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Feb 04

10 Questions with Brandon Vaughn

The CombativeCorner is proud to bring you this special 10-Question Interview to you today.  Brandon Vaughn is not only a masterful teacher and martial artist, but he’s also Coach Joyce’s close friend and training partner, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training center owner, author, and contributing CombativeCorner writer since the very beginning.  For those of you that would …

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Feb 04

Gracie Survival Tactics – The Inside Scoop

Written By Brandon Vaughn Over the years my position/role/career as a martial arts instructor has offered many opportunities and experiences that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. The most recent of which took place last month, November 16th through the 20th, and took me back to California, a place I first had the pleasure of visiting …

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May 11

The Benefits of Exercise

Why do you exercise? Is it to lose weight, to build muscle mass, or to increase your cardiovascular health? While these are all great incentives, there are many additional benefits. Too often, we focus on specific goals, and we overlook the gradual, positive changes that occur when exercise is part of our routines. Improved mood …

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Mar 06

Living passion: Karate instructor targets anti-bullying, aims for confidence

Elkin Tribune – March 02. 2015  By Karen Holbrook – kholbrook@civitasmedia.com Karen Holbrook | Elkin Tribune Karate International owner Brandon Vaughn explains the perks of martial arts training. As a child, Brandon Vaughn found himself the target of constant bullying. “There was no rhyme or reason,” Vaughn said. “Kids can unfortunately be cruel sometimes.” Vaughn’s self respect …

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Nov 06

Cardio Health Not The Only Focus

With today’s obesity epidemic and all the news about heart health, more people are forgetting the importance of strength training. Cardiovascular training and strength training can work together to help you achieve optimal overall health, although it is often difficult to find one activity that pairs the two together. Martial arts training is one of …

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Nov 06

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADD

It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which step (or word) will be the one that sets off an explosion of emotion. It’s something you try to avoid. People who have ADD/ADHD are suffering. Life …

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Nov 02

How Meditation Techniques Can Help Increase Martial Power Through Stress Reduction

Originally featured on blackbeltmag.com Meditation is an integral part of many Asian systems of self-defense. As martial artists, we understand that meditation techniques can bring a sense of calm and centeredness that’s especially crucial in chaotic situations. Whether we’re talking about training, real-life combat or just everyday life, having the right state of mind in …

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Sep 04

How to whiten your Jiu-Jitsu Gi without using bleach

by BJJ Problems We’ve all been there. That pristine, white gi we loved so much is not so pristine and not so white anymore. There’s hope yet. Of course, these tricks work best if we don’t let the dinginess get out of hand by practicing regular gi care, but your gi will be noticeably whiter …

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