The importance of Muay Thai as a mental training tool

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Muay Thai as a Mental Training tool… The importance of Muay Thai as a mental training tool. Exercise has multiple different meanings and can go beyond a simple hour of movement. Developing a symbiotic relationship can reshape your entire workout and give you better results. When exercise becomes a means of reshaping your body, rather… Read more »

The Importance of Good Footwork When Learning How to Box – Boxing Footwork

Boxing Footwork. When taking up the art of boxing there is a basic progression of ideas, techniques and strategies that you need to understand. First is your stance and foundation. If you are not solid in your stance it will be difficult to defend attacks and you will have no power or mobility with your… Read more »

9 Fight Tactics to Develop Winning Competitors

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Fight tactics are used by Martial Art competitors. It gives them a focus and overall strategy they need to win the fight. It does not matter whether you practice Muay Thai, MMA or Boxing; understanding these tactics are what will make you successful. Although these tactics are an essential key in developing winning competitors, the… Read more »

Get Certified and Become a Muay Thai Kickboxing Instructor

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If you have ever had the desire to become and Muay Thai Kickboxing instructor now is your chance. Here at Northwest Fighting Arts we have helped many people become nationally certified Muay Thai and Kickboxing instructors. There are different levels of certification depending on your goals and what level of students you want to teach…. Read more »

Anderson Silva interested in fighting George St. Pierre. What are his chances?

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There is no doubt about it if they were to fight it would become one of the biggest fights in UFC history. Both fighters are competitors that will not easily be forgotten. With George St-Pierre displaying an interest in returning to the fight game and Anderson Silva still active it is a possible match that… Read more »

Would you recommend taking up Muay Thai if you’ve never set foot in a gym before?

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As a beginner Muay Thai student can I just jump into classes? Yes. You have to find the right gym. If the academy has a hard focus on competition it could be too intense and you risk getting hurt. If the training is watered down into “cardio-kick” then it’s no different than any other group exercise… Read more »

How To: Timing Sparring

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  More on the importance of Timing sparring: Timing is one of the most important pieces of developing a world class striking game. If you have good timing you will be able to land strikes on faster opponents while taking the least amount of punishment. In order to get develop this skill “timing” you need… Read more »

The best Kickboxing Benefits

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The best Kickboxing Benefits The sport of kickboxing has become very popular in the last few years as more people become aware of the many kickboxing benefits there are. While this sport has a long and storied history based on which type of kickboxing you wish to learn, in recent years it has gone from… Read more »

Why Kickboxing is Great for Weight Loss

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Losing Weight at an Alarming Rate Kickboxing emerged as an activity that has been deemed perfect for losing weight. In the 1990’s, you could say kickboxing overtook aerobics classes as the favored group weight loss class in the eyes of the public. What is the reason for this? The answer is not one that should… Read more »

Kickboxing Academy Basics

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Kickboxing Academy Basics If you find yourself interested in learning to kickbox with a view to entering into competition or simply to reap the incredible cardio benefits that it offers, you are going to need to find the right Kickboxing Academy to meet your needs. When you live in a relatively large metropolitan area, you… Read more »