Sarah Kurchak

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey Presents the Same Problems for WWE as She Did UFC

Minutes into her pro wrestling career, she already managed to become peak Rousey: too much, too soon, exciting, but also exhausting.
Sarah Kurchak
1.31.18
Television

I Was a Professional Pillow-Fighter

'GLOW' helped me remember the good—and bad—times of my past.
Sarah Kurchak
8.11.17
Twin Peaks

Dougie from 'Twin Peaks' Is Destroying My Marriage

How one of the most confounding elements of David Lynch's TV series threatens to tear two people apart.
Sarah Kurchak
7.11.17
FIGHTLAND

Chasing Shadows in Singapore: Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia

Mixed martial arts no longer needs Ronda Rousey, but the rest of the world doesn't know that.
Sarah Kurchak
6.14.17
FIGHTLAND

The Genius of Roger Moore's On Screen Combat Scenes

From The Saint to the James Bond franchise, the late Sir Roger Moore knew how to make the best of his moderate martial arts abilities. He also wrote extensively about self-defense for a children's book in 1966.
Sarah Kurchak
5.24.17
FIGHTLAND

New Documentary 'Living The Game' Takes You Inside the Lives of Professional Street Fighter Players

At Fightland, we spend a lot of time talking people who wanted to grow up to be like the characters in Street Fighter. Today, we talk to Takao Gotsu, the director of a film that profiles the lives of those who grew up to be professional Street Fighter...
Sarah Kurchak
5.5.17
FIGHTLAND

We Have Some Concerns About the New Chris Brown Track "Jiu-Jitsu"

As kung fu once again makes its mark on music thanks to Kendrick Lamar's "Kung Fu Kenny," is this really the best that jiu jitsu can do?
Sarah Kurchak
4.27.17
FIGHTLAND

'The Ultimate Fighter' Is a Victim of Its Own Success

As season 25 lurches to the franchise's lowest ratings ever, we'll all start to question what went wrong. But maybe the more interesting debate is why the reality show ever worked in the first place.
Sarah Kurchak
4.26.17
FIGHTLAND

My First Fight: Canadian Astronaut-Candidate Dr. Shawna Pandya

We talk to Canadian physician and astronaut-candidate Dr. Shawna Pandya about how she got her start in Taekwondo, her first amateur Muay Thai bout, and why she believes that her true first fight is always ahead of her.
Sarah Kurchak
4.12.17
FIGHTLAND

The Art (Artlessness) of the Baseball Fight

We look at the culture, and general lack of skill and fortitude, surrounding the most important bench-clearing brawls of America’s Pastime.
Sarah Kurchak
4.7.17
FIGHTLAND

Chuck Norris's "Obamacare Jiu-Jitsu 2" Is Not the Action Sequel We Were Hoping For

Chuck Norris has multiple degree black belts in multiple disciplines. So why do his martial arts metaphors have all of the grace and depth of a white belt arguing on Reddit?
Sarah Kurchak
3.28.17
FIGHTLAND

My First Fight: Robin Black

In today’s My First Fight, we talk to former glam rocker/MMA fighter/Fight Network analyst and current MMA media maverick Robin Black about his professional mixed martial arts debut and how it’s perfectly prepared him for the next chapter in his career.
Sarah Kurchak
3.22.17
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