Side Choke

July 25, 2014

This is a sneaky choke that works well against seasoned fighters.

Ring Girl: 7/25/14

July 25, 2014

Hanalani Schools hosts a Mililani Power Hour on Sundays in August. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 5-17, who will focus on youth speed, agility and quickness.

Standing Arm Bar

July 18, 2014

You don’t see the standing arm bar often, but there are opportunities for this devastating fight-finisher.

Former boxer Holly Holm signs with UFC

July 18, 2014

The world’s former No. 1-rated female boxer has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, setting up a possible bout between two of the top global women athletes.

Ring Girl: 7/11/14

July 11, 2014

Making her debut in the MMA fight world at Destiny’s Na Koa VI is Angela Lee of Mililani.


July 4, 2014

The X-guard is an advanced position, but once you are comfortable with the details, you can off-balance and sweep an opponent who has great balance.

Ring Girl: 7/4/14

July 4, 2014

Sheet metal worker Shayne Biven of Pacific Palisades said he was always interested in fighting. “I just thought I’d give it a try and ended up loving it,” said the Pearl City High grad.

Ring Girl: 6/27/14

June 27, 2014

Like many fighters, Haleiwa’s Dan Ige (who graduated from Kahuku High School) started training in a backyard dojo, and since then his amateur MMA record has improved to 8-2 (professional record stands at 1-0) while he holds two state championship titles.

Fight Club: Palm to Palm Guillotine

June 27, 2014

This method of finishing a guillotine gives the benefit of applying tremendous pressure without going to the ground. This works best if you can back your opponent into the cage to keep him from moving.