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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 Muay Thai Pads (2019)

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 …

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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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Gi or NoGi Training: The Ultimate Debate

Gi or NoGi, the classic debate between the two different grappling options in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. If you’re a BJJ practitioner then you know how heated of a debate this can become. I personally don’t have a preference between the two, however I do see the ‘pros and cons’ that both have to offer. Training Gi or NoGi is always going …

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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 …