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I Swallowed A Pill Called Taekwondo, Would You?

Posted on 15 July 2013 by Tony Hackerott

“If there was a pill that would allow you to improve your skills in sports including; reaction time, ability, quickness, power, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility with absolutely no downside would you take it?”

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How Long Will It Take For Me To Get My Black Belt?

Posted on 06 July 2013 by Tony Hackerott

One of the most popular questions questions on the topic of Tae Kwon Do we get at The MMA Zone is, “how long will it take for me to get my black belt“?

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Top 10 Posts on Judo Training

Posted on 06 March 2013 by Tony Hackerott

With the explosion of ‘Ronda Rousey fever‘ we thought we would put together a post of our top resources on the topic of martial arts Judo training methods as well as other information.  Below you will find a variety of topics between knowing which style of Judo is best in the Octagon to how the military utilizes Judo in their training of soldiers and special ops.

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3 Quick Ways To Start Your Judo Training

Posted on 04 March 2013 by Tony Hackerott

Last time we discussed Judo training methods it was from an instructors viewpoint.  However, now we wanted to cover it from a students perspective.  This post will help if you have questions like:

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So, Your A Black Belt, Big Deal…

Posted on 14 February 2013 by Tony Hackerott

What happened to the good old days when someone was a black belt they were respected and/or feared.  It didn’t matter if they were a black belt in Kung Fu, Karate, Taekwondo, or any-other-fu style.  Now with the explosion of MMA the only 3 or 4 that seem to matter are JiuJitsu, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Wrestling since that is typically the skills of most top mixed martial arts fighters.  However, other styles still have their reason for existing.  Other styles like Taekwondo, Karate, or Judo are still very important and effective as a self-defense even though they are not in the MMA mix.

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Using The Spinning Heel Kick To Perfection

Posted on 07 February 2013 by Tony Hackerott

A few weeks ago Evan Geis wrote a fantastic article on the Taekwondo Tornado Kick. Another great kick that MMA has adopted from the Taekwondo style that you don’t see often is the spinning heel kick also known as the reverse roundhouse kick.

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Taekwondo, MMA, & Anthony Pettis

Posted on 04 February 2013 by Evan Geis

Written by: Evan Geis

When pondering over Tae Kwon Do and the UFC one name pops out. That fighter is no other then Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Pettis is based in Tae Kwon Do. This is not only rare in the UFC but, makes his kicks volatile. Pettis is known primarily for three kicks. Those are his rib smashing roundhouse kick, hid hidden over the top roundhouse, and of course his famed Showtime kick. Let’s take a deeper look into this kicking superstar.Anthony Pettis & Taekwondo

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Fold A Wrinkle Free Karate Gi

Posted on 27 January 2013 by Tony Hackerott

terminology-karate-giOne important aspect of having a Karate Gi is being able to properly fold it.  The gi is more then just some clothes to wear to a Karate school.  It is an extension of pride, discipline, and year of dedication so it is important to always treat it with the utmost of respect by keeping it clean, wrinkle free, and smelling fresh.

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How the Tornado Kick Can Improve your Sparring

Posted on 23 January 2013 by Evan Geis

written by: Evan Geis

There is one sport in the world known for its high flying, aerobatic, and spinning kicks. This is known as the sport of Olympic Style Tae Kwon Do.  TaeKwonDo utilizes simple kicks plus the spinning of your hips to generate forces well over a ton. One of the more famous spinning kicks is the tornado kick.

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Find & Engage Martial Art Students Online For Free

Posted on 28 October 2012 by Tony Hackerott

One of the biggest problems for most martial arts schools is finding and retaining students. Regardless of which style you teach, where you are located, or how reasonably priced you are, sifus and sensei’s all want to know how to bring in more students while holding onto the ones they already have. Here are two free ways to be found by new students and keep them coming back week after week.

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