Will Muay Thai Make You Bulky? The Science Revealed

Will Muay Thai Make You Bulky? The Science Revealed

Also referred to as Thai boxing, Muay Thai is a martial art from Thailand. Executing it properly requires you to condition your body with techniques such as running, jumping rope, shadowboxing, and abdominal exercises. Since Muay Thai makes use of many of your...
Just How Dangerous Is a Karate Black Belt?

Just How Dangerous Is a Karate Black Belt?

When most people think of someone with a black belt in karate, they think of someone incredibly dangerous. And while it’s true that someone who has achieved the rank of black belt in karate is an expert fighter, it doesn’t mean that they are automatically...
8 Best Judo Throws for Self Defense

8 Best Judo Throws for Self Defense

Judo emphasizes ‘maximum efficiency with minimum effort’ and ‘mutual welfare and benefit for all.’ As such, Judo seeks to improve the health and well-being of its practitioners and the community. However, as a martial art form, the main aim of...
The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Doing Judo Flips

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Doing Judo Flips

Judo was developed by the 19th-century martial artist Jigoro Kano, who borrowed many of its techniques and tenets from the Japanese art of Jiu Jitsu. Kano emphasized the efficient use of one’s physical and mental energy to overcome an opponent, and Judo was created...
11 Best Judo Techniques To Use for MMA

11 Best Judo Techniques To Use for MMA

Judo is a martial art focused on grappling and is commonly practiced today. On the other hand, mixed martial arts (MMA) is a relatively modern form of unarmed combat. This begs the question: What techniques (if any) can a judo practitioner bring with them into an MMA...
How To Get Out of a Choke Using Krav Maga

How To Get Out of a Choke Using Krav Maga

If you’re looking to reduce your anxiety about getting attacked when you least expect it, you can study various escape methods. One standard move attackers commonly use is putting you in a chokehold. Fortunately, it’s possible to get out of that using Krav...
8 Most Effective Judo Throws Revealed

8 Most Effective Judo Throws Revealed

Judo translates to ‘the gentle way’ and emphasizes using correct technique and form rather than force to overcome an opponent. In competitive judo, participants must throw, pin, or force an opponent into submission using various locks. Throwing is perhaps...
6 Martial Arts That Don’t Require Yelling

6 Martial Arts That Don’t Require Yelling

When you think of martial arts, what is one of the first mental images that come to mind? Probably a bunch of men and women yelling to channel their energy as they try to land their next punch or kick on their opponent. We all yelled when we played around as kids. But...
Are Karate Boards Easy To Break?

Are Karate Boards Easy To Break?

Whether it’s the movies or a viral video on Tik Tok, people who break boards in karate make it look almost painfully easy. However, it can be very deceiving to think so. You need a little instruction and nuance. The ease at which you see it done comes from the...