Posted on 30 April 2012 by Tony Hackerott
Every mixed martial arts fight begins on the feet so it’s a wonder why more fighters don’t develop devastating striking skills and look to lay their opponent out. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of guys out there that have average to above average striking skills, but for all those guys there are twice as many who don’t take the time to get good at the stand up game. Amateur fighters are especially bad at this, because the level of talent isn’t as deep so they don’t see the devastating leg kicks or the fluid combinations.
Posted on 21 April 2012 by Tony Hackerott
I am sure you’ve heard it time and time, “Taekwondo (check out uniforms) doesn’t work in a street fight”. There are certain situations that I tend to agree however I think as long as you understand the short comings of it then you can utilize it like any other martial arts for self defense. The video below demonstrates this.
Posted on 16 April 2012 by Jillian Bullock
By Jillian Bullock
With summer fast upon us, many guys, who are not MMA fighters, definitely want to look like they are. They have no interest in stepping inside a ring or cage, but to emulate the strength, power and shape of a mixed martial artist is ideal for many men. But how does one go about obtaining that finely tuned, chiseled physique many fighters possess?
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How To Look Like An MMA Fighter (with example training routine)
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Posted on 13 April 2012 by Jillian Bullock
By Jillian Bullock
What do MMA fighters Tim Sylvia, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Mo “King Mo” Lawal, Sean Sherk, Josh Barnett, Cris “Cyborg” Santos, and several other fighters have in common? All of them have tested positive to using illegal performance enhancement drugs (PEDs) at some time during their fighting career.
Posted on 10 April 2012 by Tony Hackerott
Cross training is a term that gets tossed around a lot in the fitness world. People try to make it sound more elaborate than it really is and don’t give it enough credit toward taking your game to the next level. I’ve heard the saying several times, “that if you want to be a fighter then you have to train to fight.”
Posted on 08 April 2012 by Tony Hackerott
Mixed martial arts is an activity that will whip you into shape no matter whether you plan on fighting professionally or just want to learn some striking and grappling and go to class a few days a week. Numerous men and women have reported losing large amounts of weight and turning their lives around just by training in mixed martial arts. The great thing about this sport is that with a little knowledge and hard work you can get in shape just like the professional fighters (if that be your wish). It won’t come easy and will take quite a bit of dedication, but the rewards are worth it whether you are going to make MMA a career or just want to be in the best shape of your life.