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Monday, July 15, 2013

No Holds Barred: On Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman, MMA, and Gangster Rap 

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the absurd acquittal of wannabe cop George Zimmerman in the killing of unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin, how it shows that the system of white supremacy is still in place in the USA, and the relation of this case to the combat sports and martial arts. The commentary includes mention of a Florida gym where Zimmerman had a year of MMA training, which now advertises that; why people fighting for real justice and survival have turned to the combat sports and martial arts over the years; how and why horrifyingly negative values are promoted to divert the youth in both music, such as gangster rap, and sports; how UFC has become the gangster rap of MMA and is shunned by many of the founders of the sport; why training both physically and mentally is necessary; and much more.

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