Float On Sensory - A Secret Weapon Of Fighters

A couple of years ago, Joe Rogan posted a youtube video talking about sensory deprivation tanks.  The idea is that you float in a tank that is devoid of light, sound and the water is warm so that you are just floating.  What this does is help one visualize any number of things, be it […]Read More »

Mark Slater - Colosseum Combat is Family First

Stories surround many promotions in the state of Indiana. Some good, some bad. Many promotions have come and gone quickly, others took their time and either died a slow death or have managed to thrive. Mark Slater who owns Colosseum Combat was doing well enough that it was worth his time and energy. All looked […]Read More »

CTRL Industries - The Name Says It All

A difficulty some people have when starting a new company is coming up with a name.  After all that name is the first impression and more often than not, the domain is likely taken.  And trying to get that perfect name can sometimes be a struggle.  But not for Blayne Barlow of CTRL Industries.  And […]Read More »

Fear The Fighter - Early Success A Surprise

This time last year, Fear the Fighter was only a concept for David Makdessi.  The idea came about in 2007, but it wasn’t until June of 2012 that Makdessi put the idea to paper and formed the company.  Unlike many other apparel companies in the mixed martial arts market, the reasoning behind it wasn’t the […]Read More »

Luke Jernigan of Intimidation Clothing - I Really Like What I Do

The landscape with MMA apparel companies is an ever changing one. There’s always the running joke of “Oh that guy wears TapouT, he must trane UFC” that pops up on several forums and news sites. But trying to be different, in a market that appears to have a narrow field of vision is tough. And […]Read More »

Gym Profile: Team Top Notch Fitness

Address: 226 Stone Rd.  Villa Park, IL 60181 Phone: (630) 439-6870 Business Hours: 11am-9:30pm Monday-Saturday, Closed Sunday Classes Offered: Classes are offered for both fighters and non-fighters. Classes offered include Muay Thai kickboxing, boxing, no-gi jiu jitsu, and wrestling. Kids ages 8 and up are welcome. Other programs: Private lessons are available Cost: Contact Matt […]Read More »

Gym Profile: Midwest Training Center

Address: 455 State Parkway, Unit 103, Schaumburg, IL 60173 Phone: (847) 310-1200 Business Hours: 12pm-9pm Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm Saturday, Closed Sunday Classes Offered: Classes are offered for both fighters and non-fighters.  Fighter classes include wrestling, Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu, and strength and conditioning.  General students can attend classes in Muay Thai and both gi and no-gi jiu […]Read More »

Gym Profile: Team Curran MMA

Address: 110 W. Woodstock St. Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Phone: (815) 356-0454 Business Hours: 9am-9pm Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm Saturday, Closed Sunday Classes Offered: Team Curran MMA offers a variety of classes depending on each person’s skill level. Both gi and no-gi jiu jitsu are taught as well as Thaiboxing, boxing, wrestling and sparring. Classes are also […]Read More »

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