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How to Overcome Being Frustrated with Martial Arts

Getting frustrated is just part of the game. If you remember from our last post, we mentioned how feeling frustrated is necessary and beneficial to your progression. If you would like to go back and read that post, you can find it by clicking here. We want you to be able to refocus those frustrations…
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Benefits of Exercise and Eating Right

There are lots of healthy benefits when you combine daily exercise along with clean eating habits. What does clean eating mean? It means eating healthy and nutritious meals, and staying away from junk, fast food, candy, soda, and over processed frozen foods. These are all pretty bad for you and can hinder your fitness goals.…
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Are You Frustrated with Your Progress?

Regardless of the journey that you're on with your martial arts, inevitibly you will run into bouts of frustration. This can be true with karate lessons in Raleigh, jiu jitsu training, muay thai, and most other forms. When you get frustrated, do not let it get you down. It's natural, everyone gets frustrated at some…
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How Nutrition Helps with Weight Loss

Practicing good nutritional habits is key to physical fitness and weight loss. When you practice good eating habits, you'll be able to more easily lose unwanted pounds, as well as, manage your weight better too. Not only this, but eating clean will improve your overall health by lowering your¬†risks of high cholesterol and blood pressure,…
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The History Of Muay Thai

Muay thai is an ancient form of boxing that was cultivated in Thailand to be used as close-combat self defense. Its origins date back several hundred years but the exact time period is questionable. A lot of muay thai's history was lost during the attack on Ayudhaya, the capital city of Siam, by the Burmese…
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How Is Muay Thai Different Than Karate

Have you ever wondered how muay thai is different than karate lessons in Raleigh? In today's post, we hope to explain some of the major differences in the two martial arts. If you're looking for a quality muay thai gym in Raleigh, why not try Gracie? We even offer free martial arts classes to non-members.…
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What Kids Can Learn From BJJ

Did you know that your child can really benefit from taking martial arts classes in Raleigh? There are several health benefits and character building values that come from each training class your child attends. At Gracie Raleigh, we feel that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for kids is a great starting point for laying a solid foundation…
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Requirements for Your First Stripe for Your White Belt

If you are new, or wanting to learn about jiu jitsu, you may be wondering what the requirements are to get your first stripe for your white belt. This usually depends on your gym and instructor, but in today's post we will strive to give you an idea of what to expect. For starters, training…
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