mixed martial arts
The Controversial Paulie Zink
There are many misconceptions about Paulie Zink and I believe it is worthwhile to give people legitimate background.
10 Ways to Inject Positivity Into Your BJJ Community
Be a force for good in your jiu jitsu world and crush negativity into the mat.
5 Essential Strength Training Principles for Fighters
Keeping these five principles in mind before you begin a strength program will only help you in the long run.
3 Training Mistakes That Leave Fighters Too Smoked for Skill Work
These are the most common mistakes I see in fighters' strength training plans, and my suggestions for fixing them.
Conditioning for Fighting with Mike Perry, Part II: Aerobic Fitness
Training this way will help you get past being a "first round hero" and give you energy in later rounds.
10 Good Reads on the Mental Aspects of Sport Fighting
Explore these ten books from experts in MMA, boxing, and martial arts on mental strength.
Eric C. Stevens
How to Train Specific Energy Systems to Improve Your BJJ Game
In BJJ, we are not mixing different martial arts - we are mixing multiple energy systems.
Sparring 101: When, Why, and How to Take a Hit
It’s much more fun to hit than get hit, but learning how to take a punch is vital to your success as a martial artist.
Eric C. Stevens
Submission Series 902: BJJ Athletes With Bright Futures
Cat Clark and Jaret MacIntosh have put together an amazing line-up to support up-and-coming fighters.
Kailin Curran and the New UFC Women's Strawweight Division
Ultimate Fighter 20 will be the first all-female cast, and the winner will be crowned the UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion.
Your Fastest Strike: How to Perfect the Jab
Today I am going elaborate on why this seemingly simple strike can have a dramatic effect on your fight game.
The 4 Paradoxes of Boxing (and Fighting)
Having studied boxing and the martial arts for many years as both student and teacher, I have come to accept that to fight is to face uncertainty and paradox.
Eric C. Stevens
Interview With UFC Fighter Dan Hardy: One Door Closes, Another Opens
The diagnosis of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome left Hardy with an uncertain future, but now he's aiming his skill-set toward coaching and helping new fighters navigate all aspects of the MMA scene.
HRV an Important Variable for Combat Athletes
Heart rate variability, or HRV, is becoming more common in sports, and for good reason. A recent study found it is particularly helpful for combat athletes.
The 3 Non-Negotiable Elements of Injury Prevention in MMA
This article focuses on three factors that can help prevent injury in MMA: strength, mobility, and flexibility. When these are in balance, you're much less likely to sustain an injury.
Protect Your Dome: 6 Headgear Reviews for Martial Artists
Headgear is one of the most important piece of equipment for fighters. Here are some important factors to consider when you buy it, and some reviews of 6 gear companies.
How Length of Round, Period, or Play Can Change a Sport
Ever wonder how soccer would be different if periods were shorter? Or what if an MMA fight were two rounds longer? How does this affect both the athlete and the game?
Friday Flicks: Fedor Emelianenko MMA Highlight
Those of you new to the world of MMA might not be as familiar with the fighters who grew the sport. One of the most impressive amongst them is the Russian fighter known simply as Fedor.
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