Category Archives: Martial Arts

Improving Your Muay-Thai Roundhouse Kick

In Muay-Thai, the roundhouse kick is one of the most crucial and powerful elements. When performed correctly, a roundhouse kick follows the same function and mechanics of a baseball bat swing. The kick can do some significant damage to your opponent. Learning the most common mistakes that Muay-Thai practitioners make with their kicks can help…
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More Kicking Exercises for Muay-Thai

Welcome back to our continuing series on improving your kicks for Muay-Thai. In our previous post, we highlighted exercises that can help you build your strength, stamina, and accuracy for your kicks. Since kicking allows you to attack your opponent from a distance, practicing your kicks and developing them as a part of your Muay-Thai…
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Kicking Exercises for Muay Thai

Improving your kicks in Muay Thai is essential for accelerating your performance. While punches that are delivered with precision and power can help you bring an end to the fight, kicks have a significant advantage. When you kick at your opponent, you are striking them from a distance, making yourself a more difficult target to…
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Best Beach Conditioning Exercises

If you're headed to the beach this summer, there's no reason for you to miss out on valuable MMA training time. Sand training is a great way to improve your overall conditioning. Due to the low impact nature of the sand, a beach workout is safer and easier on your body. Additionally, the unstable nature…
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More Ways to Speed Up Your Recovery

Welcome back to our continuing series on recovering after training. In our previous post, we shared tips for altering the activities you do after a strenuous training session to help expedite your recovery. However, experts agree that changing your workouts isn't the only factor in repairing the damage and fatigue your body is struggling to…
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Hand Speed Exercises

One of the most significant advantages you can have in the ring against your opponent is being able to land a punch more quickly than they can. The difference between picking yourself up off the canvas and raising your hand in victory can be a split second. Speed may not be a part of your…
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Non-Combat Sports That Are Great for MMA

MMA fighters often come from diverse backgrounds that include other sports. Non-combat sports equip individuals with the mental and physical characteristics they need to become successful MMA fighters. To some, the connection between an utterly unrelated sport may seem to be a stretch. However, many of the seemingly unrelated sports give these budding MMA stars…
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Benefits of Contact Sports for Kids

Many parents hesitate to put their children in contact sports for a variety of reasons. In recent years the discussion has turned towards the long-term effects of children sustaining concussions while participating in sports. While broken bones, cuts, and other injuries are a part of playing contact sports, many parents weigh these factors heavily against…
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