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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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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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Exercise and Addiction Recovery: The Best Ways to Get Healthy

 
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The Top 7 Mental Benefits of Kung Fu Training

  If you look for a list of popular martial arts, chances are you’ll find kung fu holding a place in the top ten, if not higher. What is it about this art that draws so many people to train? 
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Things to Know Before Your First Day of Judo

 
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6 Great Gift Ideas for Father's Day

  Many people get into martial arts because a family member started training first. In this case, it’s usually a relative someone looks up to: an older sibling, a mother, or father. I know several people for whom the latter was the case.   No one in my (immediate) family ever had an interest in martial arts, unfortunately. But I found other hobbies to share with them. My dad, for example, is an avid tennis player. He signed me up for lessons when I was a kid, taught me the finer points of the serve, and spend hours practicing with me on weekends when I played for my high school. Tennis was our thing.    Every Father’s Day, I make a point to get my dad something tennis-related. Sometimes it’s just tennis balls; other times I get fancier with tennis books, racquet clips, or tennis clothing. This theme isn’t just important because Dad likes tennis – it’s a reminder of the connection we have through the sport.     I know that for many of our readers, martial arts is the connection they have with their dad. This year, skip the ties and tools and fishing gear for Father’s Day. Give your dad a gift that’s a thank-you: for introducing you to your art, and sharing rides to the dojo. For not letting you quit when you thought you wanted to. For not letting you win in sparring, because he knew you could be so much better if you pushed yourself. For attending tournaments on the weekends, and for showing you what you could accomplish through martial arts, because he’d paved the way as a role model.  
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Should I Do Cardio or Weights First?

 
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