PROMMA.INFO Exclusive Interview – Ralph Gracie

“Fast Eddie” Constantine spent a few moments with one of the most well known members of the legendary Gracie family and his first instructor; Ralph Gracie.  Ralph shared his thoughts on the Diaz brothers, loyalty among students and his challenge of Roy Jones Jr. Please like & share:

Strikeforce weigh-ins: news and notes

Promma.info’s Eddie Constantine and Matt De La Rosa were on hand at the The Hotel DeAnza to witness the Strikeforce:Destruction weigh-ins Thursday night.

The only thing colder then the San Jose weather was Joe Riggs’s attitude. Riggs’s was visibly showing the affects of a twenty plus pound weight cut and became frustrated with the athletic commission’s handling of the scale, forcing Rigg’s to strip down prior to stepping on the scale.

Another fighter noticeably shaken from cutting weight was middleweight Terry Martin. Martin was seen lying on the floor before weighing in. Immediately after he stepped off the scale Martin rushed out of the room to begin replenishing himself for tomorrow’s co-main event.

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Fast Eddie’s Lessons in Humility with Luke Stewart

This week’s lesson took me to Fight and Fitness in San Francisco for Strikeforce welterweight Luke Stewart’s MMA/BJJ class.  Luke’s hospitality is second to none and he welcomed me to his class as if we were long time friends. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read the article about Luke entitled “Got Ink?” you … Read more

Fast Eddie’s Minute – Gladiator Challenge Summer Showdown recap

What a time to be an MMA fan. This past weekend had more exciting bouts and finishes than any other in recent memory. The Affliction and Ultimate Fight Night events both ended in short and spectacular fashion, with the favored fighter coming out on top. This was also true of the Gladiator Challenge this past … Read more

Fast Eddie’s Lessons in Humility Volume 2

This week’s lesson was simple – frequent tapping. As you will see, in the following videos, both of my sparring partners were very respectful and humble in teaching me a thing or two about humility. I want to personally thank both of them along with head instructor Kurt Osiander. First up was Yuji Uchida, Ralph … Read more

Fast Eddie’s Minute – Catching up with Kurt Osiander

“Keep your head on the inside!” Kurt Osiander shouted as two of his students were drilling their single leg takedowns during our interview. Kurt’s number one priority is sharing the knowledge of the art of Jiu-Jitsu that was given to him so many years ago. You may remember Kurt as the man who choked the … Read more

Fast Eddie’s Minute – Got Ink? Luke Stewart does

Though he may have the typical look, there is nothing typical about Luke Stewart. Yes, his ears have cauliflower from nearly 10 years of Jiu-jitsu. Yes, he is heavily tattooed having gotten his first at the age of fourteen. But what you would not expect from Luke was that he spent 2 years of his … Read more

Fast Eddie’s Minute – Joey Armstrong, MMA’s Renaissance Man

Fighter. Father. Artist. All of these describe Joey Armstrong. This 33 year old member of the Ralph Gracie team has a lot on his plate right now. Armstrong moved to the San Francisco Bay area 10 years ago from Austin Texas looking for a fresh start. What he found was a family, in and out … Read more