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How To Avoid Over-training or Under-training

If you workout with any seriousness, you know that the measuring the tension between over-training and under-training is a perpetual balancing act. If you’re an athlete or a serious exerciser, you may find yourself asking ‘Am I working out too much or too little?’ Whether your thing is weight-training, Muay Thai, boxing, BJJ, or a mix of sports you may …

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How To Harness The Power Of The Deep Squat

The deep or ATG (ass-to-grass) squat is a familiar training tool to weightlifters, CrossFitters and martial artists alike. By learning how to do this exercise properly, you can increase your power and explosiveness. There is some concern among recreational fitness enthusiasts and even personal trainers that this variation of the squat is dangerous and can be detrimental. Although there is …

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How To Build A Stronger Mind

In today’s instant, on-demand society, we want and indeed expect everything immediately. Look around and you will see people who are often distracted and very often deluded. You may even be one of them. On the surface, this instant access to information is viewed as a convenience and a necessary cost of operating in today’s world. On a deeper level, …

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How To Know If You Can Defend Yourself

How do you know if you can defend yourself in a real-world, street fight or mugging scenario? There are really too many variables in a fight that would make it unpredictable. Of course, you can take several steps to ensure you are prepared to defend yourself. But, when you actually fight, the scenario may be completely different. There could be …

Keeping Your Body and Equipment In Top Working Order

Keeping Your Body and Equipment In Top Working Order In order to be at your best in your chosen sport, two things need to be maintained. Your body, and the equipment needed for your sport. Check out Kombat Member Igor Osowski’s tips on maintaining both. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  I cannot stress enough that you should not wear the same gi for more …

The Story of George Nipah

The Story of George Nipah One thing that I love about the martial arts is the mental training that comes from it. The toughness, resilience, commitment, discipline, focus, confidence, grit…I can keep going on with all the mental stuff that I love from the martial arts. Of course I love the physical conditioning, the art and the ability to apply …

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Student Testimonial – Mark Desa

Hi. This is Mark. I’ve been working on the blog and I figured I would take the opportunity to offer my own little testimonial about my experience at Kombat Arts.   I’ve been a student at Kombat Arts for over 10 years. I didn’t even realize how long I’d been there until I just thought of it! I guess time …