Category Archives: Martial Arts

More Conditioning Exercises to Enhance Jiu-Jitsu

As we continue to look at more ways for you to enhance your BJJ training, we explore alternatives to the traditional gym workout. While getting in the gym and lifting, running, and sparring can really improve your performance, thinking outside the box and finding new ways to challenge your body can help you develop increased…
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Conditioning Exercises to Enhance Jiu-Jitsu

Are you bordering on burnout with your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) training? Are you tired of intense training sessions that don't seem to be getting you anywhere? If you answered yes then you may be missing out on one of the best kept secrets in BJJ training - cross training. Mixing up how you condition your…
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Most Common BJJ Armbar Mistakes

While the armbar may be one of the most common BJJ submission techniques, performing this move correctly is essential. Making silly errors while attempting to complete this submission move is enough to cost you a victory over your opponent. There are three common errors that make your armbar easy for your opponent to defeat. If…
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How to Execute Jiu‐Jitsu Armbars

Did you know that armbarring is meant to injure your opponents elbow joint? However, when performed with enough force and using the proper technique, it is possible to break the radius and ulnar bones in your opponent's forearm. The armbar technique is one that demonstrates the utility and versatility of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Here…
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Why Children Should Train in Martial Arts During Summer Break

Summer is here, and that means that across the Raleigh area parents will soon be hearing a chorus of "I'm bored!" escaping from their children's lips. Combating boredom this summer can be both fun and educational when you choose to enroll your child in martial arts classes. Studying martial arts gives your child a chance…
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Martial Arts Injury Prevention Tips for Parents

Allowing your child to participate in martial arts means that there is a chance that he or she could get hurt. While the instructors do their very best to minimize the risks to their students, injuries and accidents do happen. Following these tips can help ensure that your child's martial arts experience is both fun…
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How to Build Beastlike MMA Stamina

Training to be an MMA fighter requires you to develop strength and endurance. However, knowing what advice you can trust about which techniques to use to achieve your goal of improving your MMA skills can be confusing. At Gracie Raleigh, we know how to help you take your MMA training regime up a notch. Here are our…
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More Benefits of Boxing for Kids

Welcome back to our continuing series on the benefits of boxing for your kids. In our previous post, we examined the physical and emotional benefits of boxing. Choosing to enroll your child in boxing may seem like you are permitting them to be aggressive or violent. However, the truth is that boxing is a safe…
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