Your art is too deadly for the ring? Mine is too deadly for the streets.

Your art is too deadly for the ring? Mine is too deadly for the streets.

Generally, there's a myth that training with less safety equipment makes your training "more realistic".

The reality is safety equipment actually exists to ensure you can train harder and more often without injury.

June 23, 2022 — Dynasty Team
People You Meet In Online Martial Arts Communities - Dynasty Clothing MMA

People You Meet In Online Martial Arts Communities

How many of these folks have you run into in the online #MartialArts community? Online martial arts communities can be a scary place.
December 14, 2021 — Dynasty Team
The Dunning-Kruger Effect in the BJJ community - Dynasty Clothing MMA

The Dunning-Kruger Effect in the BJJ community

As defined and modified for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or grappling community: The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people wrongly overestimate their knowledge or ability regarding the effectiveness of their grappling skills in a real fighting scenario, especially when it comes to training in "sport" Jiu-Jitsu versus training in self-defense focused Jiu-Jitsu.

This tends to occur because of the general sport BJJ practitioners' lack of self-awareness in a real fighting scenario, which comes from the lack of training with strikes, wrestling / takedowns / throws / slams, and / or ground and pound, which prevents some BJJ practitioners from accurately assessing their own skills.

January 17, 2021 — Dynasty Team
Top 15 Signs Your Martial Arts Teacher Is Fake - Dynasty Clothing MMA

Top 15 Signs Your Martial Arts Teacher Is Fake

Let's cut the crap and get right down to it - we hate fake martial arts teachers.

The reason why we're calling out fake martial arts teachers is because they promote unsafe training environments that could get their students seriously hurt or even killed, scam innocent people out of their hard earned money, and contribute to a cult-like culture that is scummy and predatory.

Not only do these fake martial arts teachers profit off of unsuspecting students, they ruin the legitimacy and image of real martial artists who practice their art seriously.

Here is our list of the top signs or traits of a fake martial arts teacher. If your teacher or some other teacher you know matches most of the signs on this list - run away - as they are most likely a fake!

November 07, 2020 — Dynasty Team
Why Fake Martial Arts / Teachers Exist (And Why They Always Will?) - Dynasty Clothing MMA

Why Fake Martial Arts / Teachers Exist (And Why They Always Will?)

In the world of martial arts, most of us were first exposed to it through movies and media - such as Kung Fu classics made by the Shaw Brothers' studios, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, the Karate Kid movies, or some similar combination of the above.

The romanticized idea of martial arts was always presented to us more or less in a very classical way: Learn martial arts, defeat the bully, exact revenge on the bad guy, win the tournament, and become the hero.

To us, martial arts was about training as hard as you could, winning the most amount of competitions as you could (in forms or fighting, or both), becoming a tough, hardened bad ass with world class martial arts / fighting skills, and becoming the best version of yourself that you possibly could be in the process.

Former Two-Division UFC Champion Georges St-Pierre, the definition of a model martial artist and champion.

The mindset of a true martial artist was to continue to train for life as an eternal student to keep bettering oneself on the path of perfection (perfection of course, doesn't exist), and continue to seek new challenges, conquer new plateaus and reach ever new heights - as long as the body was able and the circumstances allowed it.

We had always thought this was the way of the warrior, and the "hardcore" path that everyone took to mastering their martial arts.

Then we realized, we were in the minority that held that mindset or belief.

October 30, 2020 — Dynasty Team
Is Kung Fu On The Cusp of a Modern Fighting Resurgence? - Dynasty Clothing MMA

Is Kung Fu On The Cusp of a Modern Fighting Resurgence?

In recent years, the combat sports landscape has started to feel the influences of Chinese Kung Fu.

But is it just a ripple, or will it become a wave?

We take a look at some of the most prominent combat sports athletes and fighters that are doing their part in "Making Kung Fu Great Again".

We also give a refreshed outlook on Chinese Martial Arts in the combat sports landscape as it stands today in 2020.

February 15, 2020 — Dynasty Team
Is Boxing The New Kung Fu? (Bare-Knuckle Revelation & Analysis) - Dynasty Clothing MMA

Is Boxing The New Kung Fu? (Bare-Knuckle Revelation & Analysis)

On June 22, 2019. Artem Lobov (30-15, MMA), an MMA journeyman managed to edge out former World Champion professional boxer Paulie Malignaggi (36-8, Boxing) in a bare-knuckle boxing match at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6: Malignaggi vs. Lobov.

The unexpected result sent shockwaves throughout the combat sports world and “exposed” the sport of boxing.

In this blog post, we will look at the elements of boxing without gloves on, and if that means boxing training is, to some people who define it as such, the new "Kung Fu" (referring to a martial art or system that is only effective in its own ecosystem but ineffective once it is applied to the reality of fighting).
July 24, 2019 — Dynasty Team
Utilizing Karate in Stand-Up Fighting (with videos) - Dynasty Clothing MMA

Utilizing Karate in Stand-Up Fighting (with videos)

We take a look at the Okinawan Karate techniques utilized in a world class competitive fighting environment, (ie. the Ultimate Fighting Championship / UFC), and mainly the only man who is able to make use of such techniques in former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and UFC Middleweight contender, and current Bellator MMA contender, Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida.

We will breakdown the most important moves that the rest of the MMA world or new school fans unaccustomed to Karate will find "elusive" and "weird".

July 23, 2019 — Dynasty Team
Utilizing Taekwondo in Stand-Up Fighting (with videos) - Dynasty Clothing MMA

Utilizing Taekwondo in Stand-Up Fighting (with videos)

Having trained in Taekwondo, we understand that the art itself has evolved into a sport and lost many of its other techniques in favour of only focusing on kicks.

Competition Taekwondo, at the lower and middle levels, also looks tame in comparison to full contact Muay Thai kickboxing bouts.

However, high-level, Olympic-level Taekwondo in the Adult Men's Division, is definitely not without its uses.

July 23, 2019 — Dynasty Team
Real or Fake? (Cultural Mis-Appropriation in BJJ / MMA Products) - Dynasty Clothing MMA

Real or Fake? (Cultural Mis-Appropriation in BJJ / MMA Products)

"Orientalism" is a term derived from Edward Said’s historic book Orientalism (1978) describing not an accurate representation of Asian culture, but rather an exaggerated and often incorrect fantasy of the fictional "Orient" as seen from a Western perspective and skewed by self-serving intentions.

We are going to break down the true meaning of cultural appropriation, orientalismJaponism, and give fans an authentic Asian perspective on why cultural misappropriation in BJJ / MMA designed products can be potentially offensive to Asians and should not be practiced.

September 09, 2018 — Dynasty Team