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Do You Have Any Questions?

As we start class, after each technique is demonstrated and after the final strength and conditioning exercises… you’ll hear that question all the time in the gym. Becoming a true martial artist requires more than blindly mimicking what you see the instructor and other students doing; sure you’ll get a great workout, and maybe that’s enough for now, but you’ll never really learn and truly understand the martial arts if you don’t critically think about what you are doing and why you’re doing it. This starts by asking questions.

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ, Thai Kickboxing and Filipino Jiu-Jitsu, there is a reason for everything — every position, every movement, everything has a purpose.  An instructor’s job is to show you how to properly execute a technique for maximum effectiveness — a student’s job is to learn the technique and then think how to properly apply it.  Too often a student learns a new technique without truly understanding how it can be applied; they try it once, it doesn’t work and they never use it again — a few questions and a couple of minor changes could have easily made that technique work.  So, next time you are wondering how our why we do something, speak up… you never know, the answer might make a huge difference in your game.  At the very least, someone else might have the same question.

 

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To progress in Thai Kickboxing, Filipino Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ, or Mixed Martial Arts/MMA, you really should strive to make two to three classes per week.  But with work, school, family and travel… sometimes it’s really hard to get to the gym.  While there is no real substitute for class time, there are a few things you can do to keep your skills sharp if you know you are going to be out for a few days:

1. Shadow boxing — there is an old saying in boxing, “the mirror is your best instructor.” Wherever you are, you can probably find a little space to get in a couple of rounds of shadow boxing.  Shadow boxing is a great way to put together your combinations — work the four counts, the 15 count and the boxing feed.  How’s the jab — crisp?  Are you dropping your hand after the cross?  How’s the footwork? Head movement?  Are you working defense… parries, covers, slipping? You can use a kitchen timer or download a timer app for your phone.

2. Cardio — Thai kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ require strong cardio; if you are going to be out for a couple of days, you don’t want to be sucking wind when you come back.  A jump rope is an inexpensive and easy way to keep fit at home or when traveling. You can also do the exercises that we do in the Thai Kickboxing, Filipino Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/BJJ warm-ups or the stuff we do in the Strength and Conditioning class pretty much anywhere: front-to-back jumping jacks, skip knees, burpies, squat, skip kicks, push-ups, etc — you’ll be working up a sweat in no time.

3. Stretching — It always a good idea to try to remain flexible and limber in your off days, but if you have done a couple of rounds of shadowboxing and a home cardio circuit, remember it’s important to warm-up and stretch like you would if you were at the gym to avoid injuries.

4. Road work — All of the fighters and many of the martial artists in the gym have added running to their workout regimes to build up their cardio and endurance.  With a pair of running shorts and shoes, you can hit the road almost anywhere. This is a great way to cross-train on your off days or to stay in shape when you are out of the gym

Again, the only way to learn martial arts is to come to class… sorry, there’s no shortcut. However, sometimes absences are unavoidable; the best thing you can do is  lessen the impact. If you have other ways you like to cross-train, let’s hear ‘em — leave a comment to this post.

 

Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts offers the most  functional and realistic self-defense and fitness programs in the North Shore area.

We offer Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Filipino Jiu-Jitsu and Children’s programs.

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Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and

North Shore Area including:

Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA

Thai kickboxing is a unique and effective blend of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Western Boxing and American Kickboxing.  It has captured the interest of men and women alike.   While competitive kickboxers train almost everyday– it is recommended for the average kickboxing students train at least 2-3 times per week to full reap the benefits of taking such a physically active martial art.

Thai Kickboxing; along with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu(BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts(MMA) and Filipino Jiu-Jitsu; offers a great workout for both your body and mind.  When doing any physically strenuous workout, repetition is key for the resilience in your muscles after each workout…not to mention the added health benefit of regular exercise.  Studies show that people who exercise on a regular basis lessen their risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and depression.

Thai kickboxing is more than just a cardio program.  Although you get an amazing workout with kickboxing– it also is a great release of pent-up aggression and stress.  It improves your balance and help tone and sculpt your muscles that you neglect from regular workouts.

Alright, enough of the many HEALTH factors as to why you should train regularly.  We all know how important regular exercise is for your health.  Another BIG reason why you should come to at least 2-3 classes a week would be for the mental retention of the information given in class and vitality for the progression towards a black belt.  Although the classes vary in what’s being taught, the core training is there.  You will be able to work the pivots more concisely and get your technique down in your roundhouse kick.  You will be able to defend yourself competently and confidently.  One class a week just isn’t enough.

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Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and North Shore Area including:

Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA