Where Should You Look During a Fight?

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Learning where to look during a fight can make all the difference when it comes to your fighting ability. While it seems unimportant, understanding where to look during a fight can offer you the competitive edge needed to win. For example, are you supposed to be looking at their feet? At their eyes? Their shoulders? The answer is… Read more »

The Importance of Dropping Your Hips as a Boxer

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Learning how to utilize your body weight as a boxer will make you much more dangerous in the ring. It can help you better defend yourself, as well as allow you to throw harder punches. In the following sections, we’ll show you a few inside secrets for helping you harness the power of your hips while boxing. The… Read more »

Finding Your Dominant Hand

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Unless you’ve been gifted with the ability to be ambidextrous, chances are good that you have one hand that is stronger and faster than the other. In boxing, this is referred to as your dominant hand, and finding out which one it is will help you success in the ring. Knowing which hand is your dominant one will… Read more »

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 »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Arm Bar Drills That Work

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Whether you’re relatively new to grappling, or whether you have years of experience under your belt, we all get caught in the occasional arm bar. Training brazilian jiu jitsu arm bar drills will help you build the skill set to defend these techniques. Even though in the beginning you will be forced to tap out… Read more »

When Push Comes to Shove – Using Self-Defense for a Physical Altercation That WASN’T Your Fault

When Push Comes to Shove – Using Self-Defense for a Physical Altercation That WASN’T Your Fault Let’s pretend that you’re sitting at a restaurant and all of a sudden a drunken individual bumps into your table. And instead of apologizing, he starts blabbering about how he’s going to “teach you a lesson”. Then, he takes… Read more »

Are Self-Defense Classes Available in My Area?

Are Self-Defense Classes Available in My Area? Are you trying to find self-defense classes but don’t know where to start? Are you finding it difficult to separate the good gyms from the bad ones? Finally, are you worried that there aren’t any self-defense classes available in your area? If you answered “Yes” to any of… Read more »

Best Self-Defense Moves to Know As a Woman

Best Self-Defense Moves to Know As a Woman Most women participate in self-defense classes for the sole purpose of being able to protect themselves in public – others simply do it to stay in shape or keep themselves busy. If you’re going to partake in a self-defense martial art (like Jiu-Jitsu for example) then there… Read more »

Can I Take Self-Defense Classes Only With Other Women?

Can I Take Self-Defense Classes Only With Other Women? As a woman, taking self-defense classes with men can be a little intimidating (although it really shouldn’t be). The truth is that classes with a lot of men are probably safer than classes with a lot of women, since men typically have more control in their… Read more »

BJJ for Self Defense in Portland

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Many people ask how Jiu Jitsu for Self defense works. The truth is that most practitioners never want to get involved in a fight and are going to do whatever they can to avoid a fight, instead Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is about knowing that you are prepared when something does happen, it is about feeling… Read more »