It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner doing your first few classes, or a seasoned fighter. Chances are you enjoy watching videos of fights, training clips and training advice. Fortunately, YouTube is filled with some amazing channels from fighters, fight fans and even promotions to help you get your regular fix.Continue reading 5 Great YouTube Channels For Fighters
The Fight Quality Christmas List
It’s that time of year again. The evenings are short, you’re running in the cold cold and dodgy Christmas jumpers have appeared around the office. If you’re not sure what gift to buy the martial artist in your life, or you’re not sure what to put on your Christmas list, then check this list out for the ten things the FQ team have put on their Christmas list this year.Continue reading The Fight Quality Christmas List
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.Continue reading Home Boxing Equipment – What You Need To Train Boxing At Home
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.Continue reading Rules in Muay Thai
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.Continue reading Learning the Basic Muay Thai Stance
A Brief History of Vale Tudo
There’s a chance you’ve heard of Vale Tudo (if you’ve watched MMA long enough you’ve probably heard it referenced somewhere). You might know that MMA developed from Vale Tudo, but do you know much about the Brazilian fighting style itself?Continue reading A Brief History of Vale Tudo
A Brief History of MMA
Mixed Martial Arts is one of the biggest sports on the planet at current – ONE Championship averaged 29 million viewers per event in 2019 (according to their CEO Chatri Sidyodtong) the UFC was involved in the largest sports acquisition in history when it sold to WME-IMG for four billion dollars and the sport has generated superstar athletes like Conor McGregor who have surpassed the sport and became household names. Not bad for a sport that was widely banned and compared to human cockfighting in the not too distant past. But how did this global phenomenon come to be the sport it is today?Continue reading A Brief History of MMA
A Brief History of Kickboxing
The term kickboxing can have a pretty broad application. Technically it refers to any stand up martial art that allows kicking and punching and so covers a pretty broad spectrum of styles. The narrower focus of the name would be styles that identify as kickboxing, which still includes a lot of sports, but for the sake of this article we’ll be focusing on the history of Japanese Kickboxing, and its spread to Europe, and North American Kickboxing which has similar roots but developed separately. Alongside Muay Thai, which we’ve covered separately, much of modern kickboxing has come from these styles.Continue reading A Brief History of Kickboxing
The Ultimate Guide To Boxing Gloves (Updated 2022)
Welcome to the Fight Quality Ultimate Guide to Boxing Gloves, updated for 2022.
When we originally wrote the first version of our Ultimate Guide back in 2016 we wanted to bring you the absolute best resource for everything you could possibly want to know about boxing gloves. Since then the guide has undergone several updates, reflecting the changes in the industry, technology and brands.Continue reading The Ultimate Guide To Boxing Gloves (Updated 2022)
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!Continue reading Wai Kru, Mongkol and Prajioud; Ancient Traditions in Modern Muay Thai
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.Continue reading Choosing the Right Brand of Boxing Glove
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.Continue reading What Types Of Boxing Gloves Are There?
Our Five Favourite Fighters From the One Championship Roster
We’re big fans of One Championship here at FQ, and we’ve put together a list of our five favourite fighters. If you haven’t already heard of them then make sure you keep an eye one them – you won’t regret it!Continue reading Our Five Favourite Fighters From the One Championship Roster
Why do you need to wear hand wraps for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?
Chances are that at some point towards the beginning of your training you were told you need hand wraps to wear underneath your gloves. Hand wraps of course make your hand safer, but not many people actually know how they do that.Continue reading Why do you need to wear hand wraps for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?
What’s Inside A Boxing Glove?
We use them every time we go training and rely on the protection they offer to not damage our hands when we’re hitting pads (or the odd face or two), but how many times have you stopped to think about what’s giving you that protection?Continue reading What’s Inside A Boxing Glove?
How To Tell What Size / Weight Boxing Gloves You Need
How do you know you’re using the right size or weight boxing glove? If you ask most brands they’ll usually tell you it all depends on either your weight or the size of your hands, but is that always the case? Should you use the same weight gloves for both fitness work like pads or a heavy bag, as you would use during sparring?Continue reading How To Tell What Size / Weight Boxing Gloves You Need
Why Do Fighters Grunt While They Train?
What do tennis players, weightlifters and fighters have in common? Grunting really loudly as they hit (or lift) stuff.Continue reading Why Do Fighters Grunt While They Train?
What protection do boxing gloves provide?
When it comes to combat sports, there’s almost always some form of glove involved. There are a load of different types of glove, but they all share a common purpose – making things safer. That said, there are negative sides to using boxing gloves, leading some groups to agree that bare knuckle boxing is actually safer overall.
In this article we’re going to take a closer look into why we use boxing gloves in the first place. To understand what protection boxing gloves provide, it’s important to look back at what the sport of boxing was like before the introduction of boxing gloves and other safety measures.Continue reading What protection do boxing gloves provide?
What Are The Different Types Of Martial Arts?
The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Asen from fighterculture.com.
Many people contemplate getting involved in martial arts, but hesitate to do so because they do not know where to begin. Your best option will be to start with research. You really cannot go wrong with research, as it will provide you with everything you need to know about the types, accessibility, availability, and requirements.Continue reading What Are The Different Types Of Martial Arts?
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.Continue reading 4 Tips To Help You Choose The Perfect Punching Bag