Clothing and Gear Essentials for Every Workout

Even if you’re a dedicated gym rat, there comes a time when you need to upgrade your workout gear. And it might be in the best interest of your motivation, too, since when you have a new stash of goods you’re much more likely to hit the gym, trail or court, even if you’re feeling… 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 »

The importance of Muay Thai as a mental training tool

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Muay Thai as a Mental Training tool… The importance of Muay Thai as a mental training tool. Exercise has multiple different meanings and can go beyond a simple hour of movement. Developing a symbiotic relationship can reshape your entire workout and give you better results. When exercise becomes a means of reshaping your body, rather… Read more »

The Importance of Good Footwork When Learning How to Box – Boxing Footwork

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Boxing Footwork. When taking up the art of boxing there is a basic progression of ideas, techniques and strategies that you need to understand. First is your stance and foundation. If you are not solid in your stance it will be difficult to defend attacks and you will have no power or mobility with your… Read more »

9 Fight Tactics to Develop Winning Competitors

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Fight tactics are used by Martial Art competitors. It gives them a focus and overall strategy they need to win the fight. It does not matter whether you practice Muay Thai, MMA or Boxing; understanding these tactics are what will make you successful. Although these tactics are an essential key in developing winning competitors, the… Read more »

Get Certified and Become a Muay Thai Kickboxing Instructor

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If you have ever had the desire to become and Muay Thai Kickboxing instructor now is your chance. Here at Northwest Fighting Arts we have helped many people become nationally certified Muay Thai and Kickboxing instructors. There are different levels of certification depending on your goals and what level of students you want to teach…. Read more »

Anderson Silva interested in fighting George St. Pierre. What are his chances?

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There is no doubt about it if they were to fight it would become one of the biggest fights in UFC history. Both fighters are competitors that will not easily be forgotten. With George St-Pierre displaying an interest in returning to the fight game and Anderson Silva still active it is a possible match that… Read more »

How To: Timing Sparring

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  More on the importance of Timing sparring: Timing is one of the most important pieces of developing a world class striking game. If you have good timing you will be able to land strikes on faster opponents while taking the least amount of punishment. In order to get develop this skill “timing” you need… Read more »

The best Kickboxing Benefits

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The best Kickboxing Benefits The sport of kickboxing has become very popular in the last few years as more people become aware of the many kickboxing benefits there are. While this sport has a long and storied history based on which type of kickboxing you wish to learn, in recent years it has gone from… Read more »