Gabe Charboneau

Gabe "Kuya" Charboneau has been a lifelong martial artist, MMA Coach, writer and business professional in Colorado for over 23 years and has worked with countless UFC, Bellator and Strikeforce Veterans as well as Olympians and teaches boxing as a cross training opportunity for high level athletes, NFL players and Professional Bull riders at the PBR Elite Performance Center in Colorado with Former NFL player Antwon Burton.

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Do not neglect the Martial aspects of Martial Arts

Recently on social media, I digressed that while there are tough guys and self-defense enthusiasts, who could not compete in combat sports, there are...

A fighter with no feet is like a song with no beat

Of Hip Hop and Fisticuffs I have had a life-long love affair with both martial arts and hip hop. From daily break battles in the...

Is Boxing the next great cross training for NFL players

Of Sweet Science and Gridiron About five years ago, I was approached by former Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos player Antwon Burton to see if...

Combat Sports Coach Offerings 101

Often, when in the early stages of their amateur career, fighters will come to me and say: "Coach, I need 100 tickets to sell...

The Importance of Proper Mechanics & Posture in Combat Sports

Mechanics We have all heard the age-old adage that basics win fights. So too, do they win football games and wrestling matches. Not just basics...

Learning Styles and Martial Linguistics

Teacher vs Trainer As I continue to study and hone my craft over what has become 38 years of development, I always look for new...

The growing popularity of 52 Hand-Blocks

The Riddle of the 52 Over the last decade much has been said on the topic of "52 Hand-Blocks" also referred to as "The 52,"...

The Importance of Footwork in MMA

Make them miss, Make them Pay One of the most common topics I seem to get asked about is that of footwork. It has become...

What boxing can learn from martial arts

Growth in the Sweet Science Over the course of pugilistic history there have been identified five basic styles of fighters each with ranges and points...

Darwinism & MMA: A Comparative Look

Evolution of MMA The process of natural selection has proven over and again that given the right environmental factors and a combination of climate, timing...

Sweet Savagery: MMA’s Dirty Little Clinch

Often lost somewhere between the outside ranges of probes and kicks and the transition to the ground game lies the humble insidiousness of the...

Q&A with Kuya: Hard Sparring how often (Opinion)

I often receive questions from readers on my various social media platforms regarding my opinion on various training methods and the latest comes from...

The Sweet Science of ‘Hellbows’ in MMA

"Hellbows are gods perfect little gifts of mass destruction. Perfectly at home whether targeting soft flesh or thin tissue. Angles, arc and hip rotation...

The Evolution of the Wrestling Game for MMA

Wrestling with the Truth Over the course of my career I have been fortunate to train and share with many elite level coaches of the...

Strategy 101 for Pugilism & MMA

Opinion: What you don't know can hurt you "When you engage me, I pull slightly then angle off. If I push and you pull I...

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