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How to Train Like a Professional MMA Fighter

So you want to train like a professional MMA fighter? Be careful what you wish for, it’s not as easy as it seems. It’s no secret that professional MMA fighters are some of the most badass athletes in the world. This is a simple fact, many people don’t have the courage to step into a MMA gym let alone the …

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The 10 Best Muay Thai Gloves Ranked (2019)

If you’re new to Muay Thai and need a pair of Muay Thai boxing gloves then you’ve come to the right place. Believe it or not, there is a difference between Muay Thai gloves and normal boxing gloves. Muay Thai gloves are more flexible when you clench your fist and generally less rigid than boxing gloves. This type of flexibility allows …

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MMA or Boxing – Which Style is More Effective?

As the sport of MMA becomes more and more popular, I’m continually asked whether Boxing or MMA is more effective when it comes to training, self defense and fitness. The truth is, it’s all situational, what I mean by that is both MMA and Boxing can both be effective depending on what you set out to accomplish. Although there are …

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How to Become a MMA Fighter

So you wanna be a MMA fighter? The road to MMA fame and fortune isn’t always as glamorous as it sounds. There are millions of people just like you who want to fight on ESPN for the UFC. However, only a few hundred of those million make it to the big leagues. MMA is different from most sports, as in …

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What’s the Best Martial Art for Self Defense?

With the popularity of MMA rising, more and more people are beginning to discover how useful Martial Arts can be for self-defense situations. Although I’ve talked about this topic a lot, I still continually get questioned on which Martial Art is the best for Self-defense. I believe all Martial Arts are great for building character, especially in young children, however, …

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The 10 Best Training Bags for Muay Thai, MMA, Boxing

The training bag you use is one of the most important tools in your combat sports training. No matter if you train Muay Thai, MMA, or Boxing, a training or heavy bag will be your best friend when it comes to improving your fighting skills. Truth be told, the standard heavy bag is one of the most underrated training tools …

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Is Cardio Kickboxing Good for Self Defense?

I’ve been wanting to address this whole “Cardio Kickboxing for Self Defense” question for a very long time. I’m commonly asked this question by soccer moms who are looking to get a good workout and prepare themselves in case a situation ever arises where they need to defend themselves. There are many angles we can look at this from, technically …

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The Best Shin Guards for Muay Thai and MMA (2019)

When you first start to train Muay Thai and MMA you quickly realize that shin guards are an essential requirement to properly train. Whether you train Muay Thai or MMA, a great pair of shin guards are needed so that you can protect your feet, ankles, and shins while kicking. It really doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a …

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Guide to Sparring in MMA, Boxing, and Muay Thai

How often should you spar? Should you even spar at all? This is a topic that I’ve wanted to touch base on for a long time. When we start talking about the dangers of concussions, the main talking point is how you should conduct sparring sessions in MMA, Boxing, and Muay Thai. Many championship level boxers and MMA fighters will spar nearly …

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Can You Punch a Heavy Bag Without Gloves?

I get asked this question all the time by Boxers, Muay Thai, and MMA fighters. The honest answer is yes, you can hit a heavy bag with MMA gloves, hand wraps, or even without any type of hand protection at all. It’s actually considered beneficial in order to strengthen not only your knuckles but also your wrist and forearm muscles. …