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Marines Due Away With “Tough Man” Style Fighting

Posted on 18 March 2012 by Tony Hackerott

The Marines like the skills and abilities that MMA has to offer their soldiers.  However, with the explosion in popularity and increase in numbers involved in MMA style fighting and training so have the injuries.  The Marines realize that they can’t just let the soldiers have a “free reign” to the tournaments and competitions they setup so they are now setting rules and guidelines in place to protect their solders.

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How to Combat Aging in Mixed Martial Arts

Posted on 06 March 2012 by Tony Hackerott

Guest Post by: Tom Demers

Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, has become a popular way to develop a variety of skills necessary to overcome an opponent. At the same time, MMA can be a good source of regular exercise that works the core muscle groups. Strength and agility are required to stay at the top of your game while practicing mixed martial arts moves. While some consider MMA a sport for the young, many older people are finding the moves to be a good way to stay in shape. Some older participants may reap additional rewards from practicing mixed martial arts exercises. Movements related to the sport may even combat some common symptoms of aging.

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5 Tips On How To Become An MMA Fighter

Posted on 01 March 2012 by James Lowery

As a martial artist or fighter there are really only 2 ways your MMA training can go; either up so you are facing tougher, more well rounded competition or down meaning you are getting worked over by the lower ranks and newbies.

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Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate On March 3, 2012

Posted on 17 February 2012 by James Lowery

Biggest Women’s MMA Match in the Last 3 Years

On March 3, 2012, one of the biggest women’s Mixed Martial Arts match ups will take place when Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate is set to defend her title against Olympic Bronze Medalist in Judo and rising MMA star Ronda Rousey. This fight is going to be the biggest women’s MMA battle since Gina Carano took on Cris “Cyborg” Santos several years ago. All of the MMA sources are building up this fight and Mixed Martial Arts fans alike are counting down the days until these two feisty females step into the cage.

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3 Key Areas to Unlock your Flexibility

Posted on 09 February 2012 by Tony Hackerott

When you hear people talk about flexibility in the martial arts world the first thing that comes to mind is a full set of splits. The most plausible reason for this association is from all of those old school TaeKwonDo guys showing off their splits and high kicks. While a full set of splits is nice for show it isn’t the end all be all for success in mixed martial arts. If you train in MMA then good flexibility will give you an advantage over your opponent and prevent some injuries in the long run.

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Top 10 Apps in 2012 for MMA Training

Posted on 01 February 2012 by Melanie Gray

Before you get in the ring – get a taste for the real thing!

Fans of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) are passionate about their sport and its athletes—so much so that many want to move from pure spectator to MMA fighter. MMA training is evolving constantly as coaches and athletes improve training and nutrition techniques. However, if you’re new to MMA training, you might be overwhelmed trying to keep up with the excess information and advice available to you.

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Do Southpaw MMA Fighters Have An Advantage?

Posted on 07 January 2012 by Jillian Bullock

By Jillian Bullock

Although several MMA fighters, including Vitor Belfort, Kenny Florian, Lyoto Machida, Anderson Silva, Rich Franklin, Chris Leban, Cung Le, and Nick Diaz, fight as southpaws some of these guys were born a lefty and some are “deliberate southpaws.” They taught themselves to fight as southpaws because they found it to be an advantage to their mixed martial arts career.

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Ultimate Martial Arts Training By Kim Jong-il’s Bodyguards

Posted on 22 December 2011 by Tony Hackerott

Unless you have been under a rock it is likely you have heard about the death of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-il. Although he was a very strange leader and had strange personal habits he always took his safety very seriously. He demanded that he have the toughest and most skilled bodyguards who trained all their waking hours to protect the eccentric leader.

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MMA Mount Grappling Drill

Posted on 19 December 2011 by Tony Hackerott

Over at Jeff Joslin’s blog he wrote a terrific on a mount grappling drill.  Most of us have experienced the basic grappling drill where you start off in a mounting position on top of your training partner.  You then have a specific amount of time and the fighter on the bottom works to free themselves and the one on mount works to keep the mount position.  When the time period is over the one who stayed in their starting position the most will win the drill.  This is a pretty basic drill in any wrestling practice that yields a great deal of learning and understanding on the part of the wrestler’s in the drill.

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The Perfect MMA Fighter

Posted on 02 December 2011 by Jillian Bullock

By Jillian Bullock

When people look at MMA champions Georges St. Pierre, Jon Jones or Anderson Silva, many MMA fans, commentators and reporters believe they are pound-for-pound the greatest mixed martial arts fighters in their division. Many also believe that since they are superbly dominant as fighters and they have the ability to go through each opponent who stands before them that there are no other MMA fighters who can actually beat these amazingly talented warriors during a bout.

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