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MMA Sheds It's Violent Image

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It took 11 years for Jonathan Lowell to feel comfortable enough with public acceptance of mixed martial arts to include those words in the name of his business.

Although he opened his business in Satellite Beach in 1997, it was only this year that his studio became Master Lowell's Mixed Martial Arts Academy in its newest location on North Wickham Road.

"It really wasn't exactly acceptable," Lowell said of early attitudes toward mixed martial arts. "I continued to call my school a black-belt karate school because I wasn't sure how parents would accept us."



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Post #1   7/10/08 2:06:34PM   

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great article, if you are critical of the UFC and their commitment to the sport you are utterly retarded.

Post #2   7/11/08 12:39:52AM