Self defense techniques are not all created equal. When it comes to self defense there are some tried and true self defense techniques that can certainly help should you ever need the skills to survive. Consider the following 5 techniques when it comes to self defense: Nail the Basics One of the most important parts…

When I finished school, traveling and training in the USA became one of my biggest goals. And I finally made it happen. It probably doesn’t sound as magical for Americans who already live in the States, but for all of us foreigners, I know it could mean a lot—especially for those who are into mixed…

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…