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…

In this GracieBreakdown video, Rickson Gracy, Pedro Sauer, Ryron and Rener Gracie discuss the future and a few changes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. According to BJJ experts of Gracie Academy, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and a self-defence system that usually involves ground fighting. It’s a self-defense system that encourages a weak person with the idea that he can…

Thinking to learn some Martial arts tricks and are unsure as to what you could try? Martial arts has been around for centuries, and is one of the best forms of self defense. Whether you want to learn martial arts for learning some cool combat techniques or to have a fitter body, it is one…

Martial art is studied for various reasons, such as fitness of physical health, self-defense and competition, mental and spiritual development because it entails types of codified traditions and systems of combat practices. Although the term Martial arts are commonly associated with fighting in East Asian cultures, it was originally used concerning the combat systems of…