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Senior Katherine Siple holds up mitts for senior Valerie Gugliada to practice her punches against during practice in the Fitness Center. Siple is president of the Ithaca College Defenders and a boxing coach.

Ithaca College Defenders boxing club packs a punch

By Ariel Dowdy, Staff Writer March 27, 2019
The Ithaca College Defenders is a boxing and mixed martial arts club that promotes self-defense training in a low-pressure environment.
James Pfrehm, assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, wrote an article published in Inside Higher Ed about how cage fighting has reinvigorated his teaching.

Professor writes article comparing cage fighting hobby to academia

By Sam Haut, Staff Writer March 5, 2017
For James Pfrehm, assistant professor of modern languages and literatures, mixed martial arts is more than a hobby.
Student and professor participate in Mixed Martial Arts

Student and professor participate in Mixed Martial Arts

By Caitie Ihrig, Staff Writer April 20, 2016
Freshman Grant Kabol and assistant professor James Pfrehm train mixed martial arts at the Ultimate Athletics gym.

You need to see UFC

By Andrew Kristy February 23, 2013
MMA is a sport that is worth your eyes.

A twist of fate

By Kevin McCall, Sports Editor April 4, 2012
Two muscular men stand opposite each other inside the hexagonal fighting cage prepared to face off in a round of fierce martial arts combat. Though they have spent months preparing for the fight, three strokes of luck that neither of the competitors could have trained for will have a major impact on the bout.
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