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
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.
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.
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 »
Striking Program New Student Start Up Information
Welcome again to Northwest Fighting Arts, we are so pleased to have you as a new member and will do everything we can to help you work towards your goals. Below are some video resources to help you through the curriculum and prepare for your first test. Also, if you are on Facebook, could… Read more »
The Art of Yielding the Philosophy Behind Tai Chi Push Hands
What is yielding? I had this student John about ten years ago who trained with me for about 3-4 years before he moved to New York. John was a very type A personality always aggressive and forcing things into submission to get what he wanted. Not only was he like this at the academy with… Read more »
GREAT JUDO/BJJ SOLO TAKE DOWN DRILL
O SOTO GARI While it is always great to have a partner to practice your takedowns we don’t always have someone around. In this video you will learn a cool takedown while getting some great ideas on how you can practice on your own. Do not get stuck in the mindset that you cannot improve… Read more »