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The Centurion

What Do You Know about Jeet Kune Do?

  What is jeet kune do? Broken down word by word, “jeet” means “to intercept;” “kune” means “fist;” and “do” means “the way.” Therefore, a rough translation of jeet kune do (often shortened to simply JKD) is “the way of the intercepting fist. However, the creator of JKD, the late Bruce Lee, placed little importance in the name. Rather, Lee emphasized the importance of how JKD taught students to learn about themselves.  
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Can I Go Two Months Without Sugar?

  Hi. My name is Sarah, and I am addicted to sugar. I adore the sweet stuff in any form it takes: cookies, candy, lattes swirled with caramel syrup and cupcakes swirled with icing. I have eaten Oreos for breakfast – no, not Oreo O’s. Those are gross. I mean one of those check-out lane cups of mini-Oreos, with milk poured over it, eaten with a spoon like cereal. Yum.
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5 Reasons to Love Cardio Kickboxing

  Looking for a way to mix up your fitness routine, but worried you’ll be too bored with “normal” exercises? Let’s face it, not everyone wants to spend hours picking heavy things up and setting them down, and the view from the treadmill can get monotonous. Martial arts are fun, but they’re also not everyone’s cup of tea. Why not try cardio kickboxing? It’s a fun, exciting workout you won’t get tired of, with all the fun but none of the fighting of martial arts.  Not only is cardio kickboxing fun, it offers a host of health benefits. Here are a few of the reasons to try it out:  
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4 Tips for Finding your Perfect Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi

  Physical fitness, health and personal discipline are among the many benefits you can gain when you practice martial arts. As the martial arts have gained popularity, so has the market for the appropriate clothing to wear when practicing them. This can be a boon for customers: on one hand, there are so many options that there’s bound to be a product perfect for you! On the other, finding that perfect uniform in the sea of choices can be a struggle.
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Happy Birthday to Ricardo Liborio!

  Today may be an “unlucky” day according to superstition, but this particular Friday the 13th is also a day for celebration – it’s the birthday of Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Master Ricardo Liborio!
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Superstitions in Martial Arts

  Happy Friday the 13th! As we all know, if, on this day, you walk under a ladder while carrying a black cat and breaking a mirror, a madman in a ski mask will chase you with a machete. At least, that’s according to the traditional Friday the 13th superstition.
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5 Factors to Consider When Purchasing Your First Pair of Boxing Gloves

  When it comes to boxing gloves, the average person may have a hard time telling the difference between one pair and the next. Choosing the correct glove will not only improve your experience, but will also help you reduce your risk of injury. Whether you need gloves for fitness, bag training, or any contact sport, this article will help you to understand some of the basic differences between several styles of boxing gloves, including weight, material and the training style you intend to use them for.
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4 Reasons You're Not Seeing the Workout Results You Want

  “How long will it take to see results from my workout?”    If you’ve recently started a new exercise program, that’s a question you’ve probably asked yourself. The answer is, of course, “it depends,” but most people who consistently work out begin to experience visible results in six to eight weeks.  
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If You're A Fan of Samurai Movies, You'll Love These Modern Katana-Based Martial Arts!

  The samurai of ancient Japan were known for their mastery of a variety of martial arts and weaponry. Though this ancient order may no longer exist, some of their training lives on in the form of modern martial arts classes. The preferred weapon of the samurai, the katana (sword) is an elegant weapon that is still used in many combat styles today.
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We're Off to the SuperShow! -- An Open Letter from Century's Writer

  Hey everyone! It’s that time of year again – time for SuperShow! I hope that many of you are going, or are even there already. And, I’m going too! I’ll be working with our social media team to help tell the stories of the people and events there. In fact, as you read this blog, now, on Friday June 29th, 2018, I’m probably frantically packing my suitcase, confirming my flight time, and making sure that I actually bring shoes for this trip (I forgot them one time and my family has yet to let me live it down).
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