Posted on 27 February 2013 by Dean Nielsen
Can you become a skilled, strong, effective martial artist without all the weight lifting training, and other “strength building” equipment? Can you defeat an opponent who uses all the latest and greatest MMA equipment on a regular basis? And what if you cannot afford such equipment, or join a gym offering such equipment?
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Posted on 10 January 2013 by Tony Hackerott
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Posted on 29 May 2012 by Tony Hackerott
In our last post we talked about how to find the perfect Taekwondo school, however what if you aren’t even to that point yet? What if you are still deciding if “little Tommy” or “little Sara” should learn Taekwondo or not. There are two issues that most parents worry about and the first one is that their child will get hurt while sparring. However, in most reputable schools your child will not spar until he or she has the skills to protect themselves in a sparring session. Secondly, parent worry about their child becoming a bully and using their new found Taekwondo fighting skills in the school yard beating up the less fortunate kids. However, in Taekwondo fighting is taught as the last resort and should only be used in self defense.
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.
Posted on 11 November 2011 by Jillian Bullock
By Jillian Bullock
When it comes to MMA training to become a top notch fighter the old way of training has become obsolete. Utilizing only basic weights, treadmills and elliptical machines have become old school. To build optimal strength and conditioning, along with the skills necessary to excl in Muay Thai, Jiu-jitsu, boxing and grappling, mixed martial artists must always look for new and different forms of exercises and equipment to aid their training skills and help them reach the next level in their fight career.
Posted on 20 October 2011 by Jillian Bullock
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Posted on 13 September 2011 by Tony Hackerott
The big martial art (non-traditional martial arts) about 5 years ago was Kickboxing, but now that excitement has move to the style of Muay Thai. In fact, many people are now trying out Muay Thai as part of their fitness training routine. It’s probably the most physically demanding type of workout and you will ever have and you will definitely get into shape and stay in shape as long as you continue with Muay Thai.
Posted on 09 September 2011 by Tony Hackerott
When beginning you training in Mixed Martial Arts, there are a variety of items necessary for you training to go smoothly and safely. Some of the most likely MMA gear items are; gloves, shorts, rashguards, shirts, and a BJJ Gi. With new brands joining the fray every day here is a list of the top 5 items you will most likely need when beginning your MMA training.
Posted on 06 September 2011 by Tony Hackerott
MMA training has quickly gained popularity as a sport as well as an a fitness activity taken up by a countless number of people throughout the world. The complete physical combat activities which involves just about ever muscle in the body is as close to a complete body workout as you can come. With the grappling and striking techniques there are an endless number of variations you can add to your routines to keep things fresh and new. As its name suggests, MMA is comprised of various martial arts including; Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Boxing, Muay Thai, and Karate. So, let’s take a quick look into why everyone is picking MMA up in order to become a fighter or just to get into better shape.
Posted on 20 July 2011 by Tony Hackerott
A lot of athletes ask us about cardiovascular training and one great way to get the best type of training is the new tempo interval cardio training. Tempo training is a mix between LSD and HIIT and they are not the full out intensity training you are seeing a lot of these days. This lower intensity has proven to be effective in various training situations and phases of training.