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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. …

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Is Boxing or MMA More Dangerous?

With the recent trend in popularity among MMA, I continually get asked why such a dangerous sport is gaining notoriety. I go back and forth on this answer many times in my head before trying to explain that: although dangerous, MMA isn’t as bad as one may think. Of course, MMA comes with many dangers that boxing doesn’t, such as …

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The Best Boxing Gloves – Buyer’s Guide 2019

So you’re in the market for a new (or first) pair of boxing gloves and don’t know where to start, well you’ve come to the right place. I know how much of a struggle it can be to look for a pair of boxing gloves online. I’ve bought tons of boxing gloves in the past, in store and online. I …

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The Best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi’s – Buyer’s Guide 2019

When shopping online for a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi, you want to find the highest quality option for the lowest price. As someone who has shopped online for many years, I can understand just how frustrating it can be. There are many things to look for when shopping online for the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi. Worrying about whether or not the …

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The 10 Best Boxers in MMA Today

In the lead up to the Mayweather Vs. McGregor fight, many people pondered whether or not an MMA fighter could successfully fight in a professional boxing match. After everything was said and done, the outcome was one we all predicated. However, I think the early success McGregor had in the fight surprised many people. This type of performance silenced many …

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Muay Thai or Jiu Jitsu – Which Style is More Effective?

Another battle of “Which Martial Art is Better.” If only simple questions could be solved with simple answers. However, this can’t easily be solved with a simple answer because both styles are effective in their own ways. Everyone in the Martial Arts world knows that Muay Thai is great for striking and clinching, while also being aware of how dominating …

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The 10 Best Gym Bags for MMA, BJJ and Muay Thai

After joining my first MMA gym, I quickly realized that I was going to need some sort of bag to carry all of my gear and equipment. When you think about carrying your gloves, hand wraps, water, shin guards, towels, extra clothes, etc… having a gym bag alleviates the weight off your shoulders (literally and figuratively). I actually have multiple …

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The Best Thai Pads for Muay Thai and MMA

Anyone who has trained authentic Muay Thai knows how essential Thai pads are for Muay Thai training. Even MMA fighters are starting to incorporate Thai pads into their training sessions after realizing how great they are for striking. Most MMA gyms have a supply of Thai pads that you can use, but sometimes they don’t offer them which means you’ll have …

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How Much Do MMA/BJJ Gym Memberships Cost?

I get this question asked multiple times every month because it’s a concern of many people who sometimes feel that gym membership cost is too expensive. I want to take an in-depth look at how much gym memberships cost on average so that people can understand whether or not they’re getting a good deal. I have been a member of …

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Who Has The Best Jiu Jitsu In The UFC Today?

Ever since the very beginning, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been an integral part of the UFC. The first UFC event was dominated by Royce Gracie who won all of his fights by submissions. There are many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu specialists in the UFC today, many of which have won world championships in some of the biggest Jiu Jitsu competitions around …