Top Strategies for Becoming an MMA Fighter

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Becoming the best MMA fighter that you can be requires dedication, determination, endurance, strength, and skill. You must have a grueling desire to work harder than the next day, as well as partake in MMA drills constantly until you perfect your techniques. Let’s take a look at a few ways that you can become a better fighter today…. Read more »

How Jiu Jitsu Tournaments Improve Your Game

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To someone who trains BJJ for fun, fitness, self defense, or just the enjoyment of club rolling, Jiu Jitsu tournaments might not be something they wish to participate in. They might not have a desire to be active competitors and they might not feel they have the time to dedicate to the preparation required to… Read more »

Jiu Jitsu Competition How To Get Ready

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There are some myths surrounding the world of Jiu Jitsu competition and these myths have the unfortunate effect of keeping people who would greatly benefit from taking part in these competitions from actually trying their hand at them. So, let’s take a little time out to dispel some of these myths. First, you do not… Read more »

What are the Jiu Jitsu Weight Classes?

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What are the Jiu Jitsu Weight Classes? If you have decided you wish to try your luck in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament, you deserve a pat on the back for taking the initiative to give competition a try. For those wondering how the playing field is leveled out in these tournaments – both Gi… Read more »

Will MMA Be an Olympic Sport?

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Asked any MMA fan and they’ll tell you that they’d love nothing more than to see mixed martial arts treated as an Olympic sport. But how feasible is this? Will MMA be an Olympic sport? Below we’ll cover both the reasons why MMA should and can become an Olympic sport, as well as why it… Read more »

How Long Does it Take to Learn MMA?

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Some MMA trainers claim that it takes 8 months to learn this sport. Others claim that it can take several years. Which one is correct in answering the all-too-common question, “How long does it take to learn MMA?” While there is no concrete answer, there are ways estimate your learning curve based on how much… Read more »

Do I Need Experience to Train MMA?

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One of the more common concerns that individuals will have regarding MMA is whether or not they need prior experience in order to participate. In short, the answer is no. Mixed martial arts is very similar to other sports in the sense that you can learn as you go along. There are countless stories of… Read more »

Boxing

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Why Take Up Boxing Training? Whole Body Toning Fighter Level Conditioning Shred Those Extra pounds Become Focused and Goal Oriented Powerful Stress Release Expert Coaching For All Members Boxing is a hand-striking art which places a strong emphasis on footwork for ideal position and angle. Boxing makes up a key piece of a self-defense skill set…. Read more »

Mastering the Mental Aspect of Boxing Competition

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Did you know that Portland boxing is just as much a mental sport as it is a physical one? In fact, most professionals would agree that the mental aspect of boxing is more important than the actual physical training. Once you start boxing, you’ll quickly realize that you are your own worst enemy. If you… Read more »

1st Round Boxing Advice – What to Do, Where to Hit, and How to React

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1st Round Boxing Advice – What to Do, Where to Hit, and How to React The truth about competitive Portland boxing is that you’ll either be ready, or you won’t. If you only have one week until your fight then there isn’t that much that you can do to increase your skillsets during that time…. Read more »