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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming MMA Events for the Week

The Fight Calendar. Upcoming Events

We’re all counting down the days until we get to see some more action and it can be a challenge to keep track of what MMA events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major MMA organisations and have put together a list of this week’s upcoming MMA events for you, so you can plan out what fight cards will fill your week’s viewing! 

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Skipping for Cardio: Fight Quality’s Favourite Approaches

Skipping for Cardio: Fight Quality's Favourite Approaches

A skipping rope is an extremely versatile training tool. Small enough to pack any time your traveling its the easiest way to get in work on the move. Despite this, skipping can be incredibly challenging and really push your cardio to another level. There’s a reason skipping has been a training tool for fighters for generations. Alongside developing cardio fitness it improves other aspects of your skills like footwork and rythmn. From black and white video of Muhammed Ali swinging a leather rope to 20 minute long Muay Thai warm ups you find ropes in every gym. However, like all training, not having a plan before you can set you up for a rubbish time. Thankfully Fight Quality is here to help and we’ve listed our favourite ways to utilise skipping to improve your cardio. Read on and find out our favourite ways to approach our skipping sessions.

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Home Boxing Equipment – What You Need To Train Boxing At Home

Home Boxing Equipment - What You Need To Train Boxing At Home

Training at a gym is always ideal, but sometimes it’s far more convenient to get those hours of training in at home. If you’ve got the space, you might be considering setting up a home gym. We wanted to help you out with some tips on home boxing equipment.

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Rules in Muay Thai

Rules in Muay Thai

The following article on Rules in Muay Thai was submitted by Robert from Way of Martial Arts.

Muay Thai (also known as Thai Boxing) is a striking martial art developed in Thailand. It uses elements of kickboxing and some ancient Asian martial arts to complete one of the most effective martial arts in the world.

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Learning the Basic Muay Thai Stance

Learning the Basic Muay Thai Stance

The following article on Learning the Basic Muay Thai Stance was submitted by Joe Monzon.

Muay Thai is a stand-up combat sport that originated in Thailand. It is often referred to as the “art of 8 limbs” for its use of the two fists, elbows, knees and legs. Muay Thai moves consist of punches, kicks, elbow strikes, knee strikes and clinching (think of it as grappling in stand-up form). It is  a full-contact kickboxing sport but also gaining popularity as a fitness workout regime in recent years.

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Fight Quality Film Review – Mr Calzaghe (2015)

Fight Quality Film Review – Mr Calzaghe (2015)

Mr Calzaghe is a 2015 documentary that follows the career of legendary Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe. It charts his journey through his highly touted amateur career, the jump to turning pro, challenges with repeated injuries all the way through to breaking through to popularity in America and his retirement – undefeated with a record of 46-0.

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The Best Punching Bags For Beginners

The Best Punching Bags For Beginners

If you’ve just started boxing or are looking for a quick way to improve your own home gym, then you might be looking at picking yourself up a punching bag. Most of the options you’ll see in professional gyms are far too expensive for the average person training at home. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some really good options out there. We’ve put together a quick guide full of the best punching bags for beginners, to help you train at home.

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The Best Contact Lenses For Combat Sports

The Best Contact Lenses For Combat Sports

The following article on The Best Contact Lenses For Combat Sports was submitted by Jericho Gonzales, a Content Marketing Specialist at Lens.com.

Do you train or fight Muay Thai, boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts? Engaging in any fight sport is tough as it gets — even with zero vision problems. You risk injury every time you train, spar, or fight. However, combat sports get even more challenging if you have vision issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. 

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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming MMA Events for the Week

The Fight Calendar. Upcoming Events

We’re all counting down the days until we get to see some more action and it can be a challenge to keep track of what MMA events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major MMA organisations for the week starting 8th of March and put together this weeks upcoming MMA events for you, so you can plan out what fight cards will fill your week’s viewing! 

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A Brief History of Shuai Jiao

A Brief History of Shuai Jiao

Unless you’re really into your different wrestling styles you’ve probably not heard of Shuai Jiao. The modern usage of the term refers to any Chinese style of wrestling. But originally it meant jacket wrestling – kind of like an old school equivalent of the modern Russian sport of Sambo

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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming MMA Events for the Week

The Fight Calendar. Upcoming Events

We’re all counting down the days until we get to see some more action and it can be a challenge to keep track of what MMA events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major MMA organisations for the week starting 8th of March and put together this weeks upcoming MMA events for you, so you can plan out what fight cards will fill your week’s viewing! 

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Fight Quality Film Review – FightWorld (2018)

Fight Quality Film Review – FightWorld (2018)

Okay so let’s start off by admitting that this one technically isn’t a film review. FightWorld, a Netflix docu-series following Frank Grillo – ‘actor and life long fight enthusiast’ – as he travels the world learning about local fight cultures. The series sees him in Mexico, Thailand, Myanmar, Senegal and Israel looking at the significance of their combat sports.

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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming MMA Events for the Week

The Fight Calendar. Upcoming Events

We’re all counting down the days until we get to see some more action and it can be a challenge to keep track of what MMA events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major MMA organisations for the week starting 8th of March and put together this weeks upcoming MMA events for you, so you can plan out what fight cards will fill your week’s viewing! 

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