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Is It Safe to Practice Martial Arts During Pregnancy

Staying active and fit can be useful for pregnant women. Exercise may help prevent gestational diabetes, relieves stress and can make pregnancy and delivery smoother. Additionally, exercising when pregnant improves blood circulation. If you’re pregnant, here are some ways you can continue to train. Training Guidelines to Practice Martial Arts During Pregnancy Read this post to find out how you can safely train in martial arts while pregnant. Consult Your Primary Care Provider Before Read more [...]

4 Styles of Karate Training (And How They Differ)

Karate is a martial art first developed in Okinawa, Japan. It was introduced in a period when Okinawans were barred from owning weapons, leading them to learn how to defend themselves with their bodies. The term 'karate' means empty hand ('kara' – empty; 'te' – hand), and the practice has evolved greatly over the years. There are dozens of styles being taught at MMA and karate training classes around the world, and within those styles are many variations. Let's take a quick look at four Read more [...]

Practicing Mixed Martial Arts: How It Boosts Your Confidence

Practicing mixed martial arts (MMA) pushes your body to its limits, getting you physically fit while teaching you to defend yourself if ever necessary. It's a complete mind and body workout whose wide range of advantages can be enjoyed by adults and children, men and women alike. Though primarily associated with fitness and self-defence, MMA can also boost your confidence and help you overcome life's challenges. 4 Ways in Which Mixed Martial Arts Builds Confidence Boosting confidence is Read more [...]

5 Strength & Conditioning Tips for Better Boxing

If you’ve ever watched boxers fight, you know how fast and explosive their movements are. They punch with incredible force and evade punches, often over several rounds. That's why their training combines endurance and resistance exercises, to ensure they have the strength and conditioning they need to win. Whether you’re taking boxing classes to become a professional boxer or just get in shape, the fitness fundamentals remain the same. To improve strength, you should lift weights; for Read more [...]

Mixed Martial Arts – Is It More Than Just a Workout?

Ever seen a mixed martial artist who wasn’t in great shape? Training in mixed martial arts (MMA) offers a workout that pushes your body to its limits, turning practitioners into some of the toughest athletes in the world.   Image Source - https://bit.ly/2yvh77S Whether you’re training for fun or to pursue a career as a fighter, MMA has the potential to get you in your best shape as the classes go way beyond a simple workout. If you’re looking to expand your social circle Read more [...]