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I Was A Professional Pillow Fighter

The women of the Pillow Fight League on Good Morning America.

The women of the Pillow Fight League on Good Morning America.

GLOW, the new semi-fictional Netflix show about real ’80s TV show G.L.O.W., the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling, struck pretty close to home in the Risky Fuel household.

That’s because Sarah spent some time in her younger days as part of the Pillow Fight League, which, exactly as it sounds, was a professional pillow fight league.

There were a lot of eerie parallels between GLOW and the PFL so Sarah called up some old fighting colleagues and reminisced about it in a feature story for VICE.

To read the story go here.

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Should You Train When Sick?

Training while sick.

There’s an ongoing debate in the Risky Fuel household about whether someone should exercise and compete in sports while they’re sick.

I believe in the “burn the sick away” philosophy. Sarah does not.

Her view is checkered, though, by the fact that competing in martial arts while sick is both gross and potentially plague causing/morally wrong.

She wrote about it for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story click here.

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Daphne du Maurier And Holm Vs. Correia

Holm vs. Correia

Holm vs. Correia

A little while back marquee women’s fighters Holly Holm and Bethe Correia squared off for a fight in Singapore (Holm won).

The thing is, for both of them the fight took place under the shadow of mutual past adversary Ronda Rousey.

For Sarah this felt a little like the plot from Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca.

So she wrote about why for Vice Sports.

To read it click here.

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5 Celebrities Who Can Secretly Fight

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Celebrities. What do they know? Do they know things?

Yes, it turns out. Some of them, mostly kinda secretly, know how to fight.

Some of these semi-secret fighters include science man Neil deGrasse Tyson, street fightin’ man Mick Jagger and dancer in the dark Courteney Cox.

To find out how we know this, head over to Asian World Of Martial Arts to read Sarah’s story about it by clicking here.

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Roger Moore’s Secret Fight Game

Roger Moore

Roger Moore

When Roger Moore passed away in May it made a lot of 007 followers take a closer look at the actor’s career.

One thing Sarah noticed was a surprisingly sophisticated understanding of the fighting arts, including how and when to use those skills.

She wrote about Moore’s combat skills in a piece for Vice Sports.

To read it go here.

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The Advantages Of Training With Your Significant Other

Training with your significant other can be helpful.

Training with your significant other can be helpful.

There’s mounting anecdotal evidence that there are benefits to be had if you train in the same sport as your significant other.

Your partner will better understand the physical, mental and technical commitments it requires to pursue an activity, and that’s a tremendous boost.

Sarah identified a number of martial arts-related couples who make good examples of this idea.

To read about them head over to Asian World Of Martial Arts by clicking here.

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Floyd Mayweather And Conor McGregor Set To Fight

Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor

In what will likely be the most lopsided inter-disciplinary fight since mixed martial artist Randy Couture erased boxer James Toney in an MMA fight in 2010, martial arts loudmouth Conor McGregor is going to take on detestable human/very elite pugilist Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match.

The only good things to come out of this fight are the following:

a) It will help identify which friends of yours are suckers who’d willing pay money to watch this.

b) One of these two — McGregor — is going to get well beaten up.

Sarah wrote about this for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it go here.

 

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