American Sambo Association Approves BlackForce MMA For Certification

Fedor Emelianenko is recognized by many in the world of mixed martial arts as the greatest heavyweight fighter in the history of the sport. Perhaps few however, realize that Emelianenko’s fighting background is rooted in Sambo. And, for those hoping to pick up on some of the skills that helped “The Last Emperor” shape his fighting style, only one mixed martial arts school in the Carolinas is prepared to help in that quest – Summerville based Black Force Mixed Martial Arts Academy. “We are the only school in North or South Carolina to be carried by (The American...

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BlackForce’s Booth working toward next fight

SUMMERVILLE – Chad Booth doesn’t look it and his personality doesn’t suggest it. Instead it is his taste in workout music that tips the hand that Booth isn’t the youngest guy in the gym at Black Force Mixed Martial Arts. Just before picking up a jump rope and starting off the first morning of 2011 with a workout at the gym, Booth cued up his personal workout CD. The first song – straight off the soundtrack from the 1992 Cuba Gooding Jr. flick, “Gladiator,” – Cheap Trick’s “I Will Survive.” “Come on man, what movie is this...

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