Anyone who’s taking up a sport in their 40s and beyond will know that their bodies aren’t the same as they were 20 years earlier. And while that may make training in any sporting discipline harder, it’s certainly no reason to be put off. However, for the more mature martial arts beginner, there are some…

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…

If you’re ready to push your Muay Thai training to the next level, then a Muay Thai camp in Thailand is the ideal way to hone your skills. By receiving world-class training in the home of this ancient and prestigious sport, you can maximise your potential as well as having the time of your life…

Speed bag workouts are some of the most common sights in any boxing gym and many martial arts dojos. The reason that you will see fighters using them is that they offer so many different and potent advantages as far as workouts go. We’re going to do a quick rundown of some of the benefits…

In addition to making for great television, these stars gave young and amateur fighters people to idolize. It’s important in any sport for people who might be up-and-coming, or who might simply have aspirations, to see athletes they want to model themselves after. This is why some argued that the real tragedy of the U.S.…

Being on the road can be disruptive to your training schedule. However, with a little planning and research you should always be able to find somewhere to train. Visiting a new gym can be a very daunting idea for some people. Often you are unsure what to expect and may be nervous about what kind…

New York City is home to some of the most highly regarded and infamous boxing gyms in the world. And that in itself is why so many people who are interested in getting into boxing or simply just building upon their existing skills may find it a pretty hard to narrow down the best boxing…

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…

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