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 »

How to Adopt Proper Fighting Stances and Movements

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Adopting Proper Fighting Stances whether you are fighting in a ring or on the streets, the fundamentals behind standup game remain the same. A good fighting stance will allow you to execute your techniques more effectively, as well as help you feel balanced and protected. Below, we are going to talk about MMA strategies that you can use… Read more »

The Thai Clinch

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The Thai Clinch falls directly between grappling and fighting. Some fighters refer to it as “Standup” while others refer to it as “Grappling”. Whatever the proper label may be, knowing that you should understand the MMA strategies behind clinching. Since this position is very common in MMA, learning them can only make you a better-rounded fighter. Basic Thai Clinch… 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 »

Will Conor McGregor be next in line to match up against Floyd Mayweather?

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One of the best boxers of our time Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is considering the match up with Conor McGregor. This is could be a good pay day for Mayweather as he could bring home $100,000,000 and most likely would not be a difficult match up in the boxing arena. McGregor said: “It was him that… 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 »

The Muay Thai Way

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Why Muay Thai when there are so many things out there you can do? Ask yourself what are you looking for? Fitness, challenge, stronger will, the strength to follow through with your goals, comradery that is next to family, or a beautiful art that will keep you inspired for a life time. Muay Thai will… Read more »