Welcome to the Mountain Warriors blog page.

These blogs will hopefully become a valuable resource item for all the students at Mountain Warriors and beyond. If you do not find a blog on an area you are interested in, please feel free to get in touch and we will see what we can do about producing one for you.

Diet & Nutrition

Hints & Tips

Kickboxing

Self-defence

Boxing glove weights explained
Kickboxing
By Richard Gillies / 10 November 2022

Boxing glove weights explained

What boxing gloves should I use for sparring, pad work or bag work?

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Self-defence – what sort of attacker am I likely to face
Self-defence
By Richard Gillies / 30 October 2022

Self-defence – what sort of attacker am I likely to face

I have written this blog after running a ladies self-defence class and being asked about what an attack might feel...

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9 reasons to cut sugar intake
Diet & Nutrition
By Richard Gillies / 26 October 2022

9 reasons to cut sugar intake

What Sugar does to you I often get questions from students about diet and nutrition, one of the key things...

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Self-Defence, what can I do legally?
Self-defence
By Richard Gillies / 25 October 2022

Self-Defence, what can I do legally?

Use of reasonable force for self-defence When teaching self-defence classes I am often asked about what techniques to use, the...

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What is effective self-defence?
Self-defence
By Richard Gillies / 20 October 2022

What is effective self-defence?

Self-defence is not the fight but making the attacker pick on someone else.

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Putting hand wraps
Kickboxing
By Richard Gillies / 15 October 2022

Putting hand wraps

Hand Wraps help protect your hands as well as absorbing sweat when wearing your boxing gloves.

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Tying your belt
Hints & Tips
By Richard Gillies / 14 October 2022

Tying your belt

So now you have your new belt, how do you tie it and why is it so long?

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Improve striking power
Hints & Tips
By Richard Gillies / 14 October 2022

Improve striking power

Getting power from your strikes be they with hands or feet means using the whole body.

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Maintain your Boxing Gloves
Kickboxing
By Richard Gillies / 14 October 2022

Maintain your Boxing Gloves

Learn how to look after your boxing gloves so they are always fresh before you use them.

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