Imagine an academically focused high school with plenty of Asians Americans and without a consistently usable track and limited athletic funding. What if any sport would it excel in? Why track of course! In this interview at milesplit.com, Lowell High School’s track coach Andy Leong talks about his successes at Lowell and his own career, both of which are much different than the stereotypical image of Asian Americans and athletics.
Three Asian American/Pacific Islander MMA fighters won at UFC Fight Night 66 in Manila (Pasay to be exact) Philippines. Jon “The Super Saiyan” Tuck, the first Chamorro signed to the UFC, submitted Tae Hyun Bang, by rear naked choke. Mark “the Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz won his last match before retiring via unanimous decision over Luke Barnatt. In his return to the UFC, Phillipe “The Filipino Assassin” Nover won a split decision victory over Yui […] Continue »
Great shot taken by @allelbows from my last fight. I am truly greatful for everything @invictafc has done for me! Such an amazing organization backing women who represent wmma with pride and passion! I have yet to see an invicta card that did not wow me and keep me on my toes! Can't wait to watch #invictafc12 A photo posted by *Michelle Waterson* (@karatehottiemma) on Apr 16, 2015 at 1:52pm PDT So the big news […] Continue »
Submitted by Ruel Gaviola: Check out the excellent biographical piece on Manny Pacquiao in Grantland by Rafe Bartholomew, author of the fantastic basketball book, Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin’ in Flip-Flops and the Philippines’ Unlikely Love Affair with Basketball. Manny Pacquiao of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world is Filipino and the Filipino, Filipino American, and Asian American communities are excited about his fight against Floyd Mayweather this Saturday night. Excerpt: When most Americans first […] Continue »
One of the reasons I love watching mixed martial arts, especially the female fighters, is how inspiring they are in how hard they work and what they sacrifice to be the best they can be. Watching Invicta FC events always gets my blood going, and on top of that, I love following individual fighters on their Instagrams so I can see what they’re eating, how they’re working out, and the progress they make on their […] Continue »
Tonight’s Invicta FC 12 card will feature some APIA fighters. First, we’ve got Jenny Liou (3-1) from Idaho who will be squaring off with Lacey Schuckman (10-8). Posted by Jenny Liou on Monday, March 16, 2015 Next, there’s Hawaii’s Raquel Pa’aluhi (4-4) who will be taking on Ediane Gomes (10-3). Hey Invicta fans! Join us this Thursday for the #InvictaFC12 weigh-ins at the Hotel Aladdin at 4PM! Weigh-ins are free and open to the public! […] Continue »
MMA fighter, former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, and mother Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson is featured in one of these new Samsung “Into the Galaxy” series commercials. The theme of this series appears to be people who are trying to shatter the status quo, and Waterson definitely fits the bill. Being a woman and an American of Asian descent, she fights objectification with her fists on a daily basis.
My Naruto poster came that I got on eBay!!! ナルトのポスターが来た！ #Naruto #anime A photo posted by @roxyfighter on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:58am PST Last fall, two Invicta FC fighters, Roxanne Modafferi and Jenny Liou (who will both fight in INVICTA 12 April 24th) walked out to their fights rocking out anime songs, which made me wonder, if I had become an MMA fighter, what awesome songs would I want to walk out to the […] Continue »
When the University of Maryland needed a defensive spark in the last seconds of their March Madness opener against Valparaiso, they called up reserve player Varun Ram. According to the Washington post, Ram’s late game disruption of Valparaiso’s offense caused Indian Americans around the country to take notice. As I looked into more detail about him, it seemed to me that this 5-9 point guard is really a giant in many ways. Varun Ram first […] Continue »
#gingerbread #cookies #ninjas A photo posted by Carlomus Prime (@carlomusprime) on Mar 1, 2015 at 12:42am PST I’m a big fan of MMA, and 8Asians writer Jeff has even posted an article about successful Asian American participation in the UFC. Of course, there are some Asian Americans who are into MMA. Bruce Lee is touted by many as the *first* mixed martial artist. Cung Le is one of the most recognized American MMA fighters out […] Continue »
Your co-main event for tomorrow night @alexa_grasso vs. Mizuki Inoue | #InvictaFC11 A photo posted by Invicta Fighting Championship (@invictafc) on Feb 26, 2015 at 6:34pm PST Mexico’s Alexa Grasso defeated Japan’s Mizuki Inoue in last Friday’s Invicta FC11 event at the Shrine Auditorium in promotion’s first show in Los Angeles. What an incredible performance from @alexa_grasso last night at #InvictaFC11! A photo posted by Invicta Fighting Championship (@invictafc) on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:41pm […] Continue »
FINALLY, Invicta FC11 is in Los Angeles! And to add frosting to that cake, co-headlining the event will be Japan’s Mizuki Inoue in a bout against Mexico’s rising star, Alexa Grasso. Although everyone’s totally excited to see Cris Cyborg back in action and there are a ton of other great match ups, the projected fight of the night is Inoue’s. Inoue has been recognized as a striking prodigy but is formidably skilled in all other […] Continue »