Sarah Kurchak

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-defence for a children's book in 1966.
Sarah Kurchak
5.26.17
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
3.20.17
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)analysed.
Sarah Kurchak
3.6.17
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

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

Amanda Nunes continues to provide a welcome earnest alternative to the loudmouth MMA fighter archetype that's so popular right now.
Sarah Kurchak
2.2.17
FIGHTLAND

Idris Elba Is Thoughtful and Authentic in New Documentary 'Fighter'

“Everyone thinks they’re hard," says Elba. "But when push comes to shove, what are you going to do?"
Sarah Kurchak
1.20.17
FIGHTLAND

A Brief History of Outsiders Insulting MMA

As we recover from Meryl Streep's devastating blow to our glass-jawed egos, we take a look back at the other ways in which prominent politicians, boxers and scribes have used their platforms to denigrate MMA.
Sarah Kurchak
1.11.17
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In Memoriam: The MMA Fighters Who Passed Away In 2016

While the awfulness of 2016 has perhaps been overestimated, it was still filled with tragedy and a seemingly endless stream of prominent deaths. We take a look at the losses in the MMA community.
Sarah Kurchak
1.2.17
FIGHTLAND

'The Fits' and the Evolution of Boxing in Art

A new independent film that was released this year is the most exciting thing that has happened to the esthetic appreciation of boxing in a very long time.
Sarah Kurchak
12.7.16
FIGHTLAND

Self-Defence Lessons Gain Popularity In Trump's America

According to a recent report in The Daily Beast, martial arts and self-defence class attendance has been at an unprecedented high since Donald Trump's presidential win. Most of those new students are women, LGBTQ, or Muslim.
Sarah Kurchak
11.23.16
FIGHTLAND

Miesha Tate, MMA Great, Finally Runs Out of Heart

“I don’t want to fight anymore,” Miesha Tate told her partner Bryan Caraway in the Octagon, moments before Bruce Buffer announced the official decision. “I don’t want to do this anymore.”
Sarah Kurchak
11.18.16
FIGHTLAND

My First Fight: Joanna Jędrzejczyk

We talk to women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk about the makeshift stadium, the bloody nose, and the nervous dad who made her realise that she had found her “thing.”
Sarah Kurchak
11.9.16
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