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Only An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Maybe if you’re like me, the first time you had ever heard of a “fruitarian” came from watching this scene from “ Notting Hill.” While you may think that the movie was poking fun at the diet and exaggerating it, I will tell you that they were in fact doing the exact opposite. Some are like Hugh Grant’s date and will only eat fruit that fall naturally to the earth., while others are a little more relaxed. They will eat other fruits, nuts, and even berries that need to be plucked without feeling guilty and thinking that they harmed the food in any way. But the bottom line is that fruitarians...

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A”rousey”ing Victory!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Two fighters. One title. Fastest submission in UFC history. Do I have you hooked yet? Well unless you’ve been living under a rock, you most likely have heard about the record shattering defeat Ronda Rousey had over Cat Zingano this past weekend during UFC 184. People from all over the world were waiting (not so patiently I might add) for THE fight of the night and it’s safe to say they were not disappointed. Rousey ended the fight only 14 seconds into the first round with her signature arm bar, setting a new record and making UFC history. It left not only the crowd, but also her opponent...

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JUDO CAN COMPETE WITH BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU IF IT HAS THE COURAGE TO REINVENT ITSELF

Posted by on Jun 2, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

This article, “Judo’s Decline: Is it Your (Our) Fault? The Business and Art of Teaching and Spreading Judo” was recently posted to the International Freestyle Judo Alliance’sFacebook Group and started a very stimulating and insightful discussion.  One post in particular by my colleague, Chuck Drust, was very eloquent and informative and I got his permission to share it with you here.  He writes: For several years now I’ve been surveying my incoming students to find out why they were taking Judo. It is a section right on my registration form; if other martial arts schools do this, I am...

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The Hidden Valley Challenge

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hiking is a great cross-training  activity that allows for a long caloric burn, improves cardio health and conditions muscles, especially leg strength. South Mountain Park is a great place to take our “fit” finding mission and enjoy the beautiful weather before the oppressive heat of the spring and summer months are upon us. South Mountain is the largest city park in the nation and also one of the largest urban parks in the country too.  Don’t miss out getting to know one of Phoenix’s most special points of pride. There are beautiful natural desert scenes and great views of the city. Getting...

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How to properly wrap your hands

Posted by on Feb 5, 2011 in Blog, Equipment, Gloves, Pads & Gear, Multimedia | 2 comments

How to properly wrap your hands

Just like in about everything, there is more than one right way to do something, but there are also wrong ways as well.  This is especially true in the sport of kickboxing.  Take the most fundamental exercise such as wrapping one’s hands. There are western boxing styles and eastern (Thai) boxing styles, then any number of personal styles, but the objective is always the same – protect the small bones and ligaments in the hands and wrists. I prefer the long (180) “Mexican” style wraps with a little elastic in them. They will give you enough wrap to do a good job no matter the size of your...

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Local Kid Makes Good, Going Far

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Blog, Multimedia | 0 comments

Local Kid Makes Good, Going Far

Everyone loves a story about an average young person who sets an exceptional goal and succeeds. Well, hold the presses; we have such a story: This past June, Mesa AZ high school senior, Jordan Decker, traveled to Virginia to compete in the World Kickboxing Association’s National Championships to determine who are the best kickboxing athletes in the country. Turns out Jordan is.  Over the course of a 12 hour day, jordan fought 3 fights, winning the first two by TKO and the last at midnight by decission.  “It was exhausting. I didn’t think I could finish that last fight, but...

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