Fear, Anxiety and Sparring


Fear, Anxiety and Sparring If you are someone who is interested in taking your training to the next level but is a little anxious about starting to spar, this article is for you. Fear and anxiety are common with people who are new to combat sports but thankfully there are a few ways to reframe… Read more »

How to Start Sparring in Boxing

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If you are reading this you have probably already overcome the fear that is commonly associated with starting a contact sport. The anxiety of walking into a new gym, going to your first class, and putting on the gloves for the first time have all been conquered. You may have trained hard for a few… Read more »

Physical, Mental and Tactical Fight Strategies for Boxing, Muay Thai and MMA

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Physical, Mental, and Tactical fight strategies. Everyone who has trained any type of combative martial art needs to understand these key principles and fight strategies. We break our fighting styles down into 5 methods. The brawler The runner The blocker The counter puncher The chameleon         All these styles have different skill… Read more »

Our 2021 Fight of the Year

UFC 268 Michael Chandler vs Justin Gaethje “He is a warrior and we are living in the wrong times.  Me and him should have been fighting to the death in the coliseum,” said the victorious Justin Gaethje in his post fight interview.  Had it been a five round bout instead of three, it might have… Read more »

The 5 Styles of Muay Thai – What is your style?

What is your Style? Known as the “Art of 8 limbs,” Muay Thai is considered to be one of the most explosive and effective fighting styles in the world of Martial Arts. By using our two hands (punching), elbows, knees and legs (kicks), all Muay Thai practitioners refine each tool but eventually develop a personal… Read more »

Our Top 3 Knockouts of 2021

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Top 3 knockouts All of us here at Northwest Fighting Arts would like to wish you a Happy New Year!  While 2021 was another year that offered unique challenges, it also provided some of the most spectacular MMA moments ever witnessed.  So, with the year coming to an end, we thought it would be fun… Read more »

Guide for the Sinawali Encyclopedia DVD’s

Table of Contents   DVD One: Footwork Warm-ups 5 Count Basic Ikis Hi Lo iii.  Lo Hi Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo 4 Count Horizontal Vertical iii.  Upward 6 Count Standards  Heaven Heaven and Earth iii.  Earth 6 Count Variations Hi Hi Lo Hi Lo Lo Reverse Heaven Combo 6 Count Ikis 6 Count… Read more »

Jiu-Jitsu Strategies On and Off the Mat.

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Jiu-Jitsu Strategies On and Off the Mat. Often, we go to Jiu-Jitsu class learn some new moves, practice them, and make some of them part of our own game. It is easy to get caught up in this cycle and not progress even close to what our true potential is. In this article, I want… Read more »

Striking Level 1 Pad Holding Skills.

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Pad Holding 101 Part 1 of 3 for our mitt holding tutorial videos. 1) How to hold the mitts 2) How to avoid injury to yourself and your partner 3) Basic movement and leading the dance Focus Mitts 102 This is part 2 of 3 for our mitt holding tutorial videos. 1) How to properly… Read more »