19 Total Updates since November 8, 2012
13 days ago Article 42 comments
One of the finest grapplers to come out the Caucasus, Gokor Chivichyan grew up in the grappling obsessed former Soviet nation of Armenia to become possibly the most complete grappler in the world.
2 months ago Article 46 comments
The NCAA Wrestling Championships are this week and to celebrate Gods of War will look at Oklahoma State's head coach John Smith. The most successful American wrestler in international competition, Smith personifies toughness in wrestling.
3 months ago Article 20 comments
It is high time Gods of War added its first pugilist, and to start with we will look at one of boxing's most skilled and yet under-appreciated champions, the Cincinnati Cobra.
3 months ago Article 20 comments
Few Muay Thai practitioners have brought as much flair and creativity to their work as Saenchai. Today we look at just a couple of his tricks.
3 months ago Article 62 comments
There might never have been a better boxer for pure offense than Roy Jones Jr. who led with power punches and set up his punches with psychology and corner cutting movements in equal measure.
4 months ago Article 49 comments
Giorgio Petrosyan is perhaps the greatest kickboxer on earth and one of the best in history. Today we look at some of the great Armenian's techniques with a focus on his bout with Albert Kraus.
4 months ago Article 13 comments
Hailed as the first superstar of competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Fernando "Terere" Augusto brought a punishing top game and charisma that would win over a whole generation of grapplers.
5 months ago Article 15 comments
Ingemar Johansson and Floyd Patterson had perhaps the greatest right hand and left hook in boxing respectively during their brutal trilogy. Today we take a look at how Johansson pulled off the upset in their first meeting.
5 months ago Article 30 comments
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, a champion in two sports, is no stranger to adversity. Born into poverty, Souza's combination of work ethic, technical brilliance, and physical talent have made him one of the most formidable grapplers on the planet. T.P. Grant looks at Souza's career and his contribution to combat sports in this feature.
6 months ago Article 26 comments
Badr Hari's kickboxing rematch with Alistair Overeem was among the most exciting K1 fights of 2009. It was also a complete reversal of the first bout. Today we examine what Hari did differently.
6 months ago Article 60 comments
What began as a classic Japanese New Years Eve freak show match became one of K-1's greatest storylines when Overeem pulled off the upset and knocked out the over-aggressive Hari in the first round. Jack Slack examines the first bout between the two.
6 months ago Article 71 comments
One of the most influential martial artists in history, Bruce Lee is known world wide. In the United States he defined what martial arts were for an entire generation and helped bring together Eastern and Western culture through movies and martial arts.
6 months ago Article 18 comments
Ramon Dekkers' place in Muay Thai history is somewhat up to debate. Some hail him as an All-Time Great, others dismiss him as a fan favorite whose achievements are overrated, but all can agree he changed the face of competitive Muay Thai.
6 months ago Article 19 comments
With the NCAA Wrestling season getting underway it is high time the Gods of War series features its first wrestler. The man whom collegiate wrestling's highest honor is named for, Danny Hodge was the most dominant wrestler the NCAA mats has ever seen. Known for a peerless work ethic and near superhuman strength, Hodge would go on to find success in Olympic competition, boxing, and professional wrestling.
7 months ago Article 32 comments
A Kyokushin Karate fighter who complied one of the most impressive professional kickboxing highlight reels of all time. Known for his knockout power and toughness, Andy Hug's warrior spirit would earn him the nickname "The Blue Eyed Samurai".
8 months ago Article 36 comments
Almost every MMA fan has heard of the Kimura arm lock, and many fans know the famous grappling match between Helio Gracie and Masahiko Kumura that was the genesis of the naming of the submission. But so few MMA fans know the man behind the shoulder crank, and understand he was so much more than the man who broke Helio's arm.
10 months ago Article 19 comments
Roger Gracie is a name familiar to most MMA fans. Many will recognize his last name as he is part of the fabled first family of MMA, and they will likely be able to tell you that he is the very best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappler in the world. But what does this mean exactly? What level of accomplishment is required to become known as the best in his martial art?
11 months ago Article 27 comments
With UFC 148 coming up and Anderson Silva preparing for his rematch with Chael Sonnen it seemed the right time to add the first Mixed Martial Artist to our small but growing Pantheon of martial excellence. Joining Braulio Estima and Masutatsu Oyama will be the long time UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva.
about 1 year ago Article 45 comments
Joining our Pantheon of modern day martial arts legends next to grappling ace Braulio Estima is the father of Kyokushin Karate, Masutatsu Oyama. A man who sought to instill toughness, focus, and power in himself as well as students, Oyama is a legend in the karate community.
about 1 year ago Article 38 comments
Braulio Estima is becoming a familiar name to MMA fans for his grappling prowess and his consistent attempts to make an MMA debut. With his grappling super match with UFC star and Cesar Gracie black belt Nick Diaz coming this weekend, it seemed fitting to kick off this series of martial legend with Braulio "Carcara" Estima.