Archive for the ‘Boxing Classes’ Category

Let’s look at “motivation” differently!

In my last blog entry, I discussed how the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle combats depression by setting the body AND the mind in motion. BJJ is called “human chess” for a reason. When you’re present in the moment of a drill or a sparring match, and when you know there’s a way for you to win […]

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The best gift is the opportunity to earn!

Recently, I was considering what I should buy for a young relative of mine on her birthday. Now I’m already known for promoting martial arts frequently, so I didn’t get her a kimono or a pair of boxing gloves. After all, parents are ultimately the ones making the call on whether or not their children […]

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A lesser-known reason why Muay Thai is so cool . . .

. . . is because you can train on your own, without any special equipment! With just a minimal amount of striking knowledge, you can sharpen and grow that knowledge on your own via shadowboxing. Now some people may feel self-conscious about punching and kicking the air, without equipment or a partner. But really, if […]

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Runner? Hiker? Spartan / Tough Mudder racer? Muay Thai fits perfectly with that!

Since I started working at NJ United MMA, I’ve seen some people sign-up for Muay Thai memberships while having almost no exercise experience at all. God bless those individuals – it takes guts to go from nothing and straight into a contact martial art like Muay Thai, even if you don’t elect to spar! However, […]

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The Importance a Newbie-Friendly Gym!

Have you ever had to teach or ‘coach’ someone to do a task? Maybe it was a new coworker who didn’t quite know how your computer system works. Maybe it was a friend who needed help with a maintenance job around the house, or even a younger family member who needed your help with some […]

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“You don’t know how you’ll feel until you try!”

“Nah, I’ll wait a few months until I feel in better shape.” “Yeah. No. I don’t know. I’ll totally let you know how I feel later.” “I feel that I’ve got some things to figure out first.” ^ Those are just a few one-liners I’ve heard from people who inwardly want to raise their standards […]

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The Danger of Having an Un-Crushed Soul as a Fighter

In the early 2000’s, before beginning any martial arts training, I was a fan of Toughman boxing contests on TV. The draw of these bouts was their human-interest factor: two non-professional fighters would don headgear and 16oz gloves, meet in the ring, and slug it out for three one-minute rounds. This premise was ridiculous but […]

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The Need for Guerilla Warfare in the Cage: Why Holly Holm Beat Ronda Rousey at UFC 193.

Well, I’m glad I’m not a betting man, because I would have lost a lot of money last Saturday at UFC 193. I would have put all my money on Ronda Rousey beating Holly Holm via superior clinch work, takedowns, and ground control. Holm certainly prepared well, as she negated almost all of that. But […]

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The Greatest Boxer of Our Time

Boxing is often referred to as “The Sweet Science” for the precision skill that is required to be an elite pugilist. Floyd Mayweather is the best boxer of our time and this highlight video shows why. Notice the speed and accuracy in which Mayweather hits the “pull counter.” Great stuff! Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Great Night of Classes

What an awesome night tonight at NJ United Mixed Martial Arts! The Tiny Ninjas class was great, we had 11 – 3 & 4 year old students all practicing their jabs, crosses, and push kicks. Everyone was great today and I’m proud of how focused all the Tiny Ninjas were. We also got to play […]

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