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Congratulations Professor Nick!

On April 20th 2021, Nick Mavrick received his black belt at Easton Littleton’s first-ever belt promotion ceremony! The energy on the mats was great as Professor Peter and Professor Iain presented Coach Nick (now Professor) with his much-deserved black belt! I recently got the opportunity to sit down with Professor Nick to discuss his journey to Black Belt.

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Gi or No Gi: What’s the Difference?

The gi was passed down to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Judo practitioners, who brought the art of Judo over to Brazil’s coast in 1920’s. Jigoro Kano, who originally developed Judo Japanese Jujitsu, was also the inventor of the gi itself and the sensei of Mitsuyo Maeda, who personally instructed the Gracies of Brazil.

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The Father of Muay Thai: Nai Khanom Tom

This year’s Summer Smoker saw the debut of a new Easton shirt graphic featuring a vintage photograph of a Muay Thai Fighter, with the name ‘Nai Khanom Tom’ written above it. You may see many of your fellow Nak Muays sporting the shirt, part of…

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The Other Half Of Training

Showing up regularly is the key to success.  Maintaining your body to withstand the years of training is the key to longevity. BJ Penn once described Yoga as the other half of training. Consider the source. He was one of the most athletic competitors to…

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The Importance of Consistency

In the fight between the rock and the stream, the stream always wins, not by strength but by perseverance. In martial arts, like most things in life, it’s not about who’s best.  It’s about who’s left.  Over the years a lot of the athletic, eager…

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