Women’s Jiu Jitsu for Fitness and Conditioning

Women’s Self Defense in Portland

Listing all the benefits of Women’s Jiu Jitsu would take a multi-volume encyclopedia. Of the many benefits that it offers, the art remains one of the best ways for women to get into great physical condition. At this point, some might be wondering how women’s jiu Jitsu can be an improvement over cardio kickboxing which… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu VS Weight Lifting

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When it comes to becoming the fittest you have ever been, there is no workout in the Portland area that is better for you than taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes. Pavel Tsatsouline, the man that is responsible for having launched the modern kettle bell revolution, once said that one of the worst things that ever… Read more »

Understanding Jiu Jitsu Conditioning

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When you ask people about areas of study in Jiu Jitsu, you will hear a great many discussions about throws, sweeps, and submissions. However, you might not hear many people discuss Jiu Jitsu conditioning which is a tremendous oversight. Conditioning does play a major role in how well you can succeed in the art. Much… Read more »

BJJ Stretching

Mixed Martial Arts in Portland

Jiu Jitsu stretching is essential for long term success Anyone who was a karate student “back in the day” remembers those old leg stretching machines and devices found in the dojo. Generally, there were employed for high kicking and since most martial artists today are not into high kicks, you don’t see these devices very often. You… Read more »

Low Carb Kickboxing Lessons?

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Those wishing to get in shape quickly will sign up for kickboxing lessons. They also might want to take advantage of the low carb diet to expedite their weight loss. Do these two go together? The answer is…..not really. Kickboxing helps you burn up a lot of calories because it involves constant motion for a… Read more »

Can Boxing Build Muscle?

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There’s no question that boxers are among the most in shape and toned athletes in the world. But can boxing build muscle? First, it’s important to know that building muscle is all about building mass. But it can be difficult to build mass when you are burning thousands of calories during a single boxing training… Read more »

Is Muay Thai Good For Weight Loss?

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If you’re trying to lose a significant amount of weight, then turning towards a martial art is definitely a good idea. Is Muay Thai good for weight loss? It’s certainly possible to lose a lot of weight training in this sport – just keep in mind that it’s going to require more than just training… Read more »

How To: Boxing Stamina

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Boxing is a sport that requires an ample amount of speed, strength, and endurance. Being in-shape can also provide you with a greater degree of confidence as well. Building endurance is something that both amateur and professional boxers alike focus on. Portland boxing competition only provides short breaks, so you need to be well-versed physically… Read more »