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James “June Bug” Livingston Jr. started boxing in 1970. His first fight was in 1971 in which he had lost his debut match. In 1972, he boxed in the Golden Gloves and won the 112lb championship as well as the A.A.U 112lb championship. In 1973, he won the open class 112lb Open Championship as well as the A.A.U championship once again. June Bug went on to the National Golden Gloves and lost in the quarter finals. In 19723 he once again boxed his way into the finals that he lost. He was chosen to be a part of the USA Boxing Team and won the Gold Medal. In 1974 he won both the Golden Gloves and the A.A.U Championships.

June Bug had 209 bouts winning 196 and only losing 13. He had a tremendous career and is truly a legend in Trenton’s long history of boxing.

I had the privlage of knowing June Bug for many years. He always brought a smile to my face.                The last several years of his life June Bug along with Ron Harris and Terrance Miller helped develop Primal Gym’s tremendously successful boxing program.

For this I am eternally grateful.

In honor of June Bug on June 30th we are having the 1st Annual June Bug Livingston Memorial Championships.

Rest in Peace Brother.

Junebug June 30th 2018

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Catch-as-Catch-Can is defined as “using or making due with whatever means are available.” Jiu-jitsu translates to “the gentle art” and Judo translates to “the gentle way.” Catch as Catch Can Wrestling is regarded throughout the world as “the violent art,” due to its aggressive nature when compared to these other popular styles. It is also the father of Olympic Freestyle Wrestling (once commonly known as Amateur Catch as Catch Can) and Collegiate Folk style Wrestling.

Hundreds of years old, it originated in Lancashire England and was developed and refined during the British Empire (1490’s – mid 1900’s). Its dominance in matches against other wrestling styles gained worldwide notoriety around the mid 1800’s. During this same time it found its way to North America via immigrants and world travelers and became the top sport in America by the turn of the 20th century. This grappling art is comprised of takedowns, throws, ground based wrestling rides, breakdowns and transitions combined with a surplus of excruciating submission holds. The term “No Holds Barred” originated with Catch Wrestling, as there are no illegal submissions, holds, pins or takedowns, which makes it extremely effective and efficient for both combat sports and self defense.

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PRIMAL RADIO RETURNS?

The rumor on the street is that Primal Radio will be back on the air soon after a lengthy hiatus. Primal Radio was a huge hit that aired internationally weekly with listeners in 171 different countries. Primal Radio featured interviews with Top Athletes, Coaches, Celebrities, and Entertainers along with irreverent and opinionated talk of the world we live in.

HAMILTON >> Knowledge of proper self-defense not only saves lives, but also builds confidence and can improve other areas in life as well.

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That’s the lesson Trenton Police Youth Explorers are learning over the course of six months as they participate in self-defense training courtesy of Primal Gym in Hamilton, the training grounds for a few local amateur boxers.

Since January, the Explorers have trained twice a month at the gym, where they learn mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, hand-to-hand combat and other self-defense skills.

“I’ve always wanted the kids to learn some type of self-defense skills,” Detective Phil Peroni said. “We can teach them what we know as police officers, but this is a more structured setting.”

The TPD Youth Explorers Program, which was reinstated in 2014 after a three-year hiatus, is just one of the initiatives local police are using to connect with the city’s young population. The program’s goal is to help young people develop into positive community influences regardless of what career field they choose later in life.

Although self-defense training will be necessary if the kids decide to join the police force, the skills are also useful in everyday life, especially in an urban city where neighborhood cliques often distance themselves from teens who seem mentally and physically weaker than others.

“This type of training can change lives,” Primal Gym owner Jim McCann said. “It gives them direction and a sense of purpose. I’ve seen introverted people all of a sudden become extroverts on some level because they found something they were good at.”

Peroni and now-retired Officer Elsie Vega-Medina started searching for a way to incorporate extensive self-defense training into the Youth Explorers program about two years ago. They eventually connected with McCann who agreed to train the kids for free because TPD doesn’t have the funds in its budget. The Explorers will train every other Sunday through June, and McCann has agreed to continue training some of the kids throughout the summer.

“It’s a way for me to give back to the community,” McCann, who has been training in martial arts and self-defense for the past 43 years, said. “I’ve already seen growth in some of these kids and hopefully they will take that back into the world.”

Just as the goal of the Explorers program is not to convince kids to become police officers, the goal of self-defense training is not to convince teens to become champion fighters.

“Boxing is not only about fighting,” 17-year-old Shinard Bunch, a member of the U.S. Junior Olympic Boxing team, said while taking a break from training the Explorers. “It teaches discipline and respect.”

“Boxing is a great sport that gives kids something to focus on to help them stay out of trouble,” 20-year-old Junior Abel, who won the Diamond Glove tournament as a sub-novice last year, said.

Police Director Ernest Parrey Jr. and Mayor Eric Jackson stopped by the gym Sunday to witness the positive growth of the Youth Explorers as well.

“It makes me feel great to have local kids in the ring inspiring these younger Explorers,” Jackson said. “We don’t talk enough about the good things that are happening around here. Our youth are doing great things not only to inspire themselves, but to inspire younger kids as well. They’re not only using their body, they’re using their minds too. It’s wonderful to see kids working in a positive environment, staying out of trouble and doing things to create a career path. They inspire me as a mayor.”

About the author.

 

Penny Ray is an award-winning journalist with more than 16 years experience in print, digital and broadcast media. Prior to working in New Jersey, he served as editor of Homicide Watch D.C. Reach the author at pennyray@trentonian.com or follow Penny on Twitter: @Penny_Ray.

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We just finished TWO INTENSE DAYS of Training at Dundalk, Krav Maga with Head Instructor Anthony Cunnane who is a super talented instructor. Both Hock and I covered tons and tons of material included:

  • Impact Weapons 
  • Knife / Counter Knife
  • Street Boxing
  • Street Ground Combatives
  • Brutal Clinches & Ruthless Combat Takedowns and Counters to Takedowns
  • In the Clutches Of…
  • Caveman Jiu-Jitsu – Joint Cranks, Locks, & Breaks

It was a great honor to have had the opportunity to go train with such dedicated fighters.

Awesome!!

 

HOCK / MCCANN

JULY 15 & 16,

DUNDALK, IRELAND

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2 FULL DAY’S of Knife/Counter-Knife and police, military and martial stick/impact -weapon training, Street Boxing, Ground Fighting  with Force Necessary Founder, Hock Hochheim and Primal Gym Founder Jim McCann.

This course is open to all “MARTIALISTS” affiliated or not to The Dundalk Krav Maga School Of Self Defence. To get the UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to train with these two LEGENDS of UNARMED COMBAT and WEAPON TRAINING! Contact us here to secure your place or call us on 0851114604″ – Anthony Cunnane

or email – anthonycunnane@gmail.com

TOPICS:

Street Boxing

This Art of Boxing

Ground Combatives

Close Quarter Combatives

The Great Escapes

Brutal Clinches & Ruthless Combat Takedowns and Counters to Takedowns

In the Clutches Of…

Top of Form 1
Caveman Jiu-Jitsu – Joint Cranks, Locks, & Breaks

Getting Back Up!!

Weapons Ground Fighting

Worst Case Scenarios

Riot on the Dance Floor – Real Combat Trapping from the Mosh Pit!!

Unarmed vs. Weapons

Quick Kills

Military X Knife Fighting

Invading Knife

Knife Takedowns

Death Grip of the Knife, Extreme Close Quarter, Hand-on-Hands, Blade-on-Blade Battle

Knife Speed Flow Drills

Impact Weapons

Pacific Archipeligo Combatives

Original Chinatown Jeet Kune Do – Wednesday Night Group

Explosive Trapping

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Hit the Link Below to Check out some Highlights>>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LLP1BFfZyY