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Merrick, NY (USA): Fight Summit, the world’s annual mixed martial arts business event, today announced that the event will show a special screening of the recently released documentary “New York Mixed Martial Arts” for all attendees of the conference. The film is an official selection of the Bronx Film Festival, and is gaining considerable traction with both the arts and sports worlds. It will be shown the first event night, Thursday night, December 1st, to all attendees at an after-event activity.

For more information on “New York Mixed Martial Arts,” please visit www.nymmafilm.com.

In addition, MMA brands of all types are encouraged to register to exhibit at Fight Summit this December as soon as possible, as the expo is already halfway sold out. Many major online retail outlets and storefronts are registered to attend and meet with exhibitors as well, making Fight Summit a fantastic growth opportunity for apparel companies, equipment manufacturers, and more who wish to exhibit. Fight Summit 2011 will feature 20 additional booths from last year’s event.

As always, the top names in the MMA industry are once again expected to share their knowledge as speakers at the massive educational conference. There will be speakers for those interested in a variety of different professional tracks in MMA, including coaching and gym management, fight promotion, apparel, retail and equipment, athlete management and live training.

Already announced for Fight Summit 2011 are speakers  Greg Jackson (returning), author Brian Cain, manager Ed Soares, Hans Molenkamp of Triumph United, Mark Pavelich of Maximum Fighting Championships world-renowned cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran, renowned strength and conditioning coach Jonathan Chaimberg, Alchemist Management’s Lex McMahon, and Bad Boy’s Mike Calmenson. Now joining the list of previously confirmed speakers are Joe Kelly of Bellator Fighting and Titan Fighting, Ken Pavia of MMA Agents (returning), Jeff Meyer of MMA Incorporated, Pascal Pakter of Do Or Die (returning), and Ryan Loco of Jaco Clothing.

Additionally, Fight Summit features fantastic live training from renowned trainers Dean Lister of Victory MMA, Chris Herzog of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu, and US Olympian Kenny Johnson.

More information and speakers will be released in the coming weeks.

For more information on attending or exhibiting, please visit www.FIGHTSUMMIT.com, call 1-888-427-4697 or 516-377-5909, or email Mike Hauben at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

KahL-One, MMA premier filmmaker, is back with another short feature that will get you pumped up.  This one is about Filipe Arantes as he prepares for his fight against Yuri Alcantara at UFC 134 in Brazil.  Arantes (13-3) is an exciting fighter who I had the opportunity to ring announce in his UCC 4 fight against Andy Main, a bout which was unfortunately ruled a no-contest due to an illegal strike.  Arantes will be looking to raise his profile with a great performance in his UFC debut.

Check out KahL-One's latest masterpiece after the jump.

KahL-One has done it again!  He's just wrapped up shooting on a feature film about NY MMA, which should open a lot of people's eyes about the absurdity of keeping mixed martial arts illegal and unsanctioned in the state of New York.

This film, produced by Stephen Koepfer and directed by KahL-One (Kahleem Poole-Tejada), has just been selected 2011 Bronx Week Film Festival scheduled for May 16-19, 2011.  This is quite an achievement and it's great that both KahL, and MMA, are starting to get the recognition they deserve.  Bravo!

Here is a trailer for the film, which should whet your whistle.  If you can, head on up to the Bronx in May to check out the full feature.

Held in the Marriott Hotel in Newark Airport, Zuffa and Spike TV organized another tryouts day for the upcoming season of the Ultimate Fighter. This time with the fighters in the Bantamweight (135) and Featherweight (145) classes.

A lot of talent and a few surprises all around for an extraordinary day of Mixed Martial Arts in the East Coast.

It's here!  You've seen the trailer for KahL-One's Strikeforce Gran Prix First Round film.  Now the full length piece is finally here.  KahL put in, as usual, a tremendous amount of work in bringing us this behind the scenes footage of the GP quarterfinals which took place in last month in New Jersey.  He's created yet another masterpiece that will have you riveted.

So without further ado, I present to you the Strikeforce World Grand Prix First Round.

KahL-One is one of MMA's finest videographers, and he's hard at work on another masterpiece for the fans of Mixed Martial Arts.  He was at the Strikeforce Grand Prix in New Jersey and has completed the trailer for his new film documenting the event.  This video will get you pumped up, trust me.  Check it out.

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New York MMA is a web docu series dedicated to educating and giving exposure to the schools, gyms and teachers who make up the DNA of martial arts within New York State.

In Episode 2, we bring you two stories. One of a young up and comer and one of a wise veteran.
Angela Hill trains out of Evolution Muay Thai, with gym coaches Brandon Levi and Rene Driefuss. This chronicles her last training day before heading to downtown Wall Street for an amateur Muay Thai bout.

On the other side, we venture back to Ultimate Gym, hosted by Kru Nestor Marte. An old friend comes to visit, giving words of wisdom, his perspective on training students and a glimpse into the politics of Brazil's martial arts culture.

Filmed, Directed and Edited by- Kahleem Poole Tejada
Music by- Darcy James Argue's Secret Society

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