Costa Rica News & Events – For anyone that is into contact sports you have a great chance to experience both in Cost Rica this weekend. This weekend in Costa Rica you can go watch people hit each other with a match up of American football teams and a mixed martial arts exhibition.
Do you remember the 1988 film “Bloodsport?” It’s a classic American martial arts drama that starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. It was one of his first starring roles and it not only showcased his athleticism, but also put martial arts on the radar. The jump spinning, helicopter-like, heel kicks and complete splits were impressive.
Muay Thai kickboxing is a combat sport that uses stand-up strikes and clinching techniques. It requires an immense amount of mental and physical discipline. The art form involves fists, elbows, knees, shins, and feet. It is known as “the art of eight limbs.” Its practitioners have defeated high performing practitioners of other martial arts. The World Muay Thai Council governs the professional level of the sport.
Muay Thai is widely practiced in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Anderson Silva and Mauricio Rua are particularly fond of moves that come from this martial art. Most MMA artists train in Muay Thai and use its unique punches and clinch fighting technique.
There will be an MMA event in Costa Rica on Saturday, December 7th. It will feature Muay Thai Kickboxing, K1.
The event is called Hanuman Fights and will take place at the Skidokan Gym (Gimnasio Skidokan), at the Commercial Plaza Los Colegios, in Moravia.
The start time is 6 pm and the general admission is 4000 colones. For 7000 colones, you can get a VIP ticket.
American Football Exhibition Game for Charity – Sunday December 8th – 8:30 am – Guadalupe, San Jose
American Football Federation of Costa Rica will be having a game between last years Costa Rican Champions the Toros Football Club and the Santo Domingo Saints. For anyone that has not been to one of these games you are in for a treat. So before you settle into your recliner and watch your favorite NFL team on Sunday take a trip to Guadalupe in San Jose.
The best part of this game is that it is raising money for a local charity, Asociación Niños de Cristal.
The game will be played Sunday December 8th at 8:30 am at the Estadio Colleye Fonseca in Guadalupe, San Jose. The admission that will be given to the Asociación Niños de Cristal is 2000 colones.
Hope if you are in Costa Rica you are able to go out and enjoy one or both of these events in Costa Rica this weekend.