NCAA: None Can Argue Anymore, Crowdfunding is Permissible

On November 6th the NCAA dropped a bombshell of an announcement for the crowdfunding community. On the NCAAs Legislative Database a series of questions were asked about prospective students using crowdfunding a year ago and the answer seemed rather convoluted however recently the NCAA posted a new set of rules and regulations which can be summarized as followed: 1)An athlete may set up their own crowdfunding campaign as long as the funds raised are used for actual and necessary expenses related to competition and practice (for team athletes) or an event and practice immediately preceding the event (for individual athletes).2)An...

An Interview with Ben Fouladi

Ben Fouladi is an MMA machine. Having grown up from a troubled past he has gone from strength to strength. He now hopes to represent Canada in the next I.M.M.A.F European Open Championships in the United Kingdom. Everyone I am sure will be cheering on Ben and wishing him all the success. He has raised 120% of his campaign total and he is a real inspiration for many. Q1) What made you start the sport you are currently training in?I started boxing in high school, I had a really Troubled childhood growing up, hanging with the wrong crowd and not...

Manon Durbach- The Luxembourgeoise Soldier

Manon was proverbially born into judo by her mother who practiced when she was young. Manon was brought with her younger sister and brother to the training sessions and after a month Manon was also training. Her brother and sister have both given up Judo but obviously Manon continued the family trend. The greatest challenge in Manon’s opinion is that in judo you have to combine every aspect of one’s abilities. “ You need strength, technique and you have to be mentally strong”. These assets are extremely invaluable and make a big difference to a judoka. Before the competition Manon...

Getting Tougher by Recovering

When I started to learn about how to become more mentally tough by self-talk I found out that I am able to push my body to limits I didn’t know existed. Eventually and unfortunately, I discovered the negative symptoms of pushing yourself that I didn’t even know existed. Looking back, I must have been crazy to push myself to the limits that I did. I neglected my body for months at a time and as a result, it had failed on me. My  mind wanted to push more but my body pulled the handbrake. Injuries were the least of my...