While karate flourished in the 1970s up through the 1990s, this boom came in part to the public image of karate given through movies and TV shows. Celebrities like Chuck Norris showed us how amazing and tough you would be with karate, and how you could defend yourself against nearly any foe. Read more
Several nations around the world have birthed native martial arts. These martial arts have been used for self-defense, war, and even personal expression as they become an integral part of that nation’s culture. Read more
Muay Thai and Kickboxing are two of the most popular martial arts in the world.
However, both sports have several differences, and, if you’re trying to decide which to pursue, it’s helpful to know how they compare.
Let’s take a look at what Muay Thai and Kickboxing are, and how they differ from one another.
Mixed Martial Arts (or MMA) is a modern sport which was created in the 1990s. It quickly was recognized as one of the most effective forms of self-defense and exploded in popularity in recent years, leading to the opening of numerous training studios. MMA blends together hand to hand combat techniques borrowed from several martial arts. Read more
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has become quite the trendy fighting style yet most people don’t know there is a difference between this form of Jiu Jitsu and Japanese traditional Jiu Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has resulted from a combination of different Judo techniques. Japanese Jiu Jitsu grappling techniques are fundamental to Judo. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between these two different types of Jiu Jitsu.
To say MMA training is demanding is a dramatic understatement. If you eat like a regular person while training for MMA battles, your body won’t respond as it should. Every single MMA participant needs a nuanced diet featuring specific nutrients that fuel the body after grueling workouts. Here’s what your diet should look like when training for MMA matches.