Category Archives: Martial Arts

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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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – it’s for everyone!

jiu jitsu

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In action

Originating in 1882, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu really took off in the early 90s when BJJ expert Royce Gracie won the Ultimate Fighting Championships. Despite fighting larger opponents, who were practising boxing, wrestling and karate, Gracie took the crown. And suddenly, the MMA world was hooked!

Since then, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been credited for highlighting the importance of ground fighting, and consequently become an essential art for many MMA fighters.

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