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Dealing with Fear

July 24, 2018 Do you have any fears in karate?Are you afraid to fight certain people in class?Are you afraid to break a board?Are you afraid to present your kata in front of the entire class?Fear can hold many people back from succeeding and is an important concept to understand.There have been...

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The 10 Rules of Old School Karate

By Jesse Enkamp “Classical Karate.” “Traditional Karate.” “Old-style Karate.” “Orthodox Karate.” These descriptions, and many more, are frequently thrown around, when people are talking about their style, school or association. They want to feel original, like what they do is the “one and...

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What to do on your REST Days

JANUARY 5, 2020BY JOHNNY N BOXING TRAINING, BOXING WORKOUTS Asking fighters to take an “easy day” can be the hardest thing in the world. It certainly feels like the best fighters NEVER take an easy day. But I can assure you that they do. In between all the crazy highlight reels of fighters...

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The Best 4 Minutes of Your Life: Tabata

By Jesse Enkamp When doing physical exercise you are always training either your aerobic or anaerobic capacity. It’s really that simple. If you don’t know the difference between these two, you’d better learn it right away. To give you a hint, the ultimate aerobic exercise is marathon running....

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Competing in mid-adulthood: How to train to win after age 35

I love training for competition almost as much as I like competition itself - I love the hard rolling sessions, purposeful drilling, and competition focused energy.I have been training and competing jiu jitu for almost 7 years now and I don’t want to stop, like ever. But, as I settle into my...

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4 PILLARS OF A PRIDE MARTIAL ARTIST

A lot of places teach martial arts...but what makes training at Pride Mixed Martial Arts different? There are many benefits I could list, but I will narrow it down to the top four. These are OUR pillars of training and development. Self-Esteem is satisfaction with oneself. It is...

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10 REASONS TO TRY JIU-JITSU

10.02.2013 Since 1925, over 40 members of the Gracie Family have dedicated their lives to developing the jiu-jitsu system of self defense. From its roots also sprang the ever popular MMA and the now ubiquitous UFC. So what is Jiu-Jitsu and why should you incorporate its practice? It's...

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10 Health Benefits of Martial Arts

Martial arts provides a number of excellent health benefits, in addition to instilling discipline and confidence within students. Through improving one’s skills during practice, a student of martial arts will also be able to build a healthier body and, by extension, lifestyle Since health and...

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THE AUTHENTIC, TRADITIONAL AND TRUE KARATE!!

...What is the Authentic, Traditional and True Karate? Today’s article is not about Scientific Knowledge! Today, we’re going to write about the Authentic, Traditional and True Karate… But let’s start with a personal reflexion. Think by yourself… … What really is the Authentic, Traditional and...

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Wing Chun as a Principles Based Art

Wing Chun is an interesting martial art. There are countless videos on the internet of sifu’s showing their techniques and forms, and while they all sort of look ‘like wing chun’, each school’s expression of the art is uniquely different from the others. Which one is correct? How can we tell...

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