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Best Martial Arts for Someone Over the Age of 50

Many people wonder if they are too old to begin martial arts practice. The answer is that it is less about age and more about the style of martial arts that you are looking to pursue. When you begin to consider which martial arts you would like to study, it is to important to think…
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Which Martial Arts Do Navy SEALs Learn?

Navy SEALs must be masters at the art of hand to hand combat. While they are encouraged to learn as many styles as possible, there are a few martial arts that are staples in the SEAL training program. These disciplines help the SEAL defeat enemies in close quarters and execute covert missions. Training in these…
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What Should I Wear to My First Day of Jiu-Jitsu?

One of the most common questions we get from new students is regarding what to wear for their first day of jiu-jitsu. Before you worry about what to wear, you need to make sure that you have prepared physically for your class. Eat a good meal, drink plenty of fluids, and rest well the night…
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How to Train like a Samurai

Stories of samurais on the battlefield paint them as almost mythical characters with unwavering toughness and fortitude. Many of these warriors lived lives filled with brutal conditioning and training. Though the training methods for the samurai were quite varied, the tenets of the training remained largely consistent throughout the samurai culture. What are the best…
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More Tips for Muay Thai Shin Conditioning

Welcome back to our continuing series on conditioning your shins for Muay Thai fighting. In our previous post, we highlighted the use of the heavy bag to help strengthen your shins. We also looked at the vital role that calcium and vitamin D play in the rebuilding and strengthening of your bones and why it's…
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Tips for Muay Thai Shin Conditioning

Any Muay Thai practitioner will tell you that conditioning your shins can help you withstand the blows that your opponents will throw at you. The reality is that you will develop tougher shins over time, but you will never have rock hard shins that can weather the powerful blows your opponents will throw without flinching.…
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