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  • 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 [...]

  • 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’ [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 all great benefits, but there are quite a few advantages gained from practicing martial arts that you might not be [...]

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Has MMA Replaced Traditional Martial Arts

For centuries, practitioners of various martial arts have insisted that their versions were the best. However, there was generally no safe way to put a claim to the test. Then the UFC debuted and all of a sudden, fight fans from all over the world got their questions answered. While MMA has transcended the UFC—and [...]

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  • 4 Benefits of MMA Training

4 Benefits of MMA Training

MMA is more popular than ever before, which means you may have considered coming to Alliance and checking out training for yourself. If you’re just curious about some of the benefits that come with this sport, though, the following should help. Builds Confidence Knowing you can defend yourself is a huge confidence builder. Hopefully, you’ll [...]

  • Mixed Martial Arts

5 Tips for Starting MMA

MMA is a fantastic sport for people of all ages. If you’re like most people who are interested in trying out MMA, you might be a bit intimidated by the process. Rest assured, this is completely normal and that, at Alliance Gym, we’re accustomed to helping people get past their nerves. Still, the following are [...]

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  • BJJ

4 Reasons to Train in the Gi

For fans of MMA, few images are as iconic as Royce Gracie stepping into the octagon at UFC 1 in 1993. Although his first opponent, Art Jimmerson, would also strike quite the unforgettable profile—he was a boxer who insisted on wearing one glove—few people took the man seriously who decided to wear a gi (the [...]

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  • Wilson Reis' Perfect Timing

Wilson Reis’ Perfect Timing

UFC - The greatest lesson Wilson Reis has learned about being in the fight game isn’t one he picked up in Jiu-Jitsu class back home in Brazil or in the Alliance MMA gym in his current home of San Diego. Instead, it came from a source of wisdom most look to when they need it [...]

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  • ERIC DEL FIERRO: ASÍ COMO CAMBIA EL DEPORTE TIENEN QUE CAMBIAR LOS MAESTROS

ERIC DEL FIERRO: “ASÍ COMO CAMBIA EL DEPORTE TIENEN QUE CAMBIAR LOS MAESTROS”

Chantal Flores - Todos están parados alrededor del cuadrilátero, ése que está entre la jaula y los costales. Arriba, en el centro, un hombre atlético de estatura promedio narra los pasos previos al golpe. Los hombres, sudorosos y absortos, observan cada movimiento que en un futuro les podría traer el anhelado triunfo. La escena resume [...]

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  • Memorial Day Special!

Memorial Day Special!

MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL!!! Come in to Alliance Training Center Monday the 25th and take advantage of our Membership Deals! DEAL #1: Adult Premiere Membership for $99 Down - $99/month DEAL #2: Warrior Premiere Membership for $79 Down - $79/month We will be open from 6AM - 1PM only, at Alliance Training Center 795 3rd Ave, [...]

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  • Bec Rawlings: Something To Fight For

Bec Rawlings: Something To Fight For

By Philip Ferraro Australia’s “Rowdy” Bec Rawlings believes that not everybody who competes in the UFC’s Octagon is a fighter. Mother-of-two Rawlings thinks that’s a key distinction between herself and Lisa Ellis, her opponent this week on the UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs Hunt card at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. “I don’t really think she [...]

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  • Phil Davis would have liked to stay with the UFC -- for 'big contract'

Phil Davis would have liked to stay with the UFC — for ‘big contract’

Article By Marc Raimondi Phil Davis signing with Bellator MMA was strictly a business decision. The former UFC light heavyweight star told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour that he preferred the offer Bellator gave him over the one the UFC did -- so he inked a deal with Bellator. It was [...]

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Presidents Day Sale!

PRESIDENTS DAY SALE! In honor of our 43 Presidents, we are offering 43% OFF all our Paid-in-full Memberships! Text ALLIANCE to 87365 to sign up!

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  • Back in the cage after bout with cancer

Back In The Cage After Bout With Cancer

Chula Vista youngster wins three titles since his return from chemotherapy for lymphoma. CHULA VISTA — Often teased by schoolmates for masking the marks of his chemotherapy with a beanie, Christopher Rivera, a 13-year-old mixed martial arts fighter, never fought back. Having battled inside a cage before, Christopher, a seventh-grader at Bonita Vista Middle School, [...]

  • What Are The Benefits Of Mixed Martial Arts Training

What Are The Benefits Of Mixed Martial Arts Training

Have you wondered why everyone is talking about mixed martial arts? Well, this is because this training is beneficial for anyone, regardless of their age group and gender. The best part is that kids also benefit in more than one ways. Fitness freaks are increasingly showing keen interest in including this training in their regular fitness regime due to the many advantages of this kind of training. […]

  • Alliance Training Center’s Nick Piedmont talks upcoming fight at ‘BAMMA USA: Badbeat 7′

*VIDEO* Alliance Training Center’s Nick Piedmont talks upcoming fight at BAMMA USA: Badbeat 7

Article by Pro MMA Now Alliance Training Center‘s Nick Piedmont (6-3) talks about his upcoming featherweight bout with Sevak Magakian (12-3) at “BAMMA USA: Badbeat 7” set for October 12 at Commerce Casino in Commerce, Calif. Piedmont feels that Magakian and others may be sleeping on him and possibly underestimating what he brings to the [...]

  • Alliance Pankration at Grappling X

Alliance Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Pankration Team At Grappling X Pankration *IMAGES*

Alliance Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Pankration Team At Grappling X Pankration with Coach Danny Martinez and Coach Juan Luis Miranda!