightland with trying to contemplate the artlessness of the fights that occur in non-“fight” sports.

For her latest assignment she looked at baseball and found there to be lots of posturing, lots of flailing, but not much in the way of effective striking.

To read the full story click here.

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