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Eric C. Stevens is a fitness coach, martial arts coach, writer, television personality, and actor. Read our 12 reps to find out what keeps him going.
The jab may not be the most glamorous of punches, but it can be one of the most effective in disrupting your opponent and setting up your own killer combos.
One of my favorite things about training is working with the Thai pads - as long as my partner knows what they're doing. Here are some tips for using Thai pads the right way.
New to BJJ? This collection of articles is a beginner's guide to choosing an academy, being a good partner, and even surviving socially.
While studying abroad I had the opportunity to train with professional fighters. It was a brutal but life-changing experience. Here's what a typical day looked like.
If you train in BJJ or MMA then you know that the right pair of grappling shorts make a big difference. Here are the five best shorts, based on performance, durability, and construction.
The roundhouse is probably one of the most well-known muay Thai strikes. Here are a few ways to improve your technique and make your roundhouse kick more powerful.
Ann Maria De Mars is a world-class judo champion, but she prefers to talk about her middle school students. Hear what both De Mars and her Olympic gold medal winning student Kayla say about judo.
Recently I've been reflecting on my propensity for violence, but what I've realized is that I simply like real things. I like feeling like a human being and interacting on a primal, authentic level.
One of the biggest mistakes combat athletes make is how they apply strength training. Here's why you need a good strength training program, plus a few workouts I've done with my fighters.
Learning how to fall properly is a valuable skill. It’s inevitable that during your training you will fall. While a traditional gymnastics roll could be dangerous, a parkour roll could keep you safe.
Want to improve your double unders, start a meditation practice, or learn about acupuncture? Check out these 10 how-to videos by CrossFit coach, martial artist, and acupuncturist Traver Boehm!
I've been training muay Thai for over a decade now, and although I love it, it's definitely not easy on the body. Here are some of the common injuries I've encountered and how I've dealt with them.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: CrossFit Gymnastics, training tips, hip exercises, and more!
People new to martial arts might not realize how a healthy school should operate and might accidentally wind up at a toxic club with negative, even dangerous behavior. Here's how to assess your club.
So you're an old guy and you've decided you need to start training MMA or BJJ. That's great, but there's some special things you've got to do if you want to last.
These 10 articles cover everything from kettlebells, to martial arts, to Ironman, but they're all written by the same person: endurance athlete, Senior RKC, and trainer Andrew Read.