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Ben Thapa

  • joined Dec 12, 2009
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
  • posts 216
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Ben Thapa is a Nepali combat sports devotee who resides and grapples in New York. Despite his deafness, he's usually pretty good at listening and can be found co-hosting The Verbal Submission, a weekly internet radio show.

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2012 No Worlds Finals Live Blog and Results

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The 2012 No Gi Worlds continue this Sunday. The purple, brown and black belts are scheduled all day today. BudoVideos has the live stream at their website (online.budovideos.com) and the one day pass is $10.95. Enjoy their multimat camera technology

2012 No Gi Worlds Finals Live Blog and Results

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The 2012 No Gi Worlds continue this Sunday. The purple, brown and black belts are scheduled all day today. BudoVideos has the live stream at their website (online.budovideos.com) and the one day pass is $10.95. Enjoy their multimat camera technology

2012 No Gi Worlds Live Blog and Play by Play

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The 2012 No Gi Worlds continue this Sunday. The purple, brown and black belts are scheduled all day today. BudoVideos has the live stream at their website (online.budovideos.com) and the one day pass is $10.95. Enjoy their multimat camera technology

2012 No Gi Worlds Black Belt Open Weight Live Blog

Live blog of the black belt open class divisions (men and women separately) on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Thanks to BudoVideos and the multi-mat technology, we can follow the action live and discuss the happenings with you readers.

UFC 154 Judo Chop: Carlos Condit Fights Back

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Carlos Condit is a super-exciting fighter. How does he retain his finishing touch in a division filled with strong wrestlers? Ben Thapa explains the Natural Born Killer's tactics using in a picture-filled Judo Chop.

UFC 154 Judo Chop: GSP and Guard Passing

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Breaking down how Georges St. Pierre passes the guard so well and what his preferred tactics are. Still photos and GIFs of examples outside of MMA are used by Ben Thapa to explain in this UFC 154 Judo Chop.

UFC 155 is the Best Card Ever

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Talking the amazingly stacked UFC 155 card and how the next two months are but a prelude to it.

Interviewing Robert Greene on Sunday - any questions for him?

On the Verbal Submission podcast that Brian Hemminger (of MMA Mania), Gerry Rodriguez (native Bostonian) and I host, we're having Robert Greene on for a talk. RG is the guy who wrote 48 Laws of...

Matwork! Marcelo Garcia, Dake/Taylor, Cat Spanking

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Round up of recent news in the grappling world. Marcelo Garcia on BudoVideo's Rolled Up, Kyle Dake vs. David Taylor, Jeff Blatnick tribute, BJJ news, blog posts and recaps, Judo blog post.

UFC 153 Judo Chop: Demian Maia Rear Naked Torque

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Breaking down exactly how Demian Maia stole Rick Story's soul with a cool neck crank variant.

Putin 8th dan in judo, ADCC Trials, wrestling

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Putin gets promoted, NCAA wrestling lurches into gear, BJJ tourney results and posts, Sambo Summit. Compilation of recent happenings in the worlds of sambo, judo, Brazilian jiu jitsu, submission grappling and/or collegiate/freestyle wrestling

UFC 153 Judo Chop: Big Nog armbars Dave Herman

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Breaking down how Big Nog rolled through the counters and defenses of Dave "Jiu Jitsu Doesn't Work" Herman to get his Submission of the Night armbar.

Dangerous Referee Decisions Mar UFC 153 Brilliance

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Talking UFC 153 and the risks that being reluctant to call a stoppage run to a fighter's career. Fabio Maldonado should not have taken that much punishment. The same goes for Erick Silva. And what's with the quick stand-ups?

UFC 153: Anderson Silva and Fabio Maldonado in goofy picture at hospital after fights. From...

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UFC 153: Anderson Silva and Fabio Maldonado in goofy picture at hospital after fights. From MMAdamMartin: https://twitter.com/MMAdamMartin/status/257918016346542080/photo/1

Metamoris Pro GIF-Bomb and Results/Recap

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Lots of action packed GIFs and results of the Metamoris Pro submission grappling event that happened in San Diego on October 14, 2012. Roger vs. Buchecha, Galvao vs. Ryron, Xande vs. Lister, Kron vs. Otavio, Lovato Jr. vs. Kayron, Caio vs. Glover

Metamoris Pro Live Blog and Play by Play

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If you are watching Metamoris or are interested in the action, join us at Bloody Elbow for a live blog and discussion of the superstar action in this submission only event. Starts at 5:30 ET / 2:30 PT.

Cancelled Strikeforce catches fighters unawares

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Until the press release hit inboxes and got summarized on Twitter, the Strikeforce fighters scheduled for Nov. 3rd, 2012 did not know the show was canceled. Short quotes and Tweets from Dan Cormier, Jason High and Ariel Helwani.

What DaMarques Johnson cut means for future

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If indicative of a pattern, the Zuffa cuts of DaMarques Johnson and Rich Attonito should serve as a wake-up call to fighters on the verge: Favors don't carry as much weight anymore. Choose your fights carefully every time out.

Invicta FC Judo Chop: How the MMA Girls Fight

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Bloody Elbow's Judo Chop finally takes a look at the Invicta FC fighters and women's mixed martial arts to examine how the girls attack and defend on the mats. Lots of GIFs, video links and explanations of technique.

Catching up with Braulio Estima

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Braulio's been a busy man since his successful MMA debut at Titan 24 in August. He slowed down for a few quick questions from Ben Thapa and answered them with great cheer.

Roundtable: What's up w/ Corner Stoppages in MMA?

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Should we be seeing more corner stoppages at the request of the cornermen and not the fighter, referee or the doctor?

Joe Rogan tapped by Hyun Gyu Lim?

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Funny story of a sparring session between the Korean Top Team product and the UFC commentator in a California gym as relayed through a Korean Sherdog forum member.

Judo Chop: Patrick Tenney Teaches Triple Attack

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The triple attack has three fundamental submissions: the Armbar, the Omoplata, and the Triangle. They all take advantage of a sequence of positional/postural mistakes made by the opponent. Patrick Tenney teaches us how to launch this triple attack.

Matwork! Cobrinha vs. Marcelo, IBJJF Pro League

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Bi-weekly compilations of videos and links to the news in the grappling world. This week's edition features Cobrinha vs. Marcelo Garcia, the IBJJF Pro League, a Metamoris Pro injury and more.

UFC 152 Judo Chop Vinny Magalhaes Juji Roll Armbar

At UFC 152, the dramatic armbar and keylock submissions seen in the Jon Jones and Vitor Belfort fight overshadowed the brilliance of Vinny Magalhaes's juji roll armbar on Igor Pokrajac. Ben Thapa takes a look at the nifty details in a new Judo Chop.

Matwork! NCAA Dual Meet Proposal, Blind Judo, Sambo Steve On Rolled Up, Metamoris Pro

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Matwork! is a round-up of recent news in the judo, wrestling, Brazilian jiu jitsu, sambo and submission grappling worlds. Paralympics judo, the NCAA dual meet proposal and Sambo Steve's Rolled Up episode feature this week.

Punching like a girl...can it be fixed?

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A look at the physiological differences between boys and girls leads to a series of questions about the MMA world. Do women MMA fighters knock each other out at the same rate male MMA fighters do? Is this shown in the numbers and fight results?

UFC 152: Matt Hamill Heard The Call To Fight Again After Walking Away In 2011

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UFC 152 light heavyweight fighter, Matt Hamill, explains the reasons for his unretirement to Ben Fowlkes of MMA Junkie. He will fight Vladimir Matyushenko in Toronto later this month.

Leo Santos quickly puts UFC veteran Mark Holst to sleep with an arm triangle at Cage Warriors Fight...

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Leo Santos quickly puts UFC veteran Mark Holst to sleep with an arm triangle at Cage Warriors Fight Night 7 in Amman, Jordan on September 1, 2012.

Judo Chop: Braulio Estima Arm Triangle

Titan FC 24 Judo Chop: Braulio Estima puts Chris Holland to sleep with an Arm Triangle from the Half Guard. GIFs, video and analysis combine to explain why this worked and what principles of grappling were useful.

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