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Five Body Weight Exercises to NOT be Using

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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 from injury" than you do in actually training.

As I've gotten older (ahem), I really have to be sure I wait long enough to return to normal workouts. Dead lifts and I just don't seem to like each other... or at least my back doesn't like them much anymore. How about you? Any that you wish you didn't keep doing?

Evolution of Martial Arts: Difference between Bujutsu and Budo

The evolution of martial arts is a vast topic that can't be fully explained in one simple blog post. You can, however, get the general idea by learning the difference between Bujutsu and Budo. Many of you might practice one of the nine Budo martial arts: Judo, Kendo, Jukendo, Kyudo, Sumo, Karatedo, Kenpo, Aikido or [...]

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Great "Laws" for just about anyone's workouts

Here's a great list of 10 "Fitness Laws" that you should pay attention to - regardless of your workout style! Worth a click just to scroll through and give yourself a few reminders of stuff "...I know I should be doing."

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Who were the ninjas?

Who were the ninjas? Did they really exist? You might think it's a silly question to ask, but some people actually believe they're just a myth. And in some ways it's true. But don't get too upset or confused! The ninjas did very much exist and they were actually [...]

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Ninjutsu Uniforms: the Common Myth of Ninjas and the Shinobi Shozoku Uniform

Just like the outlaws of the Wild West, the ninjas of feudal Japan have become highly romanticized in today's culture and are now popular characters in movies, books and games. In many film portrayals, the ninja is meant to never be seen by enemies until they make themselves known, and is [...]

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Five MMA training tips for beginners

If you're new to MMA or any martial art, it can be difficult to know where or how to start. Follow these five beginner tips as you get started so you can feel more confident about your MMA training: 1. Find the right gym As a beginner, it's very important that you feel comfortable in your training [...]

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What's the point of wearing a rash guard?

Rash guards have become increasingly popular for martial arts usage. Here are some of the more obvious reasons you're going to want to wear one.Most rash guards wick sweat The wicking of sweat benefits both you and your training partner. Instead of the sweat simply dripping down onto the mat or your partner, it gets wicked [...]

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How you can find a quality school or dojo

Finding a martial arts school is easy. In any major town, you can probably find a school every few blocks. The issue is finding a school that teaches quality martial arts.Price and Credentials Obviously, prices can vary greatly depending on the style and the teacher's credentials. Unless a particular instructor is very famous, it is usually [...]

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Exploring the History of Israel's Krav Maga

Israel's national martial art, Krav Maga, is taught worldwide to various sorts of people, including militaries, various police forces, and normal civilians.Examining the roots of Krav Maga Krav Maga was founded by Imre "Imi" Lichtenfield. Previously trained as a boxer and wrestler, he grouped up with other Jewish martial artists in order to fend off his [...]

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5 MMA Strength Training Tips

"So you want to become strong, huh? Strength plays a pretty big role in MMA. Obviously it makes you more powerful, but it also improves speed and endurance, which MMA fighters need in order to win. If you've been trying to build strength at the gym, but aren't seeing results, you might need to rethink [...]

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