So it is just now starting and I think we witnessed it Sunday nights UFC event. I believe Brandon Vera also witnessed it and wished he hadn’t. What is it? It the start of fighters coming up that have trained MMA since they were kids! Most of today’s UFC and MMA stars only picked up the sport later in life or after a wrestling career ended. But, now we are starting to see fighters coming up that have been martial arts training in grappling, muay thai, kickboxing and brazilian jiujitsu otherwise known as MMA.
Building stronger feet is much more important than you think. If you are a martial arts practitioner you may immediately think of breaking boards when building stronger feet is mentioned. Of course conditioning the feet can help in these feats, especially if you move to breaking thicker boards or concrete blocks. One way to help this is to wear martial arts shoes which give your foot more flexibility and movement than traditional shoes. However clearly your feet support your whole body. So, having stronger feet alone in fact has proven to enable you to lift much heavier weights.
I am sure many of you instructors are aware of this drill in your Taekwondo training. It is always good to teach the students to keep their head on a swivel and know that a strike can come from anywhere. This video is a great demonstration of it. It also shows the instructor breaking boards at the end of the video along with some cool Taekwondo Uniforms!
If you have hopes and dreams of one day fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championships you
may be asking yourself is once place to live is better than another. When in MMA training contenders and fighters that have starred in the UFC octagon have come from all over the world, so location doesn’t have to mean you can’t get a chance, especially if you are really good and can travel. However there are of course a few factors that make where you are from or where you live better for chances of joining the cast of the next Ultimate Fighter series or getting a fight. These factors include; reputation, training and opportunity.
The kubaton was originally invented by Takayuki Kubota. The kubaton is a small rod often made of metal or hard plastic that is about the size of a marker and can be attached to a keyring. This martial arts weapon has been used by law enforcement like the LAPD and civilians for self-defense alike. The kubaton is similar to the pasak of Filipino martial arts, or the yawara stick of the Japanese martial art yawarajutsu.
The world of Mixed Martial Arts and more specifically the UFC absolutely dominates the world of fastest growing sports in the world. The last couple fo years has seen a decrease in the rate of growth but it is still growing at an exponential rate. It’s continued rise in popularity certainly means bright opportunities for those investing in the MMA business in one form or another. The business that incorporate the MMA market are comprised of business like supplements, apparel (like MMA Shorts), training gear, venues, and one of the most popular workout and training MMA gyms. Even the business mogul Donald Trump has dipped his toes into the MMA business through Affliction Banned. But perhaps the most popular dream for most martial arts practitioners has always been to open their own school, training facility, or MMA gym.
Being a parent isn’t a walk in the park. This becomes more of a problem when they don’t pay
attention in school and won’t even do homework. Of course, this may appear harmless during the first few school years, but if this attitude is not corrected, it can be a cause for them to completely lose interest in school.