Article by Evolve MMA
There is no doubt boxing is one of the coolest sports out there. There’s just something about it that produces unparalleled excitement.
From the moment fighters lace up their gloves, to the ring entrance and the national anthems sung right before a big fight, to that undeniably thrilling moment when two men touch gloves in respect for the final time before blasting each other with their best shots — boxing is an absolutely heart-racing spectacle.
There are very few sports that can generate the kind of atmosphere that a big boxing match can. People just love to get behind their heroes and cheer them on to victory.
Throughout the years, there have been many boxers who have shown us a few cool moves here and there. The greatest legends in the history of the sport have all had something unique to offer. When these fighters are on point, it’s very hard to look away. Today, Evolve Daily shares the 7 slickest boxing moves of all time. Read article and see videos . . .
Article by Evolve MMA
The art of pugilism, or otherwise known as the profession or hobby of boxing, has been around for centuries and has developed over the years into the form and martial arts discipline most people are familiar with today.
Also known as “The Sweet Science”, experts harp on its intricate and nuanced techniques. The full-contact combat sport, enjoyed and practiced by many since the early years of humanity, is a collection of offensive and defensive moves.
If you’re just starting to take up the sport, then you have probably heard of its basic punches, as well as its advanced tactics. You know your jabs, your crosses, your uppercuts, and your hooks. But when you reach the advanced stages of boxing training, the focus begins to shift from offense to defense, and a large part of defense in boxing is counterbpunching.
In boxing, there is a myriad of variations to the counter punch, with different combinations used in different ways. It is almost impossible to list down every single exact counter punch in boxing because there are just so many ways they can be utilized.
However, there are three general categories that you as a student should be aware of. Read article . . .
By Charles Russo - Fightland
The recent uproar over an MMA fighter's beatdown of a tai chi practitioner is a virtual case study for Bruce Lee's emphasis on real world application of the fighting arts."Organized despair." That's the phrase Bruce Lee often used to characterize many of the prevailing practices within the martial arts world.
Bruce actually had an entire arsenal of these kinds of colorful criticisms, and he wasn't shy about using them: "the classical mess," "dryland swimming," "patternized robots." He employed these terms to argue against where he saw the martial arts going astray, and to illustrate his opinion of how many practitioners were merely engaged in choreographed routines, or as he put it, "artificial techniques … ritualistically practiced to simulate actual combat." . . . Read Article . . .
Every BJJ player should have at least 5 takedowns & throws in their arsenal.
There are so many to learn and some are better suited to your size, height and body. Here are 42 great takedowns for Gi and No Gi BJJ demonstrated by BJJ black belt Jason Scully. Try them out in training and choose the ones that work best for you and drill to infinity to develop muscle memory.
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Ask any martial artist who their martial arts heroes are, and we guarantee you that one of them is most likely to be Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee’s philosophies have served as inspiration for many martial artists over the years, encouraging them to train harder and smarter, pushing them to go beyond their limits each training session.
We’ve already given you tips on how to train like Bruce Lee, but we’ve never shared how you can embrace these philosophies in your own martial arts journey. Today, Evolve Daily shares What All Martial Artists Need To Know, According To Bruce Lee:
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Everyone loves a good submission finish in an MMA fight. Grapplers, wrestlers, BJJ specialists, and sometimes even strikers turn to submissions as a means to end a fight. And out of all the submissions, nothing is more devastating than a choke.
Ask any MMA fighter or BJJ practitioner, and they’ll tell you that joint submissions, are much easier to resist than a choke. Unlike a joint submission, a choke challenges the neck strength of one’s opponent, testing him/her until he/she is forced to tap. Because of this possibility, a choke has more potential to end any fight as opposed to a joint submission.
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We need to stop believing everything we read, especially when it comes to diet advice. With every new diet trend, with the most absurd demands, comes a whole new belief system that its followers can’t seem to stop preaching. And social media isn’t much help either.
Because of all the information that’s out there, we understand how it can get confusing. Fortunately, we’ve done the work for you. We’ve done the research and busted the biggest diet myths out there so you can focus on becoming the best version of yourself without the unnecessary roadblocks.
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The real Ip Man was known within the Hong Kong martial arts community, but he was far from a household name. While teaching Wing Chun was his primary source of income, he never advertised his school and refused to even hang up a sign. His younger students in the 1950s and 1960s certainly looked up to him as a role model. In accounts of his school they remember not just his great skill but also his humor, gentleness and genuine friendship in an era when Kung Fu teachers and students did not always have close relationships.
For the current generation of students in both Hong Kong and the west, who have never had the opportunity to meet Ip Man, asking in what ways he functions as a “role model” becomes a more complicated question. He has gone on from being remembered as “the teacher of Bruce Lee” to becoming a popular media property in his own right. The Ip Man that most of us are familiar with is not a humble Kung Fu teacher in Kowloon, but a local hero from Foshan who single handedly defended the honor of the southern Chinese martial arts (and identity) by wiping out a room full of Japanese karate students after defeating a number of wandering northern wushu masters in artistically choreographed duels.
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Donny Yen reprises his role as Ip Man. Is this “Ip Man” your role model?
So you’ve been looking for the secret to becoming a good Jiu Jitsu player? You’ve been wanting that one element required to become a champion? It’s really simple. Mat time. The one element that will improve every aspect of your Jiu Jitsu. Let’s have a look at what and how can be improved by simply increasing mat time.
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You’ve probably heard people call MMA, or mixed martial arts, “the fastest growing sport in the world”. There’s a good reason for that – it’s exciting as hell to watch. And what’s not exciting about it? Two highly-skilled athletes battling it out for glory in 3×5 minute rounds (or more) – that’s pretty intense if you ask us. And equally intense of course, are the people who train MMA.
Those who train MMA know exactly how tricky grappling can get when strikes are thrown into the mix. And the same thing goes for striking, when you’re always watching out for takedowns. It’s a mental and physical challenge that goes beyond anything they’ve ever tried, and an experience that only they could understand.
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