Are Fight-Related Injuries in Muay Thai Just Part of the Game?

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Fight-Related Injuries in Muay Thai  It’s no secret that participation in a combat sport, such as Muay Thai, can result in an injury. These injuries in Muay Thai can vary anywhere between a simple bruise to a completely broken bone, and in many cases, athletes competing in Muay Thai will suffer soft-tissue injuries (sprains and… Read more »

Jiu Jitsu Vs. Other Martial Arts: Differences Explained

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As you might already know, participation in the martial arts can be an immensely rewarding experience for both kids and adults. That’s a sentiment shared by the 3.58 million people over the age of six who participated in martial arts across the U.S. in 2016. But the category of martial arts actually includes numerous disciplines,… Read more »

One of the Songs of Tai Chi Chuan

8 Essential skills needed to reach a high level in your Tai Chi Chuan training   1- No Shape, No Shadow- Tai chi chuan. Developing a transparent feeling with in the body will help you to establish a smooth flow of energy. If you have a good posture and are relaxed there will be less… Read more »

Learn How to Conquer Your Fears with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Learn How to Conquer Your Fears with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Ask yourself this question; What kind of person am I? Person A: An individual who never acts, and always second guesses themselves. Or Person B: An individual who acts first, and deals with the consequences later. A person who is constantly overthinking all their actions will… Read more »

Why People Can’t Meditate and How You Can…

Why People Can’t Meditate. Ever Wonder Why so Many People Fail at Meditation? Why People Can’t Meditate. I have been teaching meditation for over twenty-five years. I have met hundreds of people through the years that have tried meditation and not experienced success with the practice. Why is it that meditation can be so amazing… Read more »

One Secret To Kid’s Martial Arts Training That ALL Parents Should Know

Kid’s Martial Arts is an amazing tool for developing discipline, focus and physical strength. It’s what most parents want their kids to develop, and have the confidence to be speak their mind and able to defend themselves if the situation ever arises. This is only scratching the surface to what martial arts can offer for… Read more »

Is Jiu Jitsu good for flexibility?

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Is Jiu Jitsu good for flexibility?   Adequate flexibility is a necessary component of peak athletic performance. Poor flexibility, on the other hand, limits movement and increases the risk of injury. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to maintain and improve flexibility, one of which is the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Improved flexibility, developed… Read more »

Detoxification Qigong

Detoxification Qigong 1.) Opening salutation a.) open with feet connect with breath 3 powers (humanity, earth, universe) b.) raise hands to greet the universe and lower pay homage to earth, sun etc…be happy to stand in the space you are in c.) circle L to R into gungfu salute R foot stays straight -symbolizes the… Read more »

How to treat Cauliflower ear

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How to treat Cauliflower ear. If you’ve spent any time around the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, chances are you’ve noticed that some students, particularly those with years of experience, tend to have lumpy, misshapen ears. This is a condition commonly known as cauliflower ear. Prevalent among grapplers of all types, this condition is typically viewed… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Strategy

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Strategy. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a highly effective self-defense system. Unfortunately, BJJ’s self-defense applications are often ignored in today’s competition-focused environment. This isn’t meant to disparage BJJ competitions, as they’re a great way to test your skills and evaluate your progress. However, we should always keep in mind BJJ’s original purpose and devote… Read more »