Fear, Anxiety and Sparring

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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 »

Physical, Mental and Tactical Fight Strategies for Boxing, Muay Thai and MMA

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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 »

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 »

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.

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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.

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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

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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 »

GREAT JUDO/BJJ SOLO TAKE DOWN DRILL

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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 »