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Five health benefits of taking up MMA training

mma_1382447828For those looking in from the outside of the ring (or octagon), MMA can appear to be a vicious and dangerous sport.

This most testing of disciplines is not for the feint hearted, admittedly. But beyond the stunning kicks and eye-watering submission moves, the benefits of participating in this ever-growing pastime cannot be doubted.

With a huge emphasis on fitness, strength and mental superiority, MMA combines everything that combat sports offer, all under one roof.

Here are five of the most recognised benefits of MMA and how they come together to make a you a fitter, healthier and more competent individual.

1. Stress Relief

There are few healthier ways of relieving stress than by physical activity.  With the mental focus needed to practice MMA, the stressful aspects of your life take a backseat while you are learning a new technique or defending yourself in a practice scenario.  Even a short, one hour class can be effective, as it gives you the break we often need to get reinvigorated and to re-focus on life.

2. Increased Strength

An obvious benefit of this most physical of sports is gaining extra strength. This is due to the fact that the various styles associated with a martial arts exercise programme will target all major muscles; instead of a regular exercise routine that will only focus on one area. This includes the upper and lower body. In short, MMA uses so many parts of the anatomy, you are engaging in a full body work out each time you take part in a training session or bout.

3. Endurance

As well as strength training, cardiovascular conditioning is also utilised when participating in mixed martial arts training. The physical activity not only increases your endurance, it also improves the performance of your heart and lungs; with other bodily systems adapting to perform at much higher levels. If you find the routine of your conventional gym workout tedious, martial arts training is often much more entertaining – meaning it’s more likely you’ll persist with it.

4. Improved Balance

With improved strength and endurance comes superior balance and flexibility. During MMA training your core muscles become more powerful you will be able to maintain your centre point more accurately as you practice kicks, jumps and other moves.

5. Confidence

One of the biggest benefits of MMA is the mental impact. You will learn to trust your own abilities when it comes to overcoming obstacles. The confidence gained from MMA training can benefit you in the office, your relationships, and wherever else you can use an increase in self assurance. You may find yourself with increased leadership skills or an ability to conquer presentations just like you would in the ring.

Fancy giving MMA a go? Get your gear now!

Hayabusa Equipment Restock

We’ve recenlty taken stock of the most popular lines of equipment from Hayabusa.

With a full restock on everything from the Kanpeki Elite 2.0 Series, Tokushu, Ikusa and Pro Training Series equipment ranges, all of your favourite Hayabusa MMA Gloves, Hayabusa Bag and Sparring Gloves and much more are now back in stock!

To check out whats back in stock in the range of Hayabusa Bag Gloves and Hayabusa Sparring Gloves; check out our Hayabusa Boxing Gloves page on our site.

For an overview of the Hayabusa Body Protectors and Hayabusa Pads back in stock, check out our Hayabusa Training Equipment page.

Check out the Hayabusa MMA GlovesHayabusa Head Guards and Hayabusa Shin Guards also now back in, from the above mentioned equipment ranges.


Bundle_1381501153If you are just starting up and looking to completely kit yourself out or if you are in the market to replace your old gear, then you won’t find a better value for quality fight gear bundle on the market!

The PRO MMA Ultimate Bundle comes complete with;

• 16oz Gloves

• 10oz Gloves

• 4oz MMA Gloves

• MMA Shin Guards

• Thai Shin Guards

• Head Guard

• Cotton and Gel Hand Wraps.

Check out this bundle, available in either S/M or L/XL size and with either Black or White 10oz and 16oz Gloves, as well as our other great PRO MMA Bundles via our Bundles Page here.

New Hayabusa T Shirts Out Now

We have now got the very latest Hayabusa T-Shirts in stock following the release of their new ranges.

With a mixture of some new designs as well those carrying on the popular Gentleman T-Shirt theme, there is something for everyone within this new collection.

Check out our Hayabusa T-Shirts page or click on the individual links below to find out more:


• Hayabusa Accolade T-Shirt in Black

• Hayabusa Accolade T-Shirt in Rust

• Hayabusa Reinvented T-Shirt in Black

• Hayabusa Reinvented T-Shirt in Heather Blue

• Hayabusa Brigade T-Shirt in Brown

• Hayabusa Brigade T-Shirt in Heather Grey

• Hayabusa Fisticuffs T-Shirt in Red

• Hayabusa Fisticuffs T-Shirt in Heather Dark Grey

• Hayabusa Fisticuffs T-Shirt in Heather Blue

• Hayabusa Brotherhood in Brown

• Hayabusa Hammer T-Shirt in Blue

• Hayabusa Showdown T-Shirt in BlackHaya-T-Blog_1380877233

New Bad Boy Stock Now In

Bad-Boy-Blog_1380122572We’ve just stocked up on a whole range of the latest equipment and performance apparel from Bad Boy.

Bad Boy have always offered great quality at affordable prices and their latest ranges are no exception.

Check out the list below to view each of the new products individually, or go to the Bad Boy – What’s New page on our site.


• Bad Boy Legacy II Shorts in Blue / Black

• Bad Boy Legacy II Shorts in Black / Red

• Bad Boy Legacy II Shorts in Black / Blue

• Bad Boy Legacy II Shorts in Black


• Bad Boy Legacy MMA Gloves Blue / Grey / Black

• Bad Boy Legacy MMA Gloves Black

• Bad Boy Legacy Safety MMA Gloves Blue / Grey / Black

• Bad Boy Legacy Safety MMA Gloves Black


• Bad Boy Legacy Boxing Gloves Blue / Grey / Black

• Bad Boy Legacy Boxing Gloves Black


• Bad Boy Pro Series Mouth Guard (Black)


• Bad Boy Hand Wraps 2.5m Stretch Black


• Bad Boy Defender 2.0 Compression Shorts and Cup


• Bad Boy Champion Bag


• Bad Boy Engage Rash Guard Long Sleeve Black / White

• Bad Boy Engage Rash Guard Long Sleeve Black / Blue

• Bad Boy Engage Rash Guard Long Sleeve Black


• Bad Boy Engage Rash Guard Short Sleeve Black / White

• Bad Boy Engage Rash Guard Short Sleeve Black / Blue

• Bad Boy Engage Rash Guard Short Sleeve Black


• Bad Boy Thermal Half Zip Top Black

• Bad Boy Thermal Half Zip Top Grey

• Bad Boy Thermal Half Zip Top Blue

Hayabusa Shorts Sale

Haya-Shorts-Blog_1377093474We’ve reduced the price of a wide range of our Hayabusa Shorts.

With the ever popular Mizuchi Fight Shorts for as low as £29.99 and the classicShiai and Kyoudo Fight Shorts as low as £19.99.

The more recent, InstinctTechnique and Storm Fight Shorts are also on sale at a bargain price of £19.99, while the Hayabusa Velocity Board Shorts are now availble for just £14.99.

Check out the Hayabusa Fight Shorts page our site to check out the full range.

New Hayabusa Hoodies Out Now

New-Hoodie-Blog_1375265225We’ve just taken stock of 4 stylish new Hoodies from Hayabusa!

The new Hayabusa Champion Hoodie is a retro, American college style design featuring a high quality embroidered Hayabusa crest motif on the chest.

The more minimal looking Hayabusa Cast Hoodie features a variation on the Hayabusa logo crest on the chest using the same high quality embroidery.

Both Hoodies are made from 100% cotton and are extremley comfortable, they are also both constructed using premium quality stitching.

So, what are you waiting for then!? Check out the NEW HAYABUSA CHAMPION AND CAST HOODIES now available to buy from our site.

Hayabusa Forrest Griffin Hall of Fame T Shirt


To celebrate one of the UFCs all time greats, Hayabusa have created this amazing limited edition Forrest Griffin Hall of Fame T-Shirt, ahead of the fighters pending retirement.

Initial responses from the public tell us that this t-shirt is going to be a winner, so you will need to be fast if you want to grab one for yourself, as they will be a limited edition, one off item!

The release dates and further details about this T-Shirt will be announced in the very near future.