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Bots Martial Arts Update! BJJ History Lesson, Belt Promotion & Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in Santa Monica
Bots Martial Arts Update! BJJ History Lesson, Belt Promotion & Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in Santa Monica

Bots Martial Arts Update! BJJ History Lesson, Belt Promotion & Menchie's Frozen Yogurt Hey Bots and Bot Parents! History Lesson on Brazilian Jiu jitsu 1) In 1914 a man named Esai Maeda (a.k.a. Conde Koma) emigrated from Japan to Brazil to start a new life. Once in Brazil Maeda met…

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How to build a foundation of athletic success
How to build a foundation of athletic success

How to build a foundation of athletic success Hey everyone, Here is a article written by yours truly. I know the article may use Muay Thai as an example but the formula works for any athletic discipline. Enjoy the read and keep training hard. -Coach Orion Now is the time…

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Knee Shield Passing Review and Notice of Additional Classes
Knee Shield Passing Review and Notice of Additional Classes

Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu News Hey all! We have spent a good amount of time now studying the Knee-Shield guard - both attacking with sweeps and submissions as well as how to pass this guard. Since it's a New Year I wanted to try something a bit different - I…

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Muay Thai Clinch: Body Lock
Muay Thai Clinch: Body Lock

Muay Thai Clinch: Body Lock One of the first defenses a fighter learns against the Double Neck Lock is the Body Lock. When a fighter feels his opponent pinching his elbows during the Double Neck Lock, he steps into his opponent and drops down a little to grasp his opponent…

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Muay Thai Goals
Muay Thai Goals

Robot- Muay Thai- New Year Happy New Year Bots! It's time to get started on those New Year's resolutions. Were you able to complete your goals last year? If so, great! Keep it up! If not, why? How far did you get before you stopped trying? My advice to you…

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2 Fundamental Mistakes To Avoid While Setting Goals
2 Fundamental Mistakes To Avoid While Setting Goals

Hello Everyone and Happy new year!!. For the beginning of our next chapter I wanted to give you all some advice on how to properly plan your goals for this new year. Please enjoy the following article. Best of luck in accomplishing all of your goals and dont hesitate to…

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Happy New Year & 2-for-1 Intro Special!
Happy New Year & 2-for-1 Intro Special!

Hey all! Happy New Year to you and your family from everyone at Robot Fight & Fitness (puppies included)! Classes are now back in session and as we make our way through our first month of 2014, it's important to keep in mind that consistency with our commitments is will…

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Popular Bro Science Myth Debunked
Popular Bro Science Myth Debunked

The Anabolic Window Have you heard of the anabolic window? Supposedly, it’s a period of time after your training session when your body is particularly primed to accept food and shuttle it towards lean muscle mass. Bro-science traditionally estimates it lasts somewhere between thirty minutes and two hours after your…

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Robot Strength & Conditioning: 4 Common Foot Injuries
Robot Strength & Conditioning: 4 Common Foot Injuries

4 Common Foot Injuries Today's article covers are very important part of the body. That's right.. the foot. Our feet act the base for all of our movement and are extremely important as to how our body functions as a whole. Please take a minute to read this article, It…

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Robot Announcements: Dec. 10th 2013
Robot Announcements: Dec. 10th 2013

Hey all! A handful of announcements for our last month of 2013! Keep in mind, this is the time of year when many will begin to slow down on their training / diet and start procrastinating until January of 2014. Do your personal-Robot-programming a favor: instead of waiting for 2014…

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Robot Muay Thai: Head and Arm Control
Robot Muay Thai: Head and Arm Control

This is where the Muay Thai Clinch becomes its most intricate. The really advanced clinch work involves boxers fighting for control of each others arms, because from these positions, it is possible to execute all varieties of Muay Thai Clinch techniques: knees, elbows, twists, and throws. There are two primary…

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Robot Muay Thai: Thai Clinch
Robot Muay Thai: Thai Clinch

Robot Muay Thai Thai Clinch POSTURING UP & POSTING A proper fighting stance in Muay Thai includes the boxer keeping one foot in front of the other, his chin tucked, and a slight crouch.  Some fighters use a more pronounced crouch than others.  When it comes to clinchwork, however, a…

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4 Tips for Keeping the Holiday Weight Off
4 Tips for Keeping the Holiday Weight Off

Plan ahead and stay motivated As we all know Thanksgiving is right around the corner and so is the time of year when everything delicious is thrown in our faces.  I enjoy the holidays just as much as any other American, but one thing I'm not so fond of is…

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Understanding Grips (Anchors) to Control Torque and Prevent Injuries
Understanding Grips (Anchors) to Control Torque and Prevent Injuries

Learn The Proper Way to Use Grips (Anchors): Hey all! Whether you are training with a gi or without one, grips / anchors are incredibly important. One unfortunate problem students run into is that the improper gripping technique or insistence on holding a particular grip can lead to injury. This…

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Clinching & Knees
Clinching & Knees

Robot Muay Thai These past few weeks we have been focusing on clinching and knees.  We must understand the importance of clinching and also know how knee strikes are scored in traditional Muay Thai.  Fighters will usually use the first two rounds as a "feel out" process.  They will use it to…

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