Off The Mat

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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

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Our Top 3 Knockouts of 2021

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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 »

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 »

Jiu-Jitsu Solo Drills Abdominal Workout

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The Jiu-jitsu techniques in this video will build your core strength, coordination, and flexibility. There are 20 different exercises in the video. Start small do sets of 10 with each exercise. If this is easy do sets of 20. Once you have memorized the series for Jiu-jitsu abdominal exercises. Play around with it, maybe do… Read more »

Strength Training Exercises to Increase your Power For Muay Thai

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Last time we studied a few top Muay Thai fighters for their training routines and fighting styles. We saw how their fighting style may vary, but each fighter used similar training routines and rigorous practice of technique to better themselves as fighters. This time we are going to focus on a bit of strength training… Read more »

The Gracie Jiu Jitsu Journey

If you study Gracie Jiu Jitsu from a reputable Instructor/Academy it will be one of the most exciting and challenging journeys you will ever take. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is not just about self-defense or getting in shape. It is about understanding yourself, those around you and life in general at a deeper level. When you… Read more »