How to Use Focus Pads

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How to Use Focus Pads

This is a video showing how to properly use focus pads (focus mitts) for boxing or Muay Thai for the beginner student, as illustrated by Muay Thai coach, Kru Joey de Los Reyes and Boxing coach, Sean Fulgencio.  Here are some pros, cons and tips, and there is small training video at the bottom of this post.

Focus Pads Pros and Cons

Focus pads are a great training tool for sharpening the tools for any martial arts involving strikes.   Here are some pros and cons of using focus pads.


  1. You can work accuracy, timing,
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What Is the Best Martial Arts Workout?

What Is the Best Martial Arts Workout?

Muay Thai MississaugaWhat is the best martial arts workout?  All martial arts have something to offer, with regards to fitness, and the  benefits of training in martial arts are multi-layered. Not only is it an enjoyable activity, it also teaches you skills that you may one day have to put to use. In addition to this, though, martial arts is excellent exercise. There’s a reason why the most fit athletes in the world must compete in rounds that last just a few short minutes – martial arts and fighting make for an exhausting, full-body workout.… Read the rest

What is Muay Thai?

What is Muay Thai?

muay thai mississaugaMuay Thai might be the answer for anyone tired of the standard gym and aerobic practices. It’s more of an engaged recreational sport that does wonders for the physique. Those who haven’t been properly introduced to the sport, might view it as a rough and tiresome fight. However, there are a lot of great fitness benefits to reap from Muay Thai.

Practically every nation in the world has a historical record of fostering and development of martial arts, with or without the use of a weapon. Muay Thai, a combat sport of Thailand, is one of … Read the rest

The Long Road Back

Returning to Training After Time Off

Steps to Take for Returning to Training

In a perfect world, a person’s martial arts training would never be interrupted for an extended period of time. Yet for even the best athletes who are completely dedicated to their training, sometimes things get in the way. From injuries, to pregnancy, to other commitments, most everyone is bound to experience something that interrupts their training at some point or another if they stick with it long enough.The good news is that returning to training in martial arts is completely doable. If you haven’t been able to … Read the rest

Kombat Arts History Lesson

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The other day someone was asking what the letters represent on our blue wall mats. You can barely see them in the picture, but we used to write the letters of the alphabet on the mats.

When we started off at Gold’s Gym in Mississauga, almost 14 years ago, we were in a 2500 sq. ft. aerobics studio.

At the time we could not afford grappling mats. So we made our own, out of plywood, tarp, insulation, industrial strength Velcro and carpet under padding.

And at the beginning of EVERY Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class or MMA class, we would set … Read the rest

Ninja Graham Crackers


Homemade Graham Crackers for After School or in Lunches

Well it’s that time of year again, the kids go back to school and while it might be great to see them go, there is also many things to juggle. On that list for the health conscious parent is packing healthily, nut free snacks that your kids will eat. With that in mind we though you would enjoy this easy recipe for homage graham crackers.  There’s not much to them, but by using sprouted whole wheat you can up the nutritional value, and pair it with some fruit and cheese … Read the rest