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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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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 incorporateĀ 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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Shin Pain From Muay Thai? Try This!

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me how to relieve sore shin pain.. Well, let’s just say I would be a rich man. Shin conditioning in Muay Thai can be one of the most painful and excruciating experiences one will go through. I remember my first Muay Thai training session was filled with many bumps and …

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The 10 Best Muay Thai Fighters In MMA

If you know anything about Mixed Martial Arts, you also know that having good Muay Thai technique is a huge component to being successful. Not all professional MMA fighters in the UFC use Muay Thai, however some of the best fighters are master Muay Thai strikers. Muay Thai was the first Martial Art that I learned and I absolutely fell …

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How Long Do Boxing Gloves Last?

This is a question that I’ve wanted to address for a long time. I often get asked “how long do boxing gloves last?” and there’s no easy answer. There are many variables that you must think about when considering the life expectancy of a pair of gloves. I can’t guarantee you that a certain pair of gloves will last longer …

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Finding The Perfect Fit: The Best Muay Thai Shorts

Buying your first pair of Muay Thai shorts can be an exciting moment. Not only are Muay Thai shorts a traditional part of the sport, they’re actually also useful because they give you the ability to move freely and kick higher without any type of restraint. I know many different styles can look and even feel goofy at first, however …

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Ultimate Buyer’s Guide: Muay Thai Gear & Equipment

I know how much of a struggle it can be to find quality Muay Thai gear online. I have personally been persuaded into buying a product from deceiving online reviews once or twice. Whenever you’re investing money into a product, you want to know that it’s the best available in your budget. I’m not going to pretend like I’m some …