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Hiking Boots for Martial Artists: Rationale and Reviews

Rationale Here is an other entry in the informal outdoor equipment series featured on this site.  This time, we’re focused on boots.  I wrote about training outdoors in minimalist footwear a long while ago–you know, before it was cool.  It is … Continue reading

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Rucksacks for Martial Artists: Rationale and Reviews

Rationale I’ve done a lot of posts lately about outdoor gear.  As I mentioned, preparedness is an offshoot of situational awareness, which, of course, is an essential aspect of martial arts.  Being prepared for personal, professional, and family needs that … Continue reading

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New Review: Century Tegu Headgear

Here’s another review I wrote for MMA Gear Addict.  While I love Century products, this one is a miss.  You can read the review here, and here’s a quick video that sums it up.  I hope you find it helpful. – … Continue reading

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GORUCK GR2 Review: The One-Bag Solution

The Holy Grail for EDCers everywhere is the fabled “One-Bag Solution”.  I think I’ve found it with the GORUCK GR2.  I’ve had this bag for about a year now, and it’s served me well during hiking trips, ruck marches, yard … Continue reading

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GORUCK GR1 Fitness Loadout Review

There are a lot of reviews for this pack online, but not many explain all its different uses.  Here’s one loadout for the GORUCK GR1 used for fitness and rucking.  Look for more equipment discussion on the way, including different … Continue reading

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Popular Workouts for Martial Artists

There’s a neat review of some popular, efficient, and effective workouts posted on our sister site, Jacked Dad you might enjoy.  These workouts are great for martial artists looking to improve performance, to supplement their conditioning, and who don’t have … Continue reading

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New Affiliate: FightersMarket.com

I’m proud to announce our first site sponsor, FightersMarket.com.  I’ve made several purchase from them over the past few months, and I’ve been please by their selection and customer service.  I first selected a new gi from their site, the … Continue reading

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Ikigai: Blogging the Martial Way

Matthew Apsokardu is a high-level karate practitioner and an excellent writer.  Check out his site for lots of great training ideas and heaps of philosophical insight.  This blog is for new and experienced martial artists of all interests and styles. … Continue reading

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FiveFingers Update: Trail Running Tips?

This is a picture from the Wallingford Land Trust where I’ve gone out for a few trail runs since the spring.  I don’t have too much experience trail running–mostly hiking–but those of you who’ve tried it know it’s kinda like … Continue reading

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Film Review: Force of the Spirit

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800038/ “Fighting over 200 opponents is incredible. Fighting them with only 1 hand is impossible!”  From start to finish the tagline of this Jean Jacques Machado documentary pretty much sums it up.  The film is chock full of footage of … Continue reading

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