The MMA Guru

Hi, I’m Nick aka The MMA Guru. I started training Muay Thai in 2013 and fell in love with many other forms of Martial Arts ever since, so much so that I decided to create this website to share my love of the martial arts. This site is a go-to resource for MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enthusiasts. Learn more about me here.

The Best BJJ Books

To learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you need to get yourself to the mat and practice. There’s no getting around that. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t get great information from some of the best BJJ books. There’s a lot of Jiu Jitsu masters who imparted their knowledge and experience in writing. Reading their tips in …

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Fighter Spotlight: Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko currently holds the title of the current UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion. The Peruvian-Kyrgistani athlete, born on March 7th, 1988, is a former Muay Thai fighter who made her MMA debut in 2015.  Lightning-fast Shevchenko earned the nickname “Bullet” from her kickboxing trainer after knocking out a 22-year-old opponent at the tender age of …

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The History Of Muay Thai

Out of all of the martial arts, Muay Thai has a special place in my heart. When it comes to striking, you just can’t beat the effectiveness and enjoyment of a good Muay Thai session. The Fascinating Origins of Muay Thai Muay Thai is a unique martial arts tradition that originated in Thailand during the …

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Do UFC Fighters Wear Cups?

If you’ve ever wondered, “Do fighters wear cups?” here’s your answer: MMA fighters are required to wear cups as part of their standard uniform when fighting in UFC fights. Being required to wear a cup may feel awkward for some fighters, but UFC officials anticipate groin strikes as a possibility during any match have recently …

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What Does Creonte Mean In BJJ?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art rooted in honor and legacy. In the earlier days of BJJ, this meant that a student’s loyalty to his or her instructor was a crucial aspect of the sport. That’s why, if you are a BJJ practitioner, you have probably heard the term “creonte” before. What Does it Mean? …

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What does “Oss” Mean?

Used all around the world in martial arts schools, the phrase “Oss!” is a signature greeting of combat sports. It’s particularly common to hear at Jiu Jitsu academies. Athletes use it to greet their seniors, while listening to their coach, or just to say hi and make their presence known on the mats. From the …

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Is Wing Chun Effective in MMA?

Is Wing Chun a waste of time for MMA? Or could it be an underrated component of a well-rounded mixed martial arts game… While some athletes have a deep love for the craft, others feel it’s almost entirely useless for true combat.  So what’s the deal? Here’s the complete low-down on Wing Chun and its history …

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