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How to Knockout an Opponent Fast

Whether you are born with knockout power, or you have been trained to use your power and proper technique to achieve a KO, actually achieving a true knockout can be difficult. It is essential to understand the difference between a KO and a technical knockout (TKO). A TKO is called by the referee during a…
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Common Muay Thai Mistakes

It is often said that as a beginning martial arts student you don't know what you don't know. This is true when you spar for the first time, and it is also true when you begin to train and evaluate the gear you're using for your training. The investment to start muay thai can be a little…
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Which Martial Arts Are Good for Weight Loss?

Choosing which martial arts discipline is best for weight loss can be subjective. Each martial art places a different emphasis on particular aspects of training. These differences may make one discipline more attractive than another to those who are looking to utilize martial arts in their weight loss plans. Considering the accessibility, price, intensity, and…
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What’s the Best Fighting Style for Your Personality?

When it comes to choosing a martial art, your body type and personality play a crucial role in finding the right one for you. Knowing your intentions with your martial arts practice can also help you identify the best fighting style for you. Considering whether you are interested in competition, self-defense, or fitness can help…
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Fun Martial Arts Games for Kids

Martial arts requires discipline and focus. However, when you are teaching martial arts to a room full of kids, training also has to include a good dose of fun! At Gracie Raleigh, we love teaching children the skills they need to form a strong foundation for their martial arts practice. Our team of instructors work…
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Learning How to Box at Home with or Without Equipment

Did you know that boxing is a great way to get, and stay, in shape? Many people choose to take up boxing because it is a more interesting workout than a traditional gym session. A good boxing session also packs a powerful stress-busting bonus. Whether you choose to set up a boxing space at home…
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Bizarre Martial Arts You’ve Never Heard of

Brazilian Ju Jitsu, karate, and kickboxing are all familiar martial arts styles. While a novice may not know the exact difference between each style, the movements are familiar and can easily be recognized by both seasoned martial artists and a layman. However, there are some forms of martial arts that you may never have heard…
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Why Are Liver Shots so Devastating?

Of all the body shots you can inflict on an opponent, the liver shot is the most damaging and the most effective. The pain of a liver shot is immediate and often drops your nemesis to their knees. This body shot is swift and brutal and can make it hard for your opponent to breathe.…
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