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Angela Lee – ONE Championship: Warrior Kingdom

In the main event of ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM, Angela “Unstoppable” Lee retained her ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship with a masterful display of striking, stopping previously unbeaten Jenny Huang within three rounds. Angela “Unstoppable” Lee of Singapore retained her title with a dominant striking performance, unveiling a new dimension to her evolving skillset by putting together dynamic combinations toRead more

 
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Bruce Lee’s JKD, the ”Original Mixed Martial Art”?

(By Mark Stewart) Although the Gracie family of Brazil successfully transplanted BJJ and Vale Tudo to the world via the UFC many in the greater martial arts community also credit Bruce Lee’s philosophy of “not being bound” by any particular style of martial art, as the seed of today’s Mixed Martial Arts Movement. MMA Superstars, Frank Shamrock and RandyRead more

 
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Nai Khanom Tom: Father of Muay Thai

Every year on March 17th, Thailand celebrate the Nai Khanom Tom day.  You may hear different names for this celebration such as “National Muay Boran day“, “National Muay Thai day” or “Boxer’s Day“. As we all know, Muay Thai is the National sport of Thailand but this celebration is not just about Muay Thai. It’s a commemorative day to honorRead more

 
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Muay Lerdrit – Supreme Power

Thai fighting schools are generally engaged in Muay Thai or in Muay Boran classes as sports. Some schools may teach Muay Chaya or other local Muay Thai styles but Muay Lerdrit (or more commonly known as Lerdrit) seems to be a special threat available only to the Royal Thai Army. However, the U.S. Army joined training with the Royal Thai ArmyRead more

 
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Speed up your low stance in Traditional Martial Arts

Many traditional martial arts are really fascinating with those gentle and strong coordinated movements. Katas or form training are the basics for the students to proper learn stances, movements, timing, breathing, concentration of particular moves. Most likely they are a reproduction of a fight with imaginary opponents in different situations and positions. Shotokan Karate for example is one ofRead more

 
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20 Rules for ‘The Way of Life’

The 'Way of Life" Gichin Funakoshi followed made him the founder of the traditional Karate we know today. But what is "The Way of Life"? Here are some rules to achieve it. Any Martial Artist will find them very interesting and deep.

 
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Total Awareness: it’s easier than you think

There are many ways of meditation preached from different schools and gurus. Most people believe that meditation has to be a silent, deep concentration and if there is too much noise they can’t actually focus on their mind and practice or they close into themselves. According to those systems, after long meditation periods you can achieve the Enlightenment andRead more

 
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Stretch better your Martial Arts Stretching

Martial Arts have that fascinating dynamism and speed that require your body to be flexible, and all of you knows that a flexible body means higher standards in your techniques. I still have in my mind the first time I saw Jean-Claude Van Damme kicking an opponent while splitting his legs in 180 degree …and that was AWESOME! InRead more

 
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Dojo Etiquette

  Either is your first day of class or you consider yourself a veteran of Martial Arts, you should be aware of the proper etiquette toward your teacher, classmates and Dojo (or Gym). The following list is originally made for Karate Dojo but I’m sure that most of the points are well applicable in any activity you engage inRead more

 
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Sports drinks

  One of the main targets of Martial Arts is to have a healthy body and mind during training, competitions and daily life. For this purpose a lot of people go searching for “the product” to achieve the perfect solution and there are many brands in the market that produce and sell drinks, pills or powders to help andRead more

 
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