Category Archives: Combat sports

5 things to look out for at Rio 2016 Olympics

Rio 2016

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What will you be watching this year?

The Olympics are here again, that four year trip into the world of athletics, countries you’ve never heard of and the knowledge you always have something to watch on the TV.

But though Neymar, Usain Bolt, Zika and the whole Russian doping scandal may take the headlines, we think it’s important to look out for a few other great happenings at this Olympics.

So here’s five things you really shouldn’t miss.

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Killer combat bloggers


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It’s fight night

Combat, like fitness, takes many forms. We’ve looked through hundreds of UK blogs, and these are the best combat bloggers on the scene right now.

From Judo to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through Mixed Martial Arts, and even taking in a bit of wrestling and cage fighting, these grapplers will have you on the edge of your seat with their experiences, tips and bout reviews.

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5 Reasons To Try…Boxing


Boxing, the gentleman’s sport

As part of a new feature, we’ve asked members of the Elite Athlete Programme to give us five reasons why they think people should get involved with different aspects of fitness and sport.

To start, we’ve gone with a sport that’s often brutal, often brilliant and 100% epic for getting you in shape.

Think that boxing might not be for you? Let’s see if Matt can change your mind.

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Top ten commanding combat blogs

Combat blogs

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If Jackie Chan did blogs…

Cardiovascular fitness, strength, speed and agility – just some of the qualities required to excel as a martial artist.

Add the strong element of mental training that goes into the mix and you’ve got a way of life, not just a pastime. Here we take a look some of the best combat sports blogs out there. Inspiring, original and nothing if not an eye opener.

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