Monday, July 12, 2010

Dan Severn Seminar at Ultimate Karate

Dan "the Beast" Severn - one of MMA's first UFC competitors and a pioneer in the sport - will be conducting a seminar at the Ultimate Karate USA school in Spanish Harlem on July 19th.  Why would a school named Ultimate Karate USA be interested in an MMA seminar?  Well, for your information, the dojo has a cage, and they've had a ton of solid fighters compete in New York City's underground circuit over the past few years.  So put that in your pipe and smoke it.  The address is 1950 Third Avenue (at 107th Street), and the seminar is from 7pm to 9:30pm.  Topics to be covered include "Taking Your Shirt Off and Wiping Your Underarms With It" and "Releasing the Beast".

Eight-Man Muay Thai Tournament in Flushing on Saturday

Eddie Cuello of Take-On Productions has put together another Muay Thai card in Flushing's Chinatown, this one featuring a one-night eight-man tournament stacked with representatives from such venerable kickboxing establishments as Sitan Gym, Bellmore Kickboxing and Borodins, among others.  An eight-man tournament!  Remember those?  I think the last one that went down in New York City was one of the late Gene Fabrikant's Russian-nightclub specials in Brooklyn years ago.  Anyway, the fists and shins will be flying this Saturday night, and expect MMA Journalist to provide the livebloggery.