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Second Act: Beginning Martial Arts After Age 50

Posted on 26 June 2012 by Jillian Bullock

When many people reach age 50 they tend to start saying things such as: “I’m getting old.” “I’m over the hill.” “These aches and pains in my body are a part of life, there’s nothing I can do about it.” However, now there are even more middle-aged people who are defying aging and not looking to settle in Florida and watch the sun set over the water.  In fact, according to many fitness experts, there have been a growing number of people over 50 who have begun what they call – a second act of their life – by taking up martial arts.

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The Power Of Bruce Lee

Posted on 22 June 2012 by Tony Hackerott

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The Industry of Women in Mixed Martial Arts

Posted on 20 June 2012 by jcaudill

Now it’s no big secret that UFC President Dana White has always been a bit skeptical to the idea of Women fighters in the UFC. He has said in the past that he wasn’t against it so much as he didn’t see the market for Women in Mixed Martial Arts. Don’t misunderstand, Mr. White is very respectful of the female athletes themselves and has been vocal about his support for fighters like Ronda Rousey, but he has stated that he doesn’t feel there are enough female athletes on a Rousey like level to make for an interesting division.Strikeforce champion, Sarah Kaufman

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The Changing Face Of Womens MMA

Posted on 15 June 2012 by jcaudill

Google Womens MMA, go ahead, I have time…   Did you notice something? The first three hits are the 12 Hottest Women in MMA, the 20 Hottest Women in MMA, and the 50 Hottest Women in MMA. Now, I’m not complaining that there are attractive Women in the realm of Mixed Martial Arts, but my question to you is, is that fair to womens MMA?

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MMA Nutrition Gurus

Posted on 11 June 2012 by Jillian Bullock

Many MMA fighters, professional and amateur, spend hours in the gym working on cardio and endurance conditioning, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, and weight training. They often wonder why their performance level doesn’t improve or why they can’t drop weight. It may have a lot to do with their MMA nutrition & diet.

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Taegeuk Poomsae & Black Belt Dan Grading

Posted on 08 June 2012 by Tony Hackerott

The Taegeuk poomsae are formed in a way that enables the profound philosophy of Taegeuk to be an essential part of the techniques performed. Each Kwae is being reflected within each poomsae, which elucidates the Tae Kwon Do spirit as well as the profundity of its techniques.

The group of these eight poomsae is being taught and examined sequentially, from the yellow to black belt trainees.

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