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Rolling Right: How to Avoid Injury on the BJJ Mats

  Brazilian jiu-jitsu is an outstanding hobby. Not only does it teach valuable self-defense skills, it’s also a phenomenal workout, and so fun to do that it will never feel like a chore. Unfortunately, as with all contact sports, BJJ also brings with it the risk of injury. The odds of getting hurt only increase the longer you participate and the older you get.  
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Managing Your Gut Health: Controlling Your Digestive Problems With Diet And Exercise

  Editor’s note: With Thanksgiving just behind us, and Christmas and the rest of the holiday season ahead, we’ve got a lot to look forward to. We’ve also got a lot to look out for, especially when it comes to our diets. The surplus of rich holiday food and drink is a recipe for gut trouble, especially for those with already-sensitive stomachs. This timely guest article is your guide for dealing with tummy trouble, and it’s especially relevant this time of year! Please read on and enjoy this article on keeping your gut healthy!  
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Martial Arts Talk: Mackensi Emory

  Mackensi Emory is a 59-time sport karate world champion and member of Team Paul Mitchell Karate. A student of Kyoshi Dave Kovar at Kovar’s Satori Academy, she also has a strong traditional martial arts background – something that she says is more common in sport karate athletes that people realize. She stopped by Century Martial Arts HQ recently, and The Centurion managed to steal time for a quick interview with Kensi, about her current career, plans for the future and signature series kama line plus a few fun questions as always!  
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Announcing the First Readers' Voices Showcase!

The Centurion wants to hear YOUR stories! Welcome to the first Readers’ Voices Showcase!
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Gift Ideas (for Cheapskates) from the Century 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Part 2

  Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your martial arts-oriented friends and loved ones? Our friend Jackie Bradbury, AKA the Stick Chick, was kind enough to do the legwork for you, combing through Century’s Holiday Gift Guide to pick out her recommendations for gifts that won’t break the bank! Tuesday’s installment covered gifts for kids; but, since most of us know and like at least one adult well enough to get them a gift, too, here are her suggestions for them!  
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Gift Ideas (for Cheapskates) from the Century 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Part 1

  You’re a martial artist, or maybe you’re the friend or spouse or parent of a martial artist. If you’re like me, you’re all of those. And if you’re like me, you’re a bit of... a penny-pincher. A tightwad. A skinflint.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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12 Tips for Being the Perfect Training Partner

  I’ve trained in several martial arts (krav maga, muay thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, jeet kune do, kali) over a time period of eight or so years. For all their differences, they – and all martial arts – have one thing in common: partner training. There is no martial art where partner training doesn’t play a crucial role. So like it or not, you are going to have a major impact on the quality of training all your partners get.   
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Martial Arts Talk: Jackson Rudolph

 
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Do You Know These Four History-Making Martial Artists?

When you ask someone to think of a history-making martial artist, they may think of classic martial arts film icons, like Bruce Lee or Chuck Norris, or modern MMA newsmakers like Conor McGregor or Daniel Cormier.
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