Fact or Fad? Five Diets…And Our Thoughts

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Autumn’s here, and on the plus side, we don’t have to worry about looking good in swimwear for a while. But we don’t want it all to go completely to pot, either. So, as the new season swings in, now’s good time to try a different way of eating. Changing your diet keeps your body […]

Starting Martial Arts as an Adult

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It’s true that most elite martial artists tend to start training at a young age. Kids have the advantage of being supple, and it’s generally easier to pick things up. But if you’re worried you’re too old to start martial arts, don’t be. Almost all of them are structured to allow you to start at […]

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Taking Your First Steps into Martial Arts

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Ok, so as a kid, you always respected martial arts, but you never really got around to walking into a Dojo. Then you get through school, discover booze, become and adult and start looking for a fitness hobby to help you avoid the laziness of yesterday. Then Facebook sends you a sponsored ad about your […]

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BJJ Learnings From the Black Belt Path

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“Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions.” Mark Twain. But there’s a problem with this: bad decisions, in martial arts, can get you hurt and slow your progress. Wouldn’t it be great if we could learn from someone else’s bad decisions? I asked a few of my friends what, if they […]

The Three Pillars

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When trying to build a better body, lifestyle and environment are pretty much one and the same thing. To get the best results it cannot be achieved by the training alone. In fact there has been research to show that a common trend with increased activity is to increase calorie consumption. Here are 3 pillars […]

High Intensity Interval Training – HIIT

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If you are looking to burn sugar and lose fat especially around the tummy then HIIT training is for you. If you’re looking to feel good in mind and strong in body here are 8 reasons to HIIT and Burn. 1) Aerobic fitness. Aerobic fitness is a measure of how effective your heart and lungs […]

Is a Black Belt on Your Bucket List?

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I’m approaching my 4th decade on this earth and while my wisdom is growing stronger, the aches and pains are more frequent then ever. Exercise and lifestyle objectives have overtaken my previous 20 year focus of career and money. I’m starting to realize that the next 20 years will be a progressive deterioration to this […]

Learning BJJ – Jiu Jitsu is the “human chess”

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The warm-up is integral for avoiding injury and getting your body used to BJJ positioning. It depends where you train and can vary from Yoga, to human centipedes. Don’t be the lazy one fiddling with your Gi in the change room trying to avoid shrimping. The instructor will notice and you might be demo dummy […]

Just How Often Should I be Getting My A*se Kicked?

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It’s a common complaint after training: ‘I was doing OK in the first 4 rolls but in the 5th I got annihilated…”. This is usually accompanied by a sad face and the throwing of rash guard on the mats. The reaction is a symptom of never being satisfied with our performance – and it’s a […]