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Top 7 Tips for Beginners for Starting Out in MMA

Top 7 Tips for Beginners for Starting Out in MMA

10 days ago
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Written by Elite Sports

You might be thinking of taking up mixed martial arts, or have probably already signed up for an MMA class. But do you know what MMA is? Or do you know where to start? If you are not already a part of this thrilling sport, it can be very intimidating for you. This doesn’t mean you can't join MMA. With a little bit of preparation and enthusiasm to learn about MMA or other combat sports like BJJ or Muay Thai, you can enjoy this roller coaster journey through the MMA world.

7 Best Ways to Keep Your Boxing Gloves Clean & Enhance Their Life

7 Best Ways to Keep Your Boxing Gloves Clean & Enhance Their Life

10 days ago
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Written by Elite Sports
Cleaning and looking after your boxing gloves are the best way to increase the lifespan of your boxing gloves. You might have spent a lot of money on your boxing gloves, and you surely wouldn’t want your money to get wasted. Who would want their gloves to stink out the whole gym? I am sure you wouldn’t.
Tips and Exercises for Boxers to Improve their Punching Power

Tips and Exercises for Boxers to Improve their Punching Power

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Written by Elite Sports
Though a lot of boxers give importance to technique, speed, and mental strength for becoming great in the sport, the ability to throw power punches is also important. A powerful punch can end a fight at any time.
Top 7 Boxing Punching Combinations with Tips and Mistakes

Top 7 Boxing Punching Combinations with Tips and Mistakes

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Written by Elite Sports
To widen your arsenal and to take your boxing punches techniques to the next level, you must be aware of maximum punching combinations. Moreover, you should be aware of how to execute them.  The best way is to use them whenever you want to catch the opponent off guard or they seem effective finishers. Below are some simple yet effective basic boxing combinations you should add to your arsenal.
How to Wash Your Gi? Why and How Beginners Should Wash Their Gis?

How to Wash Your Gi? Why and How Beginners Should Wash Their Gis?

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Written by Elite Sports
After every gym session. No exceptions. Even if you go in the day and head back the same night, your BJJ Gi should be washed and cleaned.
How to Fight a Taller Opponent in BJJ?

How to Fight a Taller Opponent in BJJ?

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Written by Elite Sports

Brazilian jiu jitsu is a martial art developed to subdue opponents in self-defense and that means all opponents, regardless of their size, strength, style, etc.Does this mean a BJJ athlete is invincible? Evidently not.

Tips to Prevent Injuries in Boxing

Tips to Prevent Injuries in Boxing

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Written by Elite Sports

Being a good boxer is not just about throwing hard punches. No matter how aggressive the professional boxers might seem in the ring, they always keep in mind what measures they could take to prevent injuries during boxing or even during their training sessions.

How to Build Stamina and Endurance For Boxing

How to Build Stamina and Endurance For Boxing

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Written by Elite Sports

Stamina and endurance are needed for every athlete and especially boxers. Unlike sports like football and swimming boxing is a sport confined to a small ring but it requires more stamina and endurance.The boxers can get easily tired after the first few rounds if they don’t have good stamina. Weak endurance can become a plus point for your opponent and a big weakness for you. That’s why you need to build stamina and endurance for boxing. 

Improving your BJJ Skills While Under Lockdown

Improving your BJJ Skills While Under Lockdown

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Written by Elite Sports
In order to prevent the spread of the current pandemic, BJJ organizations across the nation are being ordered to close their doors. Gyms are among the first to go when it comes to social distancing regulations, BJJ practices especially so. As students of the sport, we are stuck in the unfortunate situation of having a hobby that requires very close physical contact. Due to the nature of BJJ, there is a significantly higher risk of contracting the deadly virus or spreading it to someone else. The best and most responsible way to reduce the risk is to close the gyms and stop training there altogether. The issue for us is that if our local gym closes, there is no way of knowing when they will reopen so we can get back to training
Staying Calm and Dealing with Pre-Fight Nerves

Staying Calm and Dealing with Pre-Fight Nerves

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Written by Elite Sports
Every fighter is nervous before a fight or matches whether it be MMA, BJJ or boxing. Either they are a world champion, black belt master or a beginner. However, dealing with it comes with experience and practice. The anxiety and nervousness come in many different forms. Like feeling uncomfortable in your MMA rash guards and spats, not believing in yourself, thoughts of backing up, giving up, not being able to focus, etc.
Muay Thai Training, Finding The Style That Is True To You

Muay Thai Training, Finding The Style That Is True To You

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Written by Elite Sports
There is more than one way of doing things in life, this is exactly the case with Muay Thai. The method that you can use and it gets the job done effectively is great until you stumble upon a better one. As everyone is not the same so one method does not work for everyone. Also, the myth that one style can dominate all is completely false. 
What Qualities to Look For When Searching For Muay Thai Trainer

What Qualities to Look For When Searching For Muay Thai Trainer

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Written by Elite Sports
Not every trainer is equal, while there are good trainers you will surely see a few odds and corrupted ones. Often, students believe and follow their masters, most of them are blind followers and ready to do anything asked by their masters. But telling someone their master or trainer is corrupt will only result in the opposite. Yet they are in despair but they have to find out the truth themselves. 
Develop Your Unique Muay Thai Martial Art Style

Develop Your Unique Muay Thai Martial Art Style

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Written by Elite Sports
Whatever the goal may be, there are multiple ways to reach it. Just like that in martial arts either your goal is to learn self-defense, become a professional, or just for fitness, there are plenty of martial arts to choose from. Of course, no one is complete we all lack in one way or the other. 
Improve Your Health and Fitness with Boxing Workouts

Improve Your Health and Fitness with Boxing Workouts

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Written by Elite Sports
The importance of a healthy lifestyle has changed drastically over time and boxing is one of the most efficient ways of getting and keeping yourself fit. More and more people are shifting towards a healthy lifestyle so memberships for health clubs and gyms are going up. 
Bring Out The True Martial Artist In You By Following These Steps

Bring Out The True Martial Artist In You By Following These Steps

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Written by Elite Sports
Almost every one of us was once inspired by martial arts whether it be some martial arts movie or watching a UFC fight. But after some time that enthusiasm wears off and we get disappointed because of reasons like we might not be good enough, martial arts is not for me, this is not easy, I don’t want my face to look like that. 
Here Is How to Stay Fit and Active with Martial Arts

Here Is How to Stay Fit and Active with Martial Arts

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Written by Elite Sports
People want to train martial arts for various reasons like self-defense, mastering a skill, to pursue a career in it, while for others it is just a source of fitness which is completely fine. Just so you know, martial arts are as effective as any other workout for fitness, in fact, it might be better if a regiment is followed thoroughly.
Most Important Physical Attributes To Work On For BJJ

Most Important Physical Attributes To Work On For BJJ

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Written by Elite Sports
BJJ is a martial art that deals in people of all body shapes and sizes. The concept of leverage is implemented heavily in this style and one of the key factors in determining where leverage is are ones physical attributesIn this detailed blog post, we will go over the most crucial attributes that can make [...]
The 10 Best Bruce Lee Quotes

The 10 Best Bruce Lee Quotes

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Written by Elite Sports
There's many-a-reason why Bruce Lee is such an icon. He was a martial artist, a teacher, a movie star, a philosopher, and a pioneer. He's quite the fan favorite around the office over here. In fact, a certain someone, who shall remain nameless, has a portrait tattoo of Bruce on his calf. You see, Bruce [...]
GSP Teaches You The Perfect Superman Punch

GSP Teaches You The Perfect Superman Punch

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Written by Elite Sports
Though not anything new, this video will show you how Georges St-Pierre likes to setup and then land his famous Superman punch. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you definitely know who GSP is so it’s a great short video showing you how he prepares the punch. Check it out and let us [...]
Head Games - How Controlling Your Opponent's Head Can Lead To Victory

Head Games - How Controlling Your Opponent's Head Can Lead To Victory

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Written by Elite Sports
There’s an old wrestling maxim that says something along the lines of “where the head goes, the body will follow.” If you wrestled in high school like I did, this was ingrained in your head by your coach. It was one of those things that he just always fell back on. This same principle also [...]
Gi or No-Gi: That Is The Question

Gi or No-Gi: That Is The Question

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Written by Elite Sports
To gi or not to gi, that is the question. This million dollar question has been more prevalent these last few years with the ever-growing popularity of no-gi tournaments and competitions. Though no-gi submission grappling is certainly not something new, it certainly has grown a lot in popularity in recent years. So what’s the right way to go? Both if you ask me, let me tell you why.

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