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Health Benefits of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, also referred to as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, is a fast-growing martial art. We’ve already talked about the difference between Gracie and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on our blog, but what about the benefits of signing up for a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu class at McMahon Training Center? Learn more about the health benefits of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and sign…

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Kickboxing performance nutrition tips

Food is more than just fuel; it is jam packed with information sending messages to your body to kickoff chemical reactions throughout the body to help enhance kickboxing performance. Eating food provides energy and delivers messages to the body. Not all food is created equal so what is good nutrition? Well in short good nutrition controls energy balance and…

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Adult BJJ and Muay Thai Kickboxing Schedule Changes Starting March 1, 2020

We asked for your feedback and got some awesome ideas on how to improve both our BJJ and Muay Thai Kickboxing programs. Here is a description of the changes we have made. Link to the new schedule can be found here if needed. EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2020 BJJ Teen/Adults • Added Monday and Wednesday morning…

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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu | WHAT IS the difference? 

       Below we are going to break down the differences between Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, before we do let’s take a look at some history.  Jiu-Jitsu began in Japan over 500 years ago and was practiced by samurai warriors. Around 100 years ago, a man named Jigoro Kano (above) began modifying…

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What is "Randori" Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Randori | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu terms Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has its roots in Japan. There are still Japanese words we use in BJJ. For example, a jiu-jitsu uniform, or “gi” is also more traditionally called a kimono. Another example is the word “randori.” Randori is a term used in jiu-jitsu to describe live training, also known as…

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Back to School: Children’s Self Defense Tips

Back to School: Children’s Self Defense Tips   Self-defense comes from being educated Summer is over! And now it’s time for your child to head back to school. This blog will help parents navigate some difficult scenarios that may happen regarding children’s self-defense. It is important to educate your kids on how to communicate effectively,…

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Finnie McMahon – My Martial Arts Journey to Fort Collins

Hey MTC Family,       After running a martial arts school in Fort Collins for the last 12 years I thought it would be fun for people to learn more about my journey and how I got here.  First Exposure to Martial Arts My first memory that I have of the martial arts is…

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