Tips and Tutorials

How to warm up before workout: cardio & stretching

If you are a regular at the gym or have played a sport, you are probably familiar with the concept of "warming up" before...

5 exercises to get better at pull ups

Pull ups are a useful exercise to improve your back, shoulder, arm and grip strength. They are arguably one of the best functional upper...

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...

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...

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...

Is Jab the most important strike in combat sports

The Irrefutable case for the Jab While teaching a seminar many years ago I was approached by a young attendee who asked what I believe...

Muay Thai accuracy, adjustable fighting style

Muay Thai is known as the "Art of Eight Limbs" which includes eight points of contact, such as: punches, kicks, knees and elbows. I...

Muay Thai ring rust, returning to fight action

What is ring rust in combat sports and how to deal with it There is an argument whether the ring rust in combat sports is...

Muay Thai experience in beginner fights

Muay Thai fighting experience By definition experience is the knowledge or mastery of something by way of either being involved in it or exposed to...

Women’s Muay Thai training, sparring men

Muay Thai for everyone Centuries back "The Art of Eight Limbs" was the Martial Art used by Thai soldiers in a real warfare in case...

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