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  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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. [...]

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  • 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. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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. [...]

  • 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. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 8 Myths about Women’s Fitness

8 Myths about Women’s Fitness

You want to be in better physical condition, but you’re worried about what you’ve heard working out will do to a woman’s body. You’re concerned that your muscle will turn to fat if you stop [...]

  • Surprising Ways Martial Arts Benefits Your Life

Surprising Ways Martial Arts Benefits Your Life

There are some pretty well-known benefits to practicing most forms of martial arts. You learn to control your body. You learn to defend yourself. You build your physical fitness and improve your health. Those are [...]

  • 5 Mistakes You Might Be Making in Your Workout

5 Mistakes You Might Be Making in Your Workout

You get involved in fitness activities to improve your health. However, all too often, that decision leads not to weight loss and better health, but to the doctor’s office. According to one insurance company, 50,000 [...]

  • 6 Reasons to Enroll Your Kids in Jiu Jitsu

6 Reasons to Enroll Your Kids in Jiu Jitsu

When it comes to martial arts and your kids, there are quite a few different options out there. Sure, you could go the conventional route and enroll them in karate, or something similar. However, Brazilian [...]

  • 5 Things You Should Know about Suspension Training

5 Things You Should Know about Suspension Training

Suspension training might be a relatively new term to you, but it is also a powerful tool in your fitness arsenal. While it does require special equipment, it can deliver profound benefits. Of course, there’s [...]

  • 4 Tips to Help You Skyrocket Your Fitness Level

4 Tips to Help You Skyrocket Your Fitness Level

America is in the grip of an epidemic, one involving weight related diseases. Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and other medical conditions that were once rare are now commonplace. And it’s all because of [...]

  • 7 Crucial Self-Defense Tips for Women

7 Crucial Self-Defense Tips for Women

The world is filled with threats today, particularly for women. It seems like almost every time you turn on the news, there’s another story about assault, sexual assault or robbery in which women were the [...]

  • 4 Ways to Prepare for Your First BJJ Tournament

4 Ways to Prepare for Your First BJJ Tournament

One aspect of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that helps it stand out from more traditional martial arts is the emphasis placed on competing in tournaments and going up against people from outside your school. This is seen [...]

  • UFC 199 Embedded: Vlog Series - Episodes 1-5

UFC 199 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episodes 1-5

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  • 6 Exercises to Improve Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 

6 Exercises to Improve Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 

If you want to get better at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, there’s no doubt that you’ll need to improve your body too. While there are countless ways to do this, here are six we recommend. Sparring We’re [...]

5 Benefits of Taking Up Boxing

To the uninitiated, boxing may look like nothing more than two guys trying to punch each other out. The truth, though, is that the Sweet Science involves two pugilists locked into an athletic chess match [...]

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  • How to Use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Self-Defense

How to Use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Self-Defense

In the last decade, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has exploded in popularity here in the U.S., thanks in large part to the growth of the UFC. BJJ tournaments are now held regularly around the world, with many [...]