Carlson Gracie Cup 2016 BJJ Tournament Finals Highlights

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20
Apr
2016

Highlights and submissions from the Carlson Gracie Cup 2016 Finals (WBJJF) Submission-only tournament held in North Vancouver, BC. The event was a complete success thanks to everyone who participated. There were 3 active mats for Gi and No-gi matches, for kids, juniors, mens and women’s divisions.   Organized by Marcus Soares, http://www.marcussoares.com World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation, http://www.wbjjf.com If you want to participate in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu submission-only tournament events please visit the WBJJF website. PLAY NOW (Make sure your sound volume is NOT maxed out)

2016 Carlson Gracie Cup Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

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21
Dec
2015

  Dear Students, Instructors and School Owners, It is our honour to invite you and your Team to participate in the 2016 Carlson Gracie Cup Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament.  The tournament will be held in North Vancouver at the Squamish Nation Recreation Center at 100 Capilano Road (Free Parking) on January 30th, 2016. This tournament will be Submission only, where points are based on submission attempts. We will have Kids, Women’s and Men’s Divisions in both Gi and No Gi. We will feel honored with the participation of your Team that will contribute to the success of this event. For Registration Information Please Click Here. Marcus Soares President World BJJ Federation  

What Is Muay Thai Kickboxing?

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14
Oct
2015
Posted in Muay Thai

Enter any serious Mixed Martial Arts gym in Canada and abroad, and you’re likely to find some sort of Muay Thai kickboxing program or class being taught. Why? Because it’s deemed by many experts to be the most effective striking style for use in modern MMA competition. For this reason, many people want to learn Muay Thai. But just what exactly is Muay Thai kickboxing? Muay Thai Kickboxing is both a combat sport and a martial art developed in Thailand, and is often thought of as the national sport of Thailand. Called “Muay Thai”, Thai boxing, or Thai kickboxing for short, it is perhaps the most exciting and captivating of the various kickboxing styles that fighters practice and compete in around the world. Thai’s love Muay Thai, and in Thailand children often begin training in Muay Thai at an early age (with limited contact rules) in the hopes of someday becoming a famous Muay Thai champion. Muay Thai History The name “Muay Thai” is derived from the meaning of the word “muay”, which means to bind something in a ball. In times past, Muay Thai practitioners would bind their hands in hemp rope to protect them from damage during matches … Continue reading

Techniques & Training Methods of Muay Thai

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6
Oct
2015
Posted in Muay Thai

Of all the modern combat sports, perhaps none other is more exciting to watch than Muay Thai kickboxing. And, of all the striking styles, none is as easy to pick up or as difficult to master as Muay Thai. With techniques that belie the complexity of the art by their simplicity, Muay Thai is a lot like chess in that the basics and rules are easy to learn, but one can spend a lifetime mastering their subtleties. Since we realize that most of the people who find our website are looking for more information on our school and the martial arts classes we teach, we decided to write this article in order to explain the art of Muay Thai kickboxing by breaking down the basic techniques and training methods of Muay Thai. Let’s start with the techniques… The Techniques of Muay Thai The techniques of Muay Thai can be broken down into four sections; punches, kicks, elbows, and knees. Some would also add in a fifth dimension, techniques of thrusting with the foot, but those techniques fall under the realm of kicks, so for simplicity’s sake we’ve organized them as such. Punching techniques mostly correlate with the techniques of Western … Continue reading

The Top 5 Reasons For Taking MMA Classes

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15
Aug
2015

There are a lot of good reasons to take up an MMA class. However, we realize that not everyone who is checking out our class offerings is familiar with mixed martial arts, beyond what you might have seen on television. So, here’s a short list of all the reasons you might want to check out our MMA classes. Reason #1 – Fitness Without a doubt, mixed martial arts fighters have to be in excellent shape. And if you think about it, it’s not just because they have to make weight for a fight. Virtually every fighter in every weight class looks about as ripped as an extra from the cast of 300 when they step in the ring. And for good reason… MMA classes offer some of the toughest fat-burning workouts you’ll find anywhere. There’s nothing that can match a solid MMA class for helping your body to burn fat and gain lean muscle. So, if you’re looking for a workout that won’t bore you to tears, you could do a lot worse than to check out an MMA class. Reason #2 – The Challenge Mixed martial arts is a challenging sport, there’s no doubt about it. While other sports … Continue reading