Category Archives: Martial Arts

Strength and Conditioning MMA Training Mistakes to Avoid Making

Requiring both explosive power and a remarkable amount of endurance, MMA is one of the most physically demanding sports around. Training smart and avoiding common conditioning mistakes can help you reach your training goals and perform well in your next fight. Here are the most common mistakes made by those who are training in MMA.…
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MMA Strength Building Exercises for Women

Mixed martial arts practice requires incredible strength, power, and precision. To achieve these elements involves dedication to nutrition and training. Mental toughness and strategic thinking combined with physical preparation will help you dominate your opponent. Choosing and sticking to a strength building workout plan can be a bit of trial and error. If you're looking for…
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More Thanksgiving Tips for Healthy Eating

As we continue to look at ways to overcome the temptation to overindulge during the holiday season, we turn our attention to the simple ways that you can avoid overdoing it at the dinner table or the company holiday party. Gaining weight during the holidays can derail your training and put you behind when it…
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What Is Aikido?

Did you know that Aikido focuses on using your own energy to gain control of your opponent rather than punching or kicking them? Aikido is a Japanese martial art that was developed by Morihei Ueshiba in the early twentieth century. It has become one of the most practiced martial arts in the world. With centuries of…
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More Halloween Safety Tips for Kids

Halloween is almost here and the staff at Gracie Raleigh wants to make sure you and your family have a safe and fun filled night. In our previous post we talked tips for keeping your child safe while trick-or-treating. Today on the blog we have more spooktacular tips to share that will make the night with…
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Halloween Safety Tips for Kids

As you and your family prepare for trick-or-treating next week, there are some essential safety items to consider. From choosing costumes that are free from hazards to keeping your yard and porch clear for visitors, simple preparations can make your night both fun and safe. Following a few simple tips will ensure that children of…
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MMA Inspired Halloween Costumes

Adults and kids alike have their own MMA heroes. If your busy fall schedule has left you needing a last minute costume for a Halloween party or for trick-or-treating, have no fear! The staff at Gracie Raleigh has you covered with some of our favorite MMA inspired Halloween costumes. Many of these costumes are put…
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What to Eat Before Your Fight!

Fueling up with the right food the night before your fight is almost as critical as getting enough sleep. While you may be tempted to have a cheat meal to celebrate all your hard work sticking to your training diet is more important than ever. Cutting back on your training in the days before a match…
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