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Bruce Lee and Flexibility
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Stretching has a time and place. The research today indicates that stretching is not best for all sports. For instance, it shows that static stretching diminishes a muscles' springiness contributing to a decrease in your speed and explosiveness when running, sprinting, and jumping. On the other hand, Bruce Lee said that flexibility is essential for a martial artist. It is definitely required for kicking. With that being said, let's understand Bruce Lee's flexibility routine and his five important reasons it is essential to be a part of your routine

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MMA
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Burt Watson might be a good secret code word to check if someone is an actual fan of Mixed Martial Arts or not. Maybe if you are trying to gain entrance in the super-secret 'hardcore-not-casual' club, a first level of security could be to name Bruce Buffer or his signature phrase (which, to be honest is just a loud statement of fact more so than a phrase) – Bonus points for knowing which one (only is one) numbered event Buffer missed. To root out spies and potential threats to the sanctity of this club one might have to give three names of opponents to either Ronda Rousey (heck, we might just ask if someone would leave the 'H' out of her name) or Demetrious Johnson. So we are clear here, these initial statements may have already excluded quite a few from the club. So be it.
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Judo
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Two-Time Black Belt Hall of Famer Hayward Nishioka has been campaigning for judo in the United States to harvest more shodans (1st degree black belts) Shodan literally means student. It's analogous to being a freshman in college. It's not the end but the beginning according to Jigoro Kano, the Founder of Judo.

A very dear friend and sensei of mine the late Allen Johnson, may he rest in peace made a home at Emerald City Judo. In Redmond, Washington.

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