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Are You Being a Good Training Partner?
Are You Being a Good Training Partner?

Training Partners “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”— Proverbs 27:17 ​“Iron sharpens iron” is something we hear a lot on the Tatame (Jiu jitsu mats).  We might use it to compliment our training partners after a competition win, a hard training session, or when we need to…

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The Importance of Footwork in Muay Thai
The Importance of Footwork in Muay Thai

Muay Thai Footwork Different patterns of footwork: Muay Thai has numerous patterns to its footwork.  There are patterns to move forward, backward, diagonally, and sideways.  In Muay Thai, the most essential motion in a fighter’s footwork is learning to step at an angle.  This footwork is utilized in many techniques. …

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Strength Training for the Everyday Athlete
Strength Training for the Everyday Athlete

Strength Training for the Everyday Athlete Recently I have had an increasing amount of students ask me to draft strength & conditioning programs for them. Which is great and awesome, but I only have so many hours in a days in which to work. My purpose in writing this news…

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Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Closed Guard Review
Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Closed Guard Review

Hey all! So, we spent several weeks studying the Closed Guard and now we are moving on to our study of the Mount. Below you'll find a quick review of the major movements we covered from Closed Guard. I put the movements in roughly the same order that we studied them…

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The Top 5 Reasons Kettlebells Are Good For Your Back
The Top 5 Reasons Kettlebells Are Good For Your Back

Why Kettlebell Exercises are awesome: 1. Kettlebell exercises strengthen the glutes. The late Vladimir Janda, MD, from the Czech Republic observed that people with low back dysfunction often exhibit "gluteal amnesia".  And if not overcome with proper recruit pattern practice, it is likely to lead to more back problems, since…

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The Purpose of Drilling In Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai
The Purpose of Drilling In Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai

Why do we drill in our Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai classes? Drilling consistently allows us to make our techniques automatic and this is the best way to make your techniques effective.  There is no other element that is more important to mastering your Jiu Jitsu and Thai boxing techniques…

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Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Closed Guard Reminders + Congrats to Competitors! :]
Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Closed Guard Reminders + Congrats to Competitors! :]

Hey all! We have spent the last couple weeks focusing on the closed guard and building a series of submissions from there. I would like to share a few tips / reminders to be aware of when using the closed guard as well as congratulate our competitors from this past…

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10 Tips for Training With an Injury
10 Tips for Training With an Injury

What to do when training with an injury: Hey everyone, Coach O here. This following article is written by a cyclist but the points he makes can be applied to all athletics. Getting injured is a real thing and here are 10 great tips to help you overcome the injury.  Pay…

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New Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Belts!
New Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids Belts!

Bots Martial Arts Update! Congratulations to everyone that received their New Belts! History of Muay Thai & Origin Muay Thai is referred to as “The Art of Eight Limbs”; and using eight points of contact the body mimics weapons of war.  The hands become the sword and dagger; the shins and…

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Robot Thai Boxing Counter Combinations
Robot Thai Boxing Counter Combinations

Robot Thai Boxing Stay consistent!  Repetition is the key!  We will continue to work on the clinch and knees but will begin to focus a little more on counter to knees and sweeps in the clinch.  Make sure  you keep practicing the various punch counters that we've been drilling on…

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Muay Thai Clinch and Counter Knees
Muay Thai Clinch and Counter Knees

Muay Thai Clinch and Counter Knees What's the difference? The Muay Thai Clinch is the grappling aspect of the sport. It can be used to deliver strikes or as a way to control an aggressive opponent. Grappling is used in many combat sports but what makes the "Thai Clinch" different…

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Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Side Control: Escapes
Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Side Control: Escapes

Hey all! Over the last few weeks, we have been focusing on the Side Control. We have learned a few transitions as well as a few submissions but our focus this time through is on escaping from the side control. With that in mind, this week I'd like to share…

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Robot Fight & Fitness: March 2014 Newsletter! :]
Robot Fight & Fitness: March 2014 Newsletter! :]

Hey all! I just have a couple quick announcements to share and then y'all can get back to working / training / reading Wikipedia articles about bananas. 1. Coach Leo and Coach Mike Fight on Friday! (ROBOT CLOSED IN THE EVENING!) They are at it again! Coach Leo and Coach…

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10 Deal breakers that may be sabotaging your fitness goals
10 Deal breakers that may be sabotaging your fitness goals

10 Deal breakers that may be sabotaging your fitness goals Below is a article written by Eric Stevens, who like myself is a contributor to breakingmuscle.com. Please give it a read and enjoy, also pay special attention to number 5 and 7 -Coach O 1. You Eat the Wrong Foods…

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The 6 steps to building mental toughness
The 6 steps to building mental toughness

The 6 steps to building mental toughness Below is a great article written by Strength Coach Andrew Read. Please take some time and give it a read. I don't care what sport you do there are good tips for everyone here to use. Enjoy the read What is it that…

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