Posted on 13 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia
The demands of life can quickly pull you away from your time in the gym. This is especially true for individuals who are working hard to become mixed martial artists, but have to manage an outside career to make their ends meet. In order to be successful during your quest, you must find the best way to create that work-life balance that makes it possible for you to continue your training towards your goals.
Posted on 12 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia
Jiu Jitsu Gi or not to Jiu Jitsu Gi? Is the question..
A simple action like removing a Jiu Jitsu Gi can change the game easily. When it comes to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the act of taking off the gi completely changes the aspect of training in the martial art. No gi competitions are a major aspect in the grappling arts today. When signing up for any competition you may see the option of participating with or without the Jiu Jitsu Gi. Both realms of the martial art are important for bringing your game full circle.
Posted on 06 March 2011 by Raphael Garcia
When training to compete in any combat sports like football, wrestling, MMA and traditional martial arts; competitors are always looking for the next big thing that will help them get over the hump and gain an advantage on all their opponents. Often times we look for new equipment or training techniques to develop that advantage. In doing so we can overlook the simple things that can help us develop the endurance and power needed to be successful. This week I will look at medicine ball and MMA training which is simple yet very effective for any fighter.
Posted on 09 January 2010 by Tony Hackerott
The following post was given to us by our friends at MarksTraining.com which is a great site to learn how to defend yourself when you are unarmed.
Posted on 13 July 2009 by Tony Hackerott
Different Types of Martial Arts Series
The LINE system is a collection of close-combat skills and techniques developed by Ron Donvito before he joined the US Marine Corps in 1978. The standardized system contains grappling and striking techniques that resemble many other martial arts and are nearly all designed to kill an enemy. Donvito has summed up its ethos as: “Get them on the ground, stamp on their head.”
Posted on 15 April 2009 by Tony Hackerott
I feel that physiology is the most important “ology” an athlete in mixed martial arts can know. I am talking about human physiology, which can be defined as the science of the functions of the human body and the chemical and physical processes involved. The better you understand how the body works, the better able you are going to be to train and feed it.
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 30 January 2009 by Tony Hackerott
Today on another forum (www.judoforum.com) we were discussing what style is responsible for a majority of the current successful MMA fighters. Although it is getting much more likely to see a MMA fighter come in with just a MMA skill background we haven’t yet gotten to that point.
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Is college wrestling a pre-requisite to be an MMA Fighter now?
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Posted on 06 January 2009 by Tony Hackerott
The MMA Zone has put together a series focusing on science of physiology in mixed martial arts. We start here with the building blocks of mma physiology that you can use in your MMA training.
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Human Physiology in Mixed Martial Arts (Part 1 of 3)
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Posted on 06 November 2008 by Tony Hackerott
Use Adrenaline As The Surge of Power That It Was Created For!
Adrenaline is a pain killer and a stimulant which prepares the body for extreme physical efforts or the shock of severe physical stress. Prior to a contest most players feel physically weak and nervous as result of the adrenaline surge. However once they take grip and begin to fight, the feeling of weakness passes.