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Monday, November 24, 2008
Gladiator Magazine Presents Eddie Goldman First-Ever Lifetime Journalism Achievement Award, Names Him "Conscience of the Combat Sports"
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 24 -- Gladiator Magazine, which provides in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and mixed martial arts, has announced that it has presented its first-ever Lifetime Journalism Achievement Award to veteran combat sports journalist Eddie Goldman. In an article in its November 2008 issue, Eddie Goldman was also named the "Conscience of the Combat Sports".
Eddie Goldman presently is the host and producer of the No Holds Barred podcast and SecondsOut Radio, publishes the No Holds Barred blog, is a senior contributing editor at the ADCC News, and contributes to numerous publications, web sites, and media outlets.
"An advocate for the combat sports based on his philosophical viewpoint that the warrior culture is a noble calling that has the power to transform lives, Goldman has somehow managed to provide expert commentary not just on mixed martial arts but also boxing, college and Olympic wrestling, and many other endeavors that stretch its participants to their ultimate capacity," said Todd Hester, publisher and editor-in-chief of Gladiator Magazine.
"It is with great pleasure that Gladiator Magazine is proud to present its first Lifetime Journalism Achievement Award to Eddie Goldman for his work promoting all the combat sports."
"This is indeed a great and humbling honor for me to receive such an award," said Eddie Goldman. "I just try to tell the truth and stand up for what is right, both of which seem to be vanishing practices in this era of corporate concentration in the mainstream media, the relentless attacks on independent, rational, and critical thinking, especially in America, and the lack of integrity and spine in so many of the so-called journalists of today."
About Gladiator Magazine
Gladiator Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine providing in-depth coverage of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA, as well as lifestyle articles on surfing, cars, movies, and more. It features many of the best MMA and grappling writers in the world including Kid Peligro, Todd Hester, Matt Furey, Dr. Christian Harfouche, Tyson Johnson, Lester Griffin, Jason Morris, Kipp Kollar, Kyle Harimoto, Eugene Robinson, Rick Gamarra, Laurie Kilantang and more. Gladiator Magazine is available at major bookstores in the U.S. and Canada and in 20 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the Middle and Far East, and online at BJJMart.com or Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.
About Eddie Goldman
Eddie Goldman presently is the host and producer of the No Holds Barred podcast and SecondsOut Radio. He publishes the No Holds Barred blog. He is a senior contributing editor at the ADCC News. He also contributes to numerous publications, web sites, and media outlets.
He has been an editor and writer for BoxingRanks.com, MaxBoxing.com, TheSweetScience.com, Penthouse, the Extreme Fighting web site, Grappling, Inside Kung Fu, Gracie Magazine, Wrestling International Newsmagazine, Full Contact Fighter, Vale Tudo News, Tapout.com, Roundcardgirlz.com, and numerous other publications and web sites.
He was narrator in the film "The Smashing Machine". He was host of the daily sports talk show "No Holds Barred" on eYada.com, host and producer of "Knockout Radio" on MaxBoxing.com, and co-host and co-producer of "Light Show" on WBAI-FM. He was color commentator and analyst for IFC mixed martial arts and USKBA kickboxing TV broadcasts and videos. He is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America, National Wrestling Media Association, and National Writers Union.
Grappling Magazine was voted 2002 Wrestling Publication of the Year by the National Wrestling Media Association. He was vice-president of the National Wrestling Media Association, 2003-5. He was voted 2000 Journalist of the Year by the readers of Grapplersworld.com. He won third place for Boxing Event Coverage in Boxing Writers Association of America's 2003 Barney Awards for excellence in boxing journalism. He wrestled in high school, graduated Columbia with a history major and philosophy minor, and did graduate work in magazine publishing at NYU. He lives in Manhattan.
Web site: http://gladmag.com
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