There are an insane amount of truly great Muay Thai gyms in New York City. So with such an abundance of awesome options, how can you be sure that you are choosing the best one to fit your wants, needs and skills? Here, we have gone about taking the guesswork out of selecting the top…

The Irish base of Salem-founded Straight Blast Gym was launched by martial artist John Kavanagh in 2001. With MMA still dominant only in Asia and the Americas, it was a potentially thankless task, with Dublin not even remotely recognized as a potential source of MMA talent. Sixteen years on, Kavanagh can look with pride at…

When it comes down to trying to find the best NYC area MMA gym that actually offers MMA classes in their schedule, many people end up simply selecting the closest or cheapest gym option, simply to pick one without having to put forth the effort in finding one that is a good fit for their…

All those extremely fit models and actors that you admire step into a boxing ring to shed calories. That’s right, boxing is considered to be one of the best workouts for burning calories and keeping you in shape. This is why it is an important part of athletes’ and celebrities’ fitness plans. You will see…

As a farming and field tool, the machete is respected and revered across the world.  As a weapon, it’s power is enough to make well-trained soldiers run and hide. In this article, we’ll explore the Martial Art of machete fighting, ak.a “Tire Machét”, “Esgrima del Machete” or “Juego Machete”. We’ll also see how the machete…

Most people know that there are many different forms of martial arts. Ask the average student interested in studying ancient combat practices, and they will tell you they’ve heard of at least a few: Karate, for sure, and probably Kung Fu, Jiu-Jitsu, and Tae Kwon Do. In recent years Krav Maga, the self-defense system developed…

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