Hidden Cost of MMA – Brief Martial Arts

There is a hidden cost to MMA which is not always discussed, thus to know the Truth about MMA, we invite you to watch this short MMA documentary which will give deeper insight into how mma and brain damage are connected.

Although many sports have brain damage including boxing and football, it is not something to take lightly since in mma history we had more than once occasion where an mma fighter died in the ring due to heavy brain damage.

In this video you will see a statistic and truth about mma and ufc brain damage and how mma death can occur. While some of the bloodiest fights in mma doesn’t always end in death in the ring, it is important to remember that mma injury and mma trauma also accumulates with time and eventually leads to more important injuries such as permanent brain damage. If you want to avoid this we invite you to take a look at this video so you would better know what mma injuries can lead to so that mma death in the ring would become even less common.

Did you ever consider what price every MMA fighter has to pay, to give the thrilling sight to the audience? Join us in looking into a brief history of MMA and UFC and how it’s rules could actually have a devastating effect to the lives of our favorite fighters. Do you think the situation should change? Or is it supposed to be the way it is? Share your opinion in the comments.

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Burnout.. Who teaches the teachers?

I have had the pleasure of working with some very talented people over the years. These are people who are passionate about the world of martial arts. These are good, hardworking people who sometimes struggle every day to offer a quality service and keep the doors open. Many schools have a limited amount of equipment which often needs to be replaced. The struggle is real for those who are called to teach. This is a calling that can lead to burnout.

If you ask most instructors about the last time they took a vacation, they will often give you a sad tired laugh. Now mention a sabbatical and they will look at you like you grew an extra arm. In many teaching professions, such times away are set up well in advance. A way to refill the cup that so often is in desperate need of replenishment. But how do instructors do that when you have a small struggling school?


Seminars are a great way for instructors to play the role of student again. Weather it’s traveling to another school or bringing the guest teacher to their location. It also gives the schools teachers new ideas for things they want to pass along to their students.

Student Teachers

Teach to learn and learn to teach. Many schools have students that have been attending for some time and want to share their insights. It’s also a great way to fill in any staffing gaps in your roster. This will help develop the student and boost morale in the ranks. Plus, you might get a much needed break. Even if it’s for only one night a week.

Scheduled time off

You are going to have to do it at some point. Taking one scheduled day off per month may seem small but it’s really important. It gets instructors out of the frenzy and will help with some much-needed perspective.