The prevalence of injury in Kendo

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Kendo is a Japanese martial art analogous to fencing, which is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. The large number of participants creates a need to assess injury patterns to better train them. The purpose of this study is to describe current injury rates in kendo and compare these rates to other martial arts.

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Notes In Observance – ROH Wrestling 11/18/15: The King Bids Farewell

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Originally posted on Pro Wrestling Opinion:

Image provided courtesy of Ring Of Honor. Image provided courtesy of Ring Of Honor.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

(Aired 11/18/15)

The King Bids Farewell 

– For what it’s worth, the Silas Young-Boys cold opener of him forcing them to do “manly” things like changing a car tire and using “manitizer” (aka spitting into your hands and rubbing them together) was worth a good laugh. This was some of the stuff we imagined the moment Young won their “service” at All-Star Extravaganza VII.

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Can ICW become the number 2 world wrestling promotion?

Originally posted on ProWrestlingVoice:


(I originally wrote this article for so be sure to check them out!)

For those of you who do not know, ICW stands for Insane Championship Wrestling! They are a wrestling promotion that comes from Glasgow, Scotland! However, over the past couple of years they have been expanding at a rapid pace, they have toured the United Kingdom a couple of times and most recently they just completed their 2015 tour with their largest show to date, at the SECC arena in Glasgow, in front of 4000 fans, 4000 wrestling fans!

This was the largest gate to a british wrestling promotion since the 1980s and ICW will not stop there! They are still continuing to grow! They have already announced that in November of 2016 they will break the record they just set and will be wrestling at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow! A 13000 seat arena! The same…

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Paragon Pro Wrestling Announces Television Move on the Heels of TNA/Pop TV Deal

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Originally posted on

On the heels of the news that TNA Impact Wrestling having struck a deal with Pop TV, Paragon Pro Wrestling announced that they are going to be shifting their television agreements.

This coming Saturday, November 21, will be the final broadcast of Paragon Pro Wrestling on Pop TV.  The press release, found on their Facebook page and posted below, announced that they will be expanding their reach to four networks, Pop TV not being among them.  The show will air on Tuff TV in a midnight EST time slot, as well as weekly airing on Fight Net, Yoo Too America, Dish Network, and Detroit-based WADL TV.

The full announcement is below, and you can check your local listings for times and channels in your area.

For Immediate Release

Paragon Pro Wrestling Expands Its Broadcast to Multiple Networks
November 19, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV

Paragon Pro Wrestling will begin airing…

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November to Dismember.

Originally posted on headlocksandhighheels:

Saturday 11/14/15 UPW had our November show fittingly called “November to Dismember.”

Memorable matches:

“Tigerslayer 08 defeated The HomeWreckers and UPW Tag Team Champions The Rochester Wrecking Crew in a triple threat match to become new champions.”

Okay I’m so happy that my boys finally have some gold. Huge congratulations to Phil and Krist. Great match with a very happy ending.

And “‘The Amazing Canadian’ Lionel Knight defeated Space Monkey”

Great match by both men. Very fun to watch. Space Monkey is a trip and I’m glad he keeps coming back.

All in all it was a great fun show and had a lot of excitement and we are praying that Mattick has a good and speedy recovery.

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A First Look at Wonder Woman

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Originally posted on Graphic Policy:

wonderwomanfirstlookFolks have been waiting, but the filming for Wonder Woman is under way. Warner Bros. has announced that production is underway in the UK, France, and Italy, and the film will be out in 2017.

Actress Gal Gadot has posted a photo of herself in her superhero outfit on Twitter and Facebook.

The film will be directed by Patty Jenkins and the cast includes Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Chris Pine as Captain Steve Trevor. Other casting without specific roles include Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, and Lucy Davis.

As Gadot says, this is something almost 75 years in the making…

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CM Punk Talks About New Day Being The Only Reason He Watches Wrestling & More

Originally posted on Mind Of Carnage:


CM Punk did a Q&A at a special screening of “They Live” last month to celebrate the life of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. One of the questions was about the last time he watched a full-length wrestling show and his thoughts on The New Day.

Punk talked about The New Day in the first video and Roddy Piper in the second video, which can be seen here:

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A ‘Star Trek’ Fan Group Is Handing Out Scholarships To The Most Hardcore Trekkers

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Originally posted on UPROXX:


Any student or disgruntled parent can vouch that paying for school is incredibly difficult and agonizing. However, if you are a Star Trek fan (commonly referred to as a “Trekker” or “Trekkie”), there is a silver lining of hope. Starfleet International, which is a huge order of Trekkers, offers several yearly scholarships for fans. This means that all the mad devotion — to the adventures of those who boldly went where no one else has gone before — will pay off.

Since 1990, Starfleet International has been offering $1000 scholarships for every winner that gets selected. The scholarships are separated into five different categories, and the applications are quickly reviewed by a SFI group which will then ask a brief question about the applicant’s involvement in the Star Trek community as a Trekker. This question appears to be the most important factor into deciding who will receive the scholarship…

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Triple H Issues Latest Response on ISIS Threat and Survivor Series

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Originally posted on chokedoutradio:

Sourced from

Below is the latest twitter response from Triple H about the threat of

an terrorist attack by ISIS at Survivor Series:

“Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities have confirmed there is no specific or credible information involving a threat against tomorrow’s WWE Survivor Series at Philips Arena. However, WWE and Philips Arena have coordinated with the appropriate agencies and law enforcement, and significantly increased security measures to ensure the safety of all those in attendance, which is our highest priority. Doors will open at 6 p.m. to help fans avoid any delays in entering the arena due to the additional precautionary security procedures put in place. Fans are encouraged to take public transportation (MARTA) to the event and are advised that bags will not be permitted in the arena.”

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WWE: Blame Charlotte, Not Us!

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Originally posted on The People's Blog:

Do you remember Vince’s old attitude? How it was all about having brass balls? Basically, he ran these two shows that did whatever he wanted? There were matches against God (wow, I know), bra-and-panty matches…some in mud, that’s always fun! There were raids against neighboring territories, a crazy old man on commentary that had such an obsession with ‘puppies’ that he should have gone with David Duchovny for sex-rehabilitation.

Or you know, probably should have had charges filed against him.

Still, WWE has been known as always pushing and raising the bar, and were they ever apologetic?

Nah. They stuck to what they did.

You don’t want to see God in a match? Well, too bad, take your hurt feelings elsewhere because it’s about to get holy up in here. Didn’t like seeing a casket holding Big Show’s father in it? Eh, that’s minor! We here at WWE laugh at…

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WEEKEND SHOW RESULTS: November 20th – November 22nd 2015

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Originally posted on Wrestle Ropes:


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Holm to Rousey after bout: ‘None of us would be here without you’

Originally posted on Smirfitts Speech:

Amid the greatest moment of her professional career, Holly Holm managed to stay humble.

Moments after authoring one of the most shocking upsets in the sport’s history, Holm took the time to comfort her vanquished foe, thanking Ronda Rousey for everything she’s done for women’s MMA.

“I just said, ‘You know I really admire you for being such a great, dominant champion,'” Holm told Larry King on Thursday, according to “‘None of us would be here without you, so I appreciate you.'”

Much was made of Holm’s steadfast humility in the face of Rousey’s bombast, with many observers relishing in Rousey’s championship demise after she failed to touch gloves during the pre-fight instructions.

“I think she’s done great for the sport, because she’s so passionate about what she does and carries this confidence about her,” Holm said when asked whether or not she thought Rousey was a poor…

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Who should be #1 in the Indy Power Rankings for the Week of 11/23/15?

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Originally posted on Indy Power Rankings:

Who we are and how the final vote is tallied:

Winner of the online voting competition is “People Champ” for the week AND helps their overall ranking! There is no award for second place but all votes that come in add to the wrestler’s final ranking so vote away!

Winner of the online voting competition will have his/her social media, merchandise, upcoming events, etc…promoted by us for a full week!

Why The Online Voting Competition/People’s Champ(s) Award Matters

Voting ends at 10 PM EST! 11/23

The Top 10 will be revealed on “The Indy Power Rankings Reveal/IPR Live” at ourspecial PRIME TIME slotof9 PM EST on Tuesday, November 24th with guests, Donovan Dijak & Joey Janela! Listen here:

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Metacritic Shows Nintendo Reviews Currently At All Time Low For Past 10 Years

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Originally posted on My Nintendo News:


We have had some great Nintendo games this year including Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and many more. However, we have also had some titles that haven’t reviewed quite as well as Nintendo would have hoped. These games include Chibi Robo! Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. NeoGAF member TI82 has collected data from Metacritic and it shows that Nintendo reviews are currently at an all time low for the past 10 years. Regardless, it should be noted that Xenoblade Chronicles X and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam have yet to be released.

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Third Championship To Be Defended At Insane Championship Wrestling ‘Fear & Lothian III’

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Originally posted on Wrestle Ropes:


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Former WWE Star In Action, Second Match Confirmed For 4FW ‘New Years Wrestleution 2016’

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Originally posted on Wrestle Ropes:

4FW White

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2015 Sampler Volume 1 – Absolute Intense Wrestling [Free Wrestling Matches]

This Weekend’s New Jersey Comic Expo’s Full Lineup

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Originally posted on Graphic Policy:

New Jersey Comic ExpoThe area has been buzzing about the first-ever New Jersey Comic Expo, and the time has finally arrived as the family-friendly event debuts at the NJ Expo Center in Edison, at the crossroads of Jersey, this Saturday and Sunday, November 21 and 22!

The New Jersey Comic Expo (NJCE) has lined up an exciting weekend of celebrity guests, legendary and top creators in the comic book industry, replica cars from classic movies and television shows, interactive exhibits and hours of seminars and panels.

Fans of all ages attending the New Jersey Comic Expo can prepare for two full days of exclusive programming. Over 60 hours of programs in five areas will be presenting Q&A’s with the industry’s top creators, real-world insight on finding success in today’s challenging comics marketplace, cosplay instruction from top artists, celebrity speakers, classics on creating your own comics, and much more. There are also…

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How Krysten Ritter Went From Rom-Com Sidekick To Marvel Superhero

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Originally posted on UPROXX:

2014 NBC Upfront Presentation

Marvel is hoping Jessica Jones can be their next breakout character, as well known as Daredevil (minus the terrible movie and even worse soundtrack). As its star, the company cast an actress who always seems on the verge of breaking out, the perpetually almost-famous Krysten Ritter, who showed up in several movies and shows as That Girl before breaking big in Breaking Bad, and eventually Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 and Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Here’s how she went from commercials to superhero shows.

1. Ritter, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1981, was a model before she made her first on-screen appearance in a Dr. Pepper commercial. She got the gig by “being a goof, and dancing around” during the audition; she enjoyed acting, and soon gave up modeling to make it her full-time gig. Like any new actor and actress, she had to prove her chops. So…

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Nintendo Of America Has Opened An eBay Store

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Originally posted on My Nintendo News:

Nintendo of America has opened an eBay store that sells new and refurbished goods. The items range from the Nintendo 2DS Mario Kart Bundle, to the standard Wii remote. There’s also a small range of games listed along with the Nintendo 3DS NFC reader too.

All items have free shipping and there’s over 30 items to have a look at. You can find them all here.

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The Science of the Hulk

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Originally posted on PhysKnow:

Out of all the MARVEL superheroes, one of the most well known is our favourite mean, green fighting machine: the Hulk.

A question we comic book lovers constantly ask is “Could that support hero be real and could I become him/her?”. Well I don’t know about some of them, but here’s what I know about the Hulk.

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Weekend Picks: UFC Fight Night: Magny vs Gastelum

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Originally posted on Cagesiders:

Neil Magny (16-5; #13 Welterweight) faces off against Kelvin Gastelum (12-1; #15) in the main event of the FS1 Fight Night card on Saturday. The card also features a few noteworthy fights including Olympian-turned-fighter Henry Cejudo (9-0; #5 Flyweight) versus Jussier Formiga (18-3; #3), the winner of which will move to the front of the line to face Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson.

The main card is filled with some good match-ups that will make great TV, the rest is filler. A decent but not overwhelming Fight Night Card. Check out a few of my picks after the UFC preview video below:


Magny vs Gastelum: Neil Magny, a product of Brooklyn, saw his 7-fight win streak snapped at the hands of Demian Maia but rebounded with a nice decision win over the always tough Erick Silva. He’s rangy enough to keep Gastelum, the TUF 17 winner, at bay…

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The MMA Road Show with John Morgan No. 34: Maynard, Flores, Del Campo, Park

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Originally posted on MMAjunkie:

mma-road-show-podcastEpisode No. 34 of “The MMA Road Show with John Morgan” podcast is now available for streaming and download.

MMAjunkie lead staff reporter John Morgan hosts the show while traveling the world to cover the sport.

John Morgan is in Mexico with Justin Park to cover UFC Fight Night 78, and Cold Coffee was going to join in – until Morgan screwed up. Still, Morgan brings on Mexico’s greatest MMA mind, Rodrigo Del Campo, to break down the card and update us all on the MMA scene in Mexico. Park joins in to talk an incredible week of UFC 193 aftermath, and Morgan also gets Legacy FC boss and former [autotag]Holly Holm[/autotag] promoter Mick Maynard to give his thoughts on that big fight, as well as [autotag]Ronda Rousey[/autotag]’s judo coach Justin Flores. And it all wraps up with a conversation with a stranger. No, seriously.

Check it out on iTunes

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Armchair Update: Our Picks for MMA’s Greatest Upsets

Originally posted on The Armchair All-Americans:

After Holly Holm shocked the world last weekend during UFC 193 this writer thought it would be prudent to update his list of the best upsets in MMA history.

Courtesy of Fightnomics, the 10 statistically biggest upsets are as follows…

Biggest-UFC-Title-Fight-Upsets Apparently Tim Sylvia inspires less confidence in odds-makers than a lame horse.

But, this writer will not be following this info-graphic to a tee because he will be choosing the biggest upsets not only based on odds, but also based on the hype that preceded and followed the fight (and personal opinion).

#5 Forrest Griffen defeats Maurício “Shogun” Rua


PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Champion Shogun Rua made his UFC debut at UFC 76: Knockout (which ironically produced zero knockouts) against The Ultimate Fighter 1 Winner Forrest Griffen.  The hype for this fight was unreal, but not for the actual fight, people were just excited to see Shogun in the UFC.  Griffen was ranked as…

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