MOVE IT

Movement training is valued by cerebral MMA fighters including Conor McGregor and Carlos Condit. Top London coach Roger Frampton teaches us some drills in the Marylebone sunshine

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MASTERFUL FRAME WORK

Combat sports exorcise personal demons; Hooks is a mesmerising animated short film examining just that. Watch the film and meet its creator, young graphic artist Pietro Elisei

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YOU STARTIN'?

The build-up to 'making the walk' for your first bout can be a daunting experience, prompting mixed emotions. James Burman, pictured above winning his first amateur MMA fight, pens some advice

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Soulcraft

The chaos and order of Brazilian jiu-jitsu take artistic form in Fredrica Introne’s paintings. We speak to the Michigan-based blue belt, and showcase her work

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RENAISSANCE FIGHTER

Painter, sculptor and Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt Damilola Akinola explains how martial arts has driven his work and philosophy – while modelling Battles of London’s spring 2017 pieces. Photography by Neil Massey at The MMA Clinic, Islington

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