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10 Best Training Bags for Muay Thai, MMA, and 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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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. …

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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 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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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 …