Portland Jiu Jitsu for Self Defense

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When it comes to using Brazilian Jiu jitsu  for self defense, you will probably have seen  people on the internet that are quick to dismiss the effectiveness of Jiu Jitsu in an actual fight. People often debate what sort of self defense technique is going to be more useful in an actual fight. And while… Read more »

Why Should I Learn MMA?

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Knowing how to fight is an important skill to have. But aside from that, you might be wondering, “Why should I learn MMA?” Believe it or not, MMA can provide you with a wide range of practical benefits. In the following sections, we’ll talk more about what they are. Reason #1: Training MMA Relieves Stress… Read more »

What Do You Learn In MMA Training?

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What Do You Learn MMA Training? What does a typical MMA practice look like? What should you expect physically? These are a few of the many questions that most aspiring fighters are going to have regarding this sport. Below, we’re going to help outline some of the exercises and drills that you should expect when… Read more »

Where Does BJJ Come From?

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Most people think that BJJ comes from Brazil (hence the name, “Brazilian” jiu-jitsu). But Where does Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Come From? really? If you trace its origins back far enough, you’ll notice that it actually comes from Japan. Around 1914, a man by the name of Esai Maeda arrive in Brazil in an attempt to establish… Read more »

MMA Health Benefits?

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If you’re an athletic person in general, you probably appreciate the correlation between health and physical activity. With the growing popularity of MMA in mainstream culture, this could lead one to wonder, “What are the health benefits of MMA?” As you’ll see in the following sections, there are many. Does MMA Have Health Benefits? Health… Read more »

Is MMA Safe?

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If someone were to watch mixed martial arts on television, they might automatically wonder, “Is MMA safe?” That’s a fair question, and one that needs to be answered objectively. In short, just like any other sport, MMA is as safe as the instructors, referees, and fighters make it out to be. Granted, it wasn’t always… Read more »

Will MMA Be an Olympic Sport?

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Asked any MMA fan and they’ll tell you that they’d love nothing more than to see mixed martial arts treated as an Olympic sport. But how feasible is this? Will MMA be an Olympic sport? Below we’ll cover both the reasons why MMA should and can become an Olympic sport, as well as why it… Read more »

How Long Does it Take to Learn MMA?

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Some MMA trainers claim that it takes 8 months to learn this sport. Others claim that it can take several years. Which one is correct in answering the all-too-common question, “How long does it take to learn MMA?” While there is no concrete answer, there are ways estimate your learning curve based on how much… Read more »

How Do I Find MMA Classes?

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If you’re like most aspiring mixed martial arts enthusiasts, you’re probably faced with the same question: “How do I find MMA classes that are right for me?” First and foremost, it’s important that you don’t just search for any MMA class – you need to be searching for the right classes. By this, we mean… Read more »

Does MMA Build Muscle

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Does MMA Build Muscle? Some individuals train MMA so that they can defend themselves, while others train MMA so that they can build up their confidence. Then there’s the group of people who practice MMA so that they can build muscle. But how practical is this goal? So, does MMA help build muscle in a… Read more »