Category: Martial Arts

Winning the Atlanta International Open IBJJF Championship

This past weekend we took over 150 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors to the Atlanta International Open IBJJF Championship. The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) hosts the largest and most prestigious BJJ tournaments in the world. This is only the 2nd time they more »

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team wins 2nd place overall at NAGA Dec 2012

  Congratulations to everyone from the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team that competed in the December 2012 NAGA Grappling Championships.  We took home 2nd place as a team.

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Breathing during Muay Thai boxing and interval training

Muay Thai is an interval sport.  At the amateur level there is 2 minutes of work followed by 1 minute of rest and at the professional level there is 3 minutes of work followed by 1 minute of rest.  A more »

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Sok Klab (Spinning Elbow) Muay Thai Tutorial

The spinning elbow technique is a unique technique in Muay Thai.  As you have to turn the body around to generate the elbow strike.  The Spinning Elbow is considered to be one of the most deadly dangerous techniques in Muay more »

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Muay Thai fight in Thailand and a 35K run in Tokyo

On December 9th I arrived in Ao Nang Thailand for my 3rd adventure in training Muay Thai. Still suffering the effects of a 12 hour time change I made the pilgrimage to Emerald Muay Thai on the morning of December more »

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Congratulations to Nick deKay for his Muay Thai win in Thailand

Nick deKay fought at Patong Stadium in Phuket Thailand on Dec 24th.  The Mauy Thai fight was scheduled for 5x three minute rounds.  Nick’s opponent had nearly a 25lbs weight advantage. In the initial rounds Nick did well in clinch more »

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Train your weakness to Suck Less in Martial Arts and CrossFit

Sometimes we just can’t seem to get better; and that can be frustrating. When I feel like my game isn’t getting any better I focus on sucking less. In any kind of fighting or martial art there are days we more »

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Lead leg round kick for Muay Thai

The lead leg round kick can be executed in a variety of ways depending on your goal.  There are many types of lead leg round kicks however most can be divided into three different types: Quick low power kick keeping more »

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Training Muay Thai with Jean-Charles Skarbowsky

I used to train hard all year to then go on vacation and gain 10 lbs. Then it might take a week to get up the courage to go back to the gym and start training again. It would then more »

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We win 2nd overall at IBJJF Atlanta Open

Congratulations to our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team for placing 2nd overall at the IBJJF Open.  We won over 100 medals in total.  We were only 19 points from first place and nearly 400 points over 3rd place.  The coaches and staff more »

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