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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events for the Week (1st February)

The Fight Calendar. Upcoming MMA 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 this week and put them together for you, so you can plan out what fight cards will fill your week’s viewing! 

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A Brief History of Capoeira

A Brief History of Capoeira

Capoeira is an unusual style of martial art that has an Afro-Brazilian origins, focuses predominantly on using your lower body to kick, sweep and take your opponents down, though elbow and hand strikes are also incorporated, and is designed to allow a fighter who’s outnumbered to take on even armed enemies.

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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events for the Week (25th January)

The Fight Calendar. Upcoming MMA 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 this week and put them together for you, so you can plan out what fight cards will fill your week’s viewing! 

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Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them – Orbital Fracture

Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them - Orbital Fracture

You’re going hard in sparring, working with someone bigger than you to get ready for an upcoming fight. Or maybe you’re having the fight, with small gloves being swung hard back and forth. Suddenly your guard drops lower than it should as you throw a punch and you catch a counter hook right on the edge of your eye socket. There’s a lot of pain and some quick swelling, you might get double vision or your eye might bulge right out. Welcome to your new orbital fracture.

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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events for the Week (18th January)

The Fight Calendar. Upcoming MMA 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 events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major organisations for this week and put them together for you, so you can plan out your weeks viewing! 

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What’s In A Mouthguard? Common Dental Issues In Boxing It Protects You From

What’s In A Mouthguard? Common Dental Issues In Boxing It Protects You From

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The following article was submitted by Freelance writer Jennifer Maxwell.

Boxing is an athletic activity that has been known to knock out a tooth or two, according to WBN10. For anyone seeking to take part in martial arts and physical activities—especially boxing—it’s critical to be aware of how it may affect your dental health. Normally, boxers would make use of a mouthguard. That being said, it’s important to know how it protects you and what sort of common dental issues does it keep you safe from? 

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How to Keep Your Boxing Gloves Clean

How to Keep Your Boxing Gloves Clean

Let’s be real for a second – nobody wants to be the person at whose gloves stink out the whole gym. We’ll be going over a couple of the steps which you can take to make sure your gloves are always clean and fresh, and avoid any possible hygiene issues (or worse – bad smells).

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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events for the Week (11th January)

The Fight Calendar. Upcoming MMA 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 events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major organisations for this week and put them together for you, so you can plan out your weeks viewing! 

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Returning to Running After a Training Break

Returning to Running After a Training Break

Gyms may still be shut and the country locked down (at least here in the UK) but with the vaccine rollout underway there’s some light starting to show at the end of the tunnel. We know many of you might have found ways to keep training throughout the pandemic, you might have started working on improving other aspects of your training or, like us, you might have spent a bit too much time sitting on the sofa watching movies.

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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events for the Week (4th January)

The Fight Calendar. Upcoming MMA 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 events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major organisations for this week and put them together for you, so you can plan out your weeks viewing! 

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Wai Kru, Mongkol and Prajioud; Ancient Traditions in Modern Muay Thai

Wai Kru, Mongkol and Prajioud; Ancient Traditions in Modern Muay Thai

With shows like ONE Championship putting Muay Thai, a martial art with a long and storied history, at the centre of some seriously high profile events they’ve given Muay Thai a platform and reach that it’s never really achieved before. At FQ we love ONE Championship, and we’re incredibly pleased to see our favourite martial art reach so many new fans, and fighters get rewarded for the years of hard work they put into their training, but it’s easy to see that some of the traditions that go alongside it might get pushed to one side, or be seen but not understood. We want to do our part to help people new to Muay Thai to understand the significance of some of what they see in big shows like ONE, and what they might encounter if they branch out and watch Muay Thai from different promotions!

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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events for the Week (21st December)

The Fight Calendar. Upcoming MMA 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 events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major organisations for this week and put them together for you, so you can plan out your weeks viewing! 

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Choosing the Right Brand of Boxing Glove

Choosing the Right Brand of Boxing Glove

When buying boxing gloves, the brand you buy definitely matters. Almost all established fight gear brands who sell boxing gloves will have developed their own distinct style and create their gloves in completely different ways. Before looking into it though, you need to determine what sort of budget you have and what you’re going to be using that pair of gloves for.

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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events for the Week (14th December)

The Fight Calendar. Upcoming MMA 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 events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major organisations for this week and put them together for you, so you can plan out your weeks viewing! 

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What Types Of Boxing Gloves Are There?

What Types Of Boxing Gloves Are There?

Whether you’ve been training for a while, or are just considering taking it up, you’ll no doubt have noticed that not all boxing gloves are the same. There’s actually more variation than you would expect, and each style of glove has its own uses. Here’s a quick run-down on most of the types of boxing gloves you may come across.

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Massage guns; What are they, and should fighters be using them?

Massage guns; What are they, and should fighters be using them?

Massage Guns. We’re sure you’ve seen them all over Instagram recently, with fighters working over their legs or shoulders with a machine that looks like a weird combo between a hairdryer and pneumatic drill. They rapidly pulse in and out, drumming against the muscle and causing a rippling effect to provide a type of percussive massage that’s meant to aid recovery or prepare you for a hard session. But are they just another fitness fad with limited evidence supporting their use (like an altitude training mask) or is there real science backing up their use?

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