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How to Throw a Muay-Thai Cross

Learning how to throw a cross punch is one of the most basic and essential punching techniques you need to learn before beginning to spar or compete. Though it may be one of the very first techniques you learn in your Muay-Thai training, it is one of the most potent, effective and explosive strikes in…
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Which Is Better for Self Defense, Muay-Thai or Jiu-Jitsu?

While both Muay-Thai and Jiu-Jitsu are beneficial for self-defense, they are drastically different. Both of these martial arts are often combined in MMA fighting to create powerful and damaging attacks. On their own, each of these fighting styles has pros and cons that can make one better than the other for defending yourself. If you're…
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Traits of a Good MMA Coach

When it comes to choosing a coach to help you learn how to fight, no two people will have the same criteria. Every coach is different and each one uses their own tactics to help motivate and empower their fighter to be the best that they can be. While there is no right or wrong…
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Using the Clinch Effectively in Boxing

Knowing how to clinch, when to clinch, what to do in a clinch, and how to get out of a clinch are an essential part of boxing. While clinching can be a useful tool that can help you survive a tough fight, it is also a tool that should only be used sparingly. Tying yourself…
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More of the Biggest Busts in UFC History

As we continue to look at UFC fighters that didn't make it to the big time, we look at five more fighters that had the potential but fell short. In our previous post, we highlighted some Japenese fighters who started off strong but weren't able to capitalize on their transition to the UFC. We also…
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Biggest Busts in UFC History

Not everyone makes it to the big time. No matter how much hype some of these up and coming fighters had, many of them never were able to break into the league of elite MMA superstars. While a few may have made it to the level of achieving large endorsement deals or signing hefty contracts,…
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Measuring Reach in Boxing, continued

Welcome back to our continuing series on measuring your reach in boxing. In our previous post, we looked at the advantages that come with having a long reach and how to measure your reach accurately. Knowing your reach is crucial in boxing. In this post, we will explore what happens when you are at a…
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How to Measure Reach for Boxing

Did you know that there is a common misconception that your reach is the same as your height? In most cases this is untrue. Some boxers find after measuring that their reach is actually greater than their height. Knowing your reach can make the difference between winning a match and losing one. Searching for the…
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