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Experts weigh in on injuries inside the Octagon

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Professional wrestler Chris Benoit’s murder/suicide dramatized brain injuries and Sidney Crosby’s 10 and a half months on the shelf has resulted in a debate over brain injuries. Mixed martial arts, also known as MMA, has found itself right in the middle of it, given the violent nature of the sport.

The Canadian Medical Association, or CMA, called for a ban on MMA back in 2010, while other vocal critics claim the sport is barbaric – such as Arizona Senator John McCain who once described MMA as being “human cock fighting.”

UFC’s Nick “The Promise” Ring on fighting professionally, training, and representing YYC

nick-thumbOn July 21, 2012, Calgary’s Nick “The Promise” Ring will be fighting at the much anticipated UFC event, hosted for the very first time by our fair city.

The Calgary Journal sat down with Ring to get an inside look at how he is preparing for his match, his love for YYC as well as what it takes to make a living fighting in the cage.

Bronze and silver won in first national tourney

kyle-hoover-8-year-old-karate-tbThe recent May long weekend was a huge one for a local Calgary boy. Participating in the recent World Karate and Kickboxing Council nationals tournament in Montreal, Kyle Hoover Reoyo earned a pair of medals in karate point sparring and kickboxing in his first national tournament experience.

Deanna Delisle designs workouts for peak performance

deanna-delisle-conditioning-coach-tbHelping athletes achieve peak performance is as much a science as it is an art.

As a strength and conditioning consultant for the Canadian Sport Centre, Deanna Delisle is responsible for designing stylized training regimens for Olympic swimming stars like Erica Morningstar who will be competing this summer in London.