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Introduction: The First Punch Have you ever watched a film all about martial arts and felt an overwhelming desire to learn one for yourself? Martial arts is a great skill that can be used for fitness as well as releasing emotions and feelings. Martial arts not just fighting - it

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Find a boxing club Your first step to becoming a boxer is to find a club to train at. Ideally, you should look for one that has some link to a larger boxing organization, or one that has produced professional boxers.  If you are serious about becoming a boxer, you

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Boxing is a great way to keep fit, whether it is for basic exercise training, or to learn how to defend yourself in the ring. You can either join a boxing gym, which can be available at many different boxing levels, from beginners to professionals. Or you can learn and

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Generally speaking, professional boxers do not tend to lift weights. This is because it works to build muscles that are not necessarily useful for hand to hand combat.  It is not recommended to complete weight training sessions more than 2-3 times a week. This is because they are secondary in

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There are many different sports that are great for weight loss and for burning calories at a fast pace. Many studies suggest that the more high intensity a sport is, the more calories it is likely to burn every hour. It just so happens that the sport that burns the

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Weight cutting is a vital part of MMA fighting. The average amount of weight to lose is around 5-10 kilograms (10-20 pounds).  Cutting weight can be a very dangerous activity and should never be attempted without consultation and support from a qualified medical professional.  What does this mean? All fighters

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MMA or Mixed Martial Arts is a combat sport. It is full-contact and is usually between two competitors, each with the aim of getting the other to submit. It is played as a competitive sport as well as being an activity undertaken by amateurs. It is one of the fastest

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There are 3 main steps that you need to take to successfully become an MMA fighter. Written out, they all seem very simple, but you will need a lot of dedication and determination to succeed.  The best age to begin practising as an MMA fighter is around 15-16, however, with

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MMA is a contact sport and makes the athletes very susceptible to injury. Correctly wrapping up your hands and wrists before you fight helps to minimize the risk of damage to your body. It is particularly effective in minimizing the risk of getting a boxer’s fracture.  Professional fighters tend to

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Boxing is a high contact sport and can very often lead to injuries. One of the easiest ways to protect yourself from injury is to choose a well-fitting boxing glove.  This will provide your wrist with support and use padding to protect your knuckles. What are you going to use

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So you’ve just organized your first ever kickboxing class. You are super excited, a little nervous, and eager to get learning. You know exactly where to go, you’ve chatted to the instructor and feel reassured, now all you have to do is wait patiently. Oh, and decide what to wear.

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Since the eighteenth century, the rules of boxing have been changed and added to over time in order to become the sport that we know and love today. The rules of boxing can vary slightly depending on the jurisdiction and whether it is an amateur or professional fight, but generally,

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Glove maintenance is by far the least exciting part of boxing, but one of the most necessary. Not only will regular cleaning stop your gloves from smelling, but it will also help to prolong their lifespan. Clean gloves will also reduce your risk of developing skin infections and irritation.  To

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Boxing is a great way to stay fit, but due to the intensity of the sport, it takes nothing more than a few rounds in the ring or on a punch bag to really “dirty up” your gloves. All that sweat, bacteria, dirt, and even blood can build up and

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Boxing is a competitive sport where two people attempt to combat each other whilst wearing protective gloves. In boxing, the participants will try to throw punches, and gain hits against the other for a predetermined amount of time whilst inside the boxing ring.  Boxing is essentially a sport where the

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Known as a hand wrap, Kumpur, or wrist wrap, these simple strips of tape or gauze might not sound like much, but provide an effective barrier against punching-induced injuries for boxers and other combat athletes around the world. You might be thinking - what’s the point? You’ll typically be wearing

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Any sports fan will know the frustration you feel when the result does not go your team’s way. That buzz of anger throughout your body, and the constant feeling that the referee is wrong and that you could have refereed it better. That feeling is no different for boxing fans.

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Home gyms are an increasingly popular concept, and in the majority of home gyms, you will find a boxing bag. They are a great way to add fitness into your life and provide a great workout for your whole body. Boxing bags are incredibly popular among fitness fanatics and boxing

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In order to become a boxing referee, you will be required to be trained, just as you would with any other job. A referee will need to be fully prepared before entering the ring to make sure that both opponents are sticking to the rules and fighting fairly. A referee’s

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If you look closely at most types of combat sports, there are usually some form of gloves involved. There are lots of different types of gloves that are useful for a variety of purposes, but boxing gloves are probably the most recognizable types of sporting gloves. One of the main

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Boxing is not just about winning, and it takes a lot more than just body strength to become a powerful boxer. A good boxer has excellent stamina to withstand long fights, strong hand-eye coordination and quick reflexes to throw and dodge punches at the right times, and excellent agility to

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Boxing wraps are an essential part of many different martial arts, so you will likely have encountered them if you have participated in any of these sports. While you might have heard of boxing wraps, it is likely you might not have considered how you clean them. This guide is

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If you’re planning on going to watch a boxing match, you might be wondering what to wear. Should you dress up and go formal, or dress down and play it cool?Well, this largely depends on the type of boxing match you’re attending. For example, you’d dress differently for a college

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