Sambo: Russia's Extreme Fighting

Via Gymnastics Coaching : from a documentary on The History Channel, here's a great series of videos (part 1 above, part 2,3,4,5) on Sambo. Good stuff.

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Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

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When I'm 94....Jack Beers tearing phonebook.Say hello to Strongman Jack Beers, who still enjoys a little phonebook-tearing [streaming, 4.4mb .flv download] at 94 years of age. Fantastic. NB : For more video of this amazing man, take a look at the trailer for the Holes in my Shoes documentary. Wow.
A Spartan Workout.

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Cole Miller Documentary. Via the Ultimate Fighter Forum : a brief documentary on fighter Cole Miller. Good stuff....
Iron and Chalk Powerlifting Documentary. Via Powerlifting Watch : feel like throwing the iron around? You just might after you take a look at Brian Schwab and the Orlando Barbell team in action. Documentary by Laura Jamison....
Man on Wire. Man on Wire - a documentary looking at Philippe Petit's incredible 1974 tightrope walk between the twin towers. Looks great....

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