Can TKD Learn from MMA?

zimmerman-academy-logo

Despite its worldwide popularity and it’s rank as the most popular martial art in the United States,  (TKD) is beginning to lose some of it’s luster due to its perceived lack of success in Mixed Martial Arts.   (MMA) is the biggest thing to hit the martial arts world since Jigaro Kano decided to go to a colored and black belt system to denote rank within his school,

Share
» Read more

Why Do Martial Artists Despise MMA?

zimmerman-academy-logo

Why do traditional martial artists continue to despise the lessons of mixed martial arts? I am amazed that twenty years after Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 1, traditional martial arts still feel that they have nothing to learn from MMA. One of the Taekwondo tournaments, where I used to referee, has a submission grappling division.  When I had a break, I would

Share
» Read more

Martin “Farmer” Burns

martin-farmer-burns

    Martin “Farmer” Burns was a professional catch-as-catch can wrestler as well as wrestling and physical cultural trainer.  He had success as a professional wrestler even winning the American Heavyweight Championship.  However, he is more famous as a wrestling trainer.      Martin “Farmer” Burns was born February 15, 1861 in Cedar County, Iowa.  Both then and now, wrestling is in

Share
» Read more

Conditioning from 2006 to 2010

zimmerman-academy-logo

This training program is what I used from 2006 to 2008, while I was training in both Taekwondo and Judo.  In general, I performed conditioning workouts in the morning and martial arts workouts in the evening. Conditioning Schedule Monday A.M.: Chest, Biceps, Elliptical Trainer Tuesday A.M.: Thighs, Calves, Recumbent Bike Tuesday P.M.: Shoulders, Triceps, Forms Friday A.M.: Back, Abs, Elliptical

Share
» Read more

Jack Johnson and The Fight of the Century

jack-johnson

      After Jack Johnson became champion, a lack of strong contenders caused public pressure to mount on James J. Jeffires, the retired former heavyweight champion, to end his retirement and fight Johnson.  Jeffries was considered the first and most credible of the “White Hope” contenders.      In his prime, Jeffries probably couldn’t beat Johnson.  At 35 years

Share
» Read more
1 16 17 18 19