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My Best Muhammad Ali Collectibles from Childhood

At the age of 10, I was a ballet-dancing, martial arty, boxing lover who read comic books.  At 44, I am still into the same stuff.   I began collecting boxing memorabilia around the age of 10.  Both Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard memorized me.   My mother was almost as big a fan and she... Read more »

3 Great Boxing Footwork Drills

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Boxing is the bomb!  It is an amazing workout and it offers brilliant stress relief.  Chicago offers so many places to take boxing fitness classes.  There are many things you can expect from a great boxing class: Learning the proper technique for punching will provide you with a rush of confidence. You will know immediately... Read more »

3 Reasons You Need Active Shooter Defense Training

1,043 people have been killed or wounded during active shooters incidents in the past 13 years.  According to the United States Department of Homeland Security, “an active shooter incident refers to a person actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area and in most cases these active shooters... Read more »
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What is Self-Defense & Does it work?

What is Self-Defense & Does it work?
 Self-Defense Training The term self-defense gets a bad rap.  Over the decades, many martial arts have used this term to build the confidence of its students so they will practice their art with determination and commitment.  However, not all martial arts are dedicated purposely to only self-defense; but almost all martial arts offer a skill(s)... Read more »

How to throw a boxer's hook

How to throw a boxer's hook
The boxer’s hook is the prettiest punch in boxing. Yes! Pretty!  Not pretty like a flower, but pretty as in poetry in motion.  What makes the left hook (for those who are right-handed) a magical punch is that it is a power punch that sits far closer to the opponent than the right hand.  Certainly,... Read more »

10 Great Quotes from Boxing

10 Great Quotes from Boxing
“Tough writers can fight.” A statement like that, from any writer, would usually be considered audacious and laughable, but in this case, a writer didn’t say that. Bronx-bred, tough-as-nails-mid-20th century pugilist, Roger Donahue spoke those words. Donahue started his career in the back of a pool hall and went 25 for 27 as a pro. ... Read more »
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Tips for Your Boxing Workout

There are so many amazing aspects to a boxing workout. Most boxing workouts include a combination of shadow boxing, jump rope, footwork drills, mitt drills, medicine balls, heavy bag and body weight exercises. Boxing is the perfect workout to add to your exercise regiment. Regardless of your goals, boxing will increase your endurance, strength, coordination... Read more »

Best Lines from Martial Arts Movies

10 of the Best Lines from Martial Arts Movies In many ways martial arts movies inspired my career as a martial artist.  When I look back at these movies I laugh at the perfectly cheesy nature of the storylines, dialog and even action scenes.  I recently had a night out with other career martial artists... Read more »

Martial Arts Education at its best!

Andre and Amit Fit to Fight instructors training Muay Thai.
If you are a martial arts instructor or die-hard practitioner you should consider a trip to Revgear University.  This past weekend, this National event was hosted at STW Krav Maga in San Antonio, Texas.  The weekend was filled with educational seminars and training clinics.  A true martial artist’s dream.  The martial arts industry is like... Read more »
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Chicago's Gun Violence Part I - Are you more likely to get shot living in Chicago?

Chicago's Gun Violence Part I - Are you more likely to get shot living in Chicago?
Are you more likely to get shot living in Chicago?  According to a USA Today story, violence is soaring in the Windy City.  There has been a 40% increase in shootings, 29% have resulted in homicides. I have always taken so much pride in the fact that I am a true-blue Chicagoan.  A true downtowner –... Read more »