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Competitive Martial Arts

Martial Arts as a competitive sport are growing fast in popularity. In fact, there are MANY forms of competitive martial arts out there. However, that number of different martial arts are actually dwindling, as we now see a growing number of martial artists funneling into Mixed Martial Arts. Now Mixed Martial Arts competition differs from all others,…

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UFC 129, Lyoto Machida Knocks out Randy Couture, Jump Front Kick

Well guys, I was pretty excited back at UFC 126 when Anderson Silva KO’d Vitor Belfort with that front snap kick. But when Machida threw out that Jump front kick, I was ecstatic. Now I’ve had some people say that traditional martial arts are practically useless in a cage. These are usually meat head wrestlers…

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TKD Kickboxing – Front Kick (UFC 126 Silva vs Belfort Knockout Kick)

Hey everyone. Today I have a further breakdown of the Front Snap Kick which I had discussed in a prior video. After UFC 126 where Anderson Silva Knocked out Vitor Belfort with this kick, I’ve had some people asking exactly how to execute it. Now, it’s very similar to the first version: Raise the Knee…

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TKD Kickboxing – The Roundhouse Kick

Here is a breakdown of the basic version of the roundhouse kick from the rear leg. When done properly, this will work a variety of muscles, including calves, quads, glutes, abs, obliques, and lower back. Try it out for yourself. Here is a step by step breakdown on how to do the basic Taekwondo Roundhouse…

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New Lenox Martial Arts Students Bring Home Medals!

On Saturday, September 25th, students from Tiger Kwon’s Martial Arts Academies in New Lenox and Mokena, IL entered into the Michigan Cup Championship and challenged themselves against competitors from all over the country. After months of hard work, several of these students brought home Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals. Students who competed included: Caleb Boykin:…

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Martial Arts and Conditioning

Now first and foremost, let me specify the difference between fitness and conditioning. Now, usually these go hand in hand, but there are some significant differences, depending on your goals. Fitness is an open ended word, which can mean as little as, you look good in the mirror, or you have a low body fat…

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The Best Training Tool in Martial Arts

In martial arts, you see all kinds of equipment in catalogs from fancy uniforms, belts, striking targets, heavy bags, sparring gear, and weapons. But what tool can really ENHANCE the training experience more than all others? What can really add value to your training more than anything else you’ll find in a catalog? Well, you…

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Martial Arts and Stress Relief

Martial Arts and Stress Relief – Creating wellness through martial arts can have a number of benefits in your life. There are obviously the weight management, cardio, and self-defense benefits, which I specialize in. However there are a number of other benefits that you may not even realize that you will be receiving along the…

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