“From the first Punch to the champion belt: the anatomy of a champion.”
A Short Bio of Floyd Mayweather
Numbers can be very controversial in determining the best of all time. We can talk about the number of knockouts. Number of punches delivered and received. One can speak of the number of fights as well, or even the number of belt defenses. However, when you talk about Floyd Mayweather Jr., there’s a number that no one argues about: the millions of dollars that this unique fighter has raised along his career.
At first, of course, these numbers were not there. Although he came from a family of fighters, who had his father and uncle as champions, the life of the young Floyd Mayweather Jr. did not start surrounded by sport cars and mansions with huge swimming pools. His father made some wrong choices and ended up in prison. It was up to his uncle, the famous Black Mamba, to continue the training of young Floyd in his early and complicated moment of life. That time was when he met his first best friend: the punching bag. And they spent hours together, year after year.
Already grown up, Floyd seemed to have well incorporated the defensive tactical stance known as Philly Shell, which makes use of the famous Shoulder Roll technique. This type of technique yields powerful counterattacks, leaving the opponent exposed by unsuccessfully attempting to strike the face of a fighter who is apparently vulnerable. But Floyd’s face, known early in his career as “Pretty Boy Mayweather”, was hardly hit that way. And he had this nickname just for coming out almost unscathed from bruises on his face by adopting this stance.
Floyd Mayweather 96’s Olympics
Floyd had a relative success in the 96’s Olympics, winning a bronze medal, but lost to Bulgarian Serafim Todorov in the semifinals. This would be the last time we would see him leaving a ring without the victory. Floyd began to tread the path that would make him known to this day: the path of money, when he became a professional fighter. That means even more time training and learning with his closest friend, the punching bag. In his personal race for the post of great fighter, Floyd was already more than advanced. However, came a time when he started to aim for another title: the celebrity.
Floyd Mayweather Pretty Boy
That was when Pretty Boy officially changed his nickname, being called Floyd “Money” Mayweather. From there, our fighter paraded in expensive sports cars, taking photos in their mansions, and, mostly, showing a lot, but lots of live money around him every time he appeared in the media. This brought fame, but not necessarily fans. Many people say that Floyd’s arrogant posture made the spectators watch his fights simply because they were anxious to see him lose.
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao.
Therefore, to become The Best Ever, he just had to beat the best there was: Manny Pacquiao. It was called the fight of the century. Despite of the detractors, Floyd keeped training more hours with the one that was always by his side. After months with the punching bag – his companion, he finally defeated Pacquiao. Just after that, defeated biggest names like Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley e Canelo Alvarez. UFC star Connor Mcgregor was just a bonus, in a fight where Floyd secured millions not only for him, but also for the next generations of his family. After all, it seems like the time spent with the punching bag payed off. A lot.
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Ronda Rousey and the arm lock: a powerful love story.
The arm lock has already made a difference to countless fighters. Perhaps the most famous of them was Ronda Rousey. Ronda was an impressive fighter for many reasons. For being the first female MMA fighter to ever conquer the mainstream media. For finishing the majority of her fights in the first round. But the most impressive fact is that Ronda won most fights with a relatively simple technique: the arm lock.
More than a BJJ classic: an end to the fights. Have you ever dreamed about going to a fight knowing the exact move that could give you the victory? It must be an incredible sense of security. Now, look the other way. Have you thought about going to a fight knowing exactly what technique would bring your defeat? This should make you feel not too confident. This is what Ronda’s opponents probably felt many times.
Ronda was a high-level judo competitor. A daughter of the first American woman to become world champion in the sport, Ronda had an unorthodox training at home. She said that sometimes her mother would wake her up in the morning with an arm lock. This may have shown the importance of always being ready. And transferring this confidence to MMA, after a successful career as a Judo medalist in the Olympics, was easy.
From Kodokan Judo to the revolutionary Jiu-Jitsu of Helio Gracie, the arm lock appears in many martial arts, simply because knowing it is a matter of survival in fights. This has everything to do with its many possibilities of use. Did you fall on top of the opponent? It’s an excellent way to finish him. Are you down, about to get a lot of punches? The arm lock can also save you in this situation. A chance to turn certain defeat into victory, and cast a bait so that the adversary, in a simple mistake, put everything to waste.
And we got good news: this technique is available not only for champions, you can also learn it from our new arm lock video tutorial. One of the best ways to learn the move, cause you can actually see a fighter doing, step by step, this Brazillian Jiu-jitsu basic move. From now on, we’ll post many kinds of tutorials about many fighting techniques. It’s an excellent way so you can study, pause, review many times and have great way to study and improve your skills.
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Many people complain about the challenges we face in life. The battle begins in early days, when we learn to crawl and later, to walk. But after that, we’ve always been able to cover a much greater distance. There are two types of people: those who face new challenges in search of achievements and those who believe that we don’t need big challenges, we can just try to jump from one safe harbor to the other.
First, let’s talk about the people who, upon seeing a problem, prefer to run right in the opposite direction. These kind of folk avoid challenges. And, if it’s possible, they will dodge them as Muhammed Ali would do with an opponent, with great skill. The avoidance of problems is their great specialty.
On the other side.
We have those that embrace the challenges. And they don’t seek problems, but rather accept them (cause problems always come). And they know that through the journey of a good challenge, in the end we always find someone mature, improved and experienced: ourselves. There’s people who understand that growth requires a minimum degree of discomfort. And, after a brief period of struggle, another moment of peace and accommodation arises. And so it is with all the learning.
But let’s talk about martial arts: which of the two kinds of people would enjoy the benefits of training? The correct answer is: both. Well, it is pretty simple. For you who loves challenges, a martial art represents a daily battle for self-awareness. You can overcome many challenges to get stronger. The goal is not to beat opponents, but to overcome the daily limits. Many people still don’t know their own potential until they start practicing a Martial Art.
Discover how far you can go.
And you can discover how far you can go in your search for improvement, and how much you can overcome your own limitations. But what about the ones who avoid challenges, what’s the reward for them? Everything. Because exposing themselves to what they fear is one of the best ways to overcome their weakness. This happens because the feeling of overcoming is unavailable for those who have never looked for challenges. By creating self-esteem and realizing, in practice, something that perhaps no one ever told them: that they can do anything.
Also, a martial art is practiced in a controlled environment where you can test yourself as far as you like. Your self-esteem will progress as you move through the belts and ranks. Until you realize that you have achieved more than a collection of challenges: but you have defeated your own fears. There aren’t greater trophies or medals than this.
Challenge your limits at El Club de La Lucha Barcelona, a place to improve yourself.
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No excuses: check the new tutorials in CLB channel.
Great news for Martial Arts students and lovers. Now El Club de la Lucha present tutorial videos in Youtube containing several step-by-step lessons with useful hints, new moves, and detailed techniques to improve your style.
Take a look in our youtube channel and see for yourself. It’s champion material, a combo of content for fighters of pure or combined martial arts. You can learn lots of useful stuff and remember the theories behind the moves before testing it in your partners.
- Choke in guard position – by Francesco Profilo
- A quick guide to armlock – by Laura Canal Lois
- Kicking in Muay Thai, Kickboxing and MMA – by Jordi Lloveras
It´s like carrying a Sensei/Teacher with you all the time. See more tutorials here.
Only in El Club de la Lucha Barcelona. The best place for Martial Arts lovers, fighters or practitioners in Barcelona.
CLB has a very complete facilities for the every day working. From January 2017 CLB has double down its facilities into a large and comfortable mat and new facilities. There is now a new and spacious mat with 2 different and contiguous spaces to offer 2 different disciplines at the same time, a boxing ring, a new crossfight area, a new changing room for man, and a display space at the entrance where you can find all kind of equipment for training.
Our commitment to research and development is the foundation of our program which benefits from an excellent teaching method. In a rapidly changing industry with new training systems, our methodology must adapt to changes. For instance, we perform functional muscular training, drills, endurance and breathing
exercises, gymnastics, kettlebell training and TRX. The courses are for men, women and children, from beginners to competitors. All this in a very friendly and warm atmosphere of evolution. With this information, as well as the rest of the website, we hope you find enough motivation to visit us.
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Martial Arts For Kids: Creating Champions For Life.
Childhood is one of the best stages of life. Especially if the children is prepared to live the whole of it. And doing a martial art is one of the best ways to do that. What’s more, it’s a great way to prepare them for adulthood right now.
Martial arts classes prepare for much more than just competition and fun. They bring several different situations that can aid in child development. Every day, kids are faced with new situations and problems to be solved.
Each training partner presents new challenges, which start from the interaction, since every individual interacts differently with the other. In addition, each child has unique and different motor skills, which make these encounters real exchanges of knowledge.
Training a martial art is much more than mere physical activity.
There are a great number of values to be developed, such as self-confidence, since being aware of the body limits and individual abilities make every little martial artist more confident.
Self-control is also a skill to be developed, and it can be very important for today and also for the future. Knowing the right time to make a move, wait for a break, and especially the control of emotions and strategic thinking, consist in excellent habits to be acquired by children of all ages.
Being able to deal with one’s emotions in a calm way is something that is always worth working for. Respect is also a characteristic that develops with intensity when practicing a style of struggle. This is because martial arts brings the notion of hierarchy, ranging from respect to the most senior, to the teacher itself. It’s always good to remember that they are more than teachers: they’re Masters precisely because they teach a way of life.
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In addition, your child will also get used to something very important: to fail and try again. In martial arts, we first learn to fail, and then get up. A lesson that will be taken forever in adulthood. We all know that today the world brings a series of challenges, and knowing how to compete in a healthy way is an important skill to be learned.
With the right direction, ethics and education, it is possible to make this a skill for all children. After all, to know how to win, you have to know how to lose and get stronger every time.
Start transforming your children into champions. This and much more in El Club de la Lucha Barcelona.
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Crossfight. Discover this path, discover you own body. Crossfit Barcelona
Crossfight. Discover this path, discover you own body.
The world has changed so much. Much more information, much less time. That makes us think what kind of exercise whe should do. There are plenty of options. How about doing them all? The Crossfight System combines almost all of them.
The Crossfight System.
A method that puts together various types of moves in a class that makes you feel awesome. Obviously, a little bit tired. Instead of using the regular gym gear. The Crossfight System combine all kinds of exercises that martial artists need to perform better. You can run, you can jump, or you can lift kettlebells in a dynamic class like you have never seen before. And we must say, if you become a regular practitioner, your body is gonna be like you have never seen before too.
But, what else is new? Well, every day is going to be new. Embrace the limitless, a true infinite of possibilities, you have just ALL kinds of moves to improve and adapt to your style. And your health and cardio , little by little, will improve with your practice too. That’s because you have an infinite way to use your body, that’s really great for you.
As the time passes by, you will discover your body in a totally new sense too, in other words, welcome to the awaken of your corporal consciousness. Come feel your arms, legs and all muscles like you never did before, feel really alive. And that’s great, because it’s nice to be more aware of who you are, living in a more healthy and “zen” path. Remember, there are many psychologic gains when you practice exercises and work hard.
With Crossfight, you will be able to defeat one of the most dangerous enemies of our modern way of life: the laziness. Stop counting calories, and start counting your moves. You can be your own action hero, instead of watch him live amazing adventures on your streaming, until you fall asleep. There are plenty of people interested on having a new way of life just next you.
New practices attract interesting people willing to live some meaningful experiences. That’s not the only kind of people we want in our classes, but it’s probably the kind of people that everyone likes to be around.
So, prepare yourself to a new journey, be ready to discover new ways to have fun e bring yourself to Crossfight as soon as possible, only at El Club de la Lucha Barcelona.
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El Club de la Lucha Barcelona: or why this is the place for Martial Arts in Barcelona. Even before starting the practice of any martial art, everyone faces a powerful foe: the pressure of choosing a gym. Well, this choice is really important, cause being in the right place means learning faster, improving body and mind, towards personal goals. Here in Club de La Lucha Barcelona, we think every detail to inspire people: our teachers, masters, trainers, staff and of course, you. Take a look on five reasons we present for you to choose CLB:
We have Martial Arts for every king of fighter. A combo of options: BJJ, Grappling, Muay Thai, Boxe, Kickboxing, Krav Magá, Olympic. And if you want a mix of them: try MMA. To improve you cardio, we got Crossfight. To relax and focus you mind, in the search for balance, we offer Yoga classes.
We have the best material. The real stuff. From the knowledge of our masters and teachers to the legends we bring for Masterclasses, we’re never kidding. Here, every Martial Art is taken very seriously.
We love Martial Arts. Every member of CLB team is here working or training for a reason: we all love every single move of this thing called martial art. Every drop of sweat, the effort, the challenge, the moves.
We have flexibility and many classes of every discipline for you to choose when it´s better to fit in your agenda.
Our academy is located in the Carrer Casp 147, heart of Barcelona, close to Metro station Arc de Triomf and Monumental. Plus, we have parking services for members.
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Come on, there’s only one place for you to train some serious Martial Arts in Barcelona. It´s right here: the Club de La Lucha Barcelona.
Starting a new martial art is finding a whole new environment for you. This can be very exciting for the practitioner. In the case of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, it can’t be truer. You’ll live a whole new culture that includes a full pack of new knowledge of your own body. How to use it more effectively in what will be your kingdom from now on: the ground.
Your feet will no longer be your only contact with the ground, but your entire body, which makes Brazilian Jiu-jitsu one of the most complete exercises. Rolling will be your new synonym of fighting. A whole new vocabulary will be incorporated into your day-to-day life.
The culture that comes along with jiu-jitsu surpasses the gym, and even preparing the diet ends up being a great benefit. Since the practitioners usually love fruits and tips of the gracie diet, that gives great prominence to the acai, a typical Brazilian fruit. In addition, respect for senior practitioners, as well as the care of instructors with those who are beginning, make jiu-jitsu a true path of the modern samurai warrior, the Bushido.
Just as you gain a new perspective by embracing this martial art, for opponents of a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu fighter. This new environment is challenging. Most Martial Arts consist in a combination of similar offensive and defensive moves in a fight stance from distance, basically standing up, far from the ground. In jiu-jitsu, this does not happen, and this is to your great advantage. By taking the fight to the ground, you take away any reference that the opponent may have. Be it of balance, be it of movement or even of previous experiences of how to get out of there.
It’s that old story.
who is the most dangerous, the lion or the shark? It depends on whether they will be in the jungle or in the water. So for the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu fighter, where the fight often ends, on the ground, the story is just beginning.
Unlike other fights, where keeping a safe distance ensures victory, in jiu-jitsu, the more you decrease this distance, the better. After all, when you are very close to an opponent, no matter how strong, he won’t have the necessary distance to throw punches and kicks.
In addition, in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, time works in your favor. If other fights work on your ability to exchange powerful punches,. Your fighters may run out of power as the fight continues. In jiu-jitsu, it’s almost the opposite. One of the goals is precisely to exhaust the energy of the opponent who will try as hard as possible to get out of your anaconda embrace. But, like a snake, you will wait patiently until your prey tires, passes out and then it can be defeated.
That’s why Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is considered a body chess. Where you learn to be patient and use your intelligence to anticipate the next moves of your opponents. Want a more important lesson than this to lead into your life?
Come to the best temple in Barcelona to practice Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and other great martial arts, find your path right here in Club de La Lucha Barcelona.
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When talking about martial arts, everyone says there is a philosophy in them. But it was not always so. Every fighting style was born of the need for self-defense, and this changed as the world gradually became more and more civilized.
At this point the martial arts found a new purpose.
The teaching of values through their practice. Then came the so-called philosophy of martial arts. These values can be considered a way of life. This is what the “Do” suffix means in the martial arts, as in Judo and Taekwondo: a path to self-improvement through the practice of martial arts.
As time passed, science became a big part of martial arts as well. First, improving physical training with smart workouts, looking for maximum efficiency and minimum injuries.
Then science came up to answer an intriguing question.
Why do fighters who are physically and technically equal got very different results in competitions? That is where Sports Psychology enters the equation.Showing that it is possible to train athletes to make the best use of their thoughts and behaviors to obtain the optimal performance overcoming personal limits.
As the martial arts grew out of adapting to the need to survive, the psychological aspect was also adapted, and today sports psychology is already part of the training of martial artists who compete in high performance, such as Olympic athletes.
The science of sport has elevated martial arts to an unprecedented new category, reaching academies with research-based concepts in high-performance athletes. Now, Sport Psychology begins to follow the same path.
In this way, martial arts are more mental than ever, going back to the origins of the old masters who believed that it was possible to train body and mind.
Get to know a place where you can train one or many Martial Arts at the same time. And the good news: you can focus in both physical and mental skills, only in Club de La Lucha Barcelona.
What is health for you? The day you got better from the flu? Or every time when you don’t have a headache or a broken arm? We seldom realize it, but it is very common that health is only associated with the absence of disease.
But the fact is that science lists many other health factors that just not being sick. And we’ll show you how much practicing martial arts can make it easier for you to reach out to each one of them.
It all starts with the environment where you live. This goes to the basics of hygiene, such as washing hands, cutting nails, and even washing the kimono before each class. Things a martial artist learns from an early age.
But a healthy environment is not just about soap and cleanliness. It is made mostly of people. That’s where sports, and especially martial arts, wins in every aspect. It’s an environment where everyone needs to help each other. After all, there is no training if you do not have a partner to practice. In addition, everyone is gathered there precisely to gain health, which in itself makes for an extremely positive environment.
Another important concept of health is food.
Every martial artist, sooner or later, realizes that his performance is also associated with what he eats, a reality that invariably guide him toward a healthier diet.
We must not forget that leisure is also considered as one of the pillars of health nowadays. Much more than just working your physique, which is also essential for health, martial arts allow good times with friends and memories that you will keep forever.
We all know that martial arts also helps their mental well-being. Being well with life is the basic premise of mental health. Without realizing it, all these concepts lead you to prevention. The last but not least of the major health factors.
Cultivate a healthier life by practicing each of these factors in Club de La Lucha Barcelona.