Injuries in martial arts are very common. A large percentage of practitioners would attest to this fact and ironically, this does not prevent them, mostly if not all, in pursuing the sport they love.
The types of injuries common to martial arts are concussion, joint and bone fractures, muscle strains, bruises and cuts & lacerations. Sad thing is that injuries can’t be fully prevented. Good news is that the risk can be minimized. Adhering to the tips below might just allow you to train well another day:
Educate yourself on the potential risks of injury. Nothing beats mental preparation prior to read more
It’s a typical Saturday at FIST Gym and the place loaded with people. On one side, there’s a man deeply engaged in a one-on-one muay thai session with his coach. On another side, a mother and her young daughter are doing warm-up exercises for their boxing class. At the center, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) class is in full swing, with the students practicing the day’s drill.
It could very well be a scene at any ordinary gym, except at FIST Gym, there’s also a baby crawling nearby, a toddler bouncing about on the fitness ball, and a couple of read more
Fist Gym’s Neil Laraño wrestled his way to another unanimous decision win at the third installment of the Pacific Extreme Combat-Laban MMA held in the Baguio Convention Center last February.
Laraño relied on strategic strikes to set up his signature takedowns in three rounds to earn both the judges and crowd’s favor against a hometown fighter, Keiff Mangusan of Team Torogi, the MMA stable founded by three-time World Muay Thai champion Brent Velasco.
After successful bouts in his division against Darwin Camusol and Aldwin Recede, he credits the streak to coaches and teammates for the grind and read more