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Get Mouthy!

by Doug Ward on October 2, 2012

When boxing’s first protective gum shield (mouthpiece) was introduced in 1913 by dentist, Jack Marks, and was consequently made popular by boxer Ted “Kid” Lewis, his creation was purely intended to provide protection for the teeth and gums.  Little did he know, his simple product would ultimately be altered and engineered to improve athletic performance?  […]

Are You Ready…?

by Doug Ward on August 15, 2012

There are several things you can do to better prepare yourself for actual competition.   A few simple adjustments can be made in your training routine and approach so you will feel more ready for the conditions you will face in the ring. Change the size of your training gloves leading up to the fight. […]

Get Your Head in the Game

by Doug Ward on April 3, 2012

Concussions and brain damage are not topics anyone wants to discuss, but injuries of this type are not exclusive to boxing and combat sports alone.  They impact all athletes in various types of contact sports and it’s best to address these issue head-on, protect yourself properly and take the proper precautions to be sure that […]