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Which Black Belt Takes the Longest Time to Achieve?

I want to start this out by saying that achieving a black belt in any Martial Art should be highly respectable no matter the length of time it took to achieve. All Martial Artists who have achieved a black belt in their lifetime is an extraordinary honor that should be respected, no matter the art. It could be a young …

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How to Become More Flexible for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

If you’ve ever rolled with a flexible person, then chances are you understand the benefits of being flexible in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Flexibility is a great thing to have overall, it helps you kick higher in Muay Thai and also prevents a majority of muscle injuries that will happen from your body being tight. I highly recommend anyone who is …

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Top 10 Best Youth Boxing Gloves for Beginners

I know how tough it can be to find quality youth combat sports gear, especially when it comes to quality at a reasonable price. When it comes to online shopping, the main goal is to get the overall best deal on a quality product that will stand the test of time. I always found it difficult when it came to …

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Is MMA Good for Self Defense?

I know it may seem obvious to most of you, but Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the most beneficial things you can do for self defense. Not only is MMA good for self defense, but it’s also great for fitness, confidence, physical health, and even mental health. I understand how beneficial MMA can be first hand as I’ve …

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How to Win a Fight Against Someone Twice Your Size

The truth is, size does matter in a fight. If you ever find yourself in an altercation with an opponent who is taller or weighs more, it’s recommended to employ the best strategies to overcome their size advantage. Almost all fights start standing up which is good thing, because the last thing you want to do is grapple with your …

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10 Reasons Why Your Jiu Jitsu Isn’t Getting Better

So you’ve been struggling with your Jiu Jitsu lately? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. If I had a dollar for every time I felt like I wasn’t progressing in BJJ I’d be a rich man. It’s an awful feeling when you’re doing everything right however your progression feels slow or non-existent. That desperate feeling of wanting to improve so …

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What’s the Best Fighting Style for MMA?

This is one of the most debated topics when it comes to the ultimate MMA fighter. Many pundits will suggest that the best fighting style is a well-rounded fighter using all disciplines, however I tend to disagree. I personally believe that there is a specific formula needed to find the perfect MMA fighter that involves only a few disciplines. Not …

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How to prepare for your first BJJ tournament

Your first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition can be a nerve racking experience filled with stressful thoughts.Beginner or not, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments still make many people nervous. There are many things that can be overlooked because of the stress of the situation so we’re here to help make sure you’re completely prepared for your first BJJ tournament. I wrestled in …

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The Top 10 Heavy Bags for Muay Thai Training

The heavy bag is one of the most important tools in your Muay Thai training. In Thailand, heavy bags are a pivotal part of training, however this doesn’t translate to heavy bag training in western gyms. Truth be told, the heavy bag is one of the most underrated training tools used in western gyms today. The heavy bag is a …

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Twins Special Boxing Gloves Review

When you think of Muay Thai gear, you think of Twins Special. Twins have been a staple in the Muay Thai game for over 25 years. The best part about Twins Special is that everything they produce comes directly from the source in Thailand itself, the homeland of Muay Thai. There is just something very authentic and special about Muay …