Sarah Kurchak

FIGHTLAND

Chasing Shadows in Singapore: Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia

Mixed martial arts no longer needs Ronda Rousey, but the rest of the world doesn't know that.
Sarah Kurchak
6.14.17
FIGHTLAND

The Genius of Roger Moore's On Screen Combat Scenes

From The Saint to the James Bond franchise, the late Sir Roger Moore knew how to make the best of his moderate martial arts abilities. He also wrote extensively about self-defense for a children's book in 1966.
Sarah Kurchak
5.24.17
FIGHTLAND

New Documentary 'Living The Game' Takes You Inside the Lives of Professional Street Fighter Players

At Fightland, we spend a lot of time talking people who wanted to grow up to be like the characters in Street Fighter. Today, we talk to Takao Gotsu, the director of a film that profiles the lives of those who grew up to be professional Street Fighter...
Sarah Kurchak
5.7.17
FIGHTLAND

'The Ultimate Fighter' is a Victim of Its Own Success

As season 25 lurches to the franchise's lowest ratings ever, we'll all start to question what went wrong. But maybe the more interesting debate is why the reality show ever worked in the first place.
Sarah Kurchak
4.26.17
FIGHTLAND

My First Fight: Canadian Astronaut-Candidate Dr. Shawna Pandya

We talk to Canadian neurosurgeon and astronaut-candidate Dr. Shawna Pandya about how she got her start in Taekwondo, her first amateur Muay Thai bout, and why she believes that her true first fight is always ahead of her.
Sarah Kurchak
4.12.17
FIGHTLAND

The Art (Artlessness) of the Baseball Fight

We look at the culture, and general lack of skill and fortitude, surrounding the most important bench-clearing brawls of America’s Pastime.
Sarah Kurchak
4.9.17
FIGHTLAND

Chuck Norris's "Obamacare Jiu-Jitsu 2" Is Not the Action Sequel We Were Hoping For

Chuck Norris has multiple degree black belts in multiple disciplines. So why do his martial arts metaphors have all of the grace and depth of a white belt arguing on Reddit?
Sarah Kurchak
3.28.17
FIGHTLAND

The Art of the Hockey Fight

Hockey fights look nothing like sanctioned bouts, but is there some common ground between the goon and the warrior.
Sarah Kurchak
3.17.17
FIGHTLAND

A Collection of Pro Wrestling Moves That Deserve Serious Analysis

In light of Stone Cold Steve Austin's recent breakdown of his most famous finishing move, here are some other ridiculous professional wrestling attacks that we'd like to see similarly (over)analyzed.
Sarah Kurchak
3.4.17
FIGHTLAND

The Street Fighting Life of Abraham Lincoln

Before changing the course of American history and saying things like "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves," Honest Abe was picking street fights and declaring “Any of you want to try it, come on and whet your horns!”
Sarah Kurchak
2.22.17
FIGHTLAND

We Talk to Elias Theodorou, The First MMA Fighter Sponsored by Pert Plus

We caught up with UFC fighter and brand new Pert Plus spokesperson Elias Theodorou to talk about his hair’s origin story, and his hair-based game plan for his bout at UFC Fight Night Halifax.
Sarah Kurchak
2.16.17
FIGHTLAND

Amanda Nunes Apologizes to Ronda Rousey, Continues to Be Cooler Champ Than Her

Amanda Nunes continues to be a welcome earnest alternative to the loudmouth MMA fighter archetype that's so popular right now.
Sarah Kurchak
2.3.17
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