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The Centurion

Choosing Your Perfect Eight Count Gloves!

Hey! You there! That’s right, you – the one looking for gloves for your kickboxing or boxing classes! I have something for you. Whether you’re taking these classes yourself or you’re about to start offering one at your gym, and need gloves to offer in your pro shop, I’m here to help you out.
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Martial Arts in the Olympics

 
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Sugar: How Much is Too Much?

  Editor’s note: If you read the Centurion, you probably remember the whole month-without-sugar challenge, and the absolute failure that was the first month and the success that was the second. The people who participated in the challenge noticed some positive results; however, we never really touched on just want makes sugar so bad in the first place. Well, we’re exploring that now!  
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Happy New Year 2019! - Letter from the Editor

  Hello everybody! Happy New Year’s! I hope everyone had a wonderful time the other night, and that you’ve all recovered from any…excessive celebrations by now (hey, sleep deprivation is no joke!). I hope you stayed safe and, if you live anywhere even as cold as Oklahoma, which is hardly devastating in terms of winter conditions but still, I hope you stayed warm.
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Why You Need Martial Arts in 2019

  Time for some fun facts about New Year’s!
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The Secret to Succeeding in ANY New Year's Resolution

  WELCOME TO 2019 – well, almost. We’re at the point where we’re counting down by minutes and seconds, rather than days and weeks. We’ve got the fizzy drinks and those little confetti-spewing gun-smoke-smelling party poppers stocked. We’re all anticipating misdating everything we write for the next few weeks (or months…in my case, it’ll be months), resulting in a whole lot of really weird-looking number 9s. And. If you’re like most of us, you’ve made a New Year’s resolution.
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4 Martial Arts Shows to Binge-Watch During the Holiday Break

It’s almost the holidays! With days off from work and school, you’re probably looking at a bit of extra free time – so why not use it to binge-watch some martial arts TV shows? :D    
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5 Stay-at-Home Ideas for Winter Workouts

  As winter hits, so do the snow and ice. Whether you find yourself dealing with seriously unsafe streets, or simply find it too cold to leave your house, winter weather can seriously cut into gym time. This doesn’t mean that you should force yourself to brave dangerous weather or freezing temperatures to stay in shape. You can take a break from the gym and still stay fit!  
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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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