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Three tips for staying safe on your return to the gym

Three tips for staying safe on your return to the gym

We’re sure you, like all of us at FQ, were really pleased to hear the news that gyms were starting to reopen in the UK this week – our itchy knuckles have been dying to hit some stuff for too long!

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4 Tips To Help You Choose The Perfect Punching Bag

4 Tips To Help You Choose The Perfect Punching Bag

The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Kaden Smith from smartmma.com

Punching bags are no longer just for professional and amateur boxers, kickboxers, and mixed martial artists. They are for anyone wanting to get fit and build lean muscle in their upper arms, abs, chest, and neck. 

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The Importance Of A Training Coach For Muay Thai Beginners

The Importance Of A Training Coach For Muay Thai Beginners

The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Tyler Read from ptpioneer.com.

Muay Thai which is commonly referred to as the “art of eight limbs” is best learned from a training coach. The martial art is best known for its tremendous power, maximum efficiency, and raw simplicity. 

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What are the rules of an MMA fight?

What are the rules of an MMA fight?

The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Max, a writer from Speak MMA.

MMA is a rapidly growing sport, and is often touted as the fastest growing sport in the world. With this growth has come a lot of evolution in the rules of the sport. As mixed martial arts grew its audience and began being broadcast as a legitimate sport on TV, it needed a proper set of rules to govern itself.

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Training Around Coronavirus

Training Around Coronavirus

With constant dramatic headlines, the sudden realisation of how often you touch your face and the fact you can’t buy a roll of toilet paper anywhere it’s easy to feel like the apocalypse is inbound at the moment. Statistically if you’re someone reading this you’re fit, healthy and exercise regularly, so are likely to be in the lower risk categories but you’re also likely to know people who are at higher risk from the virus and we’re assuming you’re going to want to try and not pass it on to them. If everyone stays calm (anyone with a garage full off loo roll we’re looking at you) and does their part to stop the spread we can help reduce the load on health services, stop vulnerable people from contracting coronavirus and make sure society doesn’t grind to a halt. 

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A Brief History of Sambo

A Brief History of Sambo

Sambo is a Russian martial arts developed during the soviet era. It was designed to teach soldiers of the red army hand-to-hand combat skills. The name is an acronym of “samozashchita bez oruzhiya” which means “self defence without weapons”, and it was designed to incorporate the most effective elements of several martial arts into one discipline.

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New Fight Gear – February 2020

New Fight Gear - January 2020

Worried you’ll miss when your favourite fight brand releases an amazing new line of gear? We bring you a monthly round-up of the latest fight gear ranges released by all of your favourite brands, so you can see all the best new fight gear all in one place.

Whether it’s for Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Muay Thai or other combat sports, make sure you keep up to date with the latest gear and equipment each month. Check out the other New Fight Gear round-ups here.

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What Equipment Do You Need To Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Unless you’ve been under a rock since the first UFC competition then you’ve seen BJJ shoot from a niche sport to a global phenomenon. There’s BJJ gyms in basically every major city, competitions are aired on streaming services like UFC fight pass and acai sales are through the roof. If you’re considering taking up BJJ, but aren’t sure what kit you’re going to need to buy, then keep reading because we’ve broken it all down for you.

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What Equipment Do You Need To Train MMA?

What Equipment Do You Need To Train MMA?

MMA (or Mixed Martial Arts) is more popular now than ever, with the stars of the sport occasionally crossing into both other sports and mainstream media.

Unlike sports like Boxing or Kickboxing, MMA requires you to train all aspects of fighting, from exhilarating striking on your feet, to the more nuanced grappling on the ground. This means that there’s a little more equipment needed to make sure you’re safe. We’re here to walk you through all of the equipment you might need.

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Fight Quality Film Review – Katie (2018)

Fight Quality Film Review – Katie (2018)

Katie is a documentary following the life of Katie Taylor, charting her journey from having to pretend to be a boy to get fights (Ireland wouldn’t sanction female boxing, so she would put her name down as ‘K. Talyor’ and walk out to the ring with her headgear on) to become Ireland’s greatest sportswoman.

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