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The Original “Extreme” Sport

    Modern football and flag football — also called touch football — parted ways in 1905.  Until then, it was all one game, played without protective equipment and with virtually no physical restraint.  The modern game of American Football is tame compared to its early roots when in the early 1900’s President Teddy Roosevelt threatened […]

Martial Arts Opens Your Mind

   A New Concept For A New State Games      Many Events exist for athletes of specific styles of Martial Arts, but very few events bring athletes of different training backgrounds together.  Open Tournaments have been around for years, and after spending time with Master Adam Grogin (Sport’s Chair for Martial Arts), it is very easy […]

BOWLING…It Takes “PIN” Point Precision

     Bowling is a great sport that has a long and full history.  Today, bowling is one of the most popular sports in the world and is the most participated recreational sport played in the United States.  However, Bowling can be traced back as far as 3200 BC.  A crude form of the game was […]

Pedro’s Judo Challenge

Jimmy Pedro is one of Empire State Sports Council’s very latest partners.  We are heading to Wakefield, MA to attend his annual Judo Tournament.  He is planning on bringing several of his students to the 2013 Liberty Games Judo Event on July 13, 2013. Pedro’s Judo Challenge is an annual USA Judo Tournament. It offers […]

Back On Track! America’s #1 Sport for Participation

     It is unlike any other sport, even those that are also considered “Individual” Sports such as Swimming, Wrestling, or Tennis.  It is a rare occasion that you might ever see a true Shot Putter that will also compete in the 800m Run, or a 1500m Runner that will also contest the Pole Vault.  There […]

Martial Arts Opens Your Mind

A New Concept For A New State Games      Many Events exist for athletes of specific styles of Martial Arts, but very few events bring athletes of different training backgrounds together.  Open Tournaments have been around for years, and after spending time with Master Adam Grogin (Sport’s Chair for Martial Arts), it is very easy to […]

Baseball Hits A Three Run Homer

America’s Pastime Comes Home to the Liberty Games      One might think that because Baseball has been considered for quite some time as America’s Favorite Pastime, that organizing such an event would be the easiest to do.  There is quite a lot of interest, and there are certainly thousands of teams, if not tens […]

Pickleball…It’s All in the Name!

If you are like me, your first reaction when you see this name, “Pickleball”, you are likely pondering several thoughts. 1)     Is this an actual sport? 2)     What is a “Pickleball”? 3)     How is it played? 4)     What kind of name is Pickleball for a sport?      These are all very good questions, but […]

Fencing Gets To The Point – An Art With Weapons

     When we first looked at the possibility of Fencing being a part of the Liberty  Games, I must admit that I was hesitant at first thought.  Then I was told that there is a Sabre used, and immediately I thought, “Light Sabre”?  My second thought was how to get Darth Vader, Han Solo, […]

Riders To The Stars – BMX Racing…Ready to Roll

         “One of the many thrilling features about the Liberty Games (the New State Games) has been developing more of an “Outside the Box” thinking that would breathe New Life, and New Excitement into the State Games”, exclaims Executive Director for the Empire State Sports Council, Anthony Mills.  He continues, “President of the Sports […]

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