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How to Build Beastlike MMA Stamina

Training to be an MMA fighter requires you to develop strength and endurance. However, knowing what advice you can trust about which techniques to use to achieve your goal of improving your MMA skills can be confusing. At Gracie Raleigh, we know how to help you take your MMA training regime up a notch. Here are our…
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More Benefits of Boxing for Kids

Welcome back to our continuing series on the benefits of boxing for your kids. In our previous post, we examined the physical and emotional benefits of boxing. Choosing to enroll your child in boxing may seem like you are permitting them to be aggressive or violent. However, the truth is that boxing is a safe…
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Benefits of Boxing for Kids

Did you know that letting your child learn to box can have many emotional, mental, and physical benefits? Many parents shy away from allowing their child to get involved with boxing because they fear that it is dangerous and unsafe. The truth is that boxing is one of the most responsibly conducted and regulated sports…
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Boxing Tips for Women

When ladies choose to box they are entering into a sport that holds vast benefits for their physical well-being. Besides keeping participants in peak physical condition, boxing also teaches women how to defend themselves. Like any other sport, boxing training and sparring do carry risks for injury, however, if you are careful to follow your coach's…
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Breathing Techniques for Fighting

During an intense match or fight, it is easy to lose control of your breathing. Whether you forget to breathe, hold your breath, or begin to hyperventilate, learning to control your breathing is essential to success. It's easy to get distracted by what your opponent is doing in the ring or on the mat. Learning…
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How to Prepare Your Kids for an Active Shooter at School

Parents around the country are sitting down to talk to their children about what to do in an active shooter situation. Many schools from elementary to high school are helping their students prepare with active shooter drills and discussions in the classroom. While it may be hard for you to talk with your children about…
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Should Fighters Take Dance Classes?

Did you know that taking dance classes could make you a better boxer? Accomplished boxer and salsa dancer, Alberto Ortiz, says that salsa dancing taught him to be a better fighter. Learning to read your partner's body language and being aware of your own body helps you approach and analyze your boxing opponent in a…
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Self Defense Tips for Young Girls

High school aged girls around the Triangle will be getting up in the dark to run and train for cross country or staying out late practicing softball. Many of these girls will be graduating and heading off to various college campuses around the area and across the country. Recent statistics indicate that 1.9 million women…
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