Month: August 2008

Capoeira, capoeira classes, brazilian martial arts, capoeira gym

Muriel Inverted

Capoeira   Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that was developed by slaves during the colonial period. They developed the art as a way of resisting their oppressors, transmitting their culture and lifting their spirits. Capoeira integrated elements of dance more »

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Self Defense


Unit 2 Fitness offers several classes that can be used as effective self defense systems.  We believe that the ONLY way to learn how self defense is the drilling of the techniques you will use and working  with live opponents more »

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Ultimate Fighting


The term Ultimate Fighting is a bit of a misnomer.  The UFC, or Ultimate Fighting Championship, is a fight promotion that has Mixed Martial Arts fights.  People regularly confuse this and refer to the entire sport as Ultimate Fighting. Mixed more »

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The History of Muay Thai


Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand.  It is often called the “art of eight limbs” because of strikes delivered with fists, elbows, knees, and legs.  The sport uses stand up fighting along with various clinching techniques.  Muay Thai is more »

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Arm Bar

Grappling is the generic term for any martial art where competitors use techniques and maneuvers to gain physical dominance over their opponent.  Typically, when people refer to grappling they are speaking of wrestling, jiu-jitsu, or judo.  In mixed martial arts more »

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Submission Wrestling

Traditional wrestling involves taking down your opponent and pinning them. Submission wrestling, or NO GI Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, also relies on technical take down maneuvers to bring the fight to the ground. Once on the ground the fight is won by more »

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History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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The grappling art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has proven its efficacy in self-defense, as the premier groundfighting discipline, as a good way to get into great shape, and as a basic foundation of an MMA game. History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brazilian jiu-jitsu was more »

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