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  • Perfecting Your Boxing Style

Perfecting Your Boxing Style

Boxing is an art. If you desire to move away from the street fighting of your youth and into the role of a boxer that truly understands the discipline of the sport, you will want to focus on your style. Think back to Muhammad Ali’s famous proclamation that he “floats like a butterfly and stings [...]

  • Is Powerlifting Good for Mixed Martial Arts

Is Powerlifting Good for Mixed Martial Arts?

MMA is still a young sport and part of that means that athletes are still trying to find the perfect workout plans to complement their goals. We’ve seen everything from bodybuilding techniques in the early days to, more recently, CrossFit. However, this past year, many MMA fighters found powerlifting and seem to think it might [...]

  • 5 Signs It’s Time to Take a Break from Strength and Conditioning Training

5 Signs It’s Time to Take a Break from Strength and Conditioning Training

If you train in a martial art, you probably spend a lot of time increasing your strength and conditioning. Spending time on these aspects of your fitness will have far-reaching benefits that extend far outside martial arts, but it’s important you don’t take things too far. This can be surprisingly easy to do. Unfortunately, the [...]

  • Could You Use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a Street Fight?

Could You Use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a Street Fight?

Even though Brazilian jiu-jitsu is one of the most popular martial arts on the planet, some people wonder if it’s something you could really use in an actual street fight. In this article, we’re going to answer that question and provide you some details to support our answer. Avoid Street Fights at All Costs Before [...]

  • The Benefits of Practicing Muay Thai Kickboxing

The Benefits of Practicing Muay Thai Kickboxing

Have you thought about trying Muay Thai kickboxing before? If you’re waiting for just one more reason to give the sport a chance, maybe the following will help. Great for Weight Loss No one could regularly practice Muay Thai for a month without going down a pant size. It’s just not possible. Over the course [...]

  • 4 Things to Expect When You Begin Boxing

4 Things to Expect When You Begin Boxing

Have you thought about signing up for your first boxing class? If you’re a bit nervous, you’re not alone, but there’s also no reason to be. In this article, we’re going to show you exactly what you should expect as a beginner. You’ll Spend a Long Time Learning the Basics Bruce Lee once said, “I [...]

  • 5 MMA Strength and Conditioning Mistakes to Avoid

5 MMA Strength and Conditioning Mistakes to Avoid

To be successful at Mixed Martial Arts, you need strength and good conditioning. To gain those, you need to make sure you avoid these five common mistakes. Training Like a Bodybuilder We get it: looking like a bodybuilder is cool. It makes you look tough, but the problem is that it doesn’t actually make you [...]

  • What Quality Women’s Only Self-Defense Entails

What Quality Women Only Self-Defense Entails

Finding a women’s only self-defense class is an important undertaking and one you should take seriously. Before you make a decision, it would be wise to learn about what a quality class looks like. Plenty of Live Sparring This is such an important concept that it’s really tragic that more women’s self-defense classes don’t incorporate [...]

  • The Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The rise of MMA has been closely shadowed by Brazilian jiu-jitsu. While they are definitely not the same thing – BJJ doesn’t involve striking for one thing – every MMA fighter knows some amount of the famous Brazilian sport. If you’ve been thinking about trying it out for yourself, the following benefits may help you [...]

  • Angela Hill to face Jessica Andrade after UFC waives ‘four-month rule’

Angela Hill to face Jessica Andrade after UFC waives ‘four-month rule’

Article by Marc Raimondi Angela Hill won’t have to go through the full four months of USADA drug testing to make her UFC return after all. Hill, the current Invicta women’s strawweight champion, will take on Jessica Andrade in a big 115-pound fight at UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie on Feb. 4 in [...]

  • Why Boxing Is Essential to MMA

Why Boxing Is Essential to MMA

Although MMA is the ultimate form of fighting, it’s impossible to separate it from its building blocks: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, boxing, etc. Yet, it’s sometimes easy to forget that last piece of the MMA puzzle. Often times, it seems like you can either love boxing or MMA but not both. The truth, though, is that [...]

  • 6 Misconceptions About MMA Training

6 Misconceptions About MMA Training

MMA continues to grow around the world at an unprecedented rate. People aren’t just sitting back and watching it either. Many are actually going to their local gyms and trying out the sport for themselves. Perhaps you’ve been interested in doing the same but just haven’t followed through yet. If it’s because of one of [...]

  • Why Teaching Kids Self Defense Won’t Turn Them into Bullies

Why Teaching Kids Self Defense Won’t Turn Them into Bullies

Now that the school year is really getting into full swing, one of the many things that students and their parents may have to deal with is bullying. Despite nation-wide school programs to limit the amount of bullying that children face in school, it’s impossible to eliminate it all. But when parents turn to kids’ [...]

  • RFA - Jordan Johnson

RFA 46 – Event Preview – Jordan Johnson vs LeMarcus Tucker

Article by Brett Auten Branson will play host to the Resurrection Fighting Alliance swan song. The RFA, long known for providing a pipeline of fighters into the UFC, will merge with Legacy FC to become the Legacy Fighting Alliance in 2017. JT Tilley, longtime promoter and coach in Branson, MO helped package a 14-fight pro-am [...]

  • Brandon Vera One Champion

AND STILL! Brandon Vera Defends His ONE Title, Wins In Round 1 [VIDEO]

Article by Entimports When it comes to heavyweight champions, one need look no further than ONE’s Brandon Vera to witness the pinnacle of sport. The ONE champion returned to action this afternoon in Manilla and made short work of his opponent. Scheduled for five round, Vera vs. Sekine didn’t need the final bell, or the [...]

  • Darrion Caldwell

Darrion Caldwell Left Old Camp for Alliance MMA 2 Days After Upset Loss to Joe Taimanglo

Written by Tristen Critchfield Not long after Joe Taimanglo ensnared the heavily favored Darrion Caldwell in a fight-ending guilltoine nine seconds into the third-round of their Bellator 159 encounter, “The Wolf” was already looking for a mulligan. “It’s something I wanted right after I fought. I ran out of the cage and was in the locker [...]

  • Has MMA Become More Popular Than Traditional Martial Arts?

Has MMA Become More Popular Than Traditional Martial Arts?

As a kid, you probably grew up idolizing karate and kung fu masters. You likely thought that these traditional martial arts were the pinnacle of self-defense. However, today, there’s a new champion in the ring. MMA, or mixed martial arts, combines a host of different techniques drawn from a wide variety of different martial arts [...]

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 101: Learning the Lingo

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 101: Learning the Lingo

When you first enter a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, you’ll notice right away that the instructors and other students are speaking a language that sounds like English... but may as well be something else entirely. Just like any other sport, BJJ has its own unique vocabulary. Everything from specific stances and attacks, to injuries and [...]

  • Strength and Conditioning for the Mind

Strength and Conditioning for the Mind

When coaches train athletes, they do more than just introduce them to the best strength and conditioning exercises. They also use subtly integrated mental toughness training to help the athlete identify, focus on, and achieve their goals. This is one of the reasons why so many athletes seem to have that extra spark that allows [...]

  • 5 Reasons You Should Try TRX Suspension Training

5 Reasons You Should Try TRX Suspension Training

We’ve talked before about TRX suspension training, and highlighted some of the things you need to know about this powerful training technique. It’s a great way to get a whole-body workout on every plane of motion. There are many great reasons to give this type of training a try, but here are out top five: [...]