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By Shama Ko, Contributing Writer Tough girls need tough products to combat signs of aging and rejuvenate skin off the mats. Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu girls may kick butt like the boys, but every girl needs a little pamper time to primp her feathers. If we take care of ourselves now, [...]
Contributing Writer: Classy Grappler HOUSTON, TX, May 11, 2012 – I purchased the Nike+ FuelBand because my father started to have heart problems and was placed on a strict diet. Part of his recovery was also based on exercise, as well as, caloric intake. This is a great product to monitor caloric burn and daily [...]
Chris Health, a researcher at the University of North Texas is conducting a research study to determine the presence of subtle changes in brain health among MMA fighters and BJJ athletes. He’s looking for participants in this study that are willing to complete a short 45 minutes survey. If you’d like to help, you could win 1 of [...]
By: Josh Bryant MS, Adam benShea MA The far majority of grappling techniques are implemented by gripping and pulling. So, when you are devising a workout plan to improve your grappling skills you want exercises that mimic these movements. With this in mind, turn your attention to pull-ups! To perform a pull-up, you grip the [...]
By Josh Bryant MS, CSCS Many athletic movements involve a rotational component. Some examples are swinging a baseball bat, throwing a shot put or delivering a powerful right cross. Muscles of the core include abdominals, lower back, pelvic floor and hips. If you think about it, training rotational movements is essentially training the core. The [...]
By: Josh Bryant MS and Adam benShea MA When preparing for the physical demands of a mixed martial arts (MMA) fight, one should focus their training around exercises that are most relevant to the unique movements associated with MMA. One such exercise is the deadlift. Deadlifts are, both, highly effective for building power and one [...]
by Adam benShea The reason that many fail to finish a takedown (or ‘shot’) can, usually, be attributed to two easily remedied details. First, you have to change levels with your legs, not your back! The first action in a takedown should be ‘changing levels,’ or using your legs to lower your center of gravity [...]
In the traditional image of the heavy bag, it hangs from a chain attached to the ceiling of a dingy boxing club. In this setting, its use is limited to being the recipient of numerous punches and, in some cases, kicks. However, for the creative mind of an imaginative grappler or MMA fighter the heavy [...]
“Squats: Superior to Leg Presses for Muscle Hypertrophy and Athletic Prowess” By Josh Bryant MS, CSCS, MFS, PES A number of personal trainers, strength coaches and gym rats advocate the leg press over the squat for perfectly healthy athletes because of the risk-to-benefit ratio and increased performance. After analyzing this I wondered, is the leg [...]
This special Test Requirements Course will familiarize you with the material required to pass the student levels 1-3 in Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling. It will be taught on March 20 & 21 by Tim Mousel, the highest ranking coach in CSW in the Southwestern United States.
If you’re not interested in achieving rank in Combat Submission Wrestling you can still benefit from this course.
If you want to improve your striking, takedown and submission ability, this seminar is for you. All experience levels are welcome to attend.
Erik Paulson will be teaching a seminar on May 8th and 9th (www.defend.net/paulson/) at Mousel’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy. The Test Requirements Course will give you a head start at comprehending the advanced concepts and training methods Erik will be sharing at his seminar.
Complete details at www.defend.net/paulson/csw-requirements-course.php
Hope to see you there!