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5 of the Most Common Martial Arts Injuries (And How to Reduce Your Chances of Getting Them)

  Whether your martial art has you rolling on the ground and grappling, striking and sparring, or working with weapons (hopefully the unsharpened variety!), there are five common types of injuries martial artists tend to see. It is nearly impossible to avoid all injuries, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of injury that everyone who practices any martial art should be aware of.  
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9 Reasons to Work Out (That Have Nothing to do with Weight)

  It’s common knowledge that working out and having good cardio fitness can be beneficial to your health. However, too often people see “health” and “weight loss” as interchangeable concepts – and confusing the two can be catastrophic.
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The Missing Piece of the Fitness Puzzle

  You’ve perfected your workout regimen, carefully calculated your nutrition, and finally found the supplements that support your fitness goals. Progress is just around the corner!   Maybe not. Sure, you’ve covered your fitness ABCs, but what about your ZZZs?
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What I've Learned for 18 Years of Competing

  Samery Moras is a 4th-dan black belt taekwondo competitor. She is a five-time member of the US Collegiate National Team and member of the 2014 US World Cup Team. Samery is still active in competition, and also owns and teaches at two taekwondo schools in Utah. Her mission is to push herself to a personal best and inspire others to do the same! So when Century reached out to her and asked her to write a blog helping other competitors prep for their first tournament, she was happy to help! Here’s what Samery had to say:
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Happy Birthday to Superfoot!

  If you’re a part of the martial arts world, chances are you know about Bill Wallace: author, actor, and undefeated karate champion.
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5 Ways to Speed Recovery After a Training Injury

Over the course of our lives, most of us will experience some form of physical injury. And while participation in martial arts and other sports is great for our health in many ways, unfortunately, it also increases our risk of certain injuries.
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The Right Way to add Stretching to Your Workout

  Practicing a martial art is wonderful for physical health. But because martial arts techniques often involve physical motions outside of what most people do on a day-to-day basis, it’s important to warm up before practicing. Stretching helps build flexibility so you can become an effective martial arts practitioner. However, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Here’s the smart way to incorporate stretching into your practice routine.
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