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Which Black Belt Takes the Longest Time to Achieve?

I want to start this out by saying that achieving a black belt in any Martial Art should be highly respectable no matter the length of time it took to achieve. All Martial Artists who have achieved a black belt in their lifetime is an extraordinary honor that should be respected, no matter the art….

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The Hottest Female UFC Fighters in 2023

For a sport as grueling and violent as mixed martial arts, you might be surprised to know that there are some absolutely stunningly beautiful women who choose to fight for a living. In my humble opinion, these are some of the hottest female fighters in MMA. Rose “Thug Rose” Namajunas Rose Namajunas has a unique…

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How Much Money do UFC Fighters Make in 2023?

In 2022, the average UFC fighter made $150,249. It’s important to note that this statistic is skewed by outliers. The median UFC fighter made just $91,250. The five highest paid UFC fighters in 2022 earned an average of $1,177,200 (huge thanks to Money MMA for compiling these statistics): Fighter2022 Earnings (Purse Money Only)Israel Adesanya$1,956,000Andrei Arlovski$1,108,000Alexander…

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Top 15 Deadliest Martial Arts in the World

Some martial arts were designed to kill. No rules. No mercy. Lethal intent.  But which martial art is the deadliest? Considering that we’re talking about deadly force it’s a question that can be, well… difficult to test. Let’s take a close look at the world’s most lethal martial arts – from traditional Japanese striking techniques to…

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The 15 Best Kickboxers of All Time

Everybody knows I love MMA, but I also really love me some kickboxing. Whether it be K1, Muay Thai, Glory, Bellator, or One FC, I love all styles of kickboxing. So many phenomenal kickboxers have stepped into the ring, which makes doing a best-ever list really hard. But I’ve taken a crack at it and…

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Which Martial Art Should I Learn First?

Are you interested in learning a martial art but unsure where to begin? Choosing the right discipline is essential for long-term enjoyment and commitment. Martial arts can provide significant benefits for your fitness and well-being. Whether you aspire to become a professional MMA fighter or simply want to shed a few pounds, this guide will…

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    Like all martial arts in the world, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uses a belt system to rank students, starting from a White Belt and going all the way to a Black Belt and beyond. The gentle art demands dedication and patience, which is why only a handful of people manage to get to the top of the … Read more
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  • Which Black Belt Takes the Longest Time to Achieve?
    I want to start this out by saying that achieving a black belt in any Martial Art should be highly respectable no matter the length of time it took to achieve. All Martial Artists who have achieved a black belt in their lifetime is an extraordinary honor that should be respected, no matter the art. … Read more
  • BJJ Weight Classes for Gi and No-Gi Jiu Jitsu (IBJJF & More)
    What are weight divisions and how does this system work? When it comes to Brazilian jiu jitsu competitions, we all enjoy geting into the mats to roll and see who is the best, but as a contest, there are some rules to follow in order to make the fights fair for everyone. For example, as … Read more
  • The Omoplata Submission
    The Omoplata is a highly effective submission in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) that targets your opponent’s shoulder. It’s been proven to be a powerful finishing move in both Gi and No-Gi competition. How does the Omoplata Work? The Omoplata is a shoulder lock submission. It relies on: There are a ton of ways to set up … Read more
  • Helio Gracie: Learn About This BJJ Legend
    Helio Gracie is known as the Grandmaster, and his likeness is on display in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu gyms. The legendary fighter helped develop Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and never stopped believing in the discipline. Helio Gracie is a legend and has left behind a legacy of grace, determination, and excellence. Early Life Born on October 1, 1913, in … Read more
  • The 5 Most Important Submissions in BJJ
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ for short, is one of the world’s most effective martial arts styles. It emphasizes using your body to pin your opponent to the mat and then winning through a submission.  A submission occurs when you get your opponent to give up or tap out by using a move that could potentially … Read more
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