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News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

Mitchell Durand lays a hard kick on training pads held by Paola Ramirez during a Muay Thai class at Team Quest Encinitas Xtreme Fitness on Nov. 14. Team Quest holds several classes a day ranging from Brazilian jiu jitsu to boxing. (Photo by Scott Allison)

From pros to public, MMA takes region by storm

Manny Lopez December 6, 2012

It was 19 years ago that Royce Gracie caught Gerard Gordeau in a rear-naked choke hold to win the first ever Ultimate Fighter Championship (later renamed “UFC 1: The Beginning”), held at the McNichols...

Surf college soccer cup starts Nov. 23

November 15, 2012

The San Diego Surf College Cup 2012, a competitive youth soccer tournament for boys and girls, kicks off Nov. 23-25, organizers recently announced. Presented by Nike, the San Diego Surf College Cup...

‘MMA is our generation’

Jessica Brown June 8, 2007

Although it’s still illegal in many states, local trainers and fighters say the sport of mixed martial arts is more popular than ever, and will soon overshadow more traditional forms of fighting. “Boxing...

Lacrosse’s popularity on the rise

Jessica Brown February 18, 2007

Spring is a busy time for female athletes at area high schools, and their athletic directors say many teams have high expectations for the season. Chris Greene, athletic director at Carlsbad High School,...

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