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The “Big Time Hot Rollers” guide to effective BJJ Sparring

| November 3, 2015 | 2 Comments
The “Big Time Hot Rollers” guide to effective BJJ Sparring

First and foremost, congratulations and good skill to all of you practitioners who are heading out to California this weekend for the IBJJF NOGI World Championships. Truly an event that separates the elite from the rest of the pack.   The following is a brief guide to sparring (also known as “rolling”) in Brazilian Jiu […]

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50 tips for a better BJJ practitioner (All Levels)

| October 27, 2015 | 2 Comments
50 tips for a better BJJ practitioner (All Levels)

IN keeping with the theme of assisting practitioners with their life long goals in BJJ, I teamed up with some high level practitioners over the course of a few days to provide you with 50 ways to help you in your quest. Enjoy. 1. Choose a BJJ academy like you choose a house according to your […]

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“The BJJ White Belts Etiquette Survival Guide”

| October 26, 2015 | 6 Comments
“The BJJ White Belts Etiquette Survival Guide”

YOU…… Yes the person who just figured out that your pants are on backwards and that your belt knot goes in front of you. You are new to BJJ, so listen up! There are customs and etiquette associated with brazilian jiu jitsu that one should be aware of in order to have a safe and […]

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Jiu Jitsu Gi’s – Tips & Tricks for a healthier GI!

| October 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
Jiu Jitsu Gi’s – Tips & Tricks for a healthier GI!

There are a lot of people in the world of BJJ, and let’s face it, any sport that requires a uniform for that matter is going to have a guru, come up to you and fill you in on the finest recommendations on how to keep your sports swag looking, feeling and smelling the best […]

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White, Blue, Purple….. The mental aspects.

| October 20, 2015 | 3 Comments
White, Blue, Purple….. The mental aspects.

3 things you will learn in this article. White belt- You have unconscious incompetence. You don’t know what you don’t know. Blue belt- You have conscious incompetence. You know what you don’t know. Purple belt- You have conscious competence. You know what to do. SO now…. Let’s break it down. White Belt The first belt, […]

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Fireside Chat #65 Mulligan and Polvere preview Cage Titans

| April 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Fireside Chat #65 Mulligan and Polvere preview Cage Titans

Plymouth Ma. – Host Mike Mulligan and guest Mike Polvere (Cage Titans FC Promoter) preview some of the key featured fights for the April 18th Cage Titans Event!  

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Hammer FireSide Chat #64: Mike Polvere and Johnny Campbell

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hammer FireSide Chat #64: Mike Polvere and Johnny Campbell

Mike Mulligan’s 64th Installment brings a regular to the show as Mike Plover of Cage Titans announces some of his featured fights for this weekends big show. Also featured guest Main event fighter Johnny Campbell talks about his 5-0 win streak and his bout against Billy Giovanella.

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FireSide Chat # 63: Cage Titans Preview, Banana and Sarah Click

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
FireSide Chat # 63: Cage Titans Preview, Banana and Sarah Click

Mike “The Hammer” Mulligan’s FireSide Chat: Episode #63   Mike Gresh is back with Mulligan for the 63rd episode of the Fireside chat. Gresh and Mulligan fire through some of the main card for next weeks Cage Titans event January 24th from the Plymouth Memorial Hall. The Main Event features Johnny “Cupcakes” Campbell vs Billy […]

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Fireside Chat #62: Jimmy Manning and The New England MMA Awards

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Fireside Chat #62: Jimmy Manning and The New England MMA Awards

FireSide Chat Mike “The Hammer” Mulligan touches on the MassMMA Year end Awards and interviews Jimmy Manning. The New England MMA Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Inductions are January 25th (Sunday) from 4-8PM. Free admission and all are welcome!    

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FireSide Chat #61 : Dan Bonnell

| December 22, 2014 | 12 Comments
FireSide Chat #61   : Dan Bonnell

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FireSide Chat #60: John Herrig, Shane Mulligan, Dan Bonnell

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
FireSide Chat #60: John Herrig, Shane Mulligan, Dan Bonnell

The Hammer brings his 60th edition of the Fireside Chat! Mike catches up with Shane Mulligan who is ready to come back from injury and spent some time away after he had a great start to his amateur career. Dubbed “The Future” Mulligan has all the tools to be a top middleweight in this area. […]

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FireSide Chat #59: Mark Featherstone

| November 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
FireSide Chat #59: Mark Featherstone

In the 59th edition of the popular FireSide chat with Mike “The Hammer” Mulligan, Mike’s guest,` Personal trainer Mark Featherstone catches us up on his terrific career up to this point. He define the difference between his “Fighters” and his “Humans”. Mike also talks about` Gracie Fitness and the big upcoming fight that features Banana […]

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Fireside Chat #58-Peter Barrett to Saul Almeida “I Know I Can Beat That Guy”

| November 6, 2014 | 9 Comments
Fireside Chat #58-Peter Barrett to Saul Almeida “I Know I Can Beat That Guy”

Check out the latest episode of Michael Mulligan’s Fireside Chat, this time with CCFA’s “Slippery” Peter Barrett.  This is a great interview, and Barrett here pulls no punches, and uses this exposure to his opportunity.  He calls out in a respectful way, Vovka Clay & Saul Almeida, and anyone in the top ten at 145 […]

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Fireside Chat with Mike Mulligan:

| October 25, 2014 | 4 Comments
Fireside Chat with Mike Mulligan:

The Fire side chat is back! Mike “The Hammer” Mulligan, after a short hiatus has returned with his 56th show. A new stage but the same hosts bring us their preview of the upcomming Cage Titans event November 1st. Loco Lobo leaks some big news on the heavyweight division. The Hammer is currently booking his […]

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MMA Campfire Tales Celebrates: Don “The Predator” Frye

| June 30, 2014 | 3 Comments
MMA Campfire Tales Celebrates: Don “The Predator” Frye

Those of you with sharp eyes and/or no DVR might have noticed a certain mustachioed man on the Priceline commercial opposite William Shatner. The owner of the single craziest MMA highlight in history, Don Frye captured people’s attention like no one else in the late nineties, and remains one of the most beloved characters the […]

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