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Fitness Tip Friday

Quick tip to get you through Your Day:
1. Wake up earlier than usual.
2. Do the hardest workout you can think of… (FYI I’s burpees for me)
3. If the day gets tough, think about how you got through the morning workout.
4. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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3 Tips for Healthy Weightloss

 

What is the fastest way to weightloss?

This is one of the top questions I am asked as a trainer.

So I came up with the top 3 tips to achieve healthy weightloss.

Hope we these help…

1. Don’t diet…change your lifestyle.
2. Keep ppl who encourage your healthy habits. Drop the negative people like the pounds you shed.
3. Make it a habit to exercise at least 30 minutes daily

Technique of the Month Muay Thai Jab

It is with great pleasure to present you with the first technique breakdown in our “Technique of the Month” series.

I will share as much of my martial arts knowledge as I can without straying off topic, as I can go on and on for days about this subject.

This will give some insight into the technical aspect of martial arts to the uninformed, beginner or advanced martial artist.
I am sure that the advanced martial artist will appreciate the technical breakdown of the techniques.

So, let’s begin, shall we.

The first technique we will cover will be the Muay Thai Jab.

There are several types of jabs in boxing, Muay Thai and other forms of martial arts.

For example, in boxing, these can include the “basic jab”, the “step jab”, the “power jab”, the “counter jab” the “up jab” along with several others. These jabs can be used for offense and defense.

In Muay Thai, we focus on a long range jab. This is the technique we will cover today.

Now, the Muay Thai jab, in itself, is a very simple, but effective weapon. The motion itself is literally straightforward. Take a look at the video clip of me demonstrating the jab.

The fist travels in a linear fashion from my temple to a fully extended position and return It to the start position. There are some other subtleties, but that is it really.

The difference between the basic jab and the Muay Thai jab is the slight extension at the shoulder. This extension allows the jab to travel farther than the normal length of my arm.

The Muay Thai jab can be quite deceptive and I often catch people off guard in sparring and it has helped in some of my fights.

In a Pro boxing match, you will often hear the commentator mention that the boxer with the better jab will end up winning the fight. And it is usually true. But, let’s get back on topic

Another reason this jab is utilized by Muay Thai practitioners is that keeps heavy punchers at bay, so to speak.

Let’s say I am fighting a person that throws big punches in “bunches”. I can utilize one or two quick jabs to create distance or snap their head back and throw off their rhythm.

The Muay Thai jab also allows you to keep enough distance between you and your opponent to throw those heavy kicks that are so effective in Muay Thai.

In Muay Thai fights, big kicks mean big points on the scorecards. Plus, no one likes getting kicked. Lol.

That is all I have for now on the Muay Thai Jab. If you are interested in learning more about my programs, please check out my Website.

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That’s it for now. Remember to keep fighting for what you believe in.

Technique of the Month

I hope you had a safe and Happy New Year.

By the way, if you do not recognize the picture, I had an afro before I had dreads.

Ok, so let’s kick off 2017 strong by setting our goals for the year.

One of my goals is to be more active with video and social media and provide more insight into the martial arts world.

As you know, part of our mission is to spread the knowledge and benefits of martial arts.

I have thought about this for some time and decided to share some of the knowledge that I have picked up over my 24 year span as a martial artist.

Starting in February 2017, my newsletter and blog will feature a new technique every month in a series adeptly called “Technique of the Month”.

We will start our discussions with techniques in Muay Thai, Boxing and some self-defense.

We will touch upon other martial arts. There will be video and picture demonstrations as well.

There is much to share and I am very excited to share this knowledge.

If you are interested in a specific technique or marital art, please feel free to let us know by replying to this email.

Ok, before I finish up, I would like to mention something of vital importance.

For a limited time, we are offering free trials in both our Personal Training and Online Personal Training programs.

Click Free Trial or email info@fightingiseasy.com.

That’s it for now. Remember to keep fighting for what you believe in.

-John