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Shaolin Kung Fu Styles 5th-13th Century CE: Evolution and Common Elements

Shaolin Kung Fu practice developed significantly after Bodhidharma, 28th Patriarch of Chinese Buddhism, 1st Patriarch of Shaolin Chan, arrived at the Temple in (457 CE). His first innovation was the introduction of internal training routines arranged in powerful ‘classic’ ways.

How to Prevent the Spread of Diseases When Training Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

When an athlete is involved in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jujitsu, their body goes through immense strain and this can impact their health. Often you are exposed to cuts and scratches during training, and exposed to the saliva or blood of another competitor. This can happen multiple times during any a match, and a good method to help prevent these problems is to use compression tights as they help protect you chaffing, cuts, and diseases that can spread from contact.

Effective Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Techniques

Ever see that 160 lb Brazilian dude named Royce Gracie choke out guys twice his size? Ever wonder how he did it or why it works? Brazilian jiu-jitsu baby! Using leverage, physics, engineering, and connectivity, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is near the top of the food chain when it comes to fighting and more importantly, self-defense. Here we go over 3 positions that should help protect yourself.

Hand Training in the Martial Arts

An article about the use of hand training in the martial arts. Your hands are perhaps your most useful weapons. This article covers iron palm, power breaking, use of weapons and sensitivity training.

How Long Should Your Training Sessions Be? Aggressive Style Vs Positional Control

Looking into the subject of how you structure your training sessions for combat sports like Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and MMA. Also, comparing the aggressive style of Judo and Wrestling vs the slower methodical approach of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

8 Tips To Choose An MMA Gym

Choosing the right MMA gym is not easy. Your choice will make or break your career as a professional MMA fighter. Therefore, you need to research a lot before choosing your gym.

Types Of Martial Arts And How They Came To Be

There are so many types of martial arts throughout the world, to try and include them all in one article would be silly. I have chosen to focus on three of them, 1 from Thailand and 2 from Brazil. Care to guess what they are? Muay Thai, bjj, and capoeira. Get in here and learn some fighting history!

Life Lessons I Learned From Karate

That’s how, when I was 43 years old, I enrolled in karate classes. To be honest, I didn’t expect to stick with it. But when my son and I committed to earning our black belts, I knew I couldn’t quit. Even when I wanted to throw in the towel, I kept going. After seven years, I achieved my black belt. (It only took my son 5 years.)

Is Capoeira A Martial Art?

What is Capoeira? It is both a martial art and a form of dance. Like many of the martial arts, Capoeira was thought up by slaves as a means to disguise their training as well as to provide forms of entertainment. Learn even more about this art form in this article. Did you know the objective is to demonstrate your skill rather than injure your opponent?

To Maintain Or Not To Maintain Top Position

Maintaining the top position has always been an issue for MMA practitioners. Some say that it is better to try to always maintain the top position by not taking risks using submission attempts, some say that you should always go for submissions when you are on top.

How a Good Nights Sleep Can Help Your MMA Training

If you are training hard at a MMA academy and maybe holding down a job as well, you will be putting your body through some real punishment. You are going to have to have rest days when you do nothing more taxing than walking the dog. But what your body really needs is a good nights sleep every night.

BJJ – What Makes It So Awesome?

Ever wonder which martial art style is best to learn? Don’t write off BJJ until you’ve read this article. You probably saw that little skinny guy, Royce Gracie, use his own gi to choke out people in the old UFC’s. You know he weighed less than 170 lbs right? Find out what makes BJJ so awesome.

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