Ever fancied practicing Kung Fu in China? Maybe BJJ in Rio, Brazil or Muay Thai in Thailand? Shoot for MMA in Las Vegas perhaps?The list of possible martial arts fighting holidays goes on. Here is my favourite take on a ‘lads’ holiday’ – train all day! Plus there’s no reason to limit a fighting holiday to…

  You stand at the edge of the mat. Bouncing from toe to toe, keeping your bloody moving, your pulsed raised. You throw a few shadow punches. You test your weaves. You hear you heart beating. You crack your knuckles. Sweat slowly drips down your back. You look up and hold your opponents gaze. Your eyes give…

If you’re just starting out in Martial Arts, you may not be sure how to start. Whether you’re without a trainer or you feel like you’re just going through the motions in your class without seeing results, it’s a lousy feeling, being lost, exhausted, and clueless. We’ve all been there. But you don’t have to…

One thing I’ve learned since starting martial arts years ago is that this isn’t the kind of thing you can set aside for an hour every day. Sure, I find myself training on a daily basis but that’s just the physical part – the rest of the training happens during the rest of the day.…

When comparing Muay Thai vs Taekwondo there are a number of important factors that you need to keep in mind. While both are east Asian martial arts, they each feature different techniques and are learned for different purposes. While both martial arts can be used effectively for self defense, Muay Thai is clearly the much…

MMA and Muay Thai: A Look Back When competition mixed martial arts (in particular, the Ultimate Fighting Championship) was still in its infancy, rules and regulations were unheard of. Matches were no-holds-barred, players were allowed to strike at the groin, or headbutt and fish-hook if they can. The aim was to recreate the feel of…

Martial arts have been practiced for thousands of years and have evolved over time into a wide range of styles and disciplines. When many people think of martial arts the first thing that often comes to mind are Asian martial arts such as Kung Fu and Karate. However it’s important to remember that the term…

When it comes to real world self defense there really is no substitute for learning the right Krav Maga technique. Krav Maga was created by Imi Lichtenfeld by combining the principle of several other combat systems in an attempt to create a fighting system designed to deal with real world situations. The guiding principles of…

There are countless workouts available that are supposed to help you become the next mixed martial arts superstar. People have heard of Rush Fit and TapouT XT, but to me the best MMA workout program is Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning program. It is often difficult to determine which is best for you, but as…