Posted on 22 August 2012 by jcaudill
The idea behind mixed art fighting has been around since the first caveman punched another cro-magnon in the face then slammed him into the ground. But how did today’s sport find its roots? Well no one knows for sure, but there are systems which have been discussed throughout history. The term Mixed Martial Arts itself was first coined by Battlecade president Rick Blume back in 1995, but MMA is just a name.
Posted on 22 June 2012 by Tony Hackerott
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Posted on 29 September 2011 by Jillian Bullock
By Jillian Bullock
When someone begins their journey as an athlete, and especially as a martial artist, he or she often puts all their time and energy into the physical aspect of training. But so much more goes into becoming a champion in any sport. What is even more important for martial artists and boxers is the psychology component. Training for a fight goes far beyond the physicality. In fact, it has been said that fighting is 90% mental. So, if the mind is not focused and in tune with the body, it doesn’t matter what kind of shape you’re in, you will not succeed in obtaining greatness, become a world class athlete or a top notch champion.
Posted on 27 March 2009 by Tony Hackerott
Posted on 10 March 2009 by Tony Hackerott
MMA fighters can have strong arms, strong legs, and strong cardiovascular training however if they have weak core muscles they will quickly get this weakness exploited in the ring or octagon and ultimately wind up beaten. The abdominal region of the body is an essential area that allows the powerful forces that are transmitted through the feet and up the legs of the fighter to then pass on through to the upper body for devastating throws, slams, and punches. The abdominal section is such a massive factor in the speed and power of your kicks, body punches, and ground game that if you don’t have a strong core you are missing out on some huge advantages in these areas.
Posted on 16 November 2008 by Tony Hackerott
Northern Praying Mantis was created by a Shaolin master called Wang Lang in the mid-17th century when he combined footwork techniques from monkey-style kung fu with hand techniques from praying mantis. The system went on to become one of the most well-known and best-loved Chinese Kung-Fu systems.