With a growing YouTube following, and access to the sport’s top fighters for interviews, MMA HEAT is becoming a leading storyteller in Mixed Martial Arts. Hosted by Karyn Bryant and produced by Wade Eck, the half-hour show mixes fight analysis, training segments and MMA lifestyle, all wrapped into interviews with the sport’s top personalities – mainly fighters.
The show’s title is an acronym for Heart, Endurance, Aggression and Technique. “Karyn came up with that,” said Eck, Karyn Bryant’s production partner on the show and spouse off the show. “We chose to put this show together because we love the sport and the athletes, and we do our best to show the positive side of Mixed Martial Arts.”
What’s the best way to retain customers? You must prove to them your training works. How will they know if it works? And how will you know? You better ask.
Why Are You Here?
When a new member – child or adult – starts at my dojo, we ask them “Why did you come here? What do you hope to achieve?” With these simple questions, we determine a list of goals, three or four items that range in the level of effort needed to reach them. About six months later we re-check those goals. And since our minimum member commitment is six months, this is a good way for us to make sure the member is getting what he or she needs.
Skulls, angel wings, and other dark image insignias seem to be the theme choice of today’s MMA clothing line genre. With so many simplistic styles to choose from it puts the buyer at a standstill when picking a favorite brand.
One company hoping to break away from this cycle is Oregon-based clothing company STAYONFLUX. Created in 2011, STAYONFLUX is a brand that proudly represents for the hard working people with its message of staying positive, focused, and never giving in during the arduous pursuit of accomplishing your vision.
Aspiring to outshine the competition, from their fight shorts to their stylish urbane designed shirts, STAYONFLUX brings a different yet unique style to MMA fight wear, providing the user with the ability to not only brandish a new cutting edge appeal but also a motivation inspiration.
Before Hans Molenkamp started the MMA equipment and apparel business Triumph United, he worked in a surf shop in Oceanside, California, selling equipment and apparel to an active lifestyle crowd.
If Molenkamp could give just one piece of advice to MMA school owners or anyone considering getting into the MMA business, it would be this: Before starting you own business, learn all you can by working in a similar business.
Hans Molenkamp has a lot more wisdom to share, and we sat down with him during the recent Fight Summit conference to get better acquainted.
As the bidding wars for the UFC contract escalated a rumored price of nearly $40 million, Spike TV backed out of contention, leaving it with an MMA hole to fill.
With Bellator fights currently airing on MTV2, Viacom (which runs such TV properties as MTV, Spike, Comedy Central and others) could have perhaps moved that lineup to Spike TV.
Instead, the media giant bought a controlling stake in Bellator, cementing the company’s interest in MMA, and growing the opportunities for Bellator’s future.
Last night, Fox 6 reporter Jenna Sachs took an inside look into Assembly Bill 308, a controversial bill that could ultimately ban mixed martial arts in towns throughout Wisconsin.
The segment featured viewpoints from subjects on both sides of the coin including Representative Pat Strachota, Scott Joffe, Sergio Pettis, Erik Koch, Mike Rhodes and members of the community from the Town of Polk – the township unofficially credited for the creation of the bill.
Strachota, who authored AB-308, admitted that she wasn’t expecting the large amount of resistance that has opposed her bill. “Because Polk is a substantial part of my district, I was willing to put forward their request. I didn’t think it was going to be as controversial as it was. It only applies to towns, and that’s how I narrowly had it drafted,” Strachota said.
In mixed martial arts a wounded opponent is still a dangerous one. Anyone wanting proof need look no further than Anderson Silva’s Hail Mary submission over Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 or Cheick Kongo’s stunning knockout against Pat Barry back at UFC on Versus 4.
Likewise, a fight outside of the cage should never be assumed over until the very end. This is the point being driven home by opponents of Assembly Bill 308 – legislation that is still hanging around Congress that could open the door for MMA events to be banned within 1,200 towns throughout Wisconsin.
Referred to as “Wisconsin’s Anti-MMA Bill”, AB-308 was authored by Representative Patricia Strachota and co-sponsored by Senator Glenn Grothman in October of 2011, just a year removed from Wisconsin’s adoption of mixed martial arts regulations designed to create statewide safety and regulatory standards.