Why Martial Artists Are Not Performing Optimally – How Stretching Is The Answer

Why Martial Artists Are Not Performing Optimally - How Stretching Is The Answer

The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Josh from MMA Connecting.

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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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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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Common Training Injuries And How To Treat Them – Ankle Sprains

Common Training Injuries And How To Treat Them - Ankle Sprains

You throw a leg kick, it connects beautifully as always, but when you return to your stance you land awkwardly and roll over you ankle. It hurts, a lot. Welcome to your new ankle sprain! Ankle sprains are pretty common in everyday life, not just sports, but sudden changes of direction and turning to throw punches and kicks definitely increases the likelihood that you might end up twisting your ankle.

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Quick Tips on Finding a Martial Arts Gym

Quick Tips on Finding a Martial Arts Gym

New year, new you, amiright?  One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to get in shape and start going to the gym – there’s a reason for all the busy gym memes filling up our instagram feed. Martial arts are definitely a great way to get yourself into the shape of your life, and you’re more likely to stick to your resolution if you’re having fun and learning a new skill too.

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FQ’s Early Predictions For The UFC Fight Of The Year

FQ's Early Predictions For The UFC Fight Of The Year

Fight of the Year is always a hotly debated topic, with many entertaining fights being suggested as deserving the top spot. With the end of 2019 rapidly approaching, we wanted to suggest our nominations (so far) for the best fights – here are our three favourites

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Five Recovery Methods to Improve Your Performance

Five Recovery Methods to Improve Your Performance

You’re smashing in training, eating right and putting plenty of strength and conditioning work but are you making sure your recovery is on point? If you want to maximise your performance you have to make sure that you’re putting your body in a position to perform at its best time and time again. So because FQ have always got your back we’ve put together a list of five recovery methods you can incorporate into your training program.

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How to choose the right Gi for you

How to choose the right Gi for you - Guest post by breakinggrips.com

The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Ronan, a writer from breakinggrips.com.

The Gi is also known as a Kimono and is the traditional uniform of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It was adapted from modern Japanese and is very similar to the uniform worn in Judo. Some BJJ schools such as 10th Planet do not use a Gi and train in  what is known as Nogi (rashguards and shorts) However the vast majority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies practice Jiu-Jitsu in the Gi.

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Choosing The Right Shorts For Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Other Combat Sports

Choosing The Right Shorts For Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Other Combat Sports

Shorts are an important part of the wardrobe in combat sports. They need to have ideal movement for whatever it is you’re doing, they need to be durable enough that they can put up with the punishment of even the most brutal training session and most importantly, seeing as they’re one of the few items you’ll wear when fighting, they need to make you look good.

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The Most Beautiful Boxing Gloves on the Market

The Most Beautiful Boxing Gloves on the Market

Here at FQ we’re about performance as much as looks. A great pair of boxing gloves needs to look good but also serve its purpose. That being said, there’s always going to be part of us that loves the feeling of taking an amazing looking pair of gloves out of your gym bag and feeling your training partners envious looks. 

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Breaking The Mould: Innovation In The Boxing Industry

Breaking The Mould: Innovation In The Boxing Industry

We live in a world which is constantly evolving. Even compared to just 10 years ago, the things around us are completely different. Today is the world where we can call a cab with an app, where we control our own homes with our phones, where cars can now drive themselves and where you can track your health with a watch. With some aspects of life it’s easy to see the effects of progress.

But what about in the boxing world? The innovation can be a little harder to see.

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