Archive | March, 2011

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Paul Daley Should have Had Contract Terminated

Posted on 31 March 2011 by Hobson Lopes

The title says it all.  You punch a guy after the final horn, you should get fired.  What doesn’t Paul Daley get about that?

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Learning from Losing: Part 1

Posted on 30 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia

It happens to the best. Whether it’s the championship grappling match for six-year old kids or for the UFC Heavyweight Championship of the world; someone is going to walk away as the loser. What is yet to be seen is how that moment affects that person. Losing is an important part of our growth as athletes. How we react to it, says a lot about how far we will go.

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Regaining your Discipline

Posted on 24 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia

This week we have focused on the aspect of discipline and how it affects you as a martial artist. Today, I will look at how to regain the fire when it escapes you, as it will from time to time. Regaining the mental determination to continue pushing forward is very important to helping you reach your goals.

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Developing Discipline: Set Your Goals

Posted on 22 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia

This week’s motivational focus is centered on the importance of discipline. The ability to have self control will affect you greatly throughout life, not just your training. However, when you are an athlete that has specific desires in mind the practice of self control will help you reach the mountain top.

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The Importance of Discipline: Part 1

Posted on 20 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia

When you have set any type of goal for yourself certain characteristics must become part of your routine in order to reach that goal. Discipline is one of the cornerstones that are needed to help you reach any aspiration that you may have. Without it, you may find that you will become easily swayed and discouraged from reaching whatever it may be that you have in mind.

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Rashad Evans vs. Jon Jones To Happen

Posted on 20 March 2011 by Hobson Lopes

With Jon Jones absolute destruction of Mauricio Rua at UFC 128 on March 19, a match between former number one contender Rashad Evans for the new light heavyweight champion is on the radar.  Following the fights, MMA fighting’s Ariel Helwani interviewed Evans, and throughout Evans looked like he was anxious and eager. 

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Parents Guide to Buying Martial Arts Equipment for Their Children

Posted on 17 March 2011 by Tony Hackerott

Parents Guide to Buying Martial Arts Equipment for Their Child

It can be daunting to buy martial arts equipment for kids entering the sport. There are so many options, how do you know what equipment is the right equipment to buy? The MMA Zone can help. The MMA Zone created this guide to walk you through the process of buying martial arts equipment.

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The Anatomy of a Number One MMA Fighter

Posted on 14 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia

The Perfect MMA Fighter

The ownership of a title is the goal of every MMA Fighter when they step into the cage. Competing for the love of the sport is one thing, but everyone wants to be on the top; to be known as the best. To reach that goal, each fighter must travel a path to the top. The fight to reach the number one contender’s slot is often as hard as winning the championship.

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Dealing with life’s Demands

Posted on 13 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia

The demands of life can quickly pull you away from your time in the gym. This is especially true for individuals who are working hard to become mixed martial artists, but have to manage an outside career to make their ends meet. In order to be successful during your quest, you must find the best way to create that work-life balance that makes it possible for you to continue your training towards your goals.

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Training With or Without the Jiu Jitsu Gi

Posted on 12 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia

Jiu Jitsu Gi or not to Jiu Jitsu Gi? Is the question..

A simple action like removing a Jiu Jitsu Gi can change the game easily. When it comes to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the act of taking off the gi completely changes the aspect of training injiu jitsu the martial art. No gi competitions are a major aspect in the grappling arts today. When signing up for any competition you may see the option of participating with or without the Jiu Jitsu Gi. Both realms of the martial art are important for bringing your game full circle.

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