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When it comes to punching, nobody does it better than boxers. Check out this analysis of how pugilists generate power and speed.

These days, everywhere you look, martial artists are incorporating basic Western-boxing techniques into their fighting repertoire. Although some traditional stylists have resisted this trend, there are many good reasons why it continues and why you should jump on board. Having evolved in the laboratory of combat, boxing techniques are practical and effective. They’re deceptively powerful and rival even the powerhouse punches of classical karate in the force of their impact. They’re adaptable and combine gracefully with the strikes and kicks of the martial arts. Finally, they’re relatively easy to learn and apply even under the stress of competition or self-defense.

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Do you want to take a punch to the face? How about a kick to the body? No? Then you're in the right place! Second-generation Bruce Lee student Lamar M. Davis II shows you how to evade these attacks in this exclusive jeet kune do video.

Lamar Davis — the founder of and head instructor at Hardcore Jeet Kune Do as well as the executive director/senior instructor for the Hardcore Jeet Kune Do Chinese Gung Fu Association and the co-founder of the International Wing Chun/Jeet Kune Do Alliance and the Efficient Warrior Alliance — has studied and trained in Bruce Lee's art of jeet kune do for more than 30 years. He has been certified as a full/senior instructor by several of Bruce Lee's original students. In this exclusive jeet kune do video, pulled from his DVD collection Jeet Kune Do for the Advanced Practitioner, the second-generation Bruce Lee student explains and demonstrates evasive tactics in JKD moves that Bruce Lee based on boxing techniques.

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The late, great Joe Lewis shows you how to remedy not 10 ... not 20 ... but 40 mistakes that might be handicapping your progress as a kickboxer!

In any sport from football to fighting, when two opponents are practically equal, usually the one who makes the fewest mistakes becomes victorious. With that in mind, presented below is my list of the 40 most common errors martial artists make in the ring.

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MMA fighters practice techniques sourced from an eclectic array of martial arts from around the world. We've counted 13 styles so far. Is your traditional style one of them? Your style may have more in common with MMA than you think!

Despite what many people believe, MMA is not a barbaric blood sport. It is a stringently regulated combat sport that attracts some of the highest-caliber and all-around well-conditioned athletes in the world. The training regimen of the average professional MMA fighter would thoroughly exhaust most athletes in other sports due in part to its comprehensive nature. Some of you may be thinking, How about the athletes who compete in Olympic decathlons or Ironman triathlons? Well, both these multi-event sports are very demanding. However, the big difference that separates the two from MMA is that they don’t simultaneously apply multilevel skill sets directly against one another to attain victory. There are three recognized phases of combat in mixed martial arts:

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