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  • Thiago “Pitbull” Alves seminar!

    Thiago “Pitbull” Alves seminar!

    Don't miss this amazing opportunity to train with a legend of the UFC! Thiago "Pitbull" Alves will be teaching a striking seminar at American Top Team-Tracy on Saturday, November 20th! Pitbull is a veteran of 27 fights in the UFC as well as the current Bare Knuckle Boxing Champion. He is known for having one of the most vicious leg kicks in the UFC. Thiago is currently coaching at the American Top Team Headquarters in Coconut Creek FL, where he trains and corners such fighters as Dustin Poirier and Jorge Masvidal. Make sure to take advantage of this opportunity as he will be flying in just for this exclusive seminar and then heading right back to Florida. $75 per participant. Get in early ....

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  • Santa Cruz PKB Muay Thai event

    Santa Cruz PKB Muay Thai event

    9/25/21 American top team Tracy traveled to Santa Cruz to compete in the IKF PKB Muay Thai event. This show was amazing! It was held in the Santa Cruz Warriors stadium, a NBA D league team. There were for competition rings at this event which helped to spread out the over 280 fighters who were there from all over California and Nevada. We had three competitors entered in this event and all showed tremendous skill and heart in their respective competitions. Mayleen went first and put in a dominating performance for the win. Mixing in beautiful hand combinations followed with kicks from all angles. Next up was Eric‘s fight. Eric took on a very game opponent but his long knee ....

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  • Will the martial arts teach my child to be violent?

    Will the martial arts teach my child to be violent?

    This question isn’t all that bad and in fact, I love it when a parent asks me if martial arts will make their child violent because it gives me an opportunity to educate them on all the amazing and wonderful benefits of kids learning martial arts. Now, I’m not all that surprised at the question. I mean with the rise of violent games, violent shows and movies, and the UFC (which at times can get bloody) it’s no wonder that parents who are not fans of those things may have some apprehension about getting their child involved in martial arts. 5 CHARACTER TRAITS MARTIAL ARTS REINFORCES Respect is probably the most common thing people think of when they think of martial ....

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  • Why do we bow in the martial arts?

    Why do we bow in the martial arts?

    Have you noticed in martial arts everyone bows? 🤔 When you started training, has anyone taken the time to explain to you why we bow? A student who doesn’t understand why we bow is missing out on the component of their journey of self discovery and philosophy. Bowing in the martial arts is a very simple act but one that is extremely important. It’s about paying respect. For example, bowing between Instructors and students shows the respect felt among themselves and towards each other. When you bow, you’re not bowing to that person, but respecting the knowledge and skill that person has acquired, and to the rank that they have attained. Bowing also symbolizes humility. ....

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  • What can you do to help your kids learn “left from right?”

    What can you do to help your kids learn “left from right?”

    An ambulance pulls up with siren blaring just outside my office window. I peek outside. An ambulance is stuck in the left lane, trying to get through. Ambulance driver, to the car in front of him: “Please pull to your right.” Car pulls further to the left. Ambulance driver again: “Please pull to your right.” Car stays put. Ambulance driver: “That’s your left. Please pull to your right.” Car finally moves to the right. Ambulance driver: “There ya go!” Oh boy. Shows you why it’s so important to know left vs. right, something called “laterality.” So when does that skill come in? Not such an easy answer… ....

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  • Seven benefits of martial arts for kids

    Seven benefits of martial arts for kids

    When considering after-school activities and sports for your child it’s important to consider many things including the costs involved and the perceived benefits for your child. Martial Arts can be a great activity to get your children into for a whole range of reasons that have nothing at all to do with fighting. You can choose from a range of styles including Taekwondo, Muay Thai and JiuJitsu. Get active Of course, one of the most obvious benefits of Martial Arts for kids is that it includes a physical activity component. Not only will your child move around a lot, but they’ll also build on their strength and flexibility. Build Self-Esteem and Confidence Learning new skills ....

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  • Upcoming Muay Thai event at ATT-Tracy

    Upcoming Muay Thai event at ATT-Tracy

    on August 7, we will be hosting and IKF Ref Muay Thai event at our Academy. There will be three matte rings going simultaneously with over 150 matches on Display. Men women and children will all be vying for future glory. Spectators tickets will be available at the door. Don’t miss this opportunity to see live competition here in Tracy! ....

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  • How to Focus

    How to Focus

    Focus is a big topic in martial arts. Many people take our classes just to add more focus to their lives. Here are 3 tips to do just that: 1. Practice stillness. Every day, even if 2 minutes is all you can stand right now, just sit with your eyes closed, and breathe. We live in an ADD world. Challenge it by practicing stillness. 2. Set daily goals. Know what you want to accomplish today. Write it down. Keep that piece of paper with you. Then, whenever you get off track, just pull it out of your pocket and remind yourself of what you're trying to achieve. 3. One task at a time. Our ....

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