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I was the quintessential chubby cartoon child, I loved teenage mutant ninja turtles, karate kid and basically any martial arts movie. I even dabbled in a variety of other martial arts in my adolescent years including hapkido, kung-fu and karate. However, nothing surpassed what I felt after my first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class (I will call it BJJ for ease). I had finally found a martial art where my natural intellect trumped athletic ability. I voraciously began training and slowly saw changes to my body including greater speed, flexibility, stamina and strength. However, it was only after several months that I…
It’s described as the "hybrid, jack of all trades" workout: an intense training system that combines sprinting, weightlifting and a remarkable set of gymnastic moves. This revolutionary workout program, formally known as CrossFit, was developed by Greg Glassman from a small garage-like room to help people of all shapes and sizes lead a fit healthy. It’s a training program designed to coach people on how to build strength and improve their cardiovascular fitness in a challenging yet motivational environment. Over the past 14 years it has garnered the attention of hundreds of people, with many people taking up CrossFit Sydney…
Martial arts is a male sport, right? Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee. These are names that used to come to mind when you think of using martial arts for self-defence. Well, that is in the past! There seems to be a new trend in the Sydney fitness industry and it involves more women than men getting into combat sports, particularly Muay Thai Sydney classes. Of course, this doesn’t come as a surprise. For women who are looking to tone their body and at the same time add a bit of “spice” to their days, Muay Thai can be very…
Assuming you haven’t been living on another planet these past years, you’ve probably heard of the Paleo Diet. Or, as it's most commonly called, “the caveman diet.” It’s the one of the latest trends among fitness advocates, athletes, bodybuilders, and even those individuals who are simply just looking to drop a few pounds. Stories of its benefits are everywhere, but many people are still not clear on what the diet is about or whether it is as good as they say. Well, we’re not here to convince you that it’s the perfect diet. What we’re here to do is bring…
There's just something about martial arts that makes it extremely fascinating to kids. From the lovable Kung Fu Panda to the rather cocky Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, martial arts always seem to gather the interest of young boys, and girls too! It's not just the kicks; it's the enhanced self-esteem, fitness rewards, discipline, and much more that make combat sports attractive to kids. So, if you have a little aspiring kung fu master at home, then enrolling him or her into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Sydney classes can be very rewarding It could be a means for them to learn self-defense, or…
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