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MMA and Human Physiology, Part 3

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Here is the building block that everyone seems to think is the enemy. Yes, it is true if you eat too much fat, you will get fat. What everyone must remember, though, is that fat is essential in our diet for insulation, our cell membranes, our nerve conduction, and it is an important energy source, as well. Just as with all of the other building blocks, without fat, you are going to die.

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MMA and Human Physiology, Part 1

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.

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Korean Martial Arts

Posted on 19 January 2009 by Tony Hackerott

Korea has given us tae kwon do, an Olympic sport since the 2000 Games, and the world’s most popular martial art—one that is officially practiced by approximately 50 million people in 120 countries worldwide.

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The Art of Taekwondo

Posted on 02 December 2008 by Tony Hackerott

Taekwondo’s origins date back to the 2,000 years when it was created as a way of unarmed combat.It wasn’t until 1955 when Choi Hong Hi helped to modernize the art making it both a self defense and a sport.The unique feature of Taekwondo as compared to Karate, Judo, or Kung Fu is that is focuses on attacking the opponent with kicks.In 2008 it is estimated that there are over 50 million practitioners of Taekwondo.It also received a boost by the Olympics when it was added to the games in 2000.

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