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Jasmine Crawford

Jasmine Crawford

We often hear the term “B-Line” through our years; not the actual physical movement of making the letter “B,” but the colloquial usage of the term pertaining to focus. It comes from the act of one of the most beautiful, and undervalued creatures on Earth; the Bee. Webster’s dictionary defines …

What does it mean for a boy to become a man? Is it finishing high school, going to college, graduating and getting that perfect job? All while meeting the perfect mate and creating a family? By 20th century standards, that would be the plan. That was considered “right” and just …

Sometimes, being good just isn’t good enough. You have to be great. For the average person, good is sufficient, but for a real competitor, greatness must be achieved. Being a champion calls for so many different eccentricities that attribute to success. Heart. Discipline. Desire. Tireless work ethic. Composure. Integrity. The …

“Everyone has a plan until they get hit.” Mike Tyson, one of the undersized, heavy-hitters in the heavyweight division quoted that fact; but it goes deeper than fighting. It’s life. We all think we know until reality shows us the contrary. As fighters, we prepare for chaos; an oxy-moronic phrase …

As a senior in college, I was looking for a good workout. At 220 pounds, I started my regimen with a physical trainer. Little did I know, that began the shift in lifestyle that would pave the way for my future in combat sports.  Boxing and MMA changed my body …