Heavy Hands

On a cold dim Cincinnati morning, Connor sat down to chat with one Daði Ástþórsson, who was surely experiencing an even dimmer and colder morning in Iceland at the time. The friend, former trainer, and business partner of popular friend of the show Luis Monda, Daði is an incredibly knowledgeable trainer of many young boxers, and in many ways is the originator of many of the ideas that Connor professes on the show and in his articles. Enjoy this discussion with one of the finest craftsmen in the sport.

Direct download: 13-Dadi_Astthorsson_Interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

A few weeks ago Connor sat down with Sifu Wilson Pitts, trainer extraordinaire of both boxing and Bagua Kung Fu, to talk about the ways in which those two martial arts overlap, and how principles from both can be better applied to MMA. Now Heavy Hands finally brings you this belated interview with one of the most knowledgable trainers around.

Direct download: 12-_Wilson_Pitts_Interview.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:20pm EDT

Connor and Corey sit down for an intimate episode focusing on you, the listener, and the questions and comments you've been sending over the course of the first ten historic episodes of Heavy Hands.

Connor has some suggestions for those of you looking to get into MMA or striking as a sport or form of self defense, and some words of advice on how to find the right gym and trainer for you.

We also fulfill a few listener requests to analyze the concept of footwork, and how it can be applied for defensive and offensive purposes in a fight.

Enjoy, and keep sending us your comments! We won't be satisfied until we finally get some hatemail.

Direct download: 11-Listener_Appreciation_Day.mp3
Category:Listener Mail -- posted at: 4:21am EDT

Heavy Hands is back with the first episode of 2014! We ring in the new year with a recap of the startling, shocking, and just a little disgusting events of UFC 168, which saw middleweight champ Chris Weidman retain his title by snapping all-time-great Anderson Silva's shin across his own.

Joining us is Cincinnati's own Juice Lee, an emcee of real quality and an avid fan of mixed martial arts. We hope you're looking forward to more weekly episodes of Heavy Hands throughout the rest of 2014; we certainly are!

Direct download: 10-UFC_168_Recap_feat._Juice_Lee.mp3
Category:UFC -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT

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