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Out Of The Gym And Onto The Mat

If sticking to a fitness routine were easy, the streets would be filled with six pack sporting citizens flaunting their tightly toned physiques. Maintaining a fit lifestyle is even harder than taking that first step toward a healthier you. Few people can afford a personal trainer, and without that external voice providing an extra push, most lack the motivation to put in...

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Self-Defense Workout: Knee Strike - Women's Fitness

Lets take a look at a very effective strike for self-defense, or for sport fighting, and that is the knee. A knee is extremely effective, especially from a short range, obviously, for self-defense. A knee to the groin will...

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Nat Geo Fight Science Promo Featuring Sensei Julio Rivera of Omni Martial Arts

Sensei Julio Rivera of Omni Martial Arts (Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, MMA, Self-Defense) in Astoria, Queens, NY can be seen at the beginning and end of this commercial for National Geographic Channel program "Fight Science". The show measured the dexterity of Mixed Martial Arts fighters and Special Forces Operatives and the impact of their techniques.

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MTV Mixed Martial Arts Demonstration

Julio and Rick demonstrate a combination of strikes, takedown, and submission on the ground.

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Sensei Julio Rivera Comments on MMA Cage Fighting for Children on CW11

Mix Martial Arts Cage Fighting for children is becoming a popular sport in recents years. In this televison interivew Sensei Julio Rivera, owner of Omni Martial Arts comments on the popularity of the sport and its effect on children.

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Omni Martial Arts Adds To Astoria's International Flair

The continued growth and diversity of Astoria has seen an exotic mixture of businesses and cultures infuse the area with a vibrant energy. The latest addition to the Ditmars Boulevard neighborhood, Omni Martial Arts, is a traditional "dojo" with a modern twist. With its flag-adorned awning inviting visitors from every culture, Omni's philosophy is one of inclusion and...

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Fixing Flat Traps

Fixing Flat Traps - Learn how to build impressive muscularity on this highly visible bodypart

Few bodyparts denote power as effectively as a thick set of traps. In fact, the traps have become showcase muscles second only to the biceps. While fashions come and go, the “no-neck” look remains the sign of a hardcore trainer. So whether you want to look huge for a national competition or just add some body armor for your favorite sport, there’s plenty you can do to fix...

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Omni Martial Arts Demonstrates a Commitment to Keeping Kids Safe and Parents Reassured.

In late October, a trench coat wearing suspect grabbed the boy by the arm and said “come here, go with me.” While the child’s parents luckily intervened before the man could harm the boy, the incident struck fear in the hearts of many local parents.

In an effort to help ease concerns, Omni Martial Arts is offering a free family safety workshop for parents and kids on...

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2012 IBJJF World Masters and Seniors Championships

Sensei Julio of Omni Martial Arts and Vitor Shaolin BJJ winning gold at the 2012 World Masters and Seniors Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships.

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James and Kayhan tough randori.

James and Kayhan tough randori at Omni Martial Arts, Astoria, Queens, NYC's Junior Judo Class.  In this video they are preparing for their first "Extreme Jiu Jitsu" competition.

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Three Simple Knee Exercises That Helped Me Overcome 2 Torn ACL'S And Win a World Title

Sensei Julio Rivera of Omni Martial Arts in Astoria, Queens, NY demonstrates knee exercises that helped him return to Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition without surgery. (Always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program.)

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