Women’s Self-Defense – Why Most Programs Are Wrong

The truth is though, that many of the same techniques and tactics taught to men for self-protection simply will not work for a woman. Why?… … because attacks perpetrated on women have, at their foundation, certain inherent problems, issues, and conditions that are often very different for men who find themselves in defensive situations. Women…

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Mace Pepper, Gel, Foam & Triple Action Sprays

Mace uses the byproduct of the cayenne pepper, oleoresin capsicum (OC Pepper), as its main ingredient. When OC Pepper is applied to the skin it causes intense burning and pain and can cause breathing difficulties such as choking and coughing. The effects of the OC sprays are not permanent and cannot cause death to the…

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5 Self Defense and Safety Tips for Women

While most women are not endowed with the same brute strength of males, they can use their wits to gain advantages when it is needed most. For women living on their own, self defense can be the difference between life and death. In order to be self-sufficient and independent, it is important to keep the…

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Advantages Of Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed martial arts is a full combat sport. It is called mixed martial arts because it mixes together various skills from various martial arts. Its aim is to help people master different skills, thus improving their overall fitness, fight-readiness and defense tactics. Mixed martial arts offer a forum that allows martial artists to compete against…

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Mixed Martial Arts And Over Training

“Are you ready? Are you ready? Lets get it on! ” These are the words often heard in the matches of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). UFC is a mixed martial arts (MMA) sports event which features the world’s finest fighters using their own styles. Viewers of these event satisfy themselves as they they watch fighters…

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Considerations In Buying Mixed Martial Arts Gloves

When Mixed Martial Arts was first introduced, the concept of MMA gloves never even existed. All that changed when the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the US made them mandatory in 1993. Since that time, all Mixed Martial Arts make it a point to make the fighters wear MMA gloves. These gloves function in two…

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5 Essential Items for Training in MMA

Below we will outline 5 essential items that you will need to start your training 1. One of the most important items of kit that you will need is a mouth guard. Due to MMA being a contact sport you will take some knocks and get some bruises but one thing you donā€™t want is…

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Gloves for MMA

Most people don’t realize the amount of gear that you will need when doing Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Unlike sports like wrestling, you will need more than just workout clothes and some shoes. The first items that you are going to need are a couple of different pairs of gloves. Each of the different pairs…

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Jump Training for mixed Martial Arts

Do you train Martial arts and want to incorporate other exercises to increase your performance level? Plyometric (jump training) will give an extreme cardiovascular workout that incorporates power and agility while working the entire body. Incorporating a 15-30 min workout three times a week can supply you with explosive power and improve quickness. Your muscles…

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Ryoko Tani – The First Woman Judoka

Ryoko Tani, the first woman judoka to successfully defend an Olympic title, will compete for a record third consecutive gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She has won two gold medals in the Olympic games, one in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the other in the 2004 Athens Olympics, both in the 48kg-category. She…

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The Lost Form of Ancient Karate

Here’s an interesting one for you, karate grew from one form, which kata is now lost. Interestingly enough, it’s true. Here’s the story. The original rumor is that Karate developed from the Crane style of Kung Fu. Might be true, but if you’ve seen videos of that form you’ll likely shake your head and blink…

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