The Best Martial Art
One of the most popular questions I've been asked during my many years of teaching is, "What is the best Martial Art?"…
Colorado Springs – The Trinity Of Aikido
Both adult students and children have occasionally asked me, “Goettsche Sensei, what is the significance behind the…
First Jiu Jitsu Class
It can be nerve wracking doing anything for the first time. Attending jiu jitsu is no different. Your first day of…
Jiu Jitsu Belts
From the first time you step into your jiu jitsu dojo you are awarded a jiu jitsu rank, a white belt. A white belt…
Learning Martial Arts: A False Sense Of Security
A friend of mine related this story to me once. He was out walking late one night to buy stuff at a nearby convenience…
The Century Body Opponent Bag - Is It for You?
Since you've found this article, you're probably trying really hard to figure out whether you should buy the Century…
Martial Arts Articles (64)
The Century Body Opponent Bag - Is It for You?
Since you've found this article, you're probably trying really hard to figure out whether you should buy the Century Body Opponent Bag (also referred to as BOB or BOB XL) or if you're better off with an ordinary punching bag / heavy bag. I know how you're feeling since I…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   May 16, 2011  
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3 Assets You Cannot Ignore in MMA Training
So you want to start MMA training for the cage, or maybe you already have. I hope you’ve found the best coach in the area. But if your coaches are lacking in any of the 3 assets I’m about to mention, then they’re not doing their job, and they’re doing…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Mar 16, 2011  
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Mma Gyms - How to Choose the Perfect Mma Or Bjj Gym for Your Needs!
So you've seen some MMA fights and you're now interested in trying it for yourself? Great! MMA is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet at the moment, so now is the perfect time to get involved. Whether you just want a hobby or activity to get yourself…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   May 04, 2011  
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The Top 5 Mistakes Most Fighters Make in their MMA Training
If you’ve ever had any kind of MMA Training, then you may know that it takes a lot of discipline, preparation, and determination to compete at the level of an MMA fighter. However, you are about to learn 5 critical mistakes that most fighters make, that can actually sabotage them…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Mar 18, 2011  
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Knocking Someone Out - Learn How to Strike Or Choke Someone Unconscious
One of the most common questions I'm asked by friends and training partners is how to knock someone unconscious. This is valuable knowledge in any self-defense situation, as the goal in any fight is to stop your opponent from hurting you. The most surefire way to do this is to…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   May 04, 2011  
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Learn Martial Arts - Which Style is Best for You
The Many Different Styles of Martial Arts to Learn If you want to learn martial arts, or maybe you are interested for a friend or family member, then it's important to know that not all martial arts are created equal. In order to really know which is best for YOU,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   May 03, 2011  
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How you can look like your favorite fighter with MMA Workouts
Fighters are always training hard to be at the top of their game in their MMA workouts. However, with the popularity of MMA, these workouts have been adapted for average Joe/Jane to get in shape and melt pounds of fat off of their bodies, even if you don't ever plan…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Apr 03, 2011  
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7 Tips To Speed Recovery From MMA Training
Introduction Ask any trainer about what the most important aspect of training is and you're bound to receive responses more varied than a mixed bag of jelly beans. One thing many fail to mention is the importance of rest and recovery. See, if there's one thing we know about MMA…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Dec 14, 2011  
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Martial Art Supplies - vital to Hone Your Martial Arts Skills
Nowadays, Martial arts has become one of the most loved and appreciated sports across the globe. People practice this for varied reasons. Some practice martial arts in order to stay fit and healthy while others learn it to use it as a means of self-defense. It not only helps people…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   May 21, 2014  
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5 Tips For Starting MMA
Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. This is largely due to it's high entertainment value and the way it has been marketed. A resultant of this is the emergence of many new Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gyms which you have probably noticed over the past…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Jun 26, 2012  
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Samurai Sword Terminologies A-z Guide
A samurai sword, or Japanese sword, is one of the traditional cold weapons of Japan. There are many different types of Japanese swords based on size, wearing method, and purpose of the weapon. There are many different terminologies associated with samurai sword and its complicated forging process. Here at www.xandlnet.com,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   May 03, 2011  
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First Jiu Jitsu Class
It can be nerve wracking doing anything for the first time. Attending jiu jitsu is no different. Your first day of jiu jitsu will be a time where you get to learn your school's training etiquette, you will meet some of your future training partners, and will begin training yourself.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Aug 13, 2013  
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The Secret Of Mastering Chi Sau Wing Chun
Do you find yourself stuck somewhere in your Sticky Hand training? I understand that Chi Sau/ChiSao, can become a deep obsession for Wing Chun practitioners like you. So in this case, hoping to reveal the secret in mastering this form, I seek Wing Chun expert’s opinion to provide valuable insight.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Aug 02, 2011  
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Power Training - Have Bone Crushing Blows
Every fighter wants to have "power", strikes that can cripple or grabs that will crush. But power in hitting or striking is not completely based on strength. There are some extremely kickass fighters & martial artists out there that arent 'big bulky strong guys' that pack a deadly knockout punch,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Feb 20, 2012  
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5 Misconceptions Among Beginners Of BJJ
Since Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has become worldly famous in the field of martial arts, there are lots of discussions about it. In those discussions, some misconceptions have also been made. The five top misconceptions are given as follows. You must read them and try to avoid doing any such mistakes.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Feb 12, 2016  
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Krav Maga & Centre Axis Relock
It is a curious thing; I have seen and heard many times over the years of so many experts in Martial Arts getting punched right out at the bar or night club. There are may articles written about experts in MMA, Brazilian Jui Juitsu, and other forms of hybrid training…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Apr 03, 2013  
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Colorado Springs – The Trinity Of Aikido
Both adult students and children have occasionally asked me, “Goettsche Sensei, what is the significance behind the triangle, circle, and square in relation to the martial art of Aikido?” Usually, the only cultural reference students have to this symbol is the famous Leonardo DaVinci sketch, The Vitruvian Man, which acknowledges…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Dec 08, 2011  
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BJJ health benefits, inside and outside
When you start BJJ, and if you stick around, you soon find out that there are more benefits to BJJ than just getting fit. Sure becoming fit is a great part of it, but there is so much more involved. If you have found a place with a great coach…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Nov 14, 2014  
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Get Fit And Look Like A Mma Fighter
Have you ever watched a professional MMA event such as UFC and thought to yourself how do these competitors get in such good shape? Have you ever had the stream of thought that you would like to have a physique like this and wondered how they did this, what their…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Jul 02, 2012  
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A History Of Kickboxing
I have been practicing, teaching and competing in kickboxing for over 26 years. I believe that the physical efforts of practicing kickboxing are probably one of the best forms of physical fitness training that someone can do. Now I am talking about western kickboxing here with the use of modern…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Aug 03, 2011  
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We Never, Ever Rise To The Occasion!
If we were to look at the youtube footage of Robert Dziekanski's death by taser; or the shooting of Sammy Yatim on a Toronto street car; or if we look at the US case of Trayvon Martin being shot be George Zimmerman; they all have an obvious commonality: -They all…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Sep 04, 2013  
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Kids And Martial Arts
The Martial Arts have always been very popular with kids. The reasons are many. Some kids want to be ninjas or Power Rangers. Some kids are getting picked on and need self defense or confidence. Some kids just like to jump around and make noise. Some need discipline. Whatever the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Mar 25, 2012  
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The Four Types Of Martial Arts
There seems to be much confusion today as what function or purpose particular Martial Arts have. Now if you are completely unaware or uneducated as to what Martial Arts are best for what purpose you have in mind, you are a potential victim for the fraudulent Martial Arts Merchants. Sadly,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Apr 03, 2013  
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MMA Revolution
As you have probably nocticed, recently there has been a huge phenomenom growing in popularity, MMA. The sport of MMA is grueling, physically and mentally demanding, and requires hours of practice for years to become proficient in. The most popular professional MMA show in the world is of course the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Jun 08, 2011  
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Best Supplements for MMA Training #1: Protein
Caveat Emptor The supplement industry is notorious for its bullshit-weaving capabilities. Truth is, price is not always the best indicator of quality - and the supplement industry is probably one of the best examples of this. Next time you think about forking out cash for a 200 dollar tub of…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Dec 16, 2011  
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Learning Karate is An Art for Self Defense And Assist In Making A Strong Body
Health experts view performing exercises on a routine manner in order to keep the body in the best of its condition. People argue that performing exercise like running and jogging is not sufficient only and some form of exercises that helps in keeping a person save and sound in case…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Nov 21, 2014  
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Krav Maga Principles – The Basic Principles And Techniques Of Krav Maga Self Defense
Introduction and Basic Principles and Techniques Krav Maga, a potent fighting and self defense system, is based on a flow that emphasize the natural movements of the human body. It can help any person defend against possible attaches in any situation, based purely on the basic Principles and Techniques that…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Aug 01, 2012  
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Kickboxing Calorie Burning Workout
Do you really want a workout that delivers on the hype? Well look no further than a real kickboxing calorie burner workout. What do I mean by a “Real Kickboxing Workout”? Well have a good look around the fitness and workout world. You will see loads of stuff people call…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Aug 03, 2011  
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So You Want to Learn Mma?
So you want to learn some Mixed Martial Arts? The absolute first thing you should do is research various martial arts styles and their availability in your area. Some dojo's(or gyms) will offer multiple options, while some may specialize in one. My recommended style's based on practicality and accessibility would…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Jan 02, 2014  
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Martial Arts A Way Of Peace Or Violence
Most if not all people love a good action flick. We as humans love the suspenseful action, especially when it has to do with two people beating each other up. For what ever reason people love this form of entertainment. People love it so much that "boxing" is no longer…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Mar 16, 2012  
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Speak to anyone about Martial Arts and they will have a personal view on what fighting art is the…
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