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 than 1 training session. If you are training hard, you are sweating, if you are sweating, then other people are sweating. There is nothing wrong with sweating in and of itself. It’s the signal of hard work. The … Read the rest

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 all those cool martial arts techniques and tactics. But it’s the mental toughness that I really appreciate and at the moment, the part that I am trying to focus on.
One example of many, is the story of George NipahRead the rest

Hydration Importance: Why Water is Mandatory in Good Nutrition and Weight Loss

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Whether it’s five pounds or fifty, most of us feel that we could lose a few. What you may not realize though, is that accomplishing this can be easier than you might think. In fact, it’s safe to say that you will not have to leave the house to get a good start on losing those pounds. Just walk over to the sink and turn it on to let the water flow, fill a glass, and drink. Easy enough, right? What may not have been apparent until now is the cleansing nature that water has on the body and the … Read the rest

Proven Weight Training Exercises For Muay Thai Speed And Power

muat thai strength and power

I’ve been asked about the best weight training exercises for Muay Thai students who want to build strength, power and maybe have their sights set on entering the ring at some point.

This article is geared towards beginners and advanced practitioners of the art of Muay Thai. Fighters should get a specialized program from an experienced trainer.

Overview

Before we get down to the nitty-gritty, we should establish some guiding principles and understand some key concepts.

Resistance/weight training is in direct conflict with Muay Thai itself. Weight training is an anabolic (muscle-building) activity, focused on building muscle relatively quickly. Whereas, … Read the rest

Student Testimonial – Mark Desa

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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 flies when you’re having fun.

 

When I first joined Kombat, I was on a bit of a break from martial arts. I had previously trained karate for a number of years. I remember seeing a news story at them time about Read the rest

What Are Healthy Fats And Why They Are Important For Losing Weight

Healthy fats can stimulate your weight loss!

When losing weight, many try to cut out the ingredients in food that appear to keep them from shedding the excess pounds. There are diets for avoiding carbs, plans to completely nix out sugar, and most popularly, foods that are advertised as healthy for their low- or no-fat content. Many salad dressings, yogurts, cheeses, and other products are processed in a way that takes out all of the fat, making them seem healthy for consumers to ingest. However, taking out fat can also take out much of the flavor of these foods, so … Read the rest