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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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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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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 …