Know your Jiu Jitsu Positions: Cross-Body Pins

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Knowing each of the primary Jiu Jitsu Positions and how to transition between them is the first, and most important, priority for any new practitioner. Having a good flow between positions makes you difficult to catch and tap out. It also allows to the most opportunities to find a weakness and submit your opponent. Jiu… Read more »

The Muay Thai Elbow

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The Muay Thai Elbow is one of the most dangerous close-quarter techniques used in Muay Thai. It can be used in a variety of different ways and in conjunction with other moves. Although it  is powerful, it can only be used in certain situations and also with caution. Have you ever noticed why certain elbows… Read more »

MMA Fighting Styles

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MMA Fighting Styles: Unleash The Fighter In You If you are aggressive, agile and love combat sports, then the best way to channel your energy and unleash the fighter in you is to train the MMA Fighting Styles for either fitness or competition. Mixed Martial Arts combines a wide range of fighting styles including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,… Read more »

Know your Muay Thai: Hand Wraps

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  Hand Wraps Muay Thai Style The Muay Thai we train in here at NWFA has deep, traditional roots.  Master Chai, who Professor Jeff trained with extensively, is a world class teacher. Who emphasizes honor and respect of Muay Thai history in the art he spreads around the world.  In today’s article we will look… Read more »

NWFA Monthly News Letter, March

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What’s new with NorthWest Fighting Arts?   Congrats to upper level Muay Thai testers! Next test date is 3/11! Have a friend interested in NW fighting arts? Bring ‘em in! ______________________________________________________   BJJ: Looking for curriculum help? Coach Shelby and coach Erik are helping students before and after classes. Times are Monday-Thursday before and after… Read more »

Get Ripped With Kickboxing!

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Many people don’t realize that something like kickboxing can help them to gain some serious strength in their bodies. The problem is that a lot of people view strength training or adding muscle tone as a nicety. They may even view the idea of strength training as something reserved for body builders. This simply isn’t… Read more »

Kickboxing For Strength

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Get Ripped With Kickboxing For Strength! Many people don’t realize that something like kickboxing can help them to gain some serious strength in their bodies. The problem is that a lot of people view strength training or adding muscle tone as a nicety. They may even view the idea of strength training as something reserved… Read more »

Stay Safe with MMA Self-Defense

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The rapid increase in crime rates across the globe has got many people wondering how to prepare themselves to defend and survive against attackers with weapons. Keeping a weapon for an ordinary citizen of any country is neither possible nor convenient. You can’t carry it everywhere. To defend yourself from surprise attacks, it’s best to… Read more »