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8 Amazing, Actually True Facts about Chuck Norris

  When I was a sophomore in college, my roommate Natalie had a poster: “15 Chuck Norris Facts.” She hung it in the living room, and among the four of us roommates, it was probably the best-read piece of literature in the apartment. “Chuck Norris was once bitten by a cobra. After five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died.” “Chuck Norris doesn’t wear a watch. He decides what time it is.”
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The Best Ways for Seniors to Savor Their Lives - And Get Healthier!

  Do you feel like, as you’ve grown older, you’re losing some of the best of your youthful attributes? I don’t just mean lush hair or tight skin – I mean the important ones, like a sharp mind and relatively pain-free movement. Since aging is inevitable, you may feel like you have no say in the matter. But you have far more control than you think!    
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What to Get Your Martial Artist for Valentine's Day

  If you train in martial arts, and have gotten to experience the benefits (physical and mental) that come with involvement, and get to be a part of the community (a colorful assortment of people who use the phrase, “Hey, check out my bruises,” far more than any other segment of the population), you probably consider yourself pretty lucky (I know I do). If your S.O. trains with you – or in any art, for that matter – and you get to share that part of your life with them, you’re doubly lucky!
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Thinking About Adding Supplements to Your Healthcare Routine? Read This First!

 
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What Makes the Torrent T2 Bag So Great?

We're glad you asked!   Torrent, noun tor·rent | \ˈtȯr-ənt \ A tumultuous outpouring; a rush.   The naming process of our Torrent T2 Pro bag was…pretty straightforward. Although you’ll usually see “torrent” used to refer to water elements: a torrent of rain; a torrential flood. We had a different rush in mind, though – the outpouring of strikes from participants in a group fitness class!
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These Cool African Martial Arts are Often Overlooked - Do You Know Them?

When you hear the words “martial arts,” what comes to mind? From what we’ve learned from the movies, it may seem obvious that Asia has a stronghold on the market, most notably disciplines like karate, ninjutsu, aikido, taekwondo and kung fu. Perhaps you’ve heard of other styles such as fencing, krav maga or bare-knuckle boxing of Europe; or Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Capoeira made popular in South America. Continents around the globe have styles with their own popular followings, but one continent may not initially come to mind when thinking about popular martial art forms – Africa! While African martial arts such as dambe, laamb, Zulu stick fighting and other styles are quite popular within the continent, they are just now gaining recognition on a global scale.
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Planning to Get Fit in 2019? Here’s Why You Need to Cut Down on Salt

  If you read The Centurion, you’ve definitely seen one or two posts about sugar: why it’s bad (but so delicious!), why you should probably quit eating it so much and what happens when you do. However, as awful as excessive sugar is for you, it’s not the only hazard hiding in your snacks. Today, we’re looking at another dietary disaster: salt.  
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Martial Arts Talk: Grand Master Fred Weeks

  One of the interesting things about my generation (millennials, or 90s kids, if you will—) is that we grew up with martial arts, even if we didn’t train. I never set foot in a martial arts gym until I was in my 20s, but I could have rattled off the names of a half-dozen or so styles, and I knew of multiple gyms/dojos around town. I never even thought about it, but now I realize that I the prevalence of martial arts in the US isn’t something to be taken for granted. I – and all young martial artists – get to enjoy the benefits of the work done by previous generations, including men like Grand Master Fred Weeks.
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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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