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Dealing With The Dreaded Plateau

People hit plateaus in lots of different parts of their lives. It's not something to look forward to. How you deal with these dreaded plateaus can make or break your training. If you're searching for the best mixed martial arts classes in the area, be sure to call Gracie Raleigh! We're not your typical UFC…
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More Professional Athletes That Train in BJJ

MMA, and especially Brazilian jiu jitsu, is extremely popular right now. So much so that many of today's biggest professional athletic stars have started their own journey. Over the span of the last few post we've been taking a closer look at this phenomenon. Our first post served as an introduction. Check it out by…
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Which Professional Athletes Train in BJJ?

Welcome back to our next post on the professional athletes that are currently training in BJJ. If you haven't been following along, you might have missed our last post. Check it out by clicking here. It serves as an intro to this short series. Today we're going to take a closer look at some of…
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Big Time Professional Athletes That Train in BJJ

Thanks to the popularity of the UFC, mixed martial arts in Raleigh, NC, and all over the world is becoming one the most premier sports. More and more people are watching, and more people are beginning to start their own journey. The excitement that people are feeling about the sport knows no bounds. It's even…
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Tips for Quitting Smoking

If you've been following along, then you know we've been focusing on the importance of quitting smoking. We care about you regardless of your involvement with martial arts. You could be focusing on BJJ, muay thai, kickboxing, or even taking karate classes in Raleigh NC.  Our message to you would still be the same; Smoking…
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Other Negative Effects of Smoking

We all know that smoking is bad for your health. We even covered it in an earlier post this month. Go back and read it when you get a chance. However, did you also know that smoking cigarettes can have other negative impacts on your life? Yep, not only does this terrible habit shorten your…
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How Smoking Negatively Affects Your Health

Smoking is really bad for your health. It can actually shorten your lifespan by 13 - 14 years. According to the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it's the leading preventable cause of death. Smoking can kill you in lots of ways. This bad habit has been linked to different types of cancers,…
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How Smoking Negatively Affects Your Sports Performance

Thanks for coming back to our blog to learn more about why smoking is so bad for you. If you've been following along, then you know that we've been covering many different aspects of the dangers of smoking. In a previous post, we gave you an overview of this entire series. You can find it,…
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