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Hand to Hand Combat Myths

Just read a great “Top 10 List” of myths that movies and novels need to quit perpetuating.  I took some liberties and replaced one, but still think it’s pretty accurate: 1)  You can NOT kill someone by punching their nose so hard it drives into their brain.  There is no “nose bone” and thus nothing…

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Meditating and Martial Arts

As you probably know, martial arts require a lot of mental discipline. While some martial arts practitioners might only focus on developing muscle and speed, you can become even more effective if you not only exercise the body, but also the mind. How does one “exercise the mind,” you ask? Well, one way is through…

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New MMA Fitness App Breaks New Ground

Racing to the gym twice a day for anyone that is involved in mixed martial arts at any level isn’t always attainable. Being able to seek advice or additional training routines away from the gym is something that can be very useful. That’s why resources such as apps have become extremely valuable in the world…

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Five Body Weight Exercises to NOT be Using

Not every body weight exercise is automatically good for you.  A nice video here showing you the ones that you SHOULD NOT be doing!  Some pretty obvious like V-ups or jumping on concrete, but a nice reminder for us all that you have to watch what you’re doing or you spend more time in “recovery…

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Napping Might Kill You Early?

Oh crap!  I thought taking a nap during the day was a GOOD thing!  At least I know there are days I want a nap SOOOOO BAAAAAAAD!  And we keep seeing all the research saying nobody’s getting enough sleep.  Unfortunately the University of Cambridge just released a study (here) showing that napping during the day…

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The Use of Meditation in Martial Arts

Martial arts require a lot of mental discipline; a strong and quick body is great, but it’s way more effective when paired with an alert and clear mind. That’s why practitioners have to not only exercise their bodies, but their minds as well. Meditation in martial arts benefits both the mind and body. Calming the mind…

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Dragons and Tigers in Martial Arts

Symbolism is an important part of many cultures, but it is especially prevalent in Chinese culture where it is a part of everyday life. There is a wide range of symbolism used in China, and one popular symbolic theme is animals. Two of these animals, which are normally paired together, are the dragon and the…