Which Martial Art Type Are You?


There Are Many Reasons People Train in Martial Arts. These 5 different reasons are what make the difference between your black belt next-door neighbor and the Filipino legends who defended their country when it was being invaded by the USA.   Being the neighborhood black belt is great. Black belts have a high level of… Read more »

Parents, Please Teach Your Kids This One Lesson!

kids golds

Without this skill, your kids will have a hard time finding success. If you are a parent reading this, I would guess that you do everything you can to help your child have every opportunity possible. We push them in school to get better grades, get them involved in sports, music, martial arts, dance, gymnastics,… Read more »

Off The Mat


Brazilian jiu-jitsu is an amazing martial art. It is fun, improves health, increases awareness, it is strategic, builds confidence, and is a great form of self-defense. If you are new to the practice, it will take some getting used to. I always tell people when they are starting that it is not easy, and it… Read more »

Read This Before You Spar


Sparring should be both fun and exciting. However, there are some important things to understand before starting. One of the keys to making your sparring sessions productive is communication with your partners. The last thing you want to do is throw on some gloves and ask someone you don’t know to spar without communicating. This… Read more »

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

female boxer headgear

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 »

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

Usman knocking out Masvidal

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 »