BJJ Drills That Help Mobility and Flexibility

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a sport that you can participate in and excel at well into your sixties. But the only way that you are going to be able to achieve this is by keeping your body limber. Below are a few BJJ warm-up drills that you can perform to increase flexibility and mobility, as… Read more »

Best MMA Fitness Program Tips For Beginners

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You would think that carrying a weapon for safety would be the best possible way to protect and secure yourself from criminals. But unfortunately, crime statistics present a different picture altogether. They show that overall, self-defense weapons have proven to be ineffective. This is because the criminal takes the victim by surprise and more often… Read more »

The Importance of Head Control in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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The Importance of Head Control in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu “Where the head goes, the body follows”. This is a common wrestling mantra that could easily be applied in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well. In Jiu-Jitsu, head control is a significant part of being a dominant grappler. If you can successfully control your opponent’s head, you will… Read more »

6-Minute Full-Body Workout

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Ready for a new challenge? For those of you who are looking for a new challenge, here’s another exercise routine that will challenge you even further. This time however, we want you to keep track of how many repetitions you do during each exercise and strive to beat it every time. Click on the video… Read more »

MMA For Weight Loss

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There are different reasons why people join a martial arts training program. Some enroll to learn and improve their fighting skills, some come for physical fitness and others to lose weight and get into their desired body shape. Therefore, if you are struggling with weight problems and you want to get rid of that excess… Read more »

Place Your Bets, Portland Boxing Fans!  Who Do You Think Will Win?

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The April 12th bout is the long-awaited rematch to their memorable 2012 fight. If you’ll recall, Pacquiao lost their first fight after 12 rounds in a controversial majority decision. Many observers believed that Pac-Man should have won the fight, prompting an investigation. The World Boxing Organization’s Championship Committee reviewed the video of the fight with five… Read more »

Kickboxing Self-Defense

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There is a certain pleasant surprise when it comes to kickboxing for self-defense. Many people tend to look at so many different forms of martial arts to help them to feel confident within the self-defense realm. What you will find that a great kickboxing workout not only helps you to get fit and in shape,… Read more »

MMA Self-Defense Acts as a Strong Base for Protecting Yourself and Others

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If you have the desire to learn fundamental techniques and skills for self-defense, then it’s recommended to join an MMA self-defense program. It’s ideal for both men and women. MMA acts as a strong base for functional self-defense. It teaches you basic self-defense techniques inspired from different fighting style forms, including Thai boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,… Read more »