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MMA For Beginners – Where To Start

Nowadays, there are more and more people become interested in practicing MMA but most of them are confused on where they should begin. The most common option is to start joining an MMA class. Most people take this route but there is another alternative that you can consider to jumpstart your training. Some people might [...]

How To Execute The Gogoplata

The Gogoplata is one of the most effective submission holds in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It is known as the Kagato Jime in Judo but it is more well known in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA. The submission is named after a portuguese word “gogo” which means the throat and the greek word “plata” which means [...]

How To Defend Against Takedowns

If you have limited ground fighting skills, you must learn how to properly defend yourself against takedown attempts from your opponent. On the other hand, if you are a balanced fighter with good striking and grappling, mastering takedown defense will also greatly benefit you because you will be able to dictate on where the fight [...]

Olympic Lifts For MMA – Pros And Cons

28 September 2012

MMA needs total coordination of the body along with continued explosiveness. The ability to do explosive moves over and over again requires a massive capacity of the muscles, cardio system and the central nerve system. A lot of fighters will tend to gas out within the first ten minutes during a fight that can last [...]

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The History Of Karate

19 September 2012

The history of Karate is a long and meandering path of development, across seas from Japan and Okinawa, through the heart of long-ago China and over the mountains into ancient India. For many karateka training in a traditional, style, there is a certain satisfaction in making a connection to the past through training as their [...]

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How To Choose An MMA Gym

08 September 2012

Choosing the right MMA gym is not easy. Your choice will make or break your career as a professional MMA fighter. Therefore, you need to research a lot before choosing your gym. Many people who aspire to become a successful MMA fighter are getting ripped off by incompetent instructors. Some instructors like to boast about [...]

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To Maintain Or Not To Maintain Top Position

05 September 2012

Maintaining the top position has always been an issue for MMA practitioners. Some say that it is better to try to always maintain the top position by not taking risks using submission attempts, some say that you should always go for submissions when you are on top. The debate is endless. Let’s put this issue [...]

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Using Core Exercises To Gain Maximum MMA Strength And Conditioning

30 August 2012

MMA fighters are the most elite group of athletes in the world. They require maximum anaerobic capacity to go full steam in five minute rounds of constant power hitting fights. If you are competing in an MMA match, you will find it almost impossible for not going full throttle during your entire fight. Due to [...]

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How To Escape The Guillotine Choke

25 August 2012

The guillotine choke is one of the most common submission holds in MMA. This technique is very simple to apply and therefore, many MMA fighters who are well versed in ground fighting martial arts will always try to apply it. The guillotine choke is a choking method that is applied from the front side of [...]

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What Do MMA, Pro Wrestling and Traditional Martial Arts Have in Common?

24 August 2012

by Eric Althoff I had never seen anyone quite like Ken Shamrock, who at 6 feet 1 inch tall and 217 pounds handily dropped opponent after opponent in World Wrestling Entertainment (then World Wrestling Federation) matches. An Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran, Ken Shamrock brought a unique style to the pro-Wrestling milieu in 1997, combining wrestling [...]

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MMA Workout Tips – Incorporating Circuit Training

24 August 2012

Circuit training is a good exercise to incorporate into your MMA workout sessions. By conducting circuit training, you will be able to work on your strength and on your cardio conditioning at the same time. Circuit training will also help you to burn a significant amount of calories as an additional benefit. Circuit Training Definition [...]

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Basic MMA Workouts – An Introduction

24 August 2012

To become a successful MMA fighter, you need strength and ultimate conditioning. Strength is crucial for you to have explosive movements and conditioning will determine how long you can last during a fight. In order for you to gain maximum strength and ultimate conditioning, you need to conduct a workout routine designed specifically for MMA [...]

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The Secret To Become A Champion In MMA

23 August 2012

What is the difference between a MMA champion and a regular fighter? The difference is the mindset. To become a champion in MMA, you must have the right sets of attitude and commitment to overcome all the odds during your matches. You need to be fully focused during your MMA training sessions and you must [...]

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