Allen Davies
sportmartialarts.com

Jessie Wray's Virtual Fight Tour has finalized the card for their third event on October 24th, and the main event for the sister promotion Virtual Forms Tour has been officially announced for December 12th.

Following the success of Virtual Fight Tour I and II, the promotion is now expanding to feature forms and weapons competition on the Virtual Forms Tour. The first installment of the Virtual Forms Tour will take place on December 12th, headlined by a main event showcasing a high-energy battle between Allen Davies, Shaquan Parson, and Rashad Eugene.


Davies, representing Team AKA, is the most decorated of these competitors with multiple North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) overall grand championships and an International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) world championship on his résumé. He is known for his high-flying tricking techniques and nunchaku skills. Parson, of Team Next Level, is another high-flyer and a kama specialist who is coming in hot off of a win in the overall men's forms category at the Battle of Atlanta. He has developed an impressive following for his skills on social media, as he has nearly one million followers between his Instagram and Tik Tok accounts. Eugene has crafted his reputation on Team DKS for his weapons abilities, although he has several tricking techniques in his arsenal as well. The audience never knows what to expect from the always creative Eugene as he has performed with kamas, double bo, triple bo, tonfa, eku, and more. All three of these athletes love to energize the crowd and perform with a ton of competitive spirit, setting this up to be an exciting main event.

Real Life Ninja High Energy Martial Arts Tricker Shaquan Parson Tricking www.youtube.com

As for Virtual Fight Tour, the card for their third event has been finalized with the addition of a junior bout between Team Paul Mitchell's Alex Mancillas and Top Ten Team USA's Jason Letona. Mancillas was originally slated to fight Darren "Dee Stacks" Payne, who has fought in both Virtual Fight Tour promotions thus far, but he had to bow out due to a knee injury. The promotion also recently announced that Anthony Merricks will be returning to the Virtual Fight Tour on this card to avenge his previous overtime loss to Brandon Ballou. Merricks will be taking on Chris Robinson of Team KTOC, a fighter who is 10 years his senior but is one of the most well-respected veterans in the sport. Speaking of veteran fighters, another highly-anticipated matchup on the card features world champions Willie Hicks and Vito Rodriguez. The rest of the event includes a women's bout between Alyssa Guillen and Regena Thompson, one of the most decorated female point fighters of all time, and the main event between Team Dojo Elite's Kameren Dawson and Team Gipsy's Chance Turner. Dawson is widely considered one of the best heavyweight point fighters on the planet, making this a high-stakes fight in which Turner could back up his callout and assert himself as a premier fighter with a win.

Kameren Dawson blackbeltmag.com

For more news and updates, stay tuned to BlackBeltMag.com. To purchase tickets for Virtual Fight Tour III, click here.

Dr. Craig's Martial Arts Movie Lounge

When The Fast and the Furious (2001) sped into the psyche's of illegal street racing enthusiasts, with a penchant for danger and the psychotic insanity of arrant automotive adventure, the brusque bearish, quasi-hero rebel, Dominic "Dom" Toretto was caustic yet salvationally portrayed with the power of a train using a Vin Diesel engine.

Keep Reading Show less

The skill of stick fighting as a handy weapon dates from the prehistory of mankind. The stick has got an advantage over the stone because it could be used both for striking and throwing. In lots of countries worlwide when dealing with martial arts there is a special place for fighters skillful in stick fighting. ( India, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, countries of Africa, Europe and Americas etc).

The short stick as a handy weapon has been used as a means of self-defence from animals and later various attackers. Regarding its length it was better than the long stick, primarily because it was easier to carry and use. The short stick as a means of self-defence was used namely in all countries of the world long time ago.

Keep Reading Show less

The Czech Republic's Lukas Krpalek put himself in the history books Friday when he became only the third judoka to ever win Olympic gold medals in two different weight categories claiming the men's +100 kg division in Tokyo. Krpalek, who won the under 100 kg class at the 2016 Rio Olympics, hit a throw with time running out in the finals against Georgia's Guram Tushishvili and went into a hold down to pin Tushishvili for the full point to earn his second Olympic championship. Meanwhile, two-time defending +100 kg champion Teddy Riner of France, considered by some the greatest judoka in history, was upset in the quarter finals and had to settle for the bronze.

On the women's side, Akira Sone helped Japan break its own record for most judo gold medals in a single Olympics when she claimed her country's ninth gold of the tournament capturing the women's +78 kg division against Cuba's Idalys Ortiz. The win came in somewhat anticlimactic fashion as no throws were landed and Ortiz lost on penalties in overtime.