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Sensei Mike

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Chuck Norris and the World Combat League
« on: November 05, 2006, 03:44:48 PM »
Here is a link to the the World Combat League.

The WCL is the vision of Martial Arts icon Chuck Norris. It is a sports league like the NBA or NFL made up of professional martial arts fighters on teams representing American cities. WCL contests combine the excitement of martial arts combat with the thrill of routing for your favorite team. Our goal is to provide sports fans with an unprecedented level of "full throttle" martial arts fighting action in every second of each round of every team contest.

 
 
WHY WILL THERE BE MORE ACTION?
Since each athlete is designated to fight only two separate, three minute matches per team contest (rather than five to twelve consecutive rounds) they can really "let it fly" in each match-round in an effort to earn as many points for their team as possible. Plus, the WCL rules penalize any activities, like clinching, stalling or passivity that slows down the action.


WHAT IS A WCL CONTEST LIKE?
Every team has six professional fighters (five men and one woman) in six fixed weight classes. Each contest is scheduled for twelve rounds, but like a football game, it is divided into two halves. Both halves feature six rounds each; one for every team member vs. their opponent on the opposing team. So, each athlete, barring knockout, will get to face off against their opponent twice in each contest.


WHO ARE THE FIGHTERS?
The WCL league roster is the result of a careful selection process from a pool of hundreds of applicants from around the U.S. Each athlete was selected and placed on a team based on their fighting style, the potential to contribute to their team and their overall demeanor as a martial artist. Our goal is to help our athletes earn the same level of recognition and reward as athletes in other professional sports leagues.

 
There are some quick time clips on the site of soem good knockouts.


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Re: Chuck Norris and the World Combat League
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2006, 10:31:20 AM »
Where's the link Mike?  Didn't see it...
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Re: Chuck Norris and the World Combat League
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2006, 11:10:40 AM »
Oops, sorry about that here is the link.

http://www.worldcombatleague.com/

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Re: Chuck Norris and the World Combat League
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2006, 11:39:48 AM »
Thanks, is is going to be on TV......couldn't find that info...
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Re: Chuck Norris and the World Combat League
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2006, 09:45:13 PM »
I'm not sure, I will email the WCL to find out.

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Re: Chuck Norris and the World Combat League
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2006, 01:01:50 PM »
I checke ut the web site and it seems interesting as hell but my questions is wih all these different fighting leagues, hows does a fightewr know which one to enter if wants to geta real test of his style versus another warrior?  ;D
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Re: Chuck Norris and the World Combat League
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2007, 07:12:35 AM »
So what are folks thinking of the WCL so far?

It looks kinda like PKA-meets-Saturday-Tournament, except there's no laying on the ropes, clinching, or taking a round off (errrr, I mean "strategizing").  There's no grappling or jj, so it's not a complete test of skill.  But each time I've watched, there have been some impressive knock outs--with kicks!  And the women have a chance to get after it, too!
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Re: Chuck Norris and the World Combat League
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2007, 09:46:10 PM »
its on "VS" channel - I have DirecTV and they have it up here Nortern CA. on Channel 608 

what's on Today - 5/13/2007 12:00 am - 1:00 am Coverage of the World Combat League Championships (3rd place match) from Austin, Texas.

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Re: Chuck Norris and the World Combat League
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2007, 09:50:47 PM »
I'll check it out....
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Re: Chuck Norris and the World Combat League
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2007, 09:57:09 PM »
I see its scheduled tonight at 9:00pm - right after Bull Riding 
 
this should be interesting Prof. Bono
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Re: Chuck Norris and the World Combat League
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2007, 12:14:29 AM »
I waited on the WCL was scheduled tonight at 9:00pm on "VS" channel 608 . .  well, they didnt show it on that time slot  >:(

5/16/07 Wed at 9:00pm - third place Match on "VS" cahnnel... (hopefully this time they will televised the show).. >:(

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Re: Chuck Norris and the World Combat League
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2007, 01:23:35 AM »
I Tivod it and it never showed ...at least on the Tivo....
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Re: Chuck Norris and the World Combat League
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2007, 12:50:15 AM »
FINALLY - >:(

they showed it on VS channel - the third match final - Philly  against  L.A.  -  it was an exciting match... good show and L.A. won
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