Century Original Wavemaster Punching Bag Review

QUICK SPECS Brand: Century  Model: Original Wavemaster Punching Bag Reviewed Price Range: $139 – $160 Cover Material: Vinyl (Red, Black, or Blue) Fill Material: Bag – Foam / Base – Water or Sand Height: Adjustable from 47 – 68 inches Best For: speed work, punching drills, indoor, cardio Classification: Heavy …

Do you Remember KNUXX?

KNUXX was the fighting and fitness brand that was started back in 2009.  We had a pretty good run for about 3 years as we covered local combat sports, interviewed up-and-coming fighters and oftentimes gave play-by-play reports from local fights. Then we stopped. If you’ve come to our …

IT Band Pain, More Than Just a Running Injury

Written by Dr. Beau B Hightower MS, DC, CSCS, CES Knee pain and hip pain are painfully common ailments in society as a whole, but have been known to cost MMA fighters opportunities in the ring and sideline a whole myriad of athletes who rely on distance running …

Interview with Fitness Model and Competitor Sonja Lezar

Sonja Lezar, 30 yrs old, a single mum of 2 wonderful kids. Born and raised in the East Rand. Knuxx – What is it that you do for a living? Sonja – Well, I am a Certified Personal trainer and Boot Camp Instructor. I own Fitness Pose model …

5 Sports Supplements Research Supports

Written by Dr. Beau B Hightower DAAPM, MS, DC, CSCS, CES, FMS-C, MMACS Almost daily, people ask fitness professionals about the latest and greatest dietary sports supplements that claim to enhance physical performance. Although it is outside the scope of practice of personal trainers and fitness instructors to ever recommend a …

Fighting the Economy

MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world. Most of this rapid growth has come during the middle of the worst recession in recent history. It is interesting that during the past 4 years since the recession started it is estimated that the UFC has tripled in …

The 7 Dieting Mistakes We All Do

It’s a common problem. You’ve been on a diet for weeks and aren’t losing weight like you thought you would.  It may be because you’re consuming more calories than you think. Keep reading to discover seven sneaky habits that may be sabotaging your weight loss efforts. Mistake #1:  …

10 Biomechanical Gym Mistakes that are Limiting Your Gains

10 Common Gym Mistakes that are Limiting Your Gains Written by Dr. Beau B Hightower DAAPM, MS, DC, CSCS, CES, FMS-C, MMACS Fitness Star Lais Deleon   Social media has helped to promote many ideas, but one of the great ones is the online social presence of fitness. Many commonly agreed upon ideas …

FightStar 6 On 8th March

On the 8th of March, Africa’s most exciting Amateur MMA tournament comes to the St Johns Hellenic Hall in Primrose ,Germiston. MMA Fighters from all over South Africa as well as from other parts of Africa will converge at this awesome venue to showcase there skills and do …

Up Close and Personal with Gorilla Warfare MMA!

  By Jayson du Toit We recently got the opportunity to speak to Marc Hebert the head trainer and owner of Gorilla Warfare MMA gym to find out what makes this MMA facility so popular and successful… KNUXX SA: How was Gorilla MMA established? MARC: A bunch of …

Hey There! You’re Still Here.

I can’t believe that it’s been almost 3 years since I walked away from KNUXX.  I literally checked out one day and, while I still thought about it frequently, I didn’t make any effort to mess with anything for quite some time.  My 5 year domain registration came …

Francois Groenewald: Franaconda

by Jayson du Toit KNUXX SA: Who is Francois Groenewald? FRANCOIS: Aka Franaconda from Springs. My fight record is 5w 3l, 6 fights have been within EFC. I’m a BJJ brown belt under Roberto Atalla, I got a Nobel peace prize, I’ve been knighted and I can hold …

Anderson Silva Blames Injury for His Loss to Weidman!

Posted by Guest MMA Blogger Art Smith So, Anderson Silva says it isn’t an excuse, but he was only 85% healthy going into the Weidman fight due to a rib injury.  The same thing he said after the first Sonnen fight.  In a Bleacher Report article I read …